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|Episode List - Season Five|
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|Season Five Episodes|
||First U.S. Airdate|
|Buffy vs. Dracula
||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.
||Oct. 03, 2000|
Buffy's slaying is hampered by sibling rivalry with Dawn, who gets kidnapped by a vampire gang led by Harmony.
||Oct. 10, 2000|
Confusion reigns when Xander is split into two Xanders, each representing different sides of his personality.
|Out of My Mind
||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
||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.
||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
||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.
||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
||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
||Dec. 19, 2000|
Buffy is thunderstruck when Spike informs her of Riley's furtive nights spent in the dark embrace of a vampire.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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
||Feb. 20, 2001|
Buffy must stop a heartbroken young woman a robot who was manufactured to be the perfect girlfriend from destroying the city.
||Feb. 27, 2001|
Buffy and the gang are overcome by grief when tragedy strikes and they are robbed of someone they hold dear.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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
||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)
||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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