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BuffyGuide.com — The Complete Buffy Episode Guide
Episode List - Season Five
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Yes, I am aware that the Episode Guide is substantially behind. I will be making headway and filling in the blanks as soon as I can. Please don't email me about it; it won't help anything. My apologies for the delays. — Jamie Marie


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Season Five Regulars
Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon as Xander Harris
Alyson Hannigan as Willow Rosenberg
Marc Blucas as Riley Finn (Through episode 10)
Emma Caulfield as Anya
Michelle Trachtenberg as Dawn (Episode 2 onward)
James Marsters as Spike
Anthony Stewart Head as Rupert Giles

 
Season Five Episodes
Name Number First U.S. Airdate
Buffy vs. Dracula 5ABB01 Sept. 26, 2000
Buffy is shaken by the awesome power when she comes face to face with the greatest vampire of all time, Dracula. Meanwhile, Xander becomes the dark one’s emissary and leads his friends into peril.
Real Me 5ABB02 Oct. 03, 2000
Buffy's slaying is hampered by sibling rivalry with Dawn, who gets kidnapped by a vampire gang led by Harmony.
The Replacement 5ABB03 Oct. 10, 2000
Confusion reigns when Xander is split into two Xanders, each representing different sides of his personality.
Out of My Mind 5ABB04 Oct. 17, 2000
The physical aftereffects of Riley’s being used as a lab rat by the Initiative threaten his life; Spike takes advantage of the situation.
No Place Like Home 5ABB05 Oct. 24, 2000
Buffy discovers more about her newly arrived little sister, and the girls are distressed when Joyce suddenly becomes ill without any explanation, medical or supernatural.
Family 5ABB06 Nov. 07, 2000
Tara’s family makes a surprise visit to Sunnydale for her birthday, threatening to reveal a shocking secret that could endanger all of their lives.
Fool for Love 5ABB07 Nov. 14, 2000
When Buffy forces Spike to recount how he was able to kill two Slayers, his flashbacks reveal his first meeting with Drusilla.
Shadow 5ABB08 Nov. 21, 2000
In order to protect her sister, Buffy must face a horrible beast that has been conjured by the powerful demon Glory to help seek out "The Key."
Listening to Fear 5ABB09 Nov. 28, 2000
As Buffy and Dawn help their mother prepare for brain surgery, an extra-terrestrial demon fixates on a disoriented Joyce and infiltrates the Summers’ home.
Into the Woods 5ABB10 Dec. 19, 2000
Buffy is thunderstruck when Spike informs her of Riley's furtive nights spent in the dark embrace of a vampire.
Triangle 5ABB11 Jan. 09, 2001
Emotions are charged between Willow and Anya when they are left in charge of the magic shop and Willow accidentally conjures an enormous troll.
Checkpoint 5ABB12 Jan. 23, 2001
The Council of Watchers possess insight into Glory, but are less than forthcoming with the information, and are also threatening to deport Giles if Buffy doesn't perform well on a test of her Slayer skills.
Blood Ties 5ABB13 Feb. 06, 2001
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.
Crush 5ABB14 Feb. 13, 2001
Buffy is appalled by Spike's admission of love for her, but Drusilla is waiting in the wings, intent on returning Spike to his killer ways.
I Was Made to Love You 5ABB15 Feb. 20, 2001
Buffy must stop a heartbroken young woman — a robot who was manufactured to be the perfect girlfriend — from destroying the city.
The Body 5ABB16 Feb. 27, 2001
Buffy and the gang are overcome by grief when tragedy strikes and they are robbed of someone they hold dear.
Forever 5ABB17 April 17, 2001
Buffy is comforted by Angel, who comes back to Sunnydale after he hears of Joyce's death. Meanwhile, Dawn decides to perform a spell to bring her mom back to life.
Intervention 5ABB18 April 24, 2001
The Scoobies mistake Spike's custom-made romance with his Buffybot for the real thing; Glory's minions kidnap Spike in the belief that he is the Key.
Tough Love 5ABB19 May 01, 2001
While Buffy is preoccupied with being her sister's keeper, Glory sets out to grab the person whom she now believes to be the Key — Tara.
Spiral 5ABB20 May 08, 2001
When Glory finds out who the real key is, Buffy and company flee. Meanwhile, the Knights of Byzantium have their own plans to deal with Dawn.
The Weight of the World 5ABB21 May 15, 2001
Willow psychically enters Buffy's subconscious in an effort to reach the Slayer, who has been rendered catatonic by Glory's abduction of Dawn.
The Gift (100th Episode) 5ABB22 May 22, 2001
Buffy must square off against a true god when Glory prepares to use Dawn to break down the walls between the dimensions and unleash Hell on Earth.

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