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"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Fool for Love (TV Episode 2000) Poster

Trivia

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.
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Spike gets his prominent eyebrow scar when fighting the Chinese slayer.
The scene in South America is in reference to "Lovers Walk". When Spike is drunkenly confiding in Willow, he mentions he caught Drusilla making out with a Chaos Demon. The Chaos Demon, matching Spike's description as "slime and antlers," is in the middle of the argument between Spike and Dru.
It was revealed Spike's character real name is "William Pratt", and also originally a famous actor's name but in most movies fans know him as Boris Karloff.
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Kali Rocha plays Cecily, the women that inspires Spike's poetry. She also plays the vengeance demon Halfrek in Season 6
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The crossover episode Angel: Darla (2000) first aired later the same night: November 14, 2000.
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The flashback scenes take place in London and Yorkshire in 1880, Beijing in 1900, New York City in 1977 and Brazil in 1998.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The second Slayer Spike kills, Nikki Wood, has a son named Robin, who later appears as Sunnydale High's new principal in the seventh season episode"Lies My Parents Told Me".
The poem snatched from William's hands and read out loud is a portion of the same poem that Spike later reads at the open-mike event in the series finale of Angel, "Not Fade Away".
When Spike kills the Chinese Slayer, what she says to him before she dies translates roughly to "Tell/ask my mother to forgive me."

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