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Rank the Season 5 Episodes

Discussion in 'Season 5' started by Samuel Reyes, Jun 7, 2015.

  1. Samuel Reyes

    Samuel Reyes Chilling in SunnyD

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    22. Listening to Fear (5x9)
    21. I Was Made to Love You (5x15)
    20. Shadow (5x8)
    19. Buffy vs. Dracula (5x1)
    18. Out of My Mind (5x4)
    17. No Place Like Home (5x5)
    16. Into the Woods (5x10)
    15. Real Me (5x2)
    14. Triangle (5x11)
    13. The Replacement (5x3)
    12. The Weight of the World (5x21)
    11. Checkpoint (5x12)
    10. Forever (5x17)
    9. Tough Love (5x19)
    8. Intervention (5x18)
    7. Crush (5x14)
    6. The Body (5x16)
    5. Family (5x6)
    4. Blood Ties (5x13)
    3. Spiral (5x20)
    2. Fool for Love (5x7)
    1. The Gift (5x22)

    Aside from #22, I thought every episode this season was great.
     
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  2. Wild At Heart

    Wild At Heart the moon lights his way

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    01. Amends
    02. The Gift
    03. Fool For Love
    04. Forever
    05. The Body
    06. Family
    07. No Place Like Home
    08. Checkpoint
    09. Shadow
    10. Spiral
    11. Crush
    12. Triangle
    13. Tough Love
    14. Into The Woods
    15. Buffy Vs Dracula
    16. Real Me
    17. Blood Ties
    18. Intervention
    19. Listening To Fear
    20. Weight Of The World
    21. The Replacement
    22. Out Of My Mind
    --- Double Post Merged, Jul 1, 2015, Original Post Date: Jul 1, 2015 ---
    I don't know why I thought of Amends for season 5 & left out I Was Made To Love You but I'd put that episode towards the end of my list. It's just not of my favorites so I kind of forgot about it.
     
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  3. Something Blue

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    01. Fool for Love
    02. The Gift
    03. Crush
    04. Intervention
    05. Spiral
    06. Tough Love
    07. No Place Like Home
    08. Buffy vs. Dracula
    09. The Body
    10. Checkpoint
    11. Forever
    12. Shadow
    13. Listening to Fear
    14. Real Me
    15. Blood Ties
    16. Out of My Mind
    17. I Was Made to Love You
    18. Into the Woods
    19. The Weight of the World
    20. Family
    21. Triangle
    22. The Replacement
     
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  4. AnthonyCordova

    AnthonyCordova Apocalypse Engine

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    Sineya
    1. The body, I know this for sure. My ranking of all-time television episodes would STILL have the same #1.
     
  5. Mr Trick

    Mr Trick Scooby

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    22. Into the Woods
    21. The Weight of the World
    20. Buffy VS. Dracula
    19. Out of My Mind
    18. Family
    17. Blood Ties
    16. Listening to Fear
    15. Shadow
    14. Real Me
    13. Spiral
    12. Forever
    11. Tough Love
    10. The Replacement
    9. No Place Like Home
    8. Triangle
    7. Checkpoint
    6. I Was Made to Love You
    5. Crush
    4. Intervention
    3. The Body
    2. The Gift
    1. Fool for Love

    The order may change. Like three very hard to rank.
     
    Fuffy Baith: Why so low with Buffy vs Dracula? I'd say it's better than Shadow or Blood Ties.
  6. Mr Trick

    Mr Trick Scooby

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    @Fuffy Baith You may have a point its been awhile since I've seen some of the episodes so like I said the order might change. As for BVD I like the concept and its an important episode in setting up the season, but I just find the casting of the guy who played Dracula poor, and the story about the scoobies being hypnoitized just didn't work for me. Also as someone who really rate this season its not like I think its a bed episode just that I would rank it near the bottom.
     
    Fuffy Baith: Yea I did not like the guy who played Dracula either. He just didn't have the charm that I think Dracula is suppose to have.
  7. nancylives

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    i'm just ranking my top ten in no particular order...

    1. the body. one of the most amazing episodes of television ever, and without a doubt, one of the most effective explorations of death in all art ever. sarah, alyson, michelle, and emma deserve major props for really acting their tails off. christine sutherland deserves big-time kudos, as well; it couldn't have been easy.
    2. checkpoint. buffy really grows as a slayer, as a person, as a woman in this episode. you can really see the balance of power swing towards her in this episode.
    3. forever. a brilliant follow-up to the body which realistically explores how folks immersed in darkness and the supernatural might respond to an unwanted death. the scene of buffy in the cemetary with angel appearing behind her and taking her hand is just beautiful and one of my favorite moments of the show.
    4. crush. one of those buffy episodes that manages to be both poignant and hysterically funny. how could spike dealing with dru, harmony, and buffy not be these things?
    5. buffy vs. dracula. this episode has grown on me over the years, as has rudolf martin, the actor who plays him. a lot of important slayer-verse stuff happens here, not the least of which is dracula hinting at the darkness that is in buffy (and by extension, in all slayers). as a huge fan of renfield (i played him in my high school play of dracula, no less!), i loved seeing xander cast in this role.
    6. fool for love. good spike-ness in this one, and excellent flashbacks to the vamp gang's early days. spike and dru getting it on after killing a slayer in the midst of the boxer rebellion was...inspired.
    7. i was made to love you. i really like this episode, and really feel for the poor robot. her scene with buffy on the swings was heartbreakingly resonant. also, we get our first glimpse of warren and the terrible misogynist that he is. always found it kind of ironic that adam busch and amber benson dated in real life. must be the same initials.
    8. spiral. even though the knights of byzantine look ridiculous ("hey! i didn't know there was a renaissance festival being held in sunnydale park!"), this episode is great, with desperate heroes on the lam trying their best to survive and it all falls apart. buffy's desperation--and hopelessness--is palpable, and leads appropriately into...
    9. the weight of the world. i love this episode. it underscores the depth of buffy and willow's relationship, and moreso, we bare witness to some really honest, difficult thinking. real people sometimes hope for seemingly bad outcomes because it feels easier and they're tired. this episode both humanizes buffy, but also makes her all the more heroic: reality bites, but we still hafta get out of bed in the morning.
    10. the gift. beautiful. so much going on in here,
     
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  8. vellavu

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    Black Thorn
    1. The Body
    2. The Gift
    3. Fool For Love
    4. Triangle
    5. Family
    6. Checkpoint
    7. The Replacement
    8. No Place Like Home
    9. Blood Ties
    10. Intervention
    11. Real Me
    12. Crush
    13. Buffy vs. Dracula
    14. I Was Made To Love You
    15. Forever
    16. Spiral
    17. Tough Love
    18. Shadow
    19. The Weight Of The World
    20. Out Of My Mind
    21. Listening To Fear
    22. Into The Woods
     
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  9. Under Her Spell

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    22. 'I Was Made to Love You'
    21. 'Listening to Fear'
    20. 'Into the Woods'
    19. 'Real Me'
    18. 'Out of My Mind'
    17. 'No Place Like Home'
    16. 'Triangle'
    15. 'Shadow'
    14. 'Blood Ties'
    13. 'The Replacement'
    12. 'Forever'
    11. 'Checkpoint'
    10. 'Spiral'
    9. 'Intervention'
    8. 'Weight of the World
    7. 'Crush'
    6. 'Buffy vs. Dracula'
    5. 'Tough Love'
    4. 'Family'
    3. 'The Gift'
    2. 'Fool for Love'
    1. 'The Body'
     
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  10. Mr Trick

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    Good list! Although I remember I was Made for You being a good one. Would have Triangle and Intervention higher. I seem to be one of the only decending voices on Buffy VS. Dracula;)
     
  11. Monkey Pants

    Monkey Pants Bored Now

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    Black Thorn
    1. Fool for Love
    2. The Gift
    3. The Body
    4. Intervention
    5. Spiral
    6. Crush
    7. The Weight of the World
    8. No Place Like Home
    9. Shadow
    10. The Replacement
    11. Listening to Fear
    12. Checkpoint
    13. I Was Made to Love You
    14. Triangle
    15. Tough Love
    16. Real Me
    17. Forever
    18. Buffy vs. Dracula
    19. Out of My Mind
    20. Family
    21. Blood Ties
    22. Into the Woods
     
  12. Priceless

    Priceless She doesn't just fight evil, she redeems it

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    Just finished S5 re-watch, so . . .

