Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
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Killed by Death 

While hospitalized with a severe case of the flu, Buffy battles a demon that sucks the life out of sick children.

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Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
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Dr. Stanley Backer
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Ryan
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Little Buffy Summers
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Celia
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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 KGF Vissers

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3 March 1998 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Xander: Flowers for m'lady.
Buffy Summers: I think they call those balloons.
Xander: Yeah, stick 'em in water. Maybe they'll grow.
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References The Invisible Man (1933) See more »

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Ode to Joy
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Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
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