With Spike missing, the gang try to regroup and clear the damage done to the Summers home. Giles arrives and reveals that the First Evil is trying to destroy the Slayer line by killing all the Potential Slayers. Buffy and Giles search the Christmas tree lot where she last faced the First, and she encounters a creature out of nightmare called a Turok-Han. Written by
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When Xander says, "It's a loop... like the Mummy Hand!" he is referring to Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Life Serial
(2001) in which Buffy is caught in a time loop and must battle a severed, magical Mummy's hand. See more
Spike is shown being tortured by drowning - that is, his head is held down in water and his breath bubbles up to the top - but according to Joss Whedon's canon, vampires do not breathe, or at least, they do so only for effect. This "vampire fact" was shown in Season 1, Episode 12, when Angel cannot perform CPR on Buffy, but Xander can. Meanwhile, in Season 4, Spike fakes heavy breathing as though he has been running, but it's just a trick so that he can get into Giles's house. (That said, it is possible that there are some instances where vampires require breath - specifically, when they are in need of healing. This occurs sporadically throughout the series - when Spike is being physically tortured, he seems to need air to heal himself.) See more
[repairing the house after a demon invasion
It's a loop... like the Mummy Hand! I'm doomed to replace these windows for all eternity. You know, maybe we should just board these things up until things are less Hellmouthy.
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
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