The Weight of the World / The Gift
With "The Weight of the World" on Buffy's shoulders (see what I did there?), her mind takes a break. Willow steps into a leadership role and directs the Scoobies to help Giles and surveil Glory. She then steps into Buffy's brain to see if she can't guide her back to reality. Meanwhile, Glory prepares Dawn for the ritual and Ben must choose between the light and dark sides of the force. Kristen and Mike discuss Ben - his background, character, and morality. And we debate the efficacy of Buffy's mind-loop.
To celebrate the season and network finale "The Gift", we share your Stacker Stories about watching the episode for the first time!
In the ep, Buffy makes it clear to the Scoobies that even if it saves the world. no harm shall come to Dawn. Motivated and peppy, Anya cheerleads the "how to we stop Glory" plan. With the Dagon Sphere, troll hammer, and Buffybot in tow, the gang follows Tara to the Tower of Terror. They launch an all-out well-calculated seige on Glory. But Doc's presence throws their plans out the window, and the walls between dimensions break down. We examine Dawn's growth over this season, and Giles' solution to the Ben problem. And we bemoan the exasperating ways networks can ruin an amazing season finale.
PLUS! Season 5 Yearbook Awards and Stacker Surprise - help Jinxy worship Glorificus!