Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 5, Episode 3

The Replacement (10 Oct. 2000)

TV Episode  -   -  Action | Drama | Fantasy
8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 890 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 1 critic

When a demon creates a Xander double, the real Xander must convince his friends of his true identity.

Director:

Writers:

(created by),
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Editors' Spotlight

Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

Best known for his work on "Star Trek," actor and director Leonard Nimoy died on Friday in Los Angeles. Read our full story on his varied career, and view our memorial photo gallery.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2020 titles
created 03 Dec 2011
 
a list of 22 titles
created 26 Mar 2012
 
a list of 3270 titles
created 17 Oct 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 18 Feb 2014
 
a list of 22 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Replacement" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Replacement (10 Oct 2000)

The Replacement (10 Oct 2000) on IMDb 8.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
« Previous Episode | 81 of 145 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
...
...
...
...
Building Manager (as Cathy Cohen)
...
Foreman
Fritz Greve ...
Construction Worker
Edit

Storyline

Xander is not satisfied living in the basement of his parent's house and is looking for an apartment of his own to live with Anya. Meanwhile, a demon called Toth chases Buffy at the Magic Box, and his smell guides Giles to the city dump. When Buffy and the Scoobies see Toth in the garbage landfill, he uses a rod device called Ferrula-Gemina blasting a ray against Buffy but hitting Xander instead. Toth vanishes and the group leaves the place with a confident Xander. Later the insecure Xander awakes in a pile of trash, follows his double and meets Willow to tell about his clone. Giles finds that the ray discloses one person into half, distilling personality traits into two separate bodies. Further, if one part is destroyed, the other will die. While trying to find a mean to unite Xander, they have to face the evil Toth. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 October 2000 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Xander's double is played by Nicholas Brendon's identical twin brother, Kelly Donovan. See more »

Quotes

Giles: We just, uh, need to arrange the candles. Also, we should continue to pretend we heard none of the disturbing sex talk.
Willow: Check. Candles and pretense.
See more »

Connections

References Star Trek: Whom Gods Destroy (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Just an Add-On to the First Comment
3 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first comment said: "Also, I'm not sure why Toth was after Buffy in the first place. Just 'cause she's the Slayer or did he have some deeper plan that I just missed?" This was explained in the episode. When the blast hit Xander, it split him into his stronger points and his weaker points. But the two can't exist without the other. Many demons have tried to kill the slayer. Toth figured that if he split Buffy in two, there would be the Slayer with all the strong points and then there would be Buffy with all the weak points. Most any demon could kill the weaker Buffy half and when that happened, the Slayer would be dead - both halves. So Toth had found an intelligent way to kill the slayer. His aim was just bad.


5 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Favorite Villain? aka-sharkie5
Spike Spinoff taylor-evanoff
Writers & Directors of Buffy BuffyAngelCharmed3
Buffy fans - What are similar teen fantasy shows do you like? almooreuk
Any guys that love this show? lynchislife95
Whose side were you on in 'Empty Places'? mybabyblue
Discuss The Replacement (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?