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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.

Episode Info
Episode number: 5x19
Production Number: 5ABB19
Airdate: Tuesday May 01st, 2001
Network: WB

Guest Stars
Clare KramerClare Kramer
As Glory
Charlie WeberCharlie Weber
As Ben
Troy BlendellTroy Blendell
As Jinx (credited as Troy T. Blendell)
Amber Benson (1)Amber Benson (1)
As Tara
Anne BetancourtAnne Betancourt
As Principal Stevens
Leland CrookeLeland Crooke
As Professor Lillian

Co-Guest Stars
Todd DuffeyTodd Duffey
As Murk
Alan HeitzAlan Heitz
As Slook

Pat SkipperPat Skipper
As Doctor
Main Cast
Sarah Michelle GellarSarah Michelle Gellar
As Buffy Anne Summers
Nicholas BrendonNicholas Brendon
As Alexander "Xander" Harris
Alyson HanniganAlyson Hannigan
As Willow Rosenberg
Anthony Stewart HeadAnthony Stewart Head
As Rupert Giles
Emma CaulfieldEmma Caulfield
As Anya Jenkins
Michelle TrachtenbergMichelle Trachtenberg
As Dawn Summers
Episode Notes
This episode scored a 4.6/7 in the ratings.

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

This episode scored a 3.0 in the national ratings.

Ranked 87 out of 131 prime time shows.

Guest star Leland Crooke would later have a minor recurring role as Sebassis in the last season of Angel.

Episode Quotes
Buffy: You lied to me?
Dawn: Didn't lie e-exactly.
Buffy: Really? What about all the times I asked you how school was and you said "fine"?
Dawn: Well, it was. You didn't ask if I was in it when it was fine.

Xander: Honey, old saying: "A watched customer never buys."
Anya: They would if they were patriotic.
Xander: Okay, I'm going in. (to Anya) Patriotic?
Anya: Yes. I've recently come to realize there's more to me than just being human. I'm also an American.
Giles: Yes, I suppose you are, in a matter of speaking. You were born here - your mortal self.
Anya: Well, that's right, foreigner.

Xander: Ahn, how's about we try being a bit less prejudiced and a bit more inclusive? Not us, just you.

Willow: I know it is. And I'm a big fan of school. You know me. I'm like, "Go school, it's your birthday!" Or something to that effect.

Willow: I'd totally be blowing off classes if I were in Dawnie's shoes.
Tara: Sweetie, you wouldn't blow off a class if your head was on fire.

Willow: Well, I took Psych 101. I mean, I took it from an evil government scientist who was skewered by her Frankenstein-like creation before the final, but I know what a Freudian slip is.

Xander: It's just for one night.
Willow: Yeah, I know, but it's a whole night. I don't think I can sleep without her.
Anya: You can sleep with me. Well, now, that came out a lot more lesbian than it sounded in my head.

Glory: Did anybody order an apocalypse?

Buffy: She was looking to go all paybacky on Glory for a minute, but I cooled her down a little. Actually, a lot.
Spike: So, she's not gonna do anything rash then?
Buffy: No. I explained there was no point.
Spike: Mm-hmm.
Buffy: What?
Spike: You - So you're saying that a powerful and mightily pissed off witch was planning on going and spilling herself a few pints of god blood until you, what, "explained"?
Buffy: You think she...? No. I told Willow it would be like suicide.
Spike: I'd do it. Right person. Person I loved. I'd do it.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon
Executive ProducerJoss Whedon  |  Sandy Gallin  |  Gail Berman  |  Fran Rubel Kuzui  |  Kaz Kuzui
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
EditorPeter Basinski
CastingJennifer Fishman  |  Anya Colloff  |  Amy McIntyre Britt
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 EditorJoshua Charson
Post Production SupervisorBrian Wankum
Supervising Sound EditorCindy Rabideau
Re-Recording MixerAdam Sawelson  |  Kurt Kassulke  |  Tom Perry
LeadmanKeith A. Cuba
Director of PhotographyRaymond Stella
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  |  Jay Wejebe
Paint ForemanLisa Gamel
Make-up SupervisorTodd McIntosh
Theme ByNerf Herder
Production AuditorKen Lee
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