Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 5
20th Century Fox (2001)
TV Series  /  Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, TV Classics
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16 hr 30 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   NR (Not Rated)
Sarah Michelle Gellar Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon Xander Harris
Emma Caulfield Anya Jenkins
Seth Green Daniel Osborne
Alyson Hannigan Willow Rosenberg
James Marsters Spike
Charisma Carpenter Cordelia Chase
Anthony Head Rupert Giles
David Boreanaz Angel
Michelle Trachtenberg Dawn Summers
Marc Blucas Riley Finn
Rudolf Martin Dracula
Amber Benson Tara Maclay
Kristine Sutherland Joyce Summers
Daniel Attias
Reza Badiyi
Producer Gareth Davies
Jane Espenson
Writer Joss Whedon
Steven S. DeKnight

In every generation there is a Chosen One. She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the Slayer. Sarah Michelle Gellar stars as Buffy Summers, The Chosen One, the one girl in all the world with the strength and skill to fight the vampires. With the help of her close friends, Willow (Alyson Hannigan ), Xander (Nicholas Brendon), and her Watcher Giles (Anthony Stewart Head) she balances slaying, family, friendships, and relationships.
Disc 01
 1 hr 0 mins    9/26/2000  1.  Buffy vs. Dracula
While chasing a vampire in a cemetery, Buffy meets Dracula, who has come to Sunntdale to meet her. Buffy feels proud with the revelation of the greatest vampire in the world. Meanwhile, Giles secretly tells Willow that he will return to England since Buffy does not need his service of watcher anymore. Dracula turns Xander into his slave, and during the night, he visits Buffy, bites and put her under his thrall. Buffy hides the bite with a scarf and becomes powerless and seduced by the dark prince, who promises to disclose to her the darkness of her powers and increase them.
Director:  David Solomon  Writer:  Marti Noxon 
Guest starring:  Rudolf Martin, E. J. Gage, Scott Berman, Marita Schaub, Leslee Jean Matta, Jennifer Slimko,  Michelle Trachtenberg
 1 hr 0 mins    10/3/2000  2.  Real Me
After meeting Dracula, Buffy commits with Giles to be her watcher and help her to find the origin of her powers. Joyce Summers asks Buffy to look after her sister Dawn, who feels shadowed being the little sister of a famous slayer and an outsider of her group. They go with Giles, Tara and Willow to Mr. Bogarty's Magic Box store and Willow stumbles in his dead body. They realize that a gang of vampires have killed the man. Sooner they find that Harmony has formed a group of vampire minions with the intention of destroying Buffy. When Dawn invites Harmony to get in her house, the upset Buffy decides to chase Harmony and her vampires.
Director:  David Grossman  Writer:  David Fury 
Guest starring:  Brian Turk, Chaney Kley Minnis, Faith Abrahams,  Tom Lenk, Bob Morrisey
 1 hr 0 mins    10/10/2000  3.  The Replacement
Xander is not satisfied living in the basement of his parent's house and is looking for an apartment of his own to live with Anya. Meanwhile, a demon called Toth chases Buffy at the Magic Box, and his smell guides Giles to the city dump. When Buffy and the Scoobies see Toth in the garbage landfill, he uses a rod device called Ferrula-Gemina blasting a ray against Buffy but hitting Xander instead. Toth vanishes and the group leaves the place with a confident Xander. Later the insecure Xander awakes in a pile of trash, follows his double and meets Willow to tell about his clone. Giles finds that the ray discloses one person into half, distilling personality traits into two separate bodies. Further, if one part is destroyed, the other will die. While trying to find a mean to unite Xander, they have to face the evil Toth.
Director:  James A. Contner  Writer:  Jane Espenson 
Guest starring:  Michael Bailey Smith, Cathy Cohen, David Rivers, Fritz Greve, Kelly Donovan
 1 hr 0 mins    10/17/2000  4.  Out of My Mind
Joyce faints while at home, and while the gang is at the hospital, Dawn discovers that Riley's heartbeat is off the charts, but Riley ignores it. When Buffy enlists the Initiative's help, Riley gets angry and runs, and he eventually admits to Buffy that he's afraid they'll make him a normal guy, causing her to lose interest in him. She manages to get him to the Initiative doctor, only to find that Spike has forced the doctor to remove his chip...
Director:  David Grossman  Writer:  Rebecca Rand Kirshner 
Guest starring:  Deirdre Holder, Time Winters
Disc 02
 1 hr 0 mins    10/24/2000  5.  No Place Like Home
A mysterious woman arrives in town looking for "The Key", and Buffy investigates a possible supernatural cause behind her mother's illness. She performs a ritual to see spells, and discovers something is not quite right about Dawn. Meanwhile, the gang helps Giles see through the re-opening of the magic shop, and Giles hires Anya to work for him.
