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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On the DVD commentary, episode writer Douglas Petrie says that the scene in which Spike and Angelus are fighting and trying to stake each other while Darla and Drusilla look on with glee is a not-very-subtle allegory for female enjoyment of male homoeroticism. See more »

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(at around 8 mins) For several seconds the transmitter clipped to Spike's belt is visible. See more »

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Spike: We just keep coming. But you can kill a hundred, a thousand, a thousand thousand and the armies of Hell besides, and all we need... is for one of us, just one, sooner or later, to have the thing we're all hoping for.
Buffy: And that would be what?
Spike: One good day.
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Referenced in Angel: Darla (2000) See more »

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Oh Lord -won't you buy me...
16 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Easily in the top 10% of all episodes (144). The ark of Spike is told in a great epic flood of images over an incredible expanse of time. --At least for a 44 minute, small screen effort. The hoops used to needlework this yarn only require a thimble-full of Buffy-verse knowledge. The title (summary) I've chosen refers to a great chassis and body of work. The two women that have provided 60 episodes worth of counterpoint and vampirism between them (on Angel & Buffy) are BOTH in this episode. ---If you still need a clue, McNab & Julie are each a vehicle here. Mercedes & Benz. If Janis is rolling one in her grave over this, let her rise up and bite me.


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