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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At 8:19, as Giles says the "D-word," the glass front of the display case beyond his left shoulder reflects something moving off-camera, likely the boom operator maneuvering the boom microphone. See more »

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

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Performed by Nerf Herder
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Spike and the Slayers
26 September 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

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.

In this episode, the origin of Spike, a shy and romantic poet that is humiliated by his acquaintances and by the woman that he loves, who tells him that he was beneath her, is excellent. Spike is one of my favorite characters and I like very much the performances of James Marsters. However, the parallel story with Riley, Xander, Anya and Willow, is silly and the intended humor never works. Actually it spoils what could be one of the best episodes of this season. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Louco de Amor" ("Crazy of Love")


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