Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996–2003)
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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.

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2000 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

It becomes clear why Tara sabotaged Willow's demon locator spell in "Goodbye Iowa" to conceal what she believed to be her demon blood. 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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Featured in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Gift (2001) See more »

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I Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Written by Melanie Doane and Kevin Fox
Performed by Melanie Doane
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The Real Family of Tara
24 September 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

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.

This reasonable episode is centered in Tara, a character that has not been well explored along the last seasons. Tara sees who her real family is, increasing her bonds with the Scooby group. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Família" ("Family")


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