In Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the season where Dawn, Buffy's sister, was new and the hidden key, Buffy finds out through a ritual that Dawn is something different and not her real sister. Her mother finds out because she has her mental episodes and Buffy fills in the gaps.

But how does Giles know? In the middle of the season (5), they have a secret discussion between Buffy, Giles and mother, while Dawn overhears their discussion.

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Buffy tells Giles in Season 5 Episode 6 "Family":

Cut to Joyce's house, night. Giles and Buffy sit in the living room. They talk quietly.

GILES: Uh, I don't know what to say.

BUFFY: Tell me about it. (looks toward the stairs)

GILES: She has no idea?

BUFFY: No. She thinks she's my kid sister.

GILES: Are you going to tell her?

BUFFY: How can I? (sighs, gets up) She'd freak, and that's the last thing we need.


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