Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
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When relatives arrive in Sunnydale, to celebrate her birthday, Tara uses a magic spell on her friends to keep them from learning her "secret." Meanwhile, Glory unleashes a hoard of demons to hunt down Buffy.

Director:

Joss Whedon

Writers:

Joss Whedon (created by), Joss Whedon
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon ... Xander Harris
Alyson Hannigan ... Willow Rosenberg
Marc Blucas ... Riley Finn
Emma Caulfield Ford ... Anya (as Emma Caulfield)
Michelle Trachtenberg ... Dawn Summers
James Marsters ... Spike
Anthony Head ... Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Mercedes McNab ... Harmony Kendall
Clare Kramer ... Glory
Charlie Weber ... Ben
Amy Adams ... Cousin Beth
Steve Rankin ... Mr. Maclay
Amber Benson ... Tara Maclay
Ezra Buzzington ... Bartender
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Storyline

Buffy tells Giles the truth about Dawn and they decide to keep the secret about her origin. Buffy moves back home to stay together with her sick mother and Dawn. On the Eve of Tara's birthday, her big brother Donny, her father and her cousin visit her to bring her back home, since she would have a demon inside that would unleash in her twentieth anniversary. Meanwhile, The Beast forces Lei-Ach demons to chase and kill Buffy. Tara casts a spell to her friends to make demons invisible bringing trouble to her friends. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2000 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The bartender in this episode is played by Ezra Buzzington. Though apropos, that's not a 'gag' credit, but is in fact the actual stage name of this very accomplished actor. See more »

Goofs

At 17:32, when the view cuts from an "over" of Buffy to a "two-shot" of her and Dawn, Buffy's arms jump from down at her sides to akimbo. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Willow: Tell me a story.
Tara: Okay. Once upon a time, there was, um... a kitty. She was very little, and she was all alone, and nobody wanted her.
Willow: This is a very upsetting story.
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Connections

References American History X (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Performed by Nerf Herder
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How Does This Have An 8.2???
19 October 2017 | by mcpuffin-27569See all my reviews

How on Earth can this horribly written and horrifically acted episode have an 8.2????? This is by far the worst episode of Buffy out of the whole series. The person who is trying to act the Tera character is just god-awful!!!!! She's NOT an actress. Her idea of a stutter is an actual an insult to those with a stutter and those who are real actors. It's as if she didn't research the part at all!


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