Director:  David Solomon  Writer:  Douglas Petrie 
Guest starring:  Ravil Isyanov, James Wellington, Paul Hayes, Staci Lawrence, John Sarkisian
 1 hr 0 mins    11/7/2000  6.  Family
Buffy tells Giles the truth about Dawn and they decide to keep the secret about her origin. Buffy moves back home to stay together with her sick mother and Dawn. On the Eve of Tara's birthday, her big brother Donny, her father and her cousin visit her to bring her back home, since she would have a demon inside that would unleash in her twentieth anniversary. Meanwhile, The Beast forces Lei-Ach demons to chase and kill Buffy. Tara casts a spell to her friends to make demons invisible bringing trouble to her friends.
Director:  Joss Whedon  Writer:  Joss Whedon 
Guest starring:  Amy Adams, Steve Rankin, Kevin Rankin, Ezra Buzzington, Megan Gray, Teddy Pendergrass,  Brian Tee, Peggy Gross
 1 hr 0 mins    11/14/2000  7.  Fool For Love
While patrolling the cemetery, the self-confident Buffy fights against a vampire, is stabbed with her stake and saved by Riley. She tells the incident to Giles and decides to research how the previous Slayers were killed. She does not find any information in the watcher's journals and decides to seek the information from Spike. He tells that in 1880, in London, he was a bad poet and a shy good man in a non-corresponded love with Cecily. When he meets Drusilla, she bites and converts him in the evil vampire. Later, in the same year in Yorkshire, he meets Angel and Darla and is challenged to defeat a slayer. In 1900, in China, he is well-succeeded and kills his first slayer. In 1977, in the subway of New York City, he kills his second slayer. He advises Buffy that she must never be reckless and keep her death wish to survive.
Director:  Nick Marck  Writer:  Douglas Petrie 
Guest starring:  Kali Rocha, Edward Fletcher, Katherine Leonard, Matthew Lang, Chris Daniels, Kenneth Feinburg, Steve Heinze, Ming Liu, April Weeden-Washington
 1 hr 0 mins    11/21/2000  8.  Shadow
Joyce goes to the hospital for a CAT scan, the doctor finds a shadow and she is immediately submitted to a surgery. The doctor discloses that she has a low grade glioma (i.e. a brain tumor). Buffy wants to use magic to heal her mother, but Giles, Willow and Tara advise her that it would be of high risky for humans. Meanwhile, Glory goes to the Magic Box, and the naive Giles sells two powerful components for an ancient Sobekite spell. Anya discloses it later through the receipts, while Glory conjures a snake demon to track the Key. When the snake demon finds Dawn in the Magic Box, Buffy and Giles follow the demon trying to kill it before getting to Glory.
Director:  Daniel Attias  Writer:  David Fury 
Guest starring:  Kevin Weisman, Megan Gray, William Forward
Disc 03
 1 hr 0 mins    11/28/2000  9.  Listening to Fear
While Buffy and Dawn stay with Joyce in the hospital, Giles, Willow and Xander patrol the cemetery chasing vampires and Riley continues in his process of transformation in a vampire. Later, while watching the stars, Tara and Willow see a meteor crashing nearby Sunnydale. The Scooby group realizes that a demon called Queller has just landed on Earth. Joyce returns home since her surgery will occur only two days after, and the Queller arrives in the hospital attacking crazy people. Due to the compression of the tumor to her brain, Joyce acts strange having hallucinations, but she also sees the truth about Dawn and makes Buffy promise that she will take care of Dawn if she dies in the surgery. When the Queller arrives at Joyce's home chasing her, Buffy fights with it to save Joyce and Dawn.
Director:  David Solomon  Writer:  Rebecca Rand Kirshner 
Guest starring:  Barbara C. Adside, Debbie Lee Carrington, Paul Hayes, Keith Allan, Erin Leigh Price, April Adams,  Nick Chinlund, Kevin Weisman, Randy Thompson
 1 hr 0 mins    12/19/2000  10.  Into the Woods
After the surgery of Joyce, the surgeon tells Buffy, Dawn, Riley, Giles, Willow and Xander that the procedure was successful and the brain tumor had been totally removed, and Joyce would stay in the hospital for observation. While Anya and Xander lodge Dawn, Buffy and Riley spend the night together in her house. However, the snoopy Spike sees Riley leaving Buffy's place in the night while stalking her, and finds that Riley is addicted in vampire bite in a junkie nest where people pay to be bitten by vampires. He discloses the truth to Buffy, and she breaks with Riley after and argument. When the Initiative invites Riley to go to an operation in Belize, he gives an ultimatum to Buffy about the future of their relationship.
