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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The text being written on the Tara's back is a love poem by Sappho of Lesbos, the Greek lyric poet and archetype for homosexual love. The word "lesbian" is derived of her birthplace. See more »


(at around 1 min) When Buffy and the first slayer roll down the hill fighting, you can see a camper van in the background. See more »


Anya: [In Xander's dream] I'll be fine. I think I've figured out how to steer by gesturing emphatically.
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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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