Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 7, Episode 17

Lies My Parents Told Me (25 Mar. 2003)

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Robin Wood seeks revenge on Spike for killing his mother nearly 30 years ago, whilst everyone else tries to find out how The First has control over him.

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Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
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Giles returns with a device that may be able to deactivate Spike's trigger. To rob the song of its power, Spike must step into his own past and relive one of the most traumatic experiences of his unnaturally long life. But unknownst to Buffy, Giles makes plans with Wood to make sure that Spike will never hurt anyone again. Written by Alex

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The song that "The First" uses to trigger Spike to become evil again is well known to millions of Canadians - it was used as the theme song of the long running children's TV show, The Friendly Giant (1958). See more »

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When Buffy goes to Robin Woods office to tell him everything is still normal in the school you can see a crew member to the left of the screen. See more »

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Buffy Summers: Any apocalypse I avert without dying? Yeah, those are the easy ones.
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Referenced in Angel: Orpheus (2003) See more »

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
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Performed by Brandon K. Verrett
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The One Where Spike Returns To His Past, Sort Of...
3 June 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I really love this episode. I love seeing Spike's early vampire life and how he was influenced by the people around him.

In this episode, Giles believes he can deactivate Spike's trigger, the one being used by The First. To make the trigger, a song, useless and ineffective, Spike must think back to his past and get over the experience that makes the song an emotional trigger for him. Robin then takes Spike to his place where he plays the song, because he wants to kill Spike for killing his Slayer mother thirty years earlier. But, Spike wins and leaves him alive, since he felt like he owed him that.

Best part of the episode: When Spike travels back to his past.

Worst part of the episode: When Spike leaves Robin alive.

Overall, I give this episode an 8 out of 10, which in my ratings book is: Awesome.


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