Glory transforms a snake into a terrifying monster in her quest to find the Key; Joyce is hospitalized after being diagnosed with an illness.

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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. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A customer comes into Giles's Magic Box and asks for a copy of "Aleister Crowley Sings." Crowley was a famous occultist of the 20th century, often referred to as "the wickedest man in the world." See more »

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During the snake hunt, when Giles backs up his red BMW after first driving past the hole in the fence, he brakes and the sound of his tires squealing goes on for a second even after he has come to a stop. See more »

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[Riley's throwing Spike out after catching him smelling Buffy's sweater]
Spike: I know, for a bleedin' fact, the Slayer wouldn't mind me bein' here.
Riley: Right. What's a little sweater sniffing between sworn enemies?
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References Cinderella (1950) See more »

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Performed by Nerf Herder
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Anaconda and Glioma
30 September 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Joyce goes to the hospital for a CAT scam, 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.

In this episode, in addition to Joyce's illness and the fight between Buffy and the demon snake, there is another important scene: Riley feels rejected by Buffy and dates a vampire hooker, let her bite him and them he kills her. The funniest part is when Spike sneaks in Buffy's room to sniff her clothes and Riley catches him. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Sombra" ("The Shadow")


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