Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Season 5 Episode 13

Blood Ties

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Feb 06, 2001 on The WB

Episode Recap

Buffy finally tells her friends about Dawn being the Key and they start acting weird around Dawn, which leads to her seeking answers. She sneaks into the magic shop with Spike and reads Giles' notes. After finding out what she is, Dawn is very upset and has so many questions. She knows that crazy people know what she is, so she goes to the mental ward at the hospital.

While she's there, she runs into Ben. Ben freaks when she tells him she is the key and tells her to run away fast, but before she gets a chance to get away from him, he turns into Glory.

Fortunately, Glory doesn't know anything about the conversation between Ben and Dawn, so she has no idea that Dawn is her key. Buffy and gang find Glory and Dawn chatting, and Buffy fights to protect her sister.

Eventually, Willow completes a transportation spell sending Glory away, but Willow doesn't know exactly where. In the end, Dawn has made up with her family, and Buffy has made up with Spike.