Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 5, Episode 3

The Replacement (10 Oct. 2000)

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

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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

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

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Xander: When I get to the pearly gates, I'm sure the guy's not gonna go, "Hey, what a kick-ass comic book collection! Come on in."
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References Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Doppelgangland (1999) See more »

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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.


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