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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 5 (2000-2001)

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Critic Consensus: Brilliant, risky and beautiful, Buffy reaches past the missteps of season four to deliver a fresh, unpredictable season that ends with a bang.

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Series 5 of the sci-fi series where a cheerleader is chosen to battle the forces of evil as she weathers the storms of young adulthood.

Cast

Sarah Michelle Gellar
as Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon
as Xander Harris
Alyson Hannigan
as Willow Rosenberg
Anthony Head
as Rupert Giles
Emma Caulfield
as Anya Emerson
Kristine Sutherland
as Joyce Summers
Juliet Landau
as Drusilla
Bob Morrisey
as Lunatic
Paul Bates
as Crazie #1
Donovan Kelly
as Xander Double
Carl Johnson
as Crazy #2
Nick Chinlund
as Major Ellis
Adam Busch
as Warren Meers
Paul Hayes
as Older Night Watchman
Harris Yulin
as Quentin Travers
Steve Rankin
as Mr. Maclay
Matthew Lang
as 2nd Male Partygoer
Kevin Cristalon
as First Paramedic
Stefan Umstead
as Second Paramedic
Ranjani Brow
as Young Nun
Sharon Ferguson
as First Slayer
E.J. Gage
as Mover #1
Loanne Bishop
as 911 Operator
Cynthia Lamontagne
as Female Council Member
James Wellington
as Night Watchman
Scott Berman
as Mover #2
Time Winters
as Dr. Overheiser
Rainy Jo Stout
as Junkie Vampire Girl
Tom Lenk
as Cyrus
Kathy Cohen
as Building Manager
Tim Winters
as Dr. Overheiser
Anne Betancourt
as Principal Stevens
Craig Zimmerman
as Minion #1
Michael Emanuel
as Burley Guard
Kelli Garner
as Kristie
Leland Crooke
as Professor Lillian
Marita Schaub
as Vampire Girl #1
Kris Iyer
as Nigel
Greg Wayne
as Student
Tom Kiesoke
as Vampire
Joe Ochman
as Janitor
Leslee Jean Matta
as Vampire Girl #2
Adam Gifford
as Thug Vamp
Andrea Gail
as Customer
Fritz Greve
as Construction Worker
Dierdre Holder
as Hospital Doctor
Ezra Buzzington
as Bartender
Keith Allan
as Skinny Mental Patient
Tia Matza
as Teacher
Jack Donner
as Cleric #1
Kali Rocha
as Cecily Addams
Jennifer Slimko
as Vampire Girl #3
John Arkisian
as Old Monk
Peggy Goss
as Crazy Person
Alan Henry Brow
as Funeral Director
Erin Leigh Price
as Vampire Chick
Wesley Mask
as Professor Roberts
Asher Glaser
as Boy in Bronze
Edward Fletcher
as Male Partygoer
Gil Christner
as Resident
Darius Dudley
as Minister
Jennifer Bergman
as Girl in Bronze
Annie Talbot
as Lady with Baby
Dean Butler
as Hank Summers
April Adams
as Nurse Lampkin
Candice Nicole
as Young Buffy
Katharine Leonard
as Female Partygoer
Kelly Felix
as Teenager
Paul Walia
as Friend
Nell Shanahan
as Waitress
Noor Shic
as Lady with Rosary
Alexandra Lee
as Young Buffy
Brian Tee
as Intern
Elyssa D. Vito
as Young Dawn
Jack Thomas
as Council Member #4
Chris Daniels
as Stabbing Vampire
Kenneth Feinberg
as Chaos Demon
John D'Leary
as Council Member #5
Steve Heinze
as Vampire #1
Liu Ming
as Chinese Slayer
April Walker
as Subway Slayer
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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" remains fresh and unpredictable, as it begins its fifth season, because it's always challenging its cast and its audience by shaking up the status quo.

November 17, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The season has a brilliant overarching story, with Glory as an incredibly powerful Big Bad, but also a super fun one.

November 22, 2017 | Full Review…

Season five brought out the big mythology that Buffy had been building towards throughout its run, and, in most ways, it didn't disappoint.

November 22, 2017 | Full Review…

This was another solid season that took plenty of risks. It dragged a little, however. Without the container of a school year, seasons started to meander a bit. I appreciated that they paid off things foreshadowed in Season 4.

November 22, 2017 | Full Review…

I'm not sure, though, that the show itself came to terms with death until its fifth season, when Buffy's mother, Joyce (Kristine Sutherland), died. That episode, "The Body," is possibly the finest hour of television I've seen, bar none.

November 21, 2017 | Full Review…

Buffy bit off way more than it could chew with Glory, revealing her true nature too early and then changing its minds from episode to episode...It's a waste of Clare Kramer at best.

November 21, 2017 | Full Review…

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