Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 5, Episode 19

Tough Love (1 May 2001)

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When Tara falls victim to Glory's incredible power, Willow embraces dark magic and launches a counterattack.

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Buffy drops the semester in the university to rebuild her family, and receives an ultimatum from the principal of Dawn's school, who threatens to send Dawn to a foster house if Buffy is not capable to control her. Willow and Tara have a quarrel, and Willow leaves Tara alone in a festival. Glory sucks Tara's mind, and Willow uses a powerful black magic trying to defeat Glory. Meanwhile, Dawn blames herself for the mess with her friends. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When the doctor is firing Ben he says that one of his excuses could be eating too many Twinkies. This refers to the "Twinkie Defence" as used by Dan White when he was on the trial for the murder of Harvey Milk (San Francisco City Supervisor) and George Moscone (San Francisco City Mayor). See more »

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In a close-up of their hands, Glory crushes Tara's hand to the point of blood pouring from many of Tara's fingers and onto the bench. A few shots later - cut to a two-shot of Glory & Tara and there is no sign of blood on their hands or the bench. Then Glory raises their hands and there is only a little dried blood. See more »

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Rupert Giles: Are you alright?
Willow Rosenberg: Yeah.
Rupert Giles: Ah, yes. 'Cause your good mood is both obvious and contagious.
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References A Little Princess (1995) See more »

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Finding The Key
13 October 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Buffy drops the semester in the university to rebuild her family, and receives an ultimatum from the principal of Dawn's school, who threatens to send Dawn to a foster house if Buffy is not capable to control her. Willow and Tara have a quarrel, and Willow leaves Tara alone in a festival. Glory sucks Tara's mind, and Willow uses a powerful black magic trying to defeat Glory. Meanwhile, Dawn blames herself for the mess with her friends.

The climax of this episode is the conclusion, with Glory disclosing the identity of The Key. Willow realizes that she is not as powerful as she believes, and Spike gives good advices to Buffy. Glory asking if anybody has order an apocalypse is hilarious. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil: "Amor Violento" ("Violent Love")


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