5x09 Listening To Fear
A Queller demon lands in Sunnydale in a fiery meteorite and begins killing all the mentally ill people it can find. Meanwhile, Joyce has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, and while she waits to undergo her operation the tumor is making her act increasingly unusual. Buffy must find and defeat the demon before it senses her mother's madness and makes her its next victim.
Riley: Oh, yeah. I'm sorry about last time. Heard I missed out on some fun.
Xander: Oh, yeah, fun was had. Also frolic, merriment, and near-death hijinks.
Ok, wow. I would have to rank this awful Alien-demon thing in the top 3 worst costume/make-up things ever. However, it was really gross no matter how bad it looked. So, I guess it was successful in that right.
5x10 Into the Woods
At the hospital, the Scooby Gang awaits news from the doctor about Joyce's surgery and they are all relieved when the surgery is a success. Dawn spends the night with Xander and Anya. With the house to themselves, Buffy and Riley spend a romantic evening together. In the middle of the night, Riley sneaks out and Spike follows him into an old building.
Spike: Sometimes I envy you so much it chokes me. And sometimes I think I got the better deal. To be that close to her and not have her. To be all alone even when you're holding her. Feeling her, feeling her beneath you. Surrounding you. The scent... No, you got the better deal.
Spike then takes Buffy to where Riley has been going at night. It's like a big junkie house for humans that let vampires feed on 'em. He tells Buffy he wanted to see what she saw in it. Yanno, cuz of Angel and that one bite with Dracula. Riley is such a woman. Bah. Now I remember why he annoyed me so. Cuz he spiraled down into pussy-dom. He gets offered a position back in the military, so he basically gives Buffy an ultimatum. Meet him at midnight where he will be leaving in the middle of some park or something, or he leaves her forever. She manages to get there just as the helicopter is taking off and he doesn't even try to look back.
Harsh episode for some I'm sure. But not for me. Ciao Bucko!
While trying to create a new spell to help Buffy with her Slaying, Willow is distracted by an argument with Anya and accidentally releases a troll from a mystical prison. With Buffy in mourning over Riley leaving town, Willow and Anya may need to defeat the troll themselves before it flattens the entire town
Willow: Hello, gay now
Lame. Not worth more words.