Oz escapes from his cage during a full moon and runs across another werewolf, the sultry, sexy singer Veruca; and wakes up next to her naked in the wilderness the next morning. Veruca scoffs at his cage-living habits, and tells him that the wolf is part of him; he should just run free and kill people. Oz blows her off, but doesn't want her running free the night of the full moon, so he fixes up his cage, invites her over, and locks her in with him.
The two start getting hot and heavy before the wolfiness even takes over, and Willow comes to the cage the next morning to find them naked together. She cries, they argue, Veruca tries to kill Willow, Oz-wolf kills Veruca, and Buffy stops him from attacking Willow.
Oz realizes that Veruca had some good points - he doesn't have control over the wolf, and the wolf is part of him. He decides he needs to leave town and be a hermit while he figures things out. He and Willow share a heartbreaking goodbye, and Oz drives away.
Meanwhile, Spike gets zapped and captured by the mysterious Commando guys.
This episode originally aired on November 9, 1999.
- In the opening scene at the Bronze -- "Good Enough" by Eight Stops Seven Shy performs these songs at the Bronze -- "Dip" and "Need To Destroy" by THC.
- The commentary for this episode was done soon after season six's "Smashed" & "Wrecked" aired (November 2001).
- The amps Oz mentions are all real.
- Though it is rare, this isn't the first time Giles has been to the Bronze. We saw him there in "Welcome to the Hellmouth," looking for Buffy, and in "Surprise," at Buffy's surprise party.
- Last episode James Marsters is credited as a Guest Star, all the other episodes that he appears in, he will be on the Main Credits.
- This isn't the first time Seth Green and Paige Moss have shared a scene together. They both starred in the 1998 film Can't Hardly Wait.
- The relationship between Oz and Veruca was originally intended to grow over most of the season, but Seth Green's leave from the show cut the storyline short.
- Seth Green (Oz) leaves the regular cast at the end of this episode.
- Oz has a Cibo Matto poster in his bedroom at the Dingoes' house. Cibo Matto appeared at the bronze in season 2's 'When She Was Bad'.