Quentin Travers and a team from the Watchers Council arrive in Sunnydale with information about Glory. However, since Buffy no longer works for the Council, they decide that they must put her and her friends through a grueling set of tests to determine that she is worthy of their trust.
Anya: (Describing herself) Anya Christina Emanuella Jenkins, 20 years old…born on the fourth of July–and don’t think there weren’t jokes about that my whole life, Mr., because there were. ‘Who’s our little patriot?’ they’d say when I was younger, and therefore smaller and shorter than I am now.
Buffy stresses over the whole test thing the Watchers do, but in the end comes to the conclusion that the test is really for them. She decides whether they are allowed back into her life. And man, do they kowtow to her once she realizes she has the upperhand.
5×13 Blood Ties
Buffy finally tells her friends that Dawn is the Key and they start acting strangely when Dawn is around. Dawn figures out that something is wrong and wants the truth. She has seen that crazy people know that she is different, so she goes to the mental ward at the hospital for some answers.
Spike: (about Dawn) She’s not just a blob of energy, she’s also a 14 year-old hormone bomb. Which one’s screwing her up more right now, spin the bloody wheel.
Ok, I believe I am remembering why I didn’t like Dawn so much. Not that she doesn’t have the reason to, but gawd she’s a whiner. It gets a bit worse too as I recall.
Buffy notices that Dawn is spending a lot of time around Spike and assumes that Dawn has a crush on him. Dawn surprises her, however, by telling her that Spike is in love with Buffy. Meanwhile, a train pulls into the Sunnydale station with every passenger slaughtered by a vampire, and Buffy is finding it hard to concentrate on the investigation while simultaneously fending off Spike’s advances.
Buffy: The late-night stakeout, the bogus suspects, the flask? Is this a date?
Spike: A d- Please! A date? You are completely off your bird! I mean- Do you want it to be?
It was so cute to see Spike’s attempts at wooing Buffy. He was wearing khakis and a pastel shirt. I’m not sure she even noticed, but I did. He’s trying to be the type of man Buffy would want. It’s so cute. He even finally tells her that he loves her. She finds it completely disgusting though. Instead of letting him think he has a chance, she goes looking for him to make it very clear how she feels, and stumbles onto Spike with his guest Dru. He fakes Dru out, and ends up having Dru & Buffy tied up. He tells Buffy that he is willing to kill Dru to prove how much he loves her. Then Harmony gets all whiny cuz she’s not in the mix. In the end, she tells Spike she wants him to leave town. He also realizes she has revoked his invitation to her house. The look on his face when he sees that is just so hurt.
5×15 I Was Made to Love You
A strange girl arrives in Sunnydale searching everywhere for her boyfriend Warren. She is sweet, pretty, and strong enough to throw Spike through a window when he hits on her. Buffy and the gang decide that they must do something before someone less impervious to injury gets in her way and gets seriously hurt.
Buffy: Oh, no – love doctor Buffy is not in. I’m not qualified to give dating advice. I’ve had exactly two boyfriends, and they both left. Really left. Left town, left.
This girl was really good at being a overly happy cute robot chic. But overall, just kind of aÂ soso episode. But, it does kind of prep us for another episode involving a different robot soon.
Buffy talks to Ben the man-nurse and they plan on going out for coffee, but in the end she says she’s not ready for coffee yet. Coffee is quite the commitment. We also see more of the whole Glory and Ben share a body thing. What is up with that? That is so weird.
After the big fight with the Robot at the end, Buffy comes home and sees her mom lying somewhat lifeless on the couch…