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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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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ARISTOCRAT #1: Have you heard? They call him William the Bloody because of his bloody awful poetry!
ARISTOCRAT #3: It suits him. I'd rather have a railroad spike through my head than listen to that awful stuff!
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The One With Spike's Past...
6 December 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I love this episode. It is one of my all-time favorite episodes of the series, and definitely one of my most loved from Season 5.

In this episode, Buffy gets hurt by a demon and wants to know how all of the Slayer's died. But none of the accounts and records say anything about their final battle. So she goes to the one person she knows, how knows how some of them went down. Spike. Even though she knows Angel, as well. So not really the only person she knows. Let's say, the only in town. He tells her about he killed the Slayers, and it really gets to her. Because he treats it like it was a game. Well, to evil vampires, killing Slayers is a game, a game they really want to win. We see flashbacks, including Angel, Drusilla and Darla. He had killed two Slayers. One in 1900, in China, during the Boxer Rebellion, and the other in 1977, in New York. We also see how he became a vampire. And who he really was before becoming a vampire. He was a poetry writing, sissy pants. And everyone who knew him said that they'd rather have a railroad spike go through their heads, than listen to his poetry. This shows us where he got his name, and why he used to kill his victims like that. So after he tells her and shows her, Buffy gets very upset because he tells her that she must keep her death wish in order for her to survive.

Overall, I give this episode a 10 out of 10.


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