Buffy and Holden fight. Sweet, wonderful fighting. Such easy recapping. But I'm sure they'll start talking again soon. Oops, yeah, here it is. Buffy is about to stake Holden when he gets her goat by asking if she's killing him because he's evil, or because she opened up to him. "Why can't it be both?" asks Buffy. No, she doesn't, actually. She just stomps around, all goat having been gotten. And isn't that a strange phrase, when you think about it? "You dirty swine! You stole my eggs and I let it go. You lured away my wife and I looked the other way. But then you got my goat. Now I'm really angry!" Just doesn't make much sense. Maybe I just don't appreciate goats enough. As someone who is reading this over my shoulder just said, "I'd've thought you'd have a special affinity for other horned and cloven-hoofed creatures." Holden says he has no worries, and he's just wondering if a "bitable" girl from high school came to his funeral. "See, this is what I hate about you vampires!" exclaims Buffy, "Sex and death and love and pain. It's all the same damn thing to you." Ew. I just had the disturbing thought that perhaps Buffy played dead in sex games with Spike, and that's what's really eating her about those sessions. Whine. I need the healing power of Krispy Kremes now. Totally off-the-wall theory I'm going to do my best to wipe from my brain in a haze of sugar. Holden dismisses Buffy's complaints as common "guy" behavior, but Buffy claims to know what she's talking about. Holden realizes what she means and exclaims, "Oh my God! Oh, well, you know, not my God, because I defy him and all of his works." Hee. Holden's matter-of-fact acceptance of his new evilness is very amusing. Villains are so much more fun when they're not all conflict-y and angstful all the time. He then asks if God does exist, and Buffy says there's no definitive word on that yet. Holden agrees to fight Buffy to the death if he's right about something. He asks, "Your last relationship -- was it with a vampire?"
Cut to Spike walking along a street with the woman from the bar. His body language is very shy, hands stuffed in pockets and shoulders hunched. They share a laugh. God help me, I was actually happy for Spike right here, because he looked cute and happy and I hoped he was getting the chance to move on. Oh, and because he was silent. I find it much easier to like Spike when he keeps his pretty mouth shut. Damn manipulative ME, softening my heart and really setting me up for the shocker at the end of the episode.