Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 5, Episode 22

The Gift (22 May 2001)

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As Glory prepares Dawn for a bloodletting ritual that will open a portal to another dimension, Buffy and her friends prepare for battle.



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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. Written by Alex

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As Buffy gives her final warning before the battle, Spike says that it was not "St. Crispin Day speech", to which Giles says "We few, we happy few" and Spike continues "we band of buggers". This is a direct spoof St. Crispin Day Speech from Shakespeare's Henry V, where the title king rallies his troops and it is considered one of the most rousing war speeches ever, and from which the famous "Band of Brothers" line comes. See more »


At 24:07, as the camera pulls back from Dawn, along the top edge of the screen you can see over the TransLight backdrop that is providing the cityscape behind her, into the studio beyond. See more »


[to a vampire in an alley]
Buffy: You ever heard the expression, "biting off more than you can chew?"
[he shakes his head]
Buffy: Okay. Um, how 'bout the expression, "Vampire Slayer?"
Vampire: What the hell you talkin' about?
Buffy: Wow, never heard that one. Okay, how about, "Oh, God, my leg, my leg?"
[he attacks her and she breaks his leg]
Vampire: Oh, God, my leg!
Buffy: See, now we're communicating.
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As this was the last episode to be aired on the WB network), the "previously on" clip contains clips or images for almost all (or all) of the previous 99 episodes. See more »


References Cannibal! The Musical (1993) See more »


Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett
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Buffy is a Hero and Death Is her Gift
15 October 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Buffy tells that she would kill anyone that could harm Dawn. Anya suggests the use of the Dagon sphere and the Troll's hammer to fight against Glory. While in the basement looking for the magical objects, Xander proposes Anya. Glory prepares Dawn for the ritual and the Scooby gang uses Tara to find the exact location where Glory is. Willow retrieves Tara's brain from Glory, and while Buffy and the gang battle against Glory and her followers, Doc unexpectedly makes Dawn bleed, opening the gate to hell and forcing Buffy to a deadly decision.

In this last episode of Season Five, Buffy defeats Glory but spares Ben, while Giles have an unthinkable attitude. The battle between Buffy and Glory is disappointing and the surprising conclusion will only be resolved in the next season. Unfortunately Fox do Brasil distributor does not respect the Brazilian consumers and I have no idea when or if they will release the Sixth Season on DVD. The most hilarious moment of this episode is when Spike asks Buffy: "When you say you love us all…" and is interrupted by a shut-up. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Dom" ("The Gift")

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