Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 5, Episode 2

Real Me (3 Oct. 2000)

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As Harmony and her vampire gang plot Buffy's demise, Dawn adjusts to life with a Slayer.

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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. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Features Tom Lenk as the Vampire minion Cyrus. He would later join the cast starting in season 6 as recurring villain Andrew Wells. See more »

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When Giles, Buffy and Dawn are in the car on their way to the Magic Shop a crew members hand is visible on the car behind Giles at 8:56. See more »

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Dawn: [thinking] I don't think Buffy's Watcher likes me too much. I think it's cuz he's just so... old.
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Dawn: I'm not sure how old he is, but I heard him use the word 'newfangled' one time. So he's gotta be pretty far gone.
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Silly and Inconsistent
5 September 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

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.

In spite of having some funny moments, "Real Me" is one of the silliest episodes of this series. Buffy, who has always been shown as an only child along four seasons, surprisingly has a little sister of about fourteen or fifteen years old. Further, the envious girl is a complete moron, with the most stupid attitudes along the episode, and Buffy has to babysit the girl, in a totally inconsistent behavior for a "famous vampire slayer". I really did not like this dumb episode. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Meu Verdadeiro Eu" ("My True I")


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