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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Weight of the World

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.

Episode Info


Episode number: 5x21
Production Number: 5ABB21
Airdate: Tuesday May 15th, 2001
Network: WB

Director: David Solomon
Writer: Douglas Petrie


Special Guest Stars
Joel GreyJoel Grey
As Doc
Recurring

Guest Stars
Clare KramerClare Kramer
As Glory
Recurring
Charlie WeberCharlie Weber
As Ben
Recurring
Dean Butler (1)Dean Butler (1)
As Hank Summers
Recurring
Lily KnightLily Knight
As Gronx
Recurring
Bob MorriseyBob Morrisey
As Crazy
Recurring
Amber Benson (1)Amber Benson (1)
As Tara
Recurring
Kristine SutherlandKristine Sutherland
As Joyce Summers
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Todd DuffeyTodd Duffey
As Murk
Recurring
Paul Bates (1)Paul Bates (1)
As Crazy #2
Recurring
Carl J. JohnsonCarl J. Johnson
As Crazy #3
Recurring
Matthew LangMatthew Lang
As High Priest Minion
Recurring
Alexandra LeeAlexandra Lee
As Young Buffy
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 4.7/8 in the ratings.

This episode ranked 5th out of 17 WB shows for the week.

This episode scored a 3.2 in the national ratings.

Ranked 84 out of 125 prime time shows.



Episode Quotes
Willow: Buffy's out. Glory has Dawn. Sometime real soon she's gonna use Dawn to tear down the barrier between every dimension there is, so if you two want to fight, you do it after the world ends, okay? All right. First, we head back to Sunnydale. Xander'll take Giles to a hospital. Anya's looking after Tara. And, Spike, you find Glory. Check her apartment, see if she's still there. Try anything stupid like payback and I will get very cranky. Everyone clear?

Spike: Is everyone here very stoned?

Spike: Ben, Glory. He's a doctor, she's the Beast. Two entirely separate entities sharing one body. It's like a bloody sitcom.

Willow: So... Ben and Glory... are the same person?
Xander: Glory can turn into Ben, and Ben turns back into Glory.
Anya: And anyone who sees it instantly forgets.
Spike: And a kewpie doll for the lady.
Giles: Excellent. Now... do we suspect that there may be some kind of connection between Ben and Glory?

Willow: Hey. I know you. You're that first original Slayer who tried killing us all in our dreams. How've you been?

Willow: No. And I think we already déjà'd this vu.
Young Buffy: You talk funny.
Willow: Yes, as you'll tell me again when we're older, and in chem class.

Xander: Ben's Glory!
Doc: Who's what?
Spike: Look at this. Special Ed remembers.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon
Executive ProducerGail Berman  |  Sandy Gallin  |  Joss Whedon  |  Kaz Kuzui  |  Fran Rubel Kuzui
Co-Executive ProducerMarti Noxon
Supervising ProducerDavid Fury
ProducerDavid Solomon  |  Jane Espenson
Co-ProducerJohn F. Perry  |  Douglas Petrie  |  Marc D. Alpert
Consulting ProducerDavid Greenwalt
Production DesignerCarey Meyer
EditorMarilyn McMahon Adams
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 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 AssociateMichael Nicolo
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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