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"The Body"
Series Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Season 5, Episode 16
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Airdate February 27th, 2001
Writer Joss Whedon
Director Joss Whedon
Producer Douglas Petrie; Jane Espenson; David Solomon; Gareth Davies; David Greenwalt; David Fury; Marti Noxon; Sandy Gallin; Gail Berman; Fran Rubel Kuzui; Kaz Kuzui; Joss Whedon; John F. Perry; Marc David Alpert
Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar; Nicholas Brendon; Alyson Hannigan; Emma Caulfield; Michelle Trachtenberg; James Marsters; Anthony Stewart Head
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"The Body" is the sixteenth episode of season five of the supernatural drama series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the 94th episode of the series overall. It was written and directed by series creator Joss Whedon. It first aired on the WB Network on Tuesday, February 27th, 2001. This is the saddest episode in the entirety of the series as viewers wave good-bye to actress Kristine Sutherland in her final appearance as Joyce Summers.

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