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"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" New Moon Rising (2000)

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Writers:
Joss Whedon (created by)
Marti Noxon (written by)
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Original Air Date:
2 May 2000 (Season 4, Episode 19)
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Plot:
Oz's return to Sunnydale leads to his incarceration by the Initiative and complicates the relationship between Willow and Tara. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
James A. Contner 
 
Writing credits
Joss Whedon (created by)

Marti Noxon (written by)

Produced by
Gail Berman .... executive producer
James A. Contner .... co-producer
Gareth Davies .... producer
Jane Espenson .... co-producer
David Fury .... producer
Sandy Gallin .... executive producer
David Greenwalt .... consulting producer
Fran Rubel Kuzui .... executive producer
Kaz Kuzui .... executive producer
Marti Noxon .... supervising producer
David Solomon .... co-producer
Joss Whedon .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Christophe Beck 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Gershman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Regis Kimble  (as Regis B. Kimble)
 
Casting by
Anya Colloff 
Jennifer Fishman 
Amy McIntyre Britt 
 
Production Design by
Carey Meyer 
 
Art Direction by
Caroline Quinn 
 
Set Decoration by
David A. Koneff  (as David Koneff)
 
Costume Design by
Cynthia Bergstrom 
 
Makeup Department
Robin Beauchesne .... makeup artist
Gloria Pasqua Casny .... hair stylist
Todd McIntosh .... makeup supervisor
Michael Moore .... key hair stylist
Brigette A. Myre .... makeup artist (as Brigette Myre-Ellis)
Lisa Marie Rosenberg .... hair stylist
John Vulich .... special makeup effects supervisor
 
Production Management
Marc David Alpert .... production supervisor (as Marc D. Alpert)
John F. Perry .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Athena Alexander .... second assistant director
Brenda Kalosh .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Keith A. Cuba .... leadman (as Keith Cuba)
Randy Eriksen .... property master
Lisa Gamel .... paint foreman
Victoria Ruskin .... set designer
Kelly Schultz .... set dresser (1998-2002)
Stella Starlight .... graphic designer
Steve West .... construction coordinator (as Stephen L. West)
Dylan J. Hay Chapman .... set dresser (uncredited)
Damon Hight .... general foreman (uncredited)
David Ronan .... assistant propmaster (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ron Evans .... re-recording mixer
Robert Guastini .... dialogue & adr editor
Kurt Kassulke .... re-recording mixer
Cindy Rabideau .... supervising sound editor
Adam Sawelson .... re-recording mixer
David Yaffe .... production sound mixer (as David Barr Yaffe)
Mike Marchain .... sound editor (uncredited)
Tami Treadwell .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Bruce Minkus .... special effects coordinator
Damian Fisher .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Loni Peristere .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Jay Caputo .... stunts
Sophia Crawford .... stunt double: Buffy
Gloria O'Brien .... stunt double: Amber Benson
Michael Owen .... stunts
Jeff Pruitt .... stunt coordinator
Brian Hite .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Zach Hudson .... stunt actor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Allen D. Easton .... camera operator
Tom Keefer .... key grip
Chris Strong .... chief lighting technician
Tony Olivieri .... Steadicam focus puller (uncredited)
Eric Parker .... assistant chief lighting technician (uncredited)
Bob Snowdon .... grip (uncredited)
Tim Speed .... lighting console operator (uncredited)
Marshall Valentine .... grip (uncredited)
Anthony Van Dyk .... lighting technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Lonnie Hamerman .... casting associate
Marcia Shulman .... original casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nickolaus Brown .... costumer
Lori DeLapp .... key costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Marilyn McMahon Adams .... assistant editor (as Marilyn Adams)
Brian Wankum .... post-production coordinator
Tamara Becher .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Fernand Bos .... music editor
Tommy Morgan .... musician: harmonica (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Bob Ellis .... transportation coordinator (as Robert Ellis)
 
Other crew
Cathy Carr .... production coordinator
Edward J. Duffy .... location manager (as Ed Duffy)
David H. Goodman .... script coordinator (as David Goodman)
Diego Gutierrez .... assistant: Joss Whedon
Rhonda Hyde .... script supervisor
J.D. Peralta .... assistant: Marti Noxon (as JD Peralta)
Edwin L. Perez .... production auditor
Douglas Petrie .... executive story editor (as Doug Petrie)
Kelly Harris .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Runtime:
60 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
After this episode, in which Willow comes out as a lesbian and chooses to stay with Tara, aired, a group of internet board posters sent show creator Joss Whedon an engraved toaster to thank him for the storyline. This was a reference to the "coming-out" episode of "Ellen" (1994), (a show on which longtime Buffy writer Jane Espenson had also worked) in which there had been a running joke about the GLBT movement awarding every newly out person a toaster for "joining."See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: Having rescued Riley and after getting Oz out of his cell in the initiative, Buffy and the gang get into the elevator. As the elevator door closes, you can see the handle on the right hand side used for pulling the door open, and the fingers of the crew member pushing the door closed.See more »
Quotes:
Oz:I mean, it turns out, the one thing that brings it out of me is you, which falls under the heading of "ironic" in my book.
Willow:It was my fault. I upset you.
Oz:[dryly sarcastic] Well, so we're safe then. 'Cause you'll never do that again.
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Soundtrack:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer ThemeSee more »

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13 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Affected By Love, 20 August 2006
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In the full moon, Oz returns to Sunnydale and spends the night with Willow telling that he was healed of the wolf thing in Tibet, using meditation, drinking some teas and using some charms. Willow has no courage to tell him her relationship with Tara. When Oz finds that Tara and Willow are in love, he becomes upset, loses control and transforms in a werewolf, being captured by the Initiative. Riley tries to help him, but is arrested. Meanwhile, Spike closes an agreement with Adam, and guides the Scooby group to the Initiative to release Oz and Riley.

"New Moon Rising" is another great episode of the Fourth Season, where the love of Willow and Tara is finally disclosed. In the previous episodes, there was insinuation of their relationship, and it was quite obvious, but now Willow tells Buffy the truth. The situation of Riley, considered a traitor by the Initiative, seems to become complicated for the next episodes and the evil plot of Adam now has a powerful allied, Spike. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "A Ascenção da Lua Nova" ("The Ascension of the New Moon")

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