Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 6, Episode 17

Normal Again (12 Mar. 2002)

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After Buffy is stung by a demon, she begins to have vivid day-dreams about a mental asylum. She gradually begins to believe that she is a crazy girl back in L.A and that Sunnydale and all her friends are just a figment of her imagination.

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After being poisoned by a demon, Buffy comes to believe that she is confined to a mental hospital, her mother is alive, her parents are still together, and that her life as a Slayer has all been an hallucination for the past six years. Deciding that she prefers this "normal" life with her parents, Buffy attempts to destroy the things that tether her to the "fantasy" life of the Slayer: her friends. Written by Alex

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Buffy's pre-Sunnydale experience in an asylum was later told in the comic book "Slayer, Interrupted", a title reference to Girl, Interrupted (1999) which co-starred Clea DuVall who appeared in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Out of Mind, Out of Sight (1997). See more »

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When Buffy locks the cellar door, she inserts the key into the keyhole upside down (the key she uses is clearly too small to properly fit the lock). See more »

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Jonathan Levinson: [about being stuck in the basement] I mean, I'm going Jack Torrance in here, ya know? Stuck in this basement for weeks. We rented the whole house. Can't we at least sleep upstairs?
Andrew Wells: We're on the lam. We have to lay low. Underground.
Jonathan Levinson: That's figurative doofus! Did you even read Legion of Doom?
Warren Meers: Okay, enough!
[to Jonathon]
Warren Meers: Midgetor, get back to the monitors.
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References Ocean's Eleven (2001) See more »

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19 April 2008 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

everybody got curious about Buffy actually being real in the series. but i don't think they want us to think that. It was the geek trio that made her think and see what she did. and later they got it to stop. it is a great episode and Sarah Michelle plays great in it. I think the episode wants us to see the pain she is feeling about not being able to have a normal life. its for us to decide what we think is real. the episode has so much depth and everybody plays fantastic in it. If it was real that the last six years had just been a figment of her imagination, how would they be able to fix it? Now thats just my opinion. it could just be the fact that i don't want it to be a figment of her imagination. :)


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