Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
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Normal Again 

After Buffy is stung by a demon, she begins to have vivid day-dreams about a mental asylum. She gradually begins to believe that she is a crazy girl back in L.A and that Sunnydale and all her friends are just a figment of her imagination.

Director:

Rick Rosenthal

Writers:

Joss Whedon (created by), Diego Gutierrez | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon ... Xander Harris
Emma Caulfield Ford ... Anya (as Emma Caulfield) (credit only)
Michelle Trachtenberg ... Dawn Summers
James Marsters ... Spike
Alyson Hannigan ... Willow Rosenberg
Danny Strong ... Jonathan Levinson
Adam Busch ... Warren Mears
Tom Lenk ... Andrew Wells
Dean Butler ... Hank Summers
Michael Warren ... Doctor
Kirsten Nelson ... Lorraine Ross
Amber Benson ... Tara Maclay
Kristine Sutherland ... Joyce Summers
Sarah Scivier Sarah Scivier ... Nurse
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Storyline

After being poisoned by a demon, Buffy comes to believe that she is confined to a mental hospital, her mother is alive, her parents are still together, and that her life as a Slayer has all been an hallucination for the past six years. Deciding that she prefers this "normal" life with her parents, Buffy attempts to destroy the things that tether her to the "fantasy" life of the Slayer: her friends. Written by Alex

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

First with no appearance of Anya since she became a regular in Season 4. Of course she wouldn't appear . She was just jilted at the altar . See more »

Goofs

When Buffy locks the cellar door, she inserts the key into the keyhole upside down (the key she uses is clearly too small to properly fit the lock). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Warren squirts a sleeping Jonathan with a water gun]
Andrew Wells: [laughing] Oh, man. Your face is priceless.
Jonathan Levinson: Yeah, real funny.
Warren Meers: And it serves you right for taking Z's on the lookout again.
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Connections

References Ocean's Eleven (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett
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Weird
5 January 2020 | by dougmacdonaldburrSee all my reviews

I actually love Season 6, but, I don't like this episode. The structure is too chaotic and disjointed. I find it completely ruins the flow and the episode hard to enjoy. I don't have a problem with abstract dream like episodes. The finale of season 4 was a great episode. I just don't like this one.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2002 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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