Director:  Marti Noxon  Writer:  Marti Noxon 
Guest starring:  Randy Thompson,  Nick Chinlund, Rainy Jo Stout, Emmanuel Xuereb, G. Adam Gifford
 1 hr 0 mins    1/9/2001  11.  Triangle
Giles travels to London for a watchers' meeting to discuss about Glory and leaves Anya in charge of the Magic Box. When Willow uses the supplies of the store to cast a spell to create a ball of sunshine to help Buffy to slay vampires, Anya argues with her and the distracted Willow releases a troll imprisoned in a parallel world. Olaf the troll destroys the store and goes to the Bronze to drink beer with the intention of eating babies. Meanwhile, the whimpering and needy Buffy is missing Riley and Willow and Anya chase Olaf. When they fight against the troll, Xander unsuccessfully tries to help his girlfriend and his best friend, and Olaf asks him to choose between Anya and Willow who might live.
Director:  Christopher Hibler  Writer:  Jane Espenson 
Guest starring:  Abraham Benrubi, Ranjani Brow
Disc 04
 1 hr 0 mins    1/23/2001  12.  Checkpoint
Giles informs Buffy and the Scooby gang that the Council of Watchers leaded by Quentin Travers will come to Sunnydale with information about Glory. When the arrogant team arrives, they blackmail Buffy and her friends, threatening Giles to send him back to England. Buffy and her friends accept to be submitted to the review leaded by Quentin. However, when Glory comes to Buffy's home and threatens her family and friends and Buffy is attacked by the Knights of Byzanthium, she changes her attitude in a matter of power.
Director:  Nick Marck  Writer:  Jane Espenson  / Douglas Petrie 
Guest starring:  Wesley Mask, Justin Gorence, Peter Husmann, Jack Thomas, John O'Leary, Cynthia Lamontagne,  Oliver Muirhead, Kris Iyer, Kevin Weisman, Harris Yulin
 1 hr 0 mins    2/6/2001  13.  Blood Ties
On the day of her twentieth birthday, Buffy tells the Scooby Gang that Dawn is The Key and they act in a suspicious way with Dawn. In the night, Dawn leaves the party and breaks into the Magic Box with Spike, seeking Giles's diary and finding the truth about her. Meanwhile, Glory destroys the Knights of Byzantium and somehow switches body's with Ben, fighting against Buffy and her friends. Willow uses a powerful teleportation spell to momentarily get rid of Glory.
Director:  Michael Gershman  Writer:  Steven S. DeKnight 
Guest starring:  Justin Gorence, Michael Emanuel, Joe Ochman, Paul Bates, Carl J. Johnson, Candice Nicole, Elyssa D. Vito
 1 hr 0 mins    2/13/2001  14.  Crush
While in the Bronze with Scooby Gang, Spike sees Buffy alone at a table and talks to her. However, Buffy sees Ben and stays with him. Meanwhile, a train arrives in Sunnydale with all the passengers dead. When Buffy sees that Dawn is hanging out with Spike, she asks if Dawn has a crush on Spike, and she tells that Spike is in love with her. When Spike confesses that he is in love with her, Buffy becomes nauseated, upset and rejects him. Meanwhile, Drusilla meets Spike, convinces him that the chip in his brain does not cause pain, and Spike is back.
Director:  Daniel Attias  Writer:  David Fury 
Guest starring:  Frederick Dawson, Greg Wayne, Joseph Digiandomenico, Walter Borchert, Asher Glaser, Jennifer Bergman, Nell Shanahan
 1 hr 0 mins    2/20/2001  15.  I Was Made to Love You
Joyce is nervous and her anxiety is because she is going to date a man called Brian that she has recently met. Meanwhile, a strange and beautiful girl called April arrives in Sunnydale seeking her mysterious boyfriend Warren. Buffy and her friends are in a party, and when Spike flirts with April, she throws him through the window, and then hits Buffy. Buffy and the Scooby gang realize that April is a robot searching for her creator. Meanwhile Glory finds that Ben unsuccessfully tried to date Buffy.
Director:  James A. Contner  Writer:  Jane Espenson 
Guest starring:  Shonda Farr, Amelinda Embry, Paul Darrigo, Gil Christner, Kelly Felix, Paul Walia
Disc 05
 1 hr 0 mins    2/27/2001  16.  The Body
Buffy sees Joyce lying on the couch, calls 911 and unsuccessfully follows emergency procedures. When the paramedics arrive, they realize that Joyce is dead. Buffy calls Giles and goes to the school to tell Dawn. Along the day, the Scooby gang grieves the death of Joyce and sympathizes with Buffy.
