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Season 5

79 :05x01 - Buffy vs. Dracula

Sep/26/2000
Dracula, the most famous of all vampires, arrives in Sunnydale with his sights set directly on Buffy. Having been questioning the origin of her nature as of late, the legendary count offers the Slayer a taste of the source of her powers.
Guest Stars: Rudolf Martin as Dracula | Michelle Trachtenberg as Dawn Summers | Amber Benson (1) as Tara | Kristine Sutherland as Joyce Summers |
Co-Guest Stars: E.J. Gage as Mover #1 | Scott Berman as Mover #2 | Marita Schaub as Vampire Girl #1 | Leslee Jean Matta as Vampire Girl #2 | Jennifer Slimko as Vampire Girl #3
Director: David Solomon
Writer: Marti Noxon
Songs: Vertical Horizon -- Finding Me

80 :05x02 - Real Me

Oct/03/2000
We follow a day in the life of Buffy's little sister, Dawn, as she spills her thoughts into her journal.

Meanwhile, Buffy begins her training with Giles, and Harmony - much to everyone's amusement - tries to start her own gang.
Guest Stars: Mercedes McNab as Harmony | Bob Morrisey as Crazy Guy | Amber Benson (1) as Tara | Kristine Sutherland as Joyce Summers |
Co-Guest Stars: Brian Turk as Mort | Chaney Kley as Brad (credited as Chaney Kley Minnis) | Faith Abrahams as Peaches (credited as Faith S. Abrahams) | Tom Lenk as Cyrus
Director: David Grossman
Writer: David Fury

81 :05x03 - The Replacement

Oct/10/2000
Following a demon attack, Xander wakes up to find that his life has been taken over by a doppelgänger. As his luck seems to sink lower in his quest to get help, Xander begins to realise that his rogue may even be living his life better than he has.
Guest Stars: Michael Bailey Smith as Toth | Kristine Sutherland as Joyce Summers |
Co-Guest Stars: Kelly Donovan as Xander Double | Cate Cohen as Building Manager | David Reivers as Foreman | Fritz Greve as Construction Worker

82 :05x04 - Out of My Mind

Oct/17/2000
When Joyce suffers a brief episode that puts her in the hospital, it's discovered that Riley is in danger because of the medication he was given during his time with the Initiative.

When Spike hears that an Initiative doctor has been called in, he takes it as an opportunity to get his inhibitor chip out of his head, so he can finally be rid of the Slayer.
Guest Stars: Mercedes McNab as Harmony | Bailey Chase as Graham Miller | Charlie Weber as Ben | Time Winters as Initiative Doctor | Amber Benson (1) as Tara | Kristine Sutherland as Joyce Summers |
Co-Guest Stars: Dierdre Holder as Hospital Doctor |
Uncredited: Christopher Leps as Agent Goodman | Erik Betts as Agent Brown
Director: David Grossman
Songs: Nickelback -- Breath

83 :05x05 - No Place Like Home

Oct/24/2000
Buffy is warned of a danger aimed at her family soon after finding a mysterious object. Believing that something supernatural is behind her mother's recent illness, Buffy undergoes a spell to find whatever magic is responsible. She discovers, instead, a far more shocking discovery hiding in her family.
Guest Stars: Clare Kramer as Glory | Charlie Weber as Ben | Ravil Isyanov as Monk | Kristine Sutherland as Joyce Summers |
Co-Guest Stars: James Wellington as Nightwatchman | Paul Hayes (1) as Older Nightwatchman | Staci Lawrence as Customer | John Sarkisian as Old Monk |
Uncredited: Pavel Lychnikoff as Other Monk
Director: David Solomon

84 :05x06 - Family

Nov/07/2000
Tara's birthday approaches, but the arrival of her family brings about fear that a horrible secret will be revealed to her friends.

Meanwhile, Buffy shows a sudden overprotection for Dawn, beginning a sense of distance from her Riley has been feeling.
Guest Stars: Mercedes McNab as Harmony | Clare Kramer as Glory | Charlie Weber as Ben | Amy Adams (1) as Cousin Beth | Steve Rankin as Mr. Maclay | Amber Benson (1) as Tara |
Co-Guest Stars: Ezra Buzzington as Bartender | Peggy Gross (1) as Crazy Person | Torry Pendergrass as Damon | Megan Gray as Sandy | Brian Tee as Intern | Kevin Rankin as Donny
Director: Joss Whedon
Writer: Joss Whedon
Songs: Motorace -- American Shoes, My Vitriol -- Cemented Shoes, Melanie Doane -- I Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Yo La Tengo -- Tears Are In Your Eyes

