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Season Five Quick Reference Guide

Main Cast
Buffy Anne Summers
Alexander "Xander" LaVelle Harris
Willow Rosenberg
Riley Finn
Anya Emerson/Anyanka
Dawn Summers
Spike/William the Bloody
Rupert Giles
      Sarah Michelle Gellar
Nicholas Brendon
Alyson Hannigan
Marc Blucas
Emma Caulfield
Michelle Trachtenberg
James Marsters
Anthony Stewart Head
      DOB: 04/14/77
DOB: 04/12/71
DOB: 03/24/74
DOB: 01/11/72
DOB: 04/08/73
DOB: 10/11/85 [5ABB02 - ]
DOB: 08/20/69
DOB: 02/20/54

Opening Title Sequence


# Air
79 9/26/00 9/18/00 5ABB01 Buffy Vs. Dracula
The slayer's fifth season opens as the renowned Transylvanian bloodsucker casts his dark shadow over Sunnydale. The gang is on red alert after Buffy reports a surprise encounter with Dracula. Riley wants to tackle him immediately, even though the caped one's metamorphoses reveal he is more powerful than the average vamp. But Buffy suggests they avoid him until they have more info, and Riley thinks she's starstruck by the famous-and famously sexy-count. However, it's Xander who falls under his spell. And as Buffy tries to knock the daylights out of Drac, the sun's rising on a new development at home.
Dracula: Rudolph[sic] Martin. Dawn Summers: Michelle Trachtenberg. Tara: Amber Benson. Joyce Summers: Kristine Sutherland. Mover #1: E.J. Gage. Mover #2: Scott Berman. Vampire Girl #1: Marita Schaub. Vampire Girl #2: Leslee Jean Matta. Vampire Girl #3: Jennifer Slimko.
80 10/03/00 9/27/00 5ABB02 Real Me
Buffy's slaying is hampered by sibling rivalry when she's forced to take Dawn with her and Giles to the magic shop, where they find the owner dead from multiple puncture wounds. The evidence points to a new vampire gang. When they learn the leader of the pack is Spike's ex-girlfriend Harmony, nobody takes them seriously until Dawn mistakenly invites Harmony into the house.
Harmony Kendall: Mercedes McNab. [Homeless Man]: Bob Morrisey. Tara: Amber Benson. Joyce Summers: Kristine Sutherland. Mort: Brian Turk. Brad: Chaney Kley Minnis. Peaches: Faith S. Abrahams. Cyrus: Tom Lenk.
81 10/10/00 10/03/00 5ABB03 The Replacement
Xander is frantic when he wakes up from a demon attack and finds a Xander double taking over his job, apartment and girlfriend, not to mention his place in the Scooby Gang.
Thoth: Michael Bailey Smith. Joyce Summers: Kristine Sutherland. Xander Double: Kelly Donovan. Building Manager: Cathy Cohen. Foreman: David Reivers. Construction Worker: Fritz Greve.
82 10/17/00 10/12/00 5ABB04 Out of My Mind
Buffy learns that Initiative experiments left Riley with super strength, a high tolerance for pain and an abnormally fast heartbeat that could lead to a heart attack unless he gets help. But only the Initiative can help him, and they no longer exist. Meanwhile, Harmony fears Buffy is still after her and seeks refuge with Spike.
Harmony Kendall: Mercedes McNab. Graham: Bailey Chase. Ben: Charlie Weber. Dr. Overheiser: Time Winters. Tara: Amber Benson. Joyce Summers: Kristine Sutherland. Hospital Doctor: Dierdre Holder.
83 10/24/00 10/17/00 5ABB05 No Place Like Home

