The Weight Of the World

Season 5 Episode #21
Overall Episode #99; Original air date May 15, 2001
Written by Doug Petrie. Directed by David Solomon.

Slay Me - episode rating
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You waste time with kid gloves. I'm willing ot wager when all is said and done Buffy likes it rough. -Spike to Xander re: a comatose Buffy.

The Story:
- - All This Has A Name, It's Called Guilt - -

Say What? - quote of the week... More Quotes
Glory: How do they do it?
Dawn: Do what?
Glory: People! How do they function here like this in the world with all this bile running through them? Every day it's whoo-oo. You have no control. They're not even animals, they're just these meatbaggy slaves to, to hormones and pheromones and their, their feelings. Hate em! I mean really. Is this what the poets go on about, this? Call me crazy, but as hard-core drugs go, human emotion is just useless! People are puppets! Everyone getting jerked around by what they're feelin. Am I wrong? Really, I want to know. Gonna bleed you either way.
Dawn: Depends on the person.
Glory: So you're saying some people like this.
Dawn: Some.
Glory: Funny. Cause I look around at this world you're so eager to be a part of... and all I see is six billion lunatics looking for the fastest ride out. Who's not crazy? Look around. Everyone's drinking, smoking, shooting up... shooting each other, or just plain screwing their brains out cause they don't want em anymore. I'm crazy? Honey, I'm the original one-eyed chicklet in the kingdon of the blind. Cause at least I admit the world makes me nuts.

Slayage - 0 - Xander thinks he kills Doc with a sword but he lives.

Body Count - 0 - Buffy repeatedly kills Dawn in her mind by suffocating her.

Credits - the cast: *Sarah Michelle Gellar - Buffy Summers; *Nicholas Brendon - Xander Harris; *Alyson Hannigan - Willow Rosenberg; *Anthony Stewart Head - Rupert Giles; *James Marsters - Spike; *Emma Caulfield - Anya; *Michelle Trachtenberg - Dawn Summers; Clare Kramer - Glory; Charlie Webber - Ben; Dean Butler - Hank Summers; Lily Knight - Grodi; Bab Morrisey - Crazy #1; Amber Benson - Tara Maclay; Joel Grey - Doc; Kristine Sutherland - Joyce Summers; Todd Duffey - Murk; Alexandra Lee - Young Buffy; Paul Bates - Crazy #2; Carl J. Johnson - Crazy #3; Matthew Lang - Hight Priest Minion.

Rock On - Soundtrack: Episode score by Thomas Wanker.

Awesome!! - don't miss these highlights
** Glory's speech to Dawn about humanity and how the world makes her nuts.
** Some great shots in Buffy's mental loop including the overhead shot of Willow and Buffy in the Summers's hallway and the conversation in the Magic Box between the 2 Buffys and Willow.
** The fight between Glory and Ben over Dawn.

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