Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 3, Episode 8

Lovers Walk (24 Nov. 1998)

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Spike returns to Sunnydale and kidnaps Willow in hopes of creating a magic spell that will make Drusilla love him again.



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Episode cast overview:
Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Lenny (as Marc Burnham)


The gang plans to celebrate their SAT scores bowling, Buffy's mother's insistence to go to a decent college is promoted by Giles and Angel. Willow has a worse regret then her relative failure, rekindling passion with Xander; determined to save their relationships with Oz and Cordelia, she visits a magic shop for the necessary ingredients for a reverse love potion. Xander finds her and objects to another inexperienced witch messing with him. They are actually stopped and captured by Spike, who has returned, observed Angel, followed Willow and now forces her to make a love potion to return Drusilla to him. Before Buffy and Angel have got hold of Spike and made him tell they're in the abandoned factory, the crypto-couple is found, kissing fearing their last hours, by Oz and Cordy, who thus get hurt in more then one way... Written by KGF Vissers

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As a child, Charisma Carpenter really was impaled on a rebar. She was playing in the backyard of her house, where they were building a pool. There was no fence around it, and she slipped in and punctured her stomach on a piece of rebar poking out of the concrete. The scar is visible sometimes after when Cordy is in the nude, but not worse than an appendectomy. See more »


While Buffy, Spike, and Angel are walking around town, gathering supplies for the spell, Buffy has a stake. Later, when confronted with the group of vampires, she is forced to break a broom for a stake because she no longer has it. See more »


Angel: Hey. I was wondering when you were coming.
Buffy: I'm not coming back. We're not friends. We never were. And I can fool Giles, and I can fool my friends, but I can't fool myself. Or Spike, for some reason. What I want from you I can never have. You don't need me to take care of you anymore. So I'm gonna go.
Angel: I don't accept that.
Buffy: You have to.
Angel: How can... There's gotta be some way we can still see each other.
Buffy: There is: Tell me that you don't love me.
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Referenced in Angel: Untouched (2000) See more »


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The One Where Spike Comes Back To Town...
21 February 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I love this episode so much. It is so good and I was so happy to see the return of Spike, who is one of my favorite characters. Fun fact that you may not know, this episode made the writers decide to make Spike a full cast member for Season 4 and after. This episode is one of my all-time favorite episodes from this season and the series.

In this episode, Spike has just been dumped by Drusilla and he comes back to Sunndydale, drunk and does some stupid things. He kills some people, kidnaps Xander and Willow whilst they were casting a de-lusting spell, and then he forces Willow to do a spell, that will make Drusilla back. But then he needs to go to Buffy's house to get her spell book and Buffy almost kills him. But not before he has a cup of tea with Joyce. Which I thought was just adorable. Anyway, Angel and Buffy go to the magic shop with Spike to get ingredients for the spell, when they come across trouble. Vampires that want to kill Spike. Eventually, Spike tells them where Xander and Willow are and he leaves town. Meanwhile, Oz and Cordelia are looking for them as well, and when they find them kissing the factory, because they thought they were going to die, then stuff gets bad. Cordelia actually falls down and gets impaled, and then you see a funeral. They trick you into thinking she died. Don't worry, she was okay. But her relationship with Xander and Willow's relationship with Oz is now very rocky.

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

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