Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Season 4 Episode 22

Restless

8
Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM May 23, 2000 on The WB
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  • Buffy does Twilight Zone in a fantastic surreal finale!!

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    season 4 in itself has been a unique rn of episodes and in many ways this makes it stand out above the others.
    its independant episodes seem to reign supremely above the main season arc.
    character development was a definate must.
    and the course of the season comes to an unbeatable end.
    many who have seen Rod Serling's Twilight Zone will understand what this episode is going to be like...it is a special finale that in itself is more special than any other.
    yes,Joss has written unbetab;e finales in the previous three seasons and will do so in the next three seasons but Restless is a pure a visually unique finale that sets the ground running for the fifth season.
    the introduction of the first slayer is dealt with beautifully and is actually quite reminiscent of A Nightmare Of Elm Street in many ways.
    all the nightmares interweive and tell a formidable tale of deeply disturbing and sheer beautiful style.
    this is a sheer arthouse of a finale...and a classic.
    bravo Joss for making the finale season 4 deserves!!