85 :05x07 - Fool for Love

Nov/14/2000
After being overpowered and nearly killed by a common vampire, Buffy sets out to learn what mistakes past Slayers made that costs them their lives. For her to learn the secret, Spike takes her through his transformation and his fights with the two Slayers he killed.
Guest Stars: David Boreanaz as Angel | Mercedes McNab as Harmony | Julie Benz as Darla | Juliet Landau as Drusilla | Kristine Sutherland as Joyce Summers |
Co-Guest Stars: Kali Rocha as Cecily Addams | Edward Fletcher as Male Partygoer | Katharine Leonard as Female Partygoer | Matthew Lang as 2nd Male Partygoer | Christopher Daniels as Stabbing Vampire (credited as Chris Daniels) | Ken Feinberg as Chaos Demon | Steve Heinze as Vampire #1 | Ming Liu as Chinese Slayer | April Weeden-Washington as Subway Slayer (credited as April Wheedon-Washington)
Director: Nick Marck
Songs: Felix Mendelssohn -- A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Killingtons -- Balladovie, Virgil -- Heal Yourself, Johann S. Bach -- Partita #3 in E Major, Avenue A -- Run Cold, Crushing Velvet -- XXX

86 :05x08 - Shadow

Nov/21/2000
Joyce is found to have more a serious medical issue than previously thought. Emotionally swallowed by the fear and worry about what this means, Buffy further puts Riley on the outside.

Glory, meanwhile, sets out to recover her Key. To do this, she must gather ingredients to perform a spell, and only one place in town has what she needs.
Guest Stars: Clare Kramer as Glory | Charlie Weber as Ben | Kevin Weisman as Dreg | William Forward as Dr. Isaacs | Amber Benson (1) as Tara | Kristine Sutherland as Joyce Summers |
Co-Guest Stars: Megan Gray as Sandy
Director: Daniel Attias
Writer: David Fury

87 :05x09 - Listening to Fear

Nov/28/2000
An extraterrestrial creature falls to earth and begins killing the mentally ill. The Scoobies try to tackle the situation, so as to allow Buffy to take care of her mother before her surgery. Unfortunately, Joyce's tumour causes her a slight mental instability that sets her up as a target for the creature.
Guest Stars: Charlie Weber as Ben | Nick Chinlund as Major Ellis | Kevin Weisman as Dreg | Randy Thompson as Doctor Kriegel | Amber Benson (1) as Tara | Kristine Sutherland as Joyce Summers |
Co-Guest Stars: Paul Hayes (1) as Older Nightwatchman | Keith Allan as Skinny Mental Patient | Erin Leigh Price as Vampire Chick | April Adams (1) as Nurse Lampkin | Barbara C. Adside as Creature | Debbie Lee Carrington as Creature |
Uncredited: Bailey Chase as Graham Miller
Director: David Solomon

88 :05x10 - Into the Woods

Dec/19/2000
Riley's feelings on his relationship with Buffy comes to the surface when she discovers that he's been allowing vampires to feed on him. When the military offers him a job that would take him out of the country, Riley presents Buffy the choice of whether he stays or leaves.
Guest Stars: Bailey Chase as Graham Miller | Nick Chinlund as Major Ellis | Kristine Sutherland as Joyce Summers |
Co-Guest Stars: Randy Thompson as Doctor Kriegel | Rainy Jo Stout as Junkie Vampire Girl | Emmanuel Xuereb as Whip | Adam G. as Tough Vamp
Director: Marti Noxon
Writer: Marti Noxon
Songs: Emilana Torrini -- Summerbreeze

89 :05x11 - Triangle

Jan/09/2001
Giles takes a leave for England to seek information about Glory from the Watchers Council. In his absence, Anya is left in charge of the Magic Box, upping the bickering between she and Willow, which begins to wear on Xander. When this leads to the conjuring of a troll, they have to work together as it rampages through Sunnydale.
Guest Stars: Abraham Benrubi as Olaf the Troll | Amber Benson (1) as Tara | Kristine Sutherland as Joyce Summers |
Co-Guest Stars: Ranjani Brow as Young Nun
Songs: The Dandy Warhols -- Bohemian Like You, Blur -- There's No Other Way

90 :05x12 - Checkpoint

Jan/23/2001
The Watchers Council arrive in Sunnydale with information about Glory. However, rather than give it to Buffy, they put her through a rigorous review to see if she is prepared to deal with it.

