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



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


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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10 October 2000 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Xander's double is played by Nicholas Brendon's identical twin brother, Kelly Donovan. See more »


Xander: A demon. A demon has taken my life from me and he's living it better than I do.
Willow: Uh... Well, we're working on it. There has to be a way to get to Buffy to unhypnotise her. I'll find a spell and snap her out of it.
Xander: Right. Whatever.
Willow: Xander, you sound a little... You have to help me figure this out, you know.
Xander: But I never help. I get in trouble and Buffy saves me.
Willow: That's not true!... Sometimes we all help to save you.
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References Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Doppelgangland (1999) See more »


Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett
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Do the Xander slit
4 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A nice episode showing Xander being slit in half one is geeky and the other suave. Xander follows him around spying as he gets the great job, apartment and romances Anya realizing he could do the same if he tried. He realizes he had it in him all along if he stops making excuses or find a source for his problems and faced up to them. I found it very lovely that he rushes off to save the woman he loves, proving there's a hero in there begging to be let out and all it takes is a little motivation.

Also I find Toth to be a cool lava faced demon who's magic slowly kills the host the further apart they are. He was even strong enough to take on the slayer, which many monster don't have a claim to fame of bragging about. It was a brilliant concept that glides across the screen without stopping making you wonder what will happen next.

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