Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 4, Episode 22

Restless (23 May 2000)

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Buffy, Willow, Xander, and Giles experience dreams in which they are pursued by a mysterious figure.



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Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)


In the fourth season finale, Buffy, Xander, Giles, and Willow decide to stay up late watching movies after their victory against Adam, only all four of them immediately fall asleep. One by one, each of their dreams take a dark and twisted turn as a sinister force stalks each of them through the dream world and inside their own heads. Written by Alex

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Did You Know?


Anya in Buffy's dream in Willow's dorm room bed asking her to wake up startled unintentionally signifies her death in the final episode of the series Chosen, during the battle of the hellmouth around the time Anya meets her end at the hands of a Bringer Buffy is unconscious from the stab wound from the Turok-Han. See more »


As Xander crawls from his ice cream truck into his room, the the blue screen outside the truck's side window partially leaves the visible area of the window, revealing the studio. Then, the chroma key effect is turned off too early, showing the blue screen in its true color. This is only visible in the expanded-to-widescreen version, not in the originally intended 4:3 frame. See more »


Xander Harris: [Xander's dream] I move pretty fast. You know, a man's always after...
Joyce: Conquest?
Xander Harris: I'm a conquistador.
Joyce: You sure it isn't comfort?
Xander Harris: I'm a comfortador also.
Joyce: I do know the difference. I've learned about boys.
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References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »


Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett
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I'm not a fan of the show, but i'm surely a fan of this episode!
20 March 2011 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

Mostly because i'm a Lynch fan. I don't get this show. Sometimes there are really lame episodes, sometimes there are those brilliant ones. Wouldn't it be good to stick with great writing then creating evil eggs and reptile boys. This episode truly amazing but there're a lot of David Lynch. The red curtain in Willow's dream and cheery characters are from him. I'm not accusing Whedon for copying, 'cos he didn't. He told us in an amazing way the fears and worries of the characters. There are people who don't like this show mostly because they are not familiar to Lynch's style and they want action in every episode. Sorry but this episode is amazing.9.7/10.

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