Things become worse for Buffy when Glory visits the Summers' home regarding her Key, and later discovers that she's in the crosshairs of someone else prepared to do anything to stop Glory.
Guest Stars: Clare Kramer as Glory | Charlie Weber as Ben | Cynthia Lamontagne as Lydia | Oliver Muirhead as Phillip | Kris Iyer as Nigel | Kevin Weisman as Dreg | Troy Blendell as Jinx (credited as Troy T. Blendell) | Amber Benson (1) as Tara | Harris Yulin as Quentin Travers | Kristine Sutherland as Joyce Summers |
Co-Guest Stars: Ace Mask as Professor Roberts (credited as Wesley Mask) | Justin Gorence as Orlando | Peter Husmann as Mailman | Jack Thomas as Council Member #4 | John O'Leary as Council Member #5
Director: Nick Marck

91 :05x13 - Blood Ties

Feb/06/2001
It's Buffy's birthday, but everyone is thinking about Dawn after Buffy hesitantly tells them about the Key. Everyone that is but Dawn herself who notices that everyone is beginning to behave odd around her now. She then sets off to find out why and discovers the truth about herself.
Guest Stars: Clare Kramer as Glory | Charlie Weber as Ben | Troy Blendell as Jinx (credited as Troy T. Blendell) | Amber Benson (1) as Tara | Kristine Sutherland as Joyce Summers |
Co-Guest Stars: Justin Gorence as Orlando | Michael Emanuel as Burly Guard | Joe Ochman as Janitor | Paul Bates (1) as Crazie #1 | Carl J. Johnson as Crazie #2 | Candice Nicole as Young Buffy | Elyssa D. Vito as Young Dawn
Songs: Star Ghost Dog -- Holiday

92 :05x14 - Crush

Feb/13/2001
Buffy discovers Spike's feelings for her, and is utterly repulsed. However, Spike's love-life takes a new turn when Drusilla returns to Sunnydale with the temptation to return him to his old self.
Guest Stars: Mercedes McNab as Harmony | Charlie Weber as Ben | Amber Benson (1) as Tara | Juliet Landau as Drusilla | Kristine Sutherland as Joyce Summers |
Co-Guest Stars: Frederick Dawson (1) as Porter | Greg Wayne as Student | Joseph Digiandomenico as Matt | Walter Borchert (1) as Jeff | Asher Glaser as Boy in Bronze | Jennifer Bergman as Girl in Bronze | Nell Shanahan as Waitress | Summercamp as Themselves | Devics as Themselves
Director: Daniel Attias
Writer: David Fury
Songs: Summercamp -- Happy, Devics -- Key, Summercamp -- Play It By Ear

93 :05x15 - I Was Made to Love You

Feb/20/2001
Buffy is still reeling with disgust over Spike's profession of love, further putting him on the out, as Joyce tries to get back into the dating pool.

While Buffy considers beginning a relationship with Ben, a lovesick robot shows up in town, looking for her boyfriend. What she doesn't know is that her builder has moved on.
Guest Stars: Clare Kramer as Glory | Charlie Weber as Ben | Shonda Farr as April | Adam Busch as Warren | Troy Blendell as Jinx (credited as Troy T. Blendell) | Amber Benson (1) as Tara | Kristine Sutherland as Joyce Summers |
Co-Guest Stars: Amelinda Smith as Katrina (credited as Amelinda Embry) | Paul Darrigo as Driver | Gil Christner as Resident | Kelly Felix as Teenager | Paul Walia as Friend
Songs: Mellonova -- Hideeho, Los Straitjackets -- Kawanga, Caviar -- OK Nightmare

94 :05x16 - The Body

Feb/27/2001
Buffy, her sister, and friends must all cope with the sudden and unexpected death of Joyce.
Guest Stars: Randy Thompson as Doctor Kriegel | Amber Benson (1) as Tara | Kristine Sutherland as Joyce Summers |
Co-Guest Stars: Kevin Cristaldi as First Paramedic | Stefan Umstead as Second Paramedic | Loanne Bishop as 911 Operator | J. Evan Bonifant as Kevin | Kelli Garner as Kristie | Rae'Ven Larrymore-Kelly as Lisa (credited as Rae'ven Larrymore Kelly) | Tia Matza as Teacher | John Michael Herndon as Vampire
Director: Joss Whedon
Writer: Joss Whedon

