Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 7, Episode 9

Never Leave Me (26 Nov. 2002)

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Spike is held captive in the Summers home while the Scoobies ponder their options in the aftermath of his murder spree. Willow finds Andrew buying blood and decides to take him prisoner ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kris Iyer ...
Principal Robin Wood (as DB Woodside)
Donald Bishop ...


Spike is held captive in the Summers home while the Scoobies ponder their options in the aftermath of his murder spree. Willow finds Andrew buying blood and decides to take him prisoner also. While they try to decide what to do next, the gang are interrupted by the mysterious hooded figures called "Harbingers"... the minions of the First Evil. Written by Alex

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26 November 2002 (USA)  »

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*At 33:16( You can clearly tell that it is not Sarah Michelle Gellar stabbing the intruders but instead her stunt double because of the much tanner and more muscled arms. See more »


Buffy Summers: [about Spike] He-he mentioned something about a song in the cellar. Uh, and he-he changed there, too - I mean, instantly became another person.
Xander Harris: Trigger.
Anya: The horse?
Xander Harris: No, in his head. It's a trigger. It's a brainwashing term. I-It's how the military makes sleeper agents. They, they brainwash operatives and condition them with a specific trigger, like a song, that makes 'em drastically change at a moment's notice.
Willow Rosenberg: Is this left over from your days in the Army?
Xander Harris: No, this is left over from every army ...
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References Young Guns (1988) See more »


Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett
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The One With Andrew Is A Hostage...
28 March 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I love this episode. It's so good and interesting. I love Andrew. He's definitely one of my all- time favorite characters. To be honest with you, I wrote a review for this episode, and then just before submitting it, I realized that I was talking about a completely different episode. Almost-fail.

In this episode, Spike is being held in Buffy's basement, voluntarily, since he's gone a bit crazy with the eating people thing, even though it's not his fault. They're trying to get him to tell them what's really going on. Willow goes to the butcher to get some animal blood for him, and she runs into Andrew. She forcefully brings Andrew home with her, and they keep him there as a hostage/prisoner. Whilst being tied up and enjoying his animal blood, Buffy leaves the room and he starts talking to himself. Then he goes nuts and tries to kill Andrew, who was being interrogated in the next room. Anya is actually the one who's interrogating Andrew, along with Xander's help. It's actually really funny.

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

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