Synopsis: Buffy is struggling with fitting back in after her return, her friends throw her a big party...oh, and zombies attack.
Review: This episode begins comical but quickly tailspins into atrocious. The emotional angst between Buffy, her mom, and her friends is extremely well written, but that is where the good writing ends with this episode.
I like a good zombie flick as much as the next guy, but evidently Marti Noxon, who wrote this episode, was not satisfied with just zombies. So she added a zombie cat and a demon with an eye problem. On top of that, this episode reminded me far too much of a Jim Carrey movie (bonus points if you can guess which movie).
There is such rich cinematic material about zombies, and I would have thought Buffy the Vampire Slayer would have utilized zombies much better than they did in this disappointing episode. Not even the great dynamic between Buffy and her friends is going to help this episode get a better rating than 4 out of 10. Xander seemed far too mean-spirited.
Rating: 4 out of 10 (Reviewed by: Matthew Miller)