Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
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The Weight of the World 

When Buffy lapses into a catatonic state, Willow uses magic to find out why; a tug-of-war erupts between Glory and Ben over Dawn's ultimate fate.

Director:

David Solomon

Writers:

Joss Whedon (created by), Douglas Petrie
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon ... Xander Harris
Alyson Hannigan ... Willow Rosenberg
Emma Caulfield Ford ... Anya (as Emma Caulfield)
Michelle Trachtenberg ... Dawn Summers
James Marsters ... Spike
Anthony Head ... Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Clare Kramer ... Glory
Charlie Weber ... Ben
Dean Butler ... Hank Summers
Lily Knight Lily Knight ... Gronx
Bob Morrisey ... Crazy #1
Amber Benson ... Tara Maclay
Joel Grey ... Doc
Kristine Sutherland ... Joyce Summers
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Storyline

Despite the gang's best efforts, Glory has succeeded in taking Dawn. This failure after so much effort proves too much for Buffy and she slips into a catatonic state. Willow must use magic to enter her mind and help her work through the trauma before it is too late to save Dawn and the rest of the world from Glory. Written by Alex

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gagged | bound and gagged | See All (2) »


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 2001 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The barrier between Ben and Glory was breaking down. This allowed the Scoobies to retain the knowledge that the two shared a body. See more »

Goofs

At 25:18 When Dawn responds to Glory's question with "Buffy", Dawn no longer has the anointed dark mark on her forehead that she had in previous scenes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Murk: Quickly, quickly! Already we're behind schedule. Someone's bound for a beheading. Let's make sure it's not me.
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Connections

Featured in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Gift (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett
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Dawn Must Be Killed
15 October 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Glory is feeling guilty and confused and she feels also that the bond between Ben and her is fading. Meanwhile, Buffy is catatonic and Willow goes into her mind, finding that Buffy feels guilty for Dawn. Spike recalls that Ben and Glory are two entirely separate entities sharing one body and tells the Scooby gang. Glory is waiting for the exact moment to activate the key with Dawn's blood, turning down the barrier of dimensions and mixing the different realities into each other. But Ben wants to survive struggling with her. Giles reads an ancient document that Spike and Xander got from Doc and finds that Dawn must be killed to save the world.

In this weird episode, the duel between Glory and Ben is great, with intense use of special effects. However, the trip of Willow in Buffy's mind is repetitive, boring, silly and pointless. The conclusion of Giles means that the Knights of Byzantium were correct. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "O Peso do Mundo" ("The Weight of the World")


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