|Buffy Anne Summers
Alexander "Xander" LaVelle Harris
Spike/William the Bloody
|Sarah Michelle Gellar
Anthony Stewart Head
DOB: 10/11/85 [5ABB02 - ]
|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.
|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.
|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
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.
|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
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.
|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
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.
|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.
|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
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.
|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.
|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.
|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
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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
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.
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