Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 5, Episode 7

Fool for Love (14 Nov. 2000)

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After being bested in a fight by an ordinary vampire, Buffy asks Spike to explain how he killed two Slayers many years earlier.

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While patrolling the cemetery, the self-confident Buffy fights against a vampire, is stabbed with her stake and saved by Riley. She tells the incident to Giles and decides to research how the previous Slayers were killed. She does not find any information in the watcher's journals and decides to seek the information from Spike. He tells that in 1880, in London, he was a bad poet and a shy good man in a non-corresponded love with Cecily. When he meets Drusilla, she bites and converts him in the evil vampire. Later, in the same year in Yorkshire, he meets Angel and Darla and is challenged to defeat a slayer. In 1900, in China, he is well-succeeded and kills his first slayer. In 1977, in the subway of New York City, he kills his second slayer. He advises Buffy that she must never be reckless and keep her death wish to survive. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Spike get a his prominent eyebrow scar when fighting the Chinese slayer. See more »

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As Act I opens and Buffy goes running off through the graveyard, the mast of the mobile lighting tower that is illuminating the scene is visible several times against the dark sky beyond the cemetery wall. See more »

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Drusilla: [Drusilla meets Spike for the first time] I wonder... what possible catastrophe came crashing down from heaven and brought this dashing stranger to tears?
Spike: Nothing. I wish to be alone.
Drusilla: Oh, I see you. A man surrounded by fools who cannot see his strength, his vision, his glory.
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Drusilla: That and burning baby fish swimming all around your head.
Spike: [Spike backs away from her, nervous] That's quite close enough. I've heard tales of London pickpockets. You'll not be getting my purse, I tell you.
Drusilla: [smiles] ...
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References Buffy the Vampire Slayer: School Hard (1997) See more »

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Is Cecily Adams also Halfrek?
1 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Joss and the other creators of BTVS have always been careful with cross-overs and double casting, and as of yet this is the only hitch I have seen in any of Joss's 3 series (BTVS, Angel, and Firefly).

In many later episodes of Buffy we get to meet Halfrek, and old time friend of Anya's from her demon days. Kali Rocha Plays this character and several flashbacks and discussions show that she has been a demon for far longer than Spike has been a vampire. So is it intentional that Kali also plays Cecily Adams in this episode... "Fool for Love"? Was Cecily really Halfrek and just playing with William/Spike's poor fragile heart? Was it a wish she was fulfilling? Or was it just a bit of side amusement to wile away the dull hours? Or was this an accident and/or miscast? I doubt anyone on the cast and crew made a mistake this obvious, or did they think true die-hard fans would somehow miss it with the change in accent, clothing and hair styles of Halfrek and Cecily? I can't help but wonder if anyone else thought of this?

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I was watching "Older and Far Away" (The one where Halfrek locks everyone in the house for Buffy's B-Day part as a wish from Dawn) and realized when Halfrek first appears she says "William, is that you" and Buffy says "You guys know each other?" and Halfrek says no... I guess Cecily is Halfrek... so how in the hell did Cecily manage to become a "Justice Demon"?


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