Tough Love
Episode 19 of 22 within Season Five. Item 98 of 145 overall.
Production number 5ABB19.
8.28
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Buffy must act as the authority figure for Dawn now that their mum is gone.

Meanwhile, Buffy fears that Glory is closer to discovering "The Key" when she takes another friend of Buffy's hostage.

original airdate--May 1,2001            rating--4.6 million

network--WB

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

 

 

Goof: In a close-up of their hands, Glory crushes Tara's hand to the point of blood pouring from many of Tara's fingers and onto the bench. A few shots later - cut to a two-shot of Glory & Tara and there is no sign of blood on their hands or the bench. Then Glory raises their hands and there is only a little dried blood.

  • In season 5, 'Tough Love', Glory crushes Tara's hand causing her blood to drip onto the bench. In later shots however, there is no blood on the bench, it is clean.

Trivia: Tara and Willow also have their most serious fight yet in this episode, related to Tara's unease at Willow's magic use, effectively setting up some of the next season's chief conflicts.

  • Tara express her fear that Willow will leave her for a man.

 

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regional titles

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Tough Love
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Magie noire
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Götterdämmerung
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Contrasti d'amore
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Amor duro