Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Season 4 Episode 19

New Moon Rising

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM May 02, 2000 on The WB

Episode Recap

Tara and Willow's relationship seems to be progressing when Oz returns to town. Through his travels Oz has found a combination of charms, potions and meditation that allows him to avoid turning into a werewolf. When Oz discovers that Willow and Tara are more than friends he loses control and as a werewolf chases Tara. Tara is saved by Riley and the Initiative who take Oz into custody. When Oz turns back into a human, Riley tries to set him free but is caught and jailed himself. Buffy arrives and rescues both but Riley ends up being labeled a traitor for his actions. Oz leaves again when it becomes clear he can't control his emotions around Willow. Tara tells Willow to be with the one she loves and Willow proclaims that she is.