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
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In Xander's dream, he finally comes to terms with his relationship to Buffy: she refers to him as "big brother," a term that distinctively surprises him, culminating in the final dissipation of his romantic feelings towards her. Buffy is the only one of the Scooby-girls (Joyce included) he does not think of in a sexual way. 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
I walked by your guidance counselor's office one time. A bunch of you were sitting there, waiting to be shepherded. I remember it smelled like dead flowers, like decay. Then it hit me. The hope of our nation's future is a bunch of mulch.
You know, I never got the chance to tell you how glad I was you were eaten by a snake.
The Exposition Song
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Anthony Head
(as Anthony Stewart Head) (vocals), Four Star Mary (other instruments), and Christophe Beck
(piano) See more