95 :05x17 - Forever

Apr/17/2001
Everyone continues to deal with the emotional aftermath of Joyce's passing. As Buffy keeps herself occupied, Dawn discovers a supernatural and potentially dangerous means of bringing back their mother.
Guest Stars: David Boreanaz as Angel | Clare Kramer as Glory | Charlie Weber as Ben | Troy Blendell as Jinx (credited as Troy T. Blendell) | Amber Benson (1) as Tara | Joel Grey as Doc |
Co-Guest Stars: Todd Duffey as Murk | Andrea Gall as Customer | Alan Henry Brown as Funeral Director | Darius Dudley as Minister | Annie Talbot as Lady with Baby | Noor Shic as Lady with Rosary
Director: Marti Noxon
Writer: Marti Noxon
Songs: Cream -- Tales of Brave Ulysses, Splendid -- Tommorrow We'll Awake

96 :05x18 - Intervention

Apr/24/2001
When Buffy starts to worry that she's losing her ability to be emotionally open to others, Giles helps by taking her on a vision quest. While gone, Spike receives his own robotic version of Buffy from Warren. Unaware of the Buffybot, the Scoobies mistake it for the real Buffy and worry about her strange behaviour. Glory, meanwhile, seeks out whoever the Slayer values, leading to confusing Spike for the Key.

Guest Stars: Clare Kramer as Glory | Adam Busch as Warren | Troy Blendell as Jinx (credited as Troy T. Blendell) | Amber Benson (1) as Tara |
Co-Guest Stars: Sharon Ferguson as Primitive | Todd Duffey as Murk | Kelly Donovan as Xander stunt double

97 :05x19 - Tough Love

May/01/2001
Buffy continues to be protective of Dawn when she learns that she's been skipping school and is in danger of being taken away.

Meanwhile, Tara and Willow's relationship is put through a trial when they have a spat and Glory misidentifies Tara as the Key.
Guest Stars: Clare Kramer as Glory | Charlie Weber as Ben | Troy Blendell as Jinx (credited as Troy T. Blendell) | Anne Betancourt as Principal Stevens | Leland Crooke as Professor Lillian | Amber Benson (1) as Tara |
Co-Guest Stars: Todd Duffey as Murk | Alan Heitz as Slook |
Uncredited: Pat Skipper as Doctor
Director: David Grossman

98 :05x20 - Spiral

May/08/2001
Now that Glory knows that Dawn is the Key, and realising that she is unstoppable, Buffy decides to simply flee. Their escape plan is sidetracked when the Knights of Byzantium catch up to them and trap them with diminishing options.
Guest Stars: Clare Kramer as Glory | Charlie Weber as Ben | Wade Williams as General Gregor (credited as Wade Andrew Williams) | Karim Prince as Dante | Amber Benson (1) as Tara |
Co-Guest Stars: Justin Gorence as Orlando | Lily Knight as Gronx | Todd Duffey as Murk | Jack Donner as Cleric #1 | Bob Morrisey as Crazy #1 | Paul Bates (1) as Crazy #2 | Carl J. Johnson as Crazy #3 | Mary Sheldon as Nurse

99 :05x21 - The Weight of the World

May/15/2001
With Dawn having been taken by Glory, Buffy has fallen into a catatonic state, leaving Willow to go into her mind to get her out and wake her up. While the others try to find anything they can to stop Glory or the ritual, Glory and Ben have a tug-of-war of conscious.
Special Guest Stars: Joel Grey as Doc |
Guest Stars: Clare Kramer as Glory | Charlie Weber as Ben | Dean Butler (1) as Hank Summers | Lily Knight as Gronx | Bob Morrisey as Crazy | Amber Benson (1) as Tara | Kristine Sutherland as Joyce Summers |
Co-Guest Stars: Todd Duffey as Murk | Alexandra Lee as Young Buffy | Paul Bates (1) as Crazy #2 | Carl J. Johnson as Crazy #3 | Matthew Lang as High Priest Minion
Director: David Solomon

100 :05x22 - The Gift

May/22/2001
Knowing that killing Dawn is the only way to stop Glory's ritual once it starts, Buffy is adamant not to sacrifice her for the world. With time running out, everyone prepares to engage Glory, ready for the possibility that it may be their final battle.
Guest Stars: Clare Kramer as Glory | Charlie Weber as Ben | Amber Benson (1) as Tara | Joel Grey as Doc |
Co-Guest Stars: Todd Duffey as Murk | Craig Zimmerman as Minion #1 | Josh Jacobson as Teen | Tom Kiesche as Vampire
Director: Joss Whedon
Writer: Joss Whedon
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Genre: Action | Adventure | Comedy | Drama | Horror/Supernatural | Mystery | Sci-Fi
Status: Ended
Network: UPN ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: March 10, 1997
Ended: May 20, 2003
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