Xander, driving, faces the other way; neither of them speak and only the sound of the car can be heard. Since her resurrection, Buffy has been lost and without inspiration to perform her duties as a Slayer. At the very least he saved her from being molested by his frat brother, but he also attacked her with a sword and, this cannot be stressed enough, drugged her to sacrifice her to a reptile god, so no points awarded for providing the bare minimum of human decency. Bite Me! Start a Wiki. Writers agree that the episode was risky and could have failed spectacularly. Over the years they develop a extremely close, tight bond and have risked their lives for each other on many occasions.
They could not, however, define their relationship.
After sneaking into the Safe Zone, they were caught by the peacekeepers, so Faith took on eight Slayers to give Buffy and Willow a chance to restore their powers. The title of the episode comes from a line sung by Sweet; once the characters have revealed their truths and face the consequences of hearing each other's secrets, he challenges them to "say you're happy now, once more, with feeling". Preparing for the episode was physically difficult for some of the cast members, most of whom had little experience singing and dancing.