Glory: Clare Kramer. Ben: Charlie Weber. [Monk]: Ravil Isyanov. Joyce Summers: Kristine Sutherland. Nightwatchman: James Wellington. Older Nightwatchman: Paul Hayes. Customer: Staci Lawrence. Old Monk: John Sarkisian.
84 11/07/00 10/24/00 5ABB06 Family
Tara's birthday arrives and with it the requisite surprise in the form of her brother Donny. Meanwhile, Glory recruits a demon in a new plan to take down the Slayer, who moves back home to keep an eye on Dawn. And a disgruntled Riley goes out drinking alone on the wrong side of town.
Harmony Kendall: Mercedes McNab. Glory: Clare Kramer. Ben: Charlie Weber. Beth: Amy Adams. Mr. Maclay: Steve Rankin. Tara: Amber Benson. Bartender: Ezra Buzzington. Crazy Person: Peggy Goss. Damon: Torry Pendergrass. Sandy: Megan Gray. Intern: Brian Tee. Donny: Kevin Rankin.
85 11/14/00 11/09/00 5ABB07 Fool For Love
Buffy forces Spike to explain how he killed two slayers, and his flashbacks reveal the first time he met Drusilla, as well as their collaboration with fellow bloodsuckers Angelus and Darla.
Angel: David Boreanaz. Harmony Kendall: Mercedes McNab. Drusilla: Juliet Landau. Darla: Julie Benz. Joyce Summers: Kristine Sutherland. Cecily Addams: Kali Rocha. Male Partygoer: Edward Fletcher. Female Partygoer: Katharine Leonard. 2nd Male Partygoer: Matthew Lang. Stabbing Vampire: Chris Daniels. Chaos Demon: Kenneth Feinberg. Vampire #1: Steve Heinze. Chinese Slayer: Ming Liu. Subway Slayer: April Wheedon-Washington.
86 11/21/00 11/16/00 5ABB08 Shadow
While Buffy is indisposed at the hospital with Joyce's tests, Giles inadvertently sells Glory evil transmogrification artifacts. The distracted Slayer rushes to stop the creation of a cobra monster, but Glory beats her to the punch.
Glory: Clare Kramer. Ben: Charlie Weber. [Dreg]: Kevin Weisman. [Doctor]: William Forward. Tara: Amber Benson. Joyce Summers: Kristine Sutherland. Sandy: Megan Gray.
87 11/28/00 11/22/00 5ABB09 Listening to Fear
As the Scoobies investigate a murderous, meteorite-born creature, Buffy stays with Joyce, whose brain tumor is affecting her personality. Meanwhile, Riley fraternizes with questionable company.
Ben: Charlie Weber. [unknown]: Nick Chinlund. [Dreg]: Kevin Weisman. Doctor Kriegel: Randy Thompson. Tara: Amber Benson. Joyce Summers: Kristine Sutherland. Older Nightwatchman: Paul Hayes. Skinny Mental Patient: Keith Allman. Vampire Chick: Erin Leigh Price. Nurse Lampkin: April Adams. Creature: Barbara C. Adside. Creature: Debbie Lee Carrington.
88 12/19/00 12/11/00 5ABB10 Into the Woods
The communication breakdown in Buffy and Riley's relationship goes into meltdown in a confrontational and heartrending episode.

Riley's dirty little secret finally hits the fan when a doting Spike reveals to Buffy that her beau's been sneaking out to pay vamps for their blood-sucking services. Reeling from shock, the overwhelmed Slayer avoids discussion of the discovery with her friends, and becomes hell-bent on destroying the den with which Riley was associated---only to find the undead denizens missing from their lair. As Buffy's rage gets the best of her, a supremely miffed Riley pays a visit to Spike.
Graham: Bailey Chase. [unknown]: Nick Chinlund. Joyce Summers: Kristine Sutherland. Doctor Kriegel: Randy Thompson. Junkie Vampire Girl: Rainy Jo Stout. Whip: Emmanuel Xuereb. Tough Vamp: Adam G..

