Buffy barely survives Angelus' latest attack because she falls prey to a very common enemy: influenza, an epidemic among Sunnydale Highs students. Yet in hospital, a place she fears since she was alone with a dying close cousin aged 8, she lends credence to children who claim there is a killer invisible to adults which comes at night, they call Death. Initially Giles is skeptic, but after Buffy, who suspected Dr. Stanley Backer who has a dodgy record, experienced it herself, the monster is found out to be an actual child killer (Kindestod in German) which Buffy should slay... Written by
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This script was originally planned as a first season episode, and then an episode before Angel became evil. It evolved into its aired form. See more
At eleven minutes in, as Buffy shuffles down the hospital corridor, on the ceiling behind her you can see a lighting instrument with a black shroud around it to direct its light and mask it from the camera. See more
Flowers for m'lady.
I think they call those balloons.
Yeah, stick 'em in water. Maybe they'll grow.
References The Invisible Man
Ode to Joy
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven See more