Director:  Joss Whedon  Writer:  Joss Whedon 
Guest starring:  Randy Thompson, Kevin Crisalton, Stefan Umstead, Loanne Bishop, J. Evan Bonifant,  Kelli Garner, Rae'Ven Larrymore-Kelly, Tia Matza, John Michael Herndon
 1 hr 0 mins    4/17/2001  17.  Forever
Buffy organizes the funeral services for Joyce without a wake, respecting her last will, and after the service she meets Angel, who has come to Sunnydale to support her. Meanwhile Dawn becomes obsessed in bringing her mother back. She steals infamous witchcraft books from Willow and from the Magic Box, and helped by Spike, they visit the demon Doc, an expert in black magic that teaches Dawn resurrection techniques. She steals a Ghora demon egg in the Hell Mouth with Spike for her black magic, and she interrupts her spell after a serious conversation with Buffy. Meanwhile Ben unintentionally discloses to Jinx that The Key is an innocent in a human form.
Director:  Marti Noxon  Writer:  Marti Noxon 
Guest starring:  Joel Grey, Alan Henry Brown, Darius Dudley, Annie Talbot, Noor Shic, Andrea Gall
 1 hr 0 mins    4/24/2001  18.  Intervention
Buffy is feeling that she is turning into stone, losing her ability to love and her humanity, and wants to take a break in her vampire slayer's duties. Giles persuades her to travel for a vision quest in a sacred place in the desert to bring her concentration back. Meanwhile, Spike gets the Buffy-robot from Warren and both the Scooby gang and Glory's minions believe that the robot is the real Buffy, and the minions assume that Spike is The Key. Buffy has a vision of the First Slayer, who tells her that death is her gift. Spike resists Glory's tortures and receives his reward in the end.
Director:  Michael Gershman  Writer:  Jane Espenson 
Guest starring:  Sharon Ferguson, Kelly Donovan
 1 hr 0 mins    5/1/2001  19.  Tough Love
While Buffy tries to control a motherless Dawn and bring their lives back to some sort of normalcy, Tara and Willow get into their first major argument. Meanwhile, Glory thinks she has figured out who the Key is.
Director:  David Grossman  Writer:  Rebecca Rand Kirshner 
Guest starring:  Anne Betancourt, Leland Crooke, Alan Heitz, Pat Skipper
Disc 06
 1 hr 0 mins    5/8/2001  20.  Spiral
Buffy realizes that she can never beat Glory, so she and the Scoobies leave Sunnydale in Spike's RV. Unfortuntely, the Knights of Byzantium are quickly on their tail, deciding that they must kill Dawn before Glory can get to her.
Director:  James A. Contner  Writer:  Steven S. DeKnight 
Guest starring:  Wade Williams, Karim Prince, Justin Gorence, Lily Knight, Jack Donner, Bob Morrisey, Paul Bates, Carl J. Johnson, Mary Sheldon
 1 hr 0 mins    5/15/2001  21.  The Weight of the World
Despite the gang's best efforts, Glory has succeeded in taking Dawn. This failure after so much effort proves too much for Buffy and she slips into a catatonic state. Willow must use magic to enter her mind and help her work through the trauma before it is too late to save Dawn and the rest of the world from Glory.
Director:  David Solomon  Writer:  Douglas Petrie 
Guest starring:  Dean Butler, Lily Knight, Bob Morrisey,  Joel Grey, Alexandra Lee, Paul Bates, Carl J. Johnson, Mathew Land
 1 hr 0 mins    5/22/2001  22.  The Gift
In the 100th episode, another imminent apocalypse is at hand in Sunnydale. Buffy must square off against a God when Glory prepares to use Dawn to break down the walls between the dimensions and unleash all Hell on Earth. Buffy and the gang go to battle, knowing that not all of them will survive.
Director:  Joss Whedon  Writer:  Joss Whedon 
Guest starring:  Craig Zimmerman, Josh Jacobson, Tom Kiesche,  Joel Grey
Edition Details
Edition Season 5
Series Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Distributor 20th Century Fox
Release Date 5/30/2006
Packaging Custom Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Subtitles English; English (Closed Captioned); Spanish
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Surround [English]
Dolby Digital Surround [French]
Dolby Digital Surround [Spanish]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Discs/Tapes 6

Disc 01 Season Five Overview Selected Episode Commentary Seven Featurettes Outtakes Selected Episode Scripts DVD-ROM Content - Buffy Demon Guide Still Gallery and more!
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