Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 5, Episode 21: The Weight of the WorldWritten by Douglas Petrie; Directed by David Solomon
Tonight, Willow enters the semi-comatose Buffy's mind to persuade her to return to the real world and do what must be done, in an episode that almost works, but not quite. It's fairly obvious that it's just marking time until The Gift, building up the atmosphere but not actually doing anything earth-shattering. We know that Buffy's deeply depressed, doesn't think she stands any chance of winning against Glory and believes that her own actions will have led to Dawn's death - but really, we knew all that already. Still, at least the "inside Buffy's mind" sequences are interestingly-done, even if the girl playing child Buffy is a pretty bad actor.
Overall rating: 7/10.
Next time: The Gift.