"The Body" is the sixteenth episode of the fifth season of the
supernatural drama television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Written
and directed by series creator Joss Whedon, it originally aired on The
WB Television Network in the United States on February 27, 2001. In the
series, Buffy Summers is a teenager chosen by mystical forces and
endowed with superhuman powers to defeat vampires, demons, and other
evils in the fictional town of Sunnydale. In "The Body", Buffy discovers
the body of her mother, who has died of a brain aneurysm. In the series
Buffy and her friends deal with death every week, often in gruesome and
fantastic ways, but in this episode they are bewildered by the natural
death of Buffy's mother and struggle to comprehend what the loss means
to them. Buffy must begin to face her life and her duties as the Slayer
without parental support and comfort. "The Body" is regarded by many
critics as one of the best episodes of the series.
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