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"I just thought, Homecoming Queen. I could pick up a yearbook someday and say, "I was there, I went to high school, I had friends and, for one moment, I got to live in the world." And there'd be proof; proof that I was chosen for something other than this. Besides, I look cute in a tiara."
Buffy Summers
Series Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Season 3, Episode 5
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Airdate November 3rd, 1998
Writer David Greenwalt
Director David Greenwalt
Producer Joss Whedon; Sandy Gallin; Gail Berman; Fran Rubel Kuzui; Kaz Kuzui; David Greenwalt; Gareth Davies; Marti Noxon; David Solomon; Kelly Manners
Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar; Nicholas Brendon; Alyson Hannigan; Charisma Carpenter; David Boreanaz; Seth Green; Anthony Stewart Head
Previous "Beauty and the Beasts"
Next "Band Candy"

"Homecoming" is the fifth episode of season three of the supernatural action series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the thirty-ninth episode of the series overall. It was written and directed by David Greenwalt and first aired on the WB Network on November 3rd, 1998. In this episode, Buffy Summers and Cordelia Chase vie for the position of homecoming queen and their rivalry only intensifies as they each try to score votes from the student body. To make matters worse, Mister Trick brings together a group of demon hunters to participate in "Slayerfest '98" - a high-stakes hunting game with the Slayer as the prize. Unfortuntely, Cordelia also gets pulled into Buffy's world once again.

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Notes & Trivia Edit

  • This episode is production code number: 3ABB05.
  • This is the second and final appearance of Lyle Gorch.

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Quotes Edit

  • Cordelia Chase: Why is it that every time I go somewhere with you it always ends in violence and terror?
  • Buffy Summers: Welcome to my life.
  • Cordelia Chase: I don't wanna be in your life! I wanna be in my life!
  • Buffy Summers: Well, here is the door, feel free to walk out any time to go to your life.


  • Cordelia Chase: And now I'm never going to get the chance to tell him.
  • Buffy Summers: Yes you are. We are gonna get out of here, and we're gonna head back to the library, where Giles and the rest of the weapons live. Then I'm going to take out the rest of these guys, just in time for you to congratulate me on my sweeping victory as Homecoming Queen.
  • Cordelia Chase: I know what you're up to. You think if you get me mad enough I won't be so scared. And hey, it's working! Where's a damn weapon?



  • Faith Lehane: Scott? There you are, honey! Hey, good news. The doctor says that the itching and the swelling and the burning should clear up, but we gotta keep using the ointment.


  • Buffy Summers: A campaign is like a war. It's won or lost in the trenches. Holly, Michelle, and our real competition, Cordelia, all have big head starts. And speaking of big heads, if I had a watermelon as big as Cordelia's, I'd be rich...


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