Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
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The Weight of the World 

When Buffy lapses into a catatonic state, Willow uses magic to find out why; a tug-of-war erupts between Glory and Ben over Dawn's ultimate fate.

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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. Written by Alex

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The flashback scenes take place in Los Angeles in 1986. See more »

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Willow Rosenberg: Separate.
[Xander and Spike are magically pushed several feet apart]
Willow Rosenberg: Buffy's out. Glory has Dawn. Sometime real soon, she's gonna use Dawn to tear down the barrier between every dimension there is, so if you two want to fight, you do it after the world ends, okay? All right. First, we head back to Sunnydale. Xander'll take Giles to a hospital. Anya's looking after Tara, and Spike, you find Glory. Check her apartment. See if she's still there. Try anything stupid like payback and I will get very ...
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Featured in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Gift (2001) See more »

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Performed by Nerf Herder
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A filler, though well made
18 September 2009 | by (Milano, Italia) – See all my reviews

Though being a very good episode, dreamy like "Restless" (one of my favorite ones), "The Weight of the World" remains a filler: some like "OMG: the season should be 22 episodes long and we are short of one!". I do think that Buffy's catatonic state is stressed like, say, she become Mormon or Scientologist. IMHO a catatonic Slayer is a contradiction in terms! The good side is that Willow takes her wizardry to a metaphysical level, not just interacting with physical laws to change them. She had to face both Tara's (her lover) and Buffy's (her best friend) madness and she succeeded to cure them both. (Tara is cured in next episode, but here are shown new Willow's powers).


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