Episode 18 of 22 within Season Five. Item 97 of 145 overall.
Production number 5ABB18.
Jane Espenson - Writer
Michael Gershman - Director
353 votes

When Spike can't have the real thing he has Warren make him a Buffybot. When Anya and Xander later see Spike and the Buffybot having sex they are disgusted. Giles send Buffy on a quest when she see's The First Slayer who has a message "Death is your gift".

Buffy returns home and the truth about the bot is found out rather quickly. The gang finds out Spike is being help by Glory as she is torturing him for the location of the key which he knows. After all is well again Buffy makes it clear that she is disgusted by the robot, but softens up and informs Spike that she will never forget what he did for them. Leaving him speechless from when she kissed him.

original airdate--April 24,2001          rating--4.7 million

music--Theme Song: "Buffy Theme" by Nerf Herder


Body Count

  • One vampire, dusted by Anya
  • One vampire, dusted by the Buffybot
  • One vampire, dusted by Spike

Goofs: Spike is standing in front of Glory with his hands tied behind his back when Glory hits him his arms fly out to the sides but when he hits the wall his hands are tied behind his back again.

  • There are many times in Glory's apartment where Spike or part of him is exposed to direct sunlight but he seems unaffected.
  • Just before Buffy says, "Hello Kitty," in the desert, a blue shirt sleeve is briefly visible on the right-hand side of the screen.
  • When Buffy is following the cougar in the desert, in a long shot are visible the legs of someone of the crew striding in the higher right side of the screen.

Trivia: The first time that Spike and Buffy kiss without magical intervention.

  • Nicholas Brendon was ill for part of the filming of this episode, so his twin brother, Kelly Donovan stood in for him for the part of Xander Harris.


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098 Tough Love

regional titles

La quÍte
Der Zorn der Göttin
Pronto intervento