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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: No Place Like Home

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.


Episode Info


Episode number: 5x5
Production Number: 5ABB05
Airdate: Tuesday October 24th, 2000
Network: WB

Director: David Solomon
Writer: Douglas Petrie


  • Currently 9.2/10
9.2/10 (5 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Clare Kramer
As Glory
Recurring
Charlie Weber
As Ben
Recurring
Kristine Sutherland
As Joyce Summers
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Paul Hayes (1)
As Older Nightwatchman
Recurring
James Wellington
As Nightwatchman
Staci Lawrence
As Customer
John Sarkisian
As Old Monk

Uncredited
Pavel Lychnikoff
As Other Monk
Main Cast
Sarah Michelle Gellar
As Buffy Anne Summers
Nicholas Brendon
As Alexander "Xander" Harris
Alyson Hannigan
As Willow Rosenberg
Anthony Stewart Head
As Rupert Giles
Emma Caulfield
As Anya Jenkins
Michelle Trachtenberg
As Dawn Summers
Marc Blucas
As Riley Finn
Episode Notes
This episode scored a 5.4/8 in the ratings.

This episode ranked 3rd out of 17 WB shows for the week.

This episode scored a 4.1 in the national ratings.

Ranked 88 out of 139 prime time shows.



Episode Quotes
Buffy: Actually, I have a little Scooby-centric deal to deal with first. (pulls out the Dagon Sphere) I put this before the group. What the hell is it?
Giles: It appears to be paranormal in origin.
Willow: How can you tell?
Giles: Well, it's so shiny.

Dawn: What are you doing?
Buffy: My boyfriend. Go away.

Buffy: Don't take this the wrong way, but... (punches Spike in the nose) What are you doing here? Five words or less.
Spike: Out. For. A. Walk... Bitch.
Buffy: Out for a walk at night by my house. No one has time for this, William.
Spike: On your merry way, then. You know, contrary to one's self-involved world view, your house happens to be directly between... parts... and - and other parts of this town. And I would pass by in the day, but I feel I'm outgrowing my whole "burst into flame" phase.
Buffy: Fine. Keep going, I cut you a break.
Spike: Oh, yeah. Okay, let me guess. You won't kill me? Ooh. The "whole crowd-pleasing threats and swagger" routine. How stunningly original. You know, I'm just passing through. Satisfied? You know, I really hope so because God knows you need some satisfaction in life besides shagging Captain Cardboard and - and I never really liked you anyway and... and you have stupid hair.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon
Executive ProducerJoss Whedon  |  Gail Berman  |  Fran Rubel Kuzui  |  Kaz Kuzui  |  Sandy Gallin
Co-Executive ProducerMarti Noxon
Supervising ProducerDavid Fury
ProducerDavid Solomon  |  Jane Espenson
Co-ProducerDouglas Petrie  |  John F. Perry  |  Marc D. Alpert
Consulting ProducerDavid Greenwalt
Production DesignerCarey Meyer
EditorTammis Chandler
CastingAmy McIntyre Britt  |  Jennifer Fishman  |  Anya Colloff
Unit Production ManagerJohn F. Perry
First Assistant DirectorMichael Cedar
Second Assistant DirectorAthena Alexander
Music EditorFernand Bos
Costume DesignerCynthia Bergstrom
HairstylistLisa Marie Rosenberg
Key GripRonn Cooney
Camera OperatorAllen D. Easton
Set DecoratorDavid A. Koneff
Location ManagerPeter M. Robarts
Transportation CoordinatorRobert Ellis (2)
Property MasterRandy Eriksen
Construction CoordinatorSteven Fidler
Production Sound MixerDavid Yaffe
Script SupervisorRhonda Hyde
Production CoordinatorCathy Carr (2)
Script CoordinatorDavid H. Goodman
Assistant EditorMarilyn McMahon Adams
Post Production SupervisorBrian Wankum
Supervising Sound EditorCindy Rabideau
Re-Recording MixerKurt Kassulke  |  Adam Sawelson  |  Tom Perry
LeadmanKeith A. Cuba
Director of PhotographyMichael Gershman
Stunt CoordinatorJohn Medlen (1)
Visual Effects SupervisorLoni Peristere
Main Title DesignMontgomery/cobb
Chief Lighting TechnicianChristopher C. Strong
ScoreThomas Wanker
AssistantKelly Wheeler  |  Diego Gutierrez (1)  |  JD Peralta
Casting AssociateLonnie Hamerman
Key HairstylistMichael Moore (3)
Original CastingMarcia Shulman
Special Effects CoordinatorBruce Minkus
Makeup ArtistBrigette A. Myre  |  Robin Beauchesne
Paint ForemanLisa Gamel
Make-up SupervisorTodd McIntosh
Theme ByNerf Herder
Production AuditorEdwin L. Perez
 
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