The episode “Normal Again” was probably the scariest episode of any series that I have ever seen in my entire life.
I have never been as angry with Giles for leaving as when I saw Normal Again. I’m so sure that if he had been there, Buffy would have realized his love for her is so much greater than what her parents were giving her in the hallucinations. I just know Giles could have kept her grip on reality. I cried and screamed when I saw the episode.
From the moment I watched it I felt that “Normal Again” should have been the series finale.
Normal Again is the only Buffy episode to ever frighten me.
If it meant being a hero and making a difference in the world in such a huge, monumental way that Buffy was and did, even if it wasn’t reality, I wouldn’t mind being confined in an institution with the type of mental problems that Buffy had.
‘Normal again’ is my least favourite episode. One of my biggest fears is insanity. I can’t even look when Buffy’s in the asylum. I cry more in ‘Normal again’ than in any other episode.
I fell off my chair when I saw the Nick and James kiss in the Normal Again dailies. That was really hot. Even the actors are aware of the sexual tension between Xander and Spike.
He and I were through when he didn’t get me home in time to watch the first run of “Normal Again” with my little sister.
I think that “Normal Again” is real and that Buffy really was in a mental institution and she made up the Scoobies and Sunnydale. It just seems more real somehow.