89 1/09/01 1/07/01 5ABB11 Triangle
Buffy's post-Riley emotional turmoil is interrupted by a malevolent troll accidentally set loose on Sunnydale by Anya and Willow as a result of their bickering. The Scoobies team up to take him down, but the little monster's magic hammer packs a mean wallop.
Olaf: Abraham Benrubi. Tara: Amber Benson. Joyce Summers: Kristine Sutherland. Young Nun: Ranjani Brow.
90 1/23/01
5ABB12 Checkpoint
Buffy and company get a visit from the Council of Watchers, who possess insight into who (or what) Glory is. Unfortunately, they're less than forthcoming with the crucial information. As the bureaucracy takes over, a short-on-time Glory is as determined as ever to obtain the Key.
Glory: Clare Kramer. Ben: Charlie Weber. [unknown]: Cynthia LaMontagne. [unknown]: Oliver Muirhead. [unknown]: Kris Iyer. [Dreg]: Kevin Weisman. Jinx: Troy T. Blendell. Tara: Amber Benson. Quentin Travers: Harris Yulin. Joyce Summers: Kristine Sutherland. Professor Roberts: Wesley Mask. Orlando: Justin Gorence. Mailman: Peter Husmann. Council Member #4: Jack Thomas. Council Member #5: John O'Leary.
91 2/06/01 1/24/01 5ABB13 Blood Ties
Dawn's entire world crumbles around her after she learns that she is the Key---and dealing with the truth proves to be even harder than anyone had anticipated when she runs away. Glory discovers that the Knights of Byzantium, her competitors for the Key, are in town.
Glory: Clare Kramer. Ben: Charlie Weber. Jinx: Troy T. Blendell. Tara: Amber Benson. Joyce Summers: Kristine Sutherland. Orlando: Justin Gorence. Burly Guard: Michael Emanuel. Janitor: Joe Ochman. Crazie #1: Paul Bates. Crazie #2: Carl J. Johnson. Young Buffy: Candice Nicole. Young Dawn: Elyssa D. Vito.
92 2/13/01 2/08/01 5ABB14 Crush
Buffy and Dawn carry on what is fast becoming a rather ill-fated tradition for the Summers girls---getting involved with the most problematic men available. After being scolded by her big sister for having a crush on Spike, Dawn sheds light on the identity of the true object of the neutered vamp's affection---Buffy. With his frustrating Slayer fixation finally out of the closet, Spike swallows his pride and professes his love to her face, only to be rebuffed by the supremely creeped-out Buffster. Angry and humiliated, a sulky Spike returns home to find Drusilla waiting...and she's ready to take him back.
Harmony Kendall: Mercedes McNab. Ben: Charlie Weber. Tara: Amber Benson. Drusilla: Juliet Landau. Joyce Summers: Kristine Sutherland. Porter: Frederick Dawson. Student: Greg Wayne. Matt: Joseph Digiandomenico. Jeff: Walter Borchert. Boy in Bronze: Asher Glaser. Girl in Bronze: Jennifer Bergman. Waitress: Nell Shanahan.
93 2/20/01 2/14/01 5ABB15 I Was Made to Love You
The bizarre mannerisms and superhuman strength of April, who's searching Sunnydale for her boyfriend, lead the gang to believe she's really a robot. Meanwhile, Buffy decides to go out on a date with Ben, but the Slayer has no idea how close he is to Glory.
Glory: Clare Kramer. Ben: Charlie Weber. April: Shonda Farr. Warren: Adam Busch. Jinx: Troy T. Blendell. Tara: Amber Benson. Joyce Summers: Kristine Sutherland. Katrina: Amelinda Embry. Driver: Paul Darrigo. Resident: Gil Christner. Teenager: Kelly Felix. Friend: Paul Walia.
94 2/27/01 2/22/01 5ABB16 The Body
Death gets remarkably personal in this haunting, well-scripted episode, which was written and directed by series creator Joss Whedon. After months of fighting and ostensibly overcoming a brain tumor, Joyce dies unexpectedly and in a manner seldom seen on Buffy---peacefully and quietly. Reeling from the shock of discovering her mother's lifeless body on the living-room sofa, Buffy manages to pull herself together enough to deliver the news to an already emotionally fragile Dawn---whose overwhelming denial makes fighting the boundless forces of evil look like child's play.
Doctor Kriegel: Randy Thompson. Tara: Amber Benson. Joyce Summers: Kristine Sutherland. First Paramedic: Kevin Cristaldi. Second Paramedic: Stefan Umstead. 911 Operator: Loanne Bishop. Kevin: J. Evan Bonifant. Kirstie: Kelli Garner. Lisa: Rae'ven Larrymore Kelly. Teacher: Tia Matza. Vampire: John Michael Herndon.
95 4/17/01 4/06/01 5ABB17 Forever
