Back in the alley, Spike still seems to be missing the point. He's focusing on the ability of the police to connect the crime to Buffy, but Buffy is more upset about having, y'know, killed a human. Buffy tries to push past him. He grabs her and stops her. He can't let her go, because he wuuuuuvs her. Buffy punches him and sends him flying, then turns around to go inside. Spike recovers and, in vamp face, pitches her backwards into the alley, insisting that he's not going to let her throw her "life away over this." Buffy retorts that it isn't his choice. And y'know? It really, really isn't. Granted, I don't think that turning herself in is the best way to handle this situation, but I have to respect Buffy's need to do what she feels is right. Although I really don't understand why nobody called Giles. Too bad about that telecommunications strike in merry olde England. Sigh. I miss Giles. There is a large, Giles-shaped hole in my heart. Spike tries to convince Buffy that "one dead girl doesn't tip the scale," in light of how many people she's saved. And this is why you shouldn't date someone with a value system that is diametrically opposed to yours. Maybe if anyone other than Spike had been with Buffy, they might have checked the body as a matter of course and found it cold and stiff. Spike invites Buffy to explain her point of view, and instead she kicks him in the chest. He seems to welcome the pain -- "That's it. Put it all on me" -- and Buffy tackles him to the ground and beats the freakin' bejesus out of him, all the while telling him how "there is nothing good or clean in you. You are dead inside. You. Can't. Feel anything real." What's that? Is that the glint of a tiny little mirror on Spike's forehead? Don't get me wrong. I'm not opposed to seeing Spike getting the crap kicked out of him. On a daily basis. For the next hundred years or so. He's done a lot of terrible, awful things and I think he deserves all this and more. But I really, really don't want Buffy to be the one to dish it out. I'm worried about what it means for Buffy that she's betraying the things she believes in by treating Spike this way. Buffy gets a hold of herself and gets up. Spike croaks, "You always hurt the one you love, pet," while his eye proceeds to swell shut. Buffy looks around, confused, and then slowly walks towards the police station. She enters and approaches to the front-desk sergeant, who is on the phone. She waits. He answers another call with, "Yeah, the phones are ringing off the hook," which never fails to crack me up. While she's waiting, she overhears that the body has been identified as Katrina Silber. Buffy puts two and two together and comes up with Warren, then takes off before the desk sergeant gets off the phone.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Episode Report CardSep: B | 1430 USERS: B-
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer