Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Out Of My Mind - S5-E4

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Willow and Tara are at the old High School looking for Riley, Willow uses magic to light up the hallway. Tara then asks Willow how she did it. As Willow tells her that she taught her, she tucks her hair behind her right ear. Then after Tara says, "I taught you teeny Tinker Bell light", Willow's hair is hanging back down over her right ear.

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Triangle - S5-E11

Continuity mistake: In the season five episode Triangle, Anya says she has never driven before, but in Graduation Day part one she tells Xander she has her car right outside.

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The Gift - S5-E22

Continuity mistake: In the last episode of Season 5 we see Spike thrown off the tower by Doc. Spike somehow manages to change from black trousers and boots into blue jeans and white shoes mid-air. He's back in black by the time he hits the ground.

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Buffy Vs. Dracula - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: After they finish dinner, Joyce says to Buffy that she'll have to get used to her not being around anymore because it gets so quiet. After she says this, her plate disappears.

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The Body - S5-E16

Continuity mistake: The drawing that Dawn drew in her art class after she learns of Joyce's death is not the same one she had earlier. The original drawing had large black areas and the new one shows those areas much lighter.

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Fool For Love - S5-E7

Continuity mistake: When Riley is dressing Buffy's wound, it is much further to her left side than where she was actually staked, which was more central on her stomach.

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Tough Love - S5-E19

Continuity mistake: 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.

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Intervention - S5-E18

Continuity mistake: Huge continuity gaffe. When Anya and Xander see Spike and the robot in the graveyard it is nightime. Xander goes back to speak to Spike almost immediately and sees Glory's followers kidnapping him. He wakes goes back to Buffy's house and from there they, again almost immediately, go looking for Glory's house - and it is the broadest of broad daylight. You could see it was still night before they left through the windows of the house. It also begs the question of how they got Spike from Glory's house back to his crypt in the sunlight since they had no blanket.

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The Weight Of The World - S5-E21

Continuity mistake: When Glory is griping about human emotion, her arms change between wide shots and closeups.

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Out Of My Mind - S5-E4

Continuity mistake: When Buffy, Willow, and Dawn are discussing Riley's problems in the bedroom, Dawn's hair shifts from over her shoulder in the long shots to behind her shoulder in the closeups.

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Checkpoint - S5-E12

Continuity mistake: In the series 5 episode 'checkpoint' when Buffy has just accidently axed the dummy, watch her blindfold. It goes from being pushed up above her forehead on her hair, to being right down by her eyes. This changes between every shot.

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Buffy Vs. Dracula - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: The morning after Buffy is bitten by Dracula, her house address can be seen as "1313" instead of "1630."

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Shadow - S5-E8

Continuity mistake: When Buffy comes in to talk to her mum about the CAT scan, we hear her shut the door behind her. We then cut to a shot of Buffy, and can see the door slightly ajar in the background.

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Intervention - S5-E18

Continuity mistake: As Spike is escaping Glory's apartment, the doors for the elevator that he tries to get into close in front of him twice.

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Intervention - S5-E18

Continuity mistake: When Glory punches Spike into a wall at her apartment, some blood appears on Spike's lip after he hits the wall which wasn't there before when he hit the wall.

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I Was Made To Love You - S5-E15

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode when Buffy is sitting on the swing set with April, she tells April that Warren was proud of her and didn't mean to hurt her. Before she tells her this, April's hair is in front of one of the chains of her swing on the right side of her face. But after Buffy tells her, her hair is behind the chain of the swing.

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Blood Ties - S5-E13

Continuity mistake: When Ben brings him and Dawn some hot chocolate, the cups containing the hot chocolate are in fact two cups, one inside the other, making a total of four separate cups. But once Ben reveals that he is in fact Glory, Dawn's two cups have suddenly changed to just one cup.

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I Was Made To Love You - S5-E15

Continuity mistake: At the magic shop, while Giles is talking, he is not wearing his glasses. But right after Spike leaves the magic shop, he is wearing them.

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Shadow - S5-E8

Continuity mistake: When Joyce is talking to Buffy about the shadow, after she says "sometimes weeks", she turns towards Buffy. In the next shot she's facing away from her, then turns to face her again.

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The Weight Of The World - S5-E21

Continuity mistake: When Glory challenges Dawn to name one person who can cope with life on earth, there is a close up of Dawn answering "Buffy". In this shot, the black mark (where she has been annointed) that is there before and after, has completely disappeared.

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Into The Woods - S5-E10

Continuity mistake: When Buffy is hitting the punching bag near the end of the episode and Riley comes in she has bandages wrapped around both her hands but in the close up shot there is only a bandage on her left hand.

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Spiral - S5-E20

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the episode when Buffy runs out of the shack, after Glory and Dawn, for a brief second you see Spike's head, but a scene later you see Spike and the others run out of the building.

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Real Me - S5-E2

Continuity mistake: When Buffy is fighting Mort in Harmony's lair, she knocks him up against the wall in a flurry of blows. In the next shot, he is several steps away from the wall and facing a different direction.

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Crush - S5-E14

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the episode when Dawn goes to Spike's crypt we see Spike ascending from below. At first he does not have a cigarette tucked behind his left ear. A few frames later he does, then a few frames after that it is gone again.

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No Place Like Home - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the episode Buffy is thrown against a 'No Trespassing' sign and the sign is all crinkled, the vampire also punches it but later in the episode we see the same sign except that it looks brand new.

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Spiral - S5-E20

Continuity mistake: When Spike grabs the sword belonging to one of the Knights of Byzantium as they attack the Winnebago (through the ceiling), the position of his hands on the blade changes between shots.

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Intervention - S5-E18

Continuity mistake: When the gang are fighting Glory's minions, one of them knocks Giles to the ground and then tries to choke him. As Giles hits the ground he lands facing downwards so we can't see his face. But when the minion is chocking him in the shot immediately afterward, he is suddenly facing upwards.

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Spiral - S5-E20

Continuity mistake: The shape of the hole in the aluminium foil in the Winnebago's windshield changes shape several times throughout the course of the episode.

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Listening To Fear - S5-E9

Continuity mistake: When Buffy, Dawn and Joyce say goodbye to Doctor Kriegel after being given Joyce's medication, the position of Dawn's hair changes between shots.

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Spiral - S5-E20

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the episode when Glory gets hit by a truck, she lands on the roof of a car twice.

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Blood Ties - S5-E13

Continuity mistake: In the first scene of the episode, just after the teaser, the Scoobies are gathered around the table at Giles' magic shop. During the second part of the scene, we can see Anya is alternatively lying her arms under or above the table depending on the camera angle, whether from behind or facing her.

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No Place Like Home - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: When Spike is stalking Buffy in front of her house, she somehow senses him and pulls him out of behind the tree in front of her porch. While he is being pulled out, he has no cigarette in his mouth. However in the next close-up shot, he has one (which he then quickly throws away).

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The Replacement - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: When Xander is shot by the demon's lightning rod, he falls on a heap of black trash bags. When he is helped to stand up, different bags, pink and white ones, are visible instead.

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Buffy Vs. Dracula - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When the group is debriefing about their first Dracula encounter at Giles', Anya is sitting on the sofa with her hands crossed on her lap. In the next shot she has her arms straight with the palms of her hands on the sofa cushion, fingers towards the back.

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Listening To Fear - S5-E9

Continuity mistake: In the end of the scene where they find the dead mental patient killed by the meteor alien, the group walk away from the body leaving Riley still there, but Anya's coat can be seen in the bottom left corner after she had walked away.

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Into The Woods - S5-E10

Continuity mistake: After Riley stakes Spike and Spike decides to drink, he is shown opening the bottle. The camera shows Riley and then goes back to Spike. Spike is holding the bottle, lid still on, then he goes to open it again.

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Spike: You listen to me. [Kneels in front of her.] I've been alive a bit longer than you, and dead a lot longer than that. I've seen things you couldn't imagine, and done things I prefer you didn't. I don't exactly have a reputation for being a thinker. I follow my blood, which doesn't exactly rush in the direction of my brain. So I make a lot of mistakes, a lot of wrong bloody calls. A hundred plus years, and there's only one thing I've ever been sure of: you. [Buffy looks away; he reaches toward her face.] Hey, look at me. I'm not asking you for anything. When I say, "I love you, " it's not because I want you or because I can't have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I've seen your kindness and your strength. I've seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You're a hell of a woman. You're the one, Buffy.
Buffy: [Quietly.] I don't wanna be the one.

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Mistakes

Willow is turned into a ghost. Throughout the entire episode, she can't touch anything (can't turn the pages of a book, etc.), yet towards the end when she and Giles go to Ethan's shop, and she leaves, you can hear that she opened and closed the door, even though she can walk through walls and can't actually touch the door. The curtain moves when she leaves too.

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In addition to singing "Rest in Peace," James Marsters also played the song's guitar track.

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