Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 1, Episode 10

Nightmares (12 May 1997)

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Buffy and her friends discover that their worst nightmares have become reality.

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At the hell-mouth, the Master of evil explains to his boy heir Collin that fear rules people better then love or hate. He manages to use the young schoolboy Billy Palmer to make every student of Sunnydale High's terrifying nightmares come true, ranging from Xander appearing in class wearing only boxer-shorts to being chased by murderers, losing one's favorite abilities or poisonous spiders coming out of one's schoolbooks... Written by KGF Vissers

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When they discuss Wendell's spiders, Xander says, "I'm unruffled by spiders. Now, if a bunch of Nazis crawled all over my face..." Later, when he enters a schoolroom where his clown nightmare will take place, swastikas are spray-painted on the wall behind him. See more »

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Giles loses the ability to read as one of his nightmares. His other is that Buffy dies. If he can't read, and no one said anything, how does he know that they're at Buffy's grave? See more »

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Joyce Summers: It's just... I know the situation's hard, You just always want to remember your father adores you - no more than I do by the way.
Buffy: Thanks and Mom, don't worry. I'm over the divorce. I officially release you from all guilt.
Joyce Summers: That's not what I was getting at. You feel like putting that in writing?
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Referenced in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Surprise (1998) See more »

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The One Where Everyone's Nightmares Are Coming True...
28 February 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I really like this episode, even though I find it creepy.

In this episode, a little boy was injured and put into a coma by his coach. And because of that, everyone's nightmares are coming true. And it's scaring the crap out of everybody. Buffy's nightmare is that the Master got free and she turned into a vampire. Xander's nightmare is that he goes into class wearing only boxer shorts. And Willow's is something about clowns. They are all creepy and funny, especially Xander's. Some other nightmares that came true include losing their favoritie ability and spiders coming out of a textbook. In the end, the little boy who is accidentally causing these nightmares to come true, wakes up and his coach is found out to be the one who hurt him.

Overall, I give this episode a 7 out of 10.


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