    1. The Gift
    2. The Body
    3. Intervention
    4. Fool For Love
    5. Crush
    6. Triangle
    7. Real Me
    8. The Replacement
    9. Blood Ties
    10. Tough Love
    11. Forever
    12. Family
    13. I Was Made To Love You
    14. Out of My Mind
    15. Spiral
    16. Shadow
    17. No Place Like Home
    18. Weight of the World
    19. Checkpoint
    20. Buffy v Dracula
    21. Listening to Fear
    22. Into The Woods

    Great season, really hard to rank
     
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    1. The Body
    2. The Gift
    3. Fool for Love
    4. Tough Love
    5. Intervention
    6. Family
    7. Triangle
    8. Checkpoint
    9. Crush
    10. I Was Made to Love You
    11. Spiral
    12. The Replacement
    13. Weight of the World
    14. Blood Ties
    15. Into the Woods
    16. No Place Like Home
    17. Forever
    18. Real Me
    19. Shadow
    20. Buffy vs Dracula
    21. Out of my Mind
    22. Listening to Fear

    Overall great quality episodes, Out of my Mind is a fun watch at 21.
     
  14. Fool for Buffy

    Fool for Buffy Neutered vampire who cheats at kitten poker

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    1. The Gift
    2. The Body
    3. Fool for Love
    4. Intervention
    5. Crush
    6. Family
    7. Checkpoint
    8. Tough Love
    9. Spiral
    10. Weight of the World
    11. No Place like Home
    12. The Replacement
    13. Triangle
    14. Blood Ties
    15. Buffy vs Dracula
    16. Into the Woods
    17. Forever
    18. Real Me
    19. Out of my Mind
    20. Shadow
    21. I was Made to Love you
    22. Listening to Fear
     
  15. Stoney

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    1. Fool For Love
    2. The Gift
    3. Crush
    4. The Body
    5. Checkpoint
    6. Spiral
    7. Intervention
    8. No Place Like Home
    9. Forever
    10. Blood Ties
    11. Weight of the World
    12. Out of My Mind
    13. The Replacement
    14. Family
    15. Real Me
    16. Shadow
    17. Into the Woods
    18. Tough Love
    19. I Was Made to Love You
    20. Listening to Fear
    21. Buffy vs Dracula
    22. Triangle

    I find ranking S5 & 6 the most difficult because I love the seasons so much and I 'dislike' very little of the episodes. I have firmer likes/dislikes within S1-4. Whilst S7 may have less dislikes, it just isn't as strong a season as some that came earlier.
     
  16. Scooby Corps

    Scooby Corps Fly! Be free, little bird, you defy category!

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    1. Weight Of The World
    2. The Body
    3. Spiral
    4. Blood Ties
    5. Triangle
    6. The Replacement
    7. Forever
    8. The Gift
    9. Checkpoint
    10. Tough Love
    11. The Real Me
    12. No Place Like Home
    13. Buffy Vs. Dracula
    14. I Was Made To Love You
    15. Shadow
    16. Listening To Fear
    17. Out Of My Mind
    18. Fool For Love
    19. Into The Woods
    20. Intervention
    21. Family
    22. Crush
     
    Carrie Hopewell: Definitely agree with you that Fool For Love , Family and Crush are some of the worst episodes. And I love Forever too!
    DeadlyDuo: I disagree. I'd rank Fool For Love and Crush at the top of the list.
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