Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 5, Episode 7

Fool for Love (14 Nov. 2000)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Action, Drama, Fantasy
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 9.0/10 from 1,291 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 1 critic

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



(created by),
0Check in

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video


Editors' Spotlight

What to Watch: "Mad Men"

In the latest installment of "What to Watch", IMDb's TV Editor Melanie McFarland chats with "Mad Men" stars Jon Hamm, January Jones, John Slattery, and series creator Matthew Weiner about the drama's extraordinary legacy, as AMC prepares to air its final seven episodes.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 03 Aug 2012
a list of 39 titles
created 10 May 2013
a list of 29 titles
created 23 Oct 2013
a list of 44 titles
created 8 months ago
a list of 29 titles
created 1 month ago

Related Items

Search for "Fool for Love" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Fool for Love (14 Nov 2000)

Fool for Love (14 Nov 2000) on IMDb 9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
« Previous Episode | 85 of 145 Episodes | Next Episode »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Male Partygoer


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Action | Drama | Fantasy


TV-PG | See all certifications »




Release Date:

14 November 2000 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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


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 »


Spike: [Spike is a human] Oh, uh, quickly. I'm the very spirit of vexation. What's another word for "gleaming"? It's a perfectly perfect word as many words go but the bother is nothing rhymes, you see.
See more »


References Buffy the Vampire Slayer: School Hard (1997) See more »


Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

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?


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"?

3 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Most Underrated Episodes faulknerster
How old is Faith when she first arrives in sunnydale? Ladymuck55
Favourite line from Buffy herself? AstralWeeksHatfulOfHollow
You never got a single date in high school, did you? Brenapp
Have a overall favorite episode? PDX_Dave
Do the comics count? DiamondP-1
Discuss Fool for Love (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: