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
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.
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.