In the aftermath of Joyce's funeral, the Summers girls attempt to cope with their loss in entirely different ways---while the Slayer retracts into numbness, Dawn acts on her fears. Buffy finds comfort by confiding in a visiting Angel, but her sister's inability to accept their mother's death isn't as easily alleviated. Denial leads Dawn to a supernatural remedy for grief---a magical recipe for resurrection. Willow and Tara refuse to assist with the dangerous spell, but Spike has no such qualms about helping to bring Joyce back. More Dawn-centered danger brews when Ben lets a crucial Key-related clue slip to Glory.
Angel/Angelus: David Boreanaz. Glory: Clare Kramer. Ben: Charlie Weber. Jinx: Troy T. Blendell. Tara: Amber Benson. Doc: Joel Grey. Murk: Todd Duffey. Customer: Andrea Gall. Funeral Director: Alan Henry Brown. Minister: Darius Dudley. Lady with Baby: Annie Talbot. Lady with Rosary: Noor Shic.
96 4/24/01 3/27/01 5ABB18 Intervention
After Buffy and Giles leave town for some Slayer soul-searching, the Scoobies mistake Spike's custom-made romance with his Buffybot for the real thing. Then, Glory's minions kidnap Spike in the belief that he is the coveted Key. Meanwhile, Buffy has a reunion with the first Slayer out in the desert.
Glory: Clare Kramer. Warren: Adam Busch. Jinx: Troy T. Blendell. Tara: Amber Benson. Primitive: Sharon Ferguson. Murk: Todd Duffey. [Xander Double]: Kelly Donovan.
97 5/01/01 4/25/01 5ABB19 Tough Love
While Buffy is preoccupied with the pressure of being her obstinate sister's keeper, Glory and her minions set out to grab the person whom they believe to be the Key---Tara. Unfortunately, Tara is more vulnerable than usual, as both she and Willow are stunned from the aftereffects of their first big fight.
Glory: Clare Kramer. Ben: Charlie Weber. Jinx: Troy T. Blendell. [unknown]: Anne Betancourt. [unknown]: Leland Crooke. Tara: Amber Benson. Murk: Todd Duffey. Slook: Alan Heitz.
The Canadian feed was delayed until 1730 on 5/01/01. It was claimed to be because of a production delay. But the master tape was ready almost a week ago.
98 5/08/01 5/03/01 5ABB20 Spiral
Buffy and the Scoobies---including Tara, sadly rendered mentally disabled by Glory's brain drain---hightail it out of Sunnydale to escape the hellgod, who now knows the truth about Dawn. Spike's RV provides transportation but not much defense against the legion of Knights of Byzantium out to destroy the Key.
Glory: Clare Kramer. Ben: Charlie Weber. [unknown]: Wade Andrew Williams. [unknown]: Karim Prince. Tara: Amber Benson. Orlando: Justin Gorence. Gronx: Lily Knight. Murk: Todd Duffey. Cleric #1: Jack Donner. Crazy #1: Bob Morrisey. Crazy #2: Paul Bates. Crazy #3: Carl J. Johnson. Nurse: Mary Sheldon.
The Canadian feed was moved to 1730 on 5/08/01.
99 5/15/01 5/09/01 5ABB21 The Weight of the World
Willow psychically enters Buffy's troubled subconscious in an effort to somehow reach the Slayer, who has been rendered catatonic by Glory's abduction of Dawn. Meanwhile, Glory vents her frustrations on the limitations of being part human to a frightened Dawn; and Spike, Xander and Giles work on undermining the hell god's nefarious plans.
Glory: Clare Kramer. Ben: Charlie Weber. [unknown]: Dean Butler. Gronx: Lily Knight. [Homeless Man]: Bob Morrisey. Tara: Amber Benson. Doc: Joel Grey. Joyce Summers: Kristine Sutherland. Murk: Todd Duffey. Young Buffy: Alexandra Lee. Crazy #2: Paul Bates. Crazy #3: Carl J. Johnson. High Priest Minion: Matthew Lang.
100 5/22/01 5/18/01 5ABB22 The Gift
Buffy Tombstone In the fantastical cult favorite's fifth-season finale and 100th episode, Buffy and her brave band of Scoobies make one last play for Glory---who holds Dawn's life (not to mention the fate of the world) in her hands.

Glory trumped the good guys when she stole the Slayer's little sis out from under her nose. In a race against time, Buffy and pals must now execute a risky plan to rescue Dawn before her blood is spilled---which would open a portal to Glory's demonic dimension, creating a literal hell on Earth.

The milestone also marks the last original episode to air on the WB, since the series is moving to UPN this fall.
Glory: Clare Kramer. Ben: Charlie Weber. Tara: Amber Benson. Doc: Joel Grey. Murk: Todd Duffey. Minion #1: Craig Zimmerman. Teen: Josh Jacobson. Vampire: Tom Kiesche.
The Canadian feed was delayed. It didn't feed until 0600 Tuesday. There was another feed at 1730 and yet another 10 minute feed at 1820. If they would have fed this episode at the usual time, they wouldn't have needed all these feeds.


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