Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
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The Replacement 

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

Director:

James A. Contner

Writers:

Joss Whedon (created by), Jane Espenson
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon ... Xander Harris
Alyson Hannigan ... Willow Rosenberg
Marc Blucas ... Riley Finn
Emma Caulfield Ford ... Anya (as Emma Caulfield)
Michelle Trachtenberg ... Dawn Summers
James Marsters ... Spike
Anthony Head ... Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Michael Bailey Smith ... Toth
Kristine Sutherland ... Joyce Summers
Kelly Donovan ... Xander Double
Cate Cohen ... Building Manager (as Cathy Cohen)
David Reivers ... Foreman
Fritz Greve Fritz Greve ... Construction Worker
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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 looks for 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 splits 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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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2000 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

To prove to Willow that he's the real Xander, he does the Snoopy Dance, which Willow noted she likes seeing him do when she goes to his house to watch "A Charlie Brown Christmas" in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Passion (1998). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Xander Harris: I wish I had something food-like to offer you guys, but the hot plate's out of commission.
Anya: We thing the cat peed on it.
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Connections

References A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) See more »

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Performed by Nerf Herder
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