While the Initiative brass and its political superior worry about its commandos' moral, unreliable control -loose gun Riley- and what to do with captured demons. Adam promises to put Spike back on the map as 'terrifying beast' after removing his behavior chip implant and eliminate Slayer Buffy together. Spike cleverly makes a deal with Giles, who accepts his demands for blood supply, money and immunity from slaying in return for discretion and information on the Initiative and Adam, on heavily encoded data media which even Willow finds quite a challenge. Meanwhile, Spike stirs potential strife and personal insecurities among the gang so Buffy feels isolated, such as Willow's lesbianism, only laborer Xander's lack of status and (self-)respect, Giles' midlife crisis after professional (library) retirement and feeble hold on his almost solo-slaying charge. After Xander accidentally told Riley about Angel's curse while bringing the demoralized ex-soldier silly clothes in his ruins ...
Did You Know?
The title refers to Yoko Ono, blamed by many for the Beatles' break up. Spike acts as the "Yoko factor", sowing dissension within the Scooby Gang. Also, when Spike asks Adam if he has ever listened to the Beatles and Adam answers that he likes Helter Skelter. Spike remarks that he is not surprised, which is probably a reference to Charles Manson and his murders (Manson believed that the Beatles had hidden messages directed at him, and named his killing spree Helter Skelter) See more
At 20:03, when Buffy rolls down the hill into some rocks, it is obvious from the way they shift under the impact that they are lightweight, flat-bottomed props sitting atop a soft stunt mat. Then, as the camera revolves while looking down on Buffy, you can see a patch of reflected light move across a "rock" and onto her shoulder in time with the camera motion. See more
And the men?
These are exceptional boys. Their capture ratio just keeps increasing. They're keeping it together... Morale is a problem. The death of Professor Walsh, the escape of the prototype... controlling the HSTs is getting harder. We have serious overcrowding in the containment areas.
Quite a mess.
It's not my mess, sir. I'm just holding the fort while you figure out what you want to do with the place.
Written by Ronnie Van Zant
and Allen Collins
Performed by Anthony Head
(as Anthony Stewart Head) See more