Season 5 Episodes

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The Gift

Season 5, Episode 22 - Air Date: 5/22/2001
Another imminent apocalypse is at hand in Sunnydale. Buffy must square off against a true God when Glory prepares to use Dawn to break down the walls between the dimensions and unleash all Hell on Earth but she needs Dawn's blood before her home dimension portal can be opened.
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The Weight of the World

Season 5, Episode 21 - Air Date: 5/15/2001
The Slayer in Buffy is catatonic due to Glory's abduction of Dawn so Willow psychically enters her mind.
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Season 5, Episode 20 - Air Date: 5/8/2001
Buffy, Willow, Tara, and Dawn nearly escape from Glory when Glory's hit by a truck. Buffy and the Scoobies leave Sunnydale in Spike's RV to run from Glory, as Buffy realizes they'll never beat Glory.
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Tough Love

Season 5, Episode 19 - Air Date: 5/1/2001
While Buffy tries to control a motherless Dawn and bring their lives back to some sort of normalcy, Tara is captured by Glory who is desperately trying to find the Key.
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Season 5, Episode 18 - Air Date: 4/24/2001
Buffy and Giles leave for the desert on a self-discovery/guidance quest led by the First Slayer. While they are gone, Spike decides to have a little fun with his BuffyBot but the gang mistakes it for the real Buffy and think that she has gone crazy.
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Season 5, Episode 17 - Air Date: 4/17/2001
After dealing with the pain of Joyce's funeral, Buffy falls into the arms of Angel who has come from LA to pay his respects, and he consoles her on the future and about getting her and Dawn's lives back together.
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The Body

Season 5, Episode 16 - Air Date: 2/27/2001
After finding Joyce unconscious on the couch, a terrified slayer calls 911. Unfortunately, it's too late to do anything.
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I Was Made to Love You

Season 5, Episode 15 - Air Date: 2/20/2001
Buffy is very upset about Spike falling in love with her instead of a nice, good boy that she could date.
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Season 5, Episode 14 - Air Date: 2/13/2001
Buffy notices that Dawn is spending a lot of time around Spike and surmises that she has a crush on him, which Dawn shoots down saying that Spike has a crush on Buffy.
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Blood Ties

Season 5, Episode 13 - Air Date: 2/6/2001
Buffy finally tells her friends about Dawn being the Key and they start acting weird around Dawn, which leads to her seeking answers.
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Season 5, Episode 12 - Air Date: 1/23/2001
A team from the Watchers Council show up in Sunnydale with some info on who or what Glory is. Before they allow Buffy the details however, they want her to pass a series of psychological and physical tests.
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Season 5, Episode 11 - Air Date: 1/9/2000
Willow and Anya fight over Xander, and they summon a troll to settle matters.
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Into the Woods

Season 5, Episode 10 - Air Date: 12/19/2000
At the hospital, the Scooby Gang awaits news from the doctor about Joyce's surgery and they are all relieved when the surgery is a success.
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Listening to Fear

Season 5, Episode 9 - Air Date: 11/28/2000
The Summers women are at the hospital when the doctor informs Joyce she'll have surgery in two days.
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Season 5, Episode 8 - Air Date: 11/21/2000
Riley is looking for Buffy at her house, but all he finds is Spike in her room smelling her sweater.
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Fool for Love

Season 5, Episode 7 - Air Date: 11/14/2000
When a vampire impales Buffy with her own stake, she wants to find out how her predecessors have lost in battle.
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Season 5, Episode 6 - Air Date: 11/7/2000
Tara's about to celebrate her 20th birthday. Her family arrives but not to celebrate the occasion. They've come to take her home before she turns into an evil demon just like her mother did at the same age.
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No Place Like Home

Season 5, Episode 5 - Air Date: 10/24/2000
Buffy's mother continues to be sick and the doctors can't figure out why. Buffy finds a strange orb while on patrol and later the security guard who pointed it out to her shows up in the hospital apparently crazy.
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Out of My Mind

Season 5, Episode 4 - Air Date: 10/17/2000
Riley is in bad shape due to the drugs pumped into him by Prof. Walsh from the Initiative. A special government doctor needs to operate on Riley before his body can no longer support his heart rate of 150.
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The Replacement

Season 5, Episode 3 - Air Date: 10/10/2000
Are two Xanders really better than one? We find out when a demon searching for the Slayer accidentally hits Xander with his weapon, splitting him in two; one with all the positive aspects of his personality, the other with all the negative.
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Real Me

Season 5, Episode 2 - Air Date: 10/3/2000
Buffy's little sister puts forward her view on the slayer and her friends and feels nothing but contempt for all of them apart from Xander.
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Buffy vs. Dracula

Season 5, Episode 1 - Air Date: 9/26/2000
Giles tells Willow that he's planning to move back to England since he's feeling less then vital to the work in Sunnydale.