Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
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Intervention 

A weary Buffy seeks to regain focus by embarking on a quest with the First Slayer; Spike cavorts with his very own "Buffybot" and Glory instructs her minions to spy on Buffy's friends in the hopes of ascertaining the Key's true identity.

Director:

Michael Gershman

Writers:

Joss Whedon (created by), Jane Espenson
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Buffy Summers / Buffy Bot
Nicholas Brendon ... Xander Harris
Alyson Hannigan ... Willow Rosenberg
Emma Caulfield Ford ... Anya (as Emma Caulfield)
Michelle Trachtenberg ... Dawn Summers
James Marsters ... Spike
Anthony Head ... Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Clare Kramer ... Glory
Adam Busch ... Warren Meers
Troy Blendell ... Jinx (as Troy T. Blendell)
Amber Benson ... Tara Maclay
Sharon Ferguson ... Primitive
Todd Duffey ... Murk
Kelly Donovan ... Xander Harris
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Storyline

Buffy is feeling that she is turning into stone, losing her ability to love and her humanity, and wants to take a break in her vampire slayer's duties. Giles persuades her to travel for a vision quest in a sacred place in the desert to bring her concentration back. Meanwhile, Spike gets the Buffy-robot from Warren and both the Scooby gang and Glory's minions believe that the robot is the real Buffy, and the minions assume that Spike is The Key. Buffy has a vision of the First Slayer, who tells her that death is her gift. Spike resists Glory's tortures and receives his reward in the end. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Swahili

Release Date:

24 April 2001 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This the first time Buffy kisses Spike with true emotion and affection; even if only spurred on by gratitude for Spike taking such a beating and not giving up Dawn to Glory, the latest Big Bad. This also marks very clearly that Buffy's emotions are turning at least friendly toward Spike. See more »

Goofs

There are many times in Glory's apartment where Spike or part of him is exposed to direct sunlight but he seems unaffected. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Buffy Summers: Giles, you don't have to help. You cooked.
Rupert Giles: Oh, come on. I quite like to cook. Helping you two out makes me feel useful.
Dawn Summers: Wanna clean out the garage on Saturday? You could feel indispensable.
Rupert Giles: Hmm. How tempting.
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Connections

References The Price Is Right (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Performed by Nerf Herder
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Death is Buffy's Gift
13 October 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Buffy is feeling that she is turning into stone, losing her ability to love and her humanity, and wants to take a break in her vampire slayer's duties. Giles persuades her to travel for a vision quest in a sacred place in the desert to bring her concentration back. Meanwhile, Spike gets the Buffy-robot from Warren and both the Scooby gang and Glory's minions believe that the robot is the real Buffy, and the minions assume that Spike is The Key. Buffy has a vision of the First Slayer, who tells her that death is her gift. Spike resists Glory's tortures and receives his reward in the end.

"Intervention" is one of the best episodes of the Fifth Season so far, alternating dramatic and hilarious moments. The reaction of Xander and Anya assuming that Buffy is having sex with Spike is extremely funny. The attitude of Buffy with Spike in the end of the episode is probably the greatest moment of this great show. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "A Intervenção" ("The Intervention")


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