The Bronze, 2000. Buffy leans on the pool table as Spike explains how he became obsessed with the Slayer. Most vampires were scared of the Chosen One, but he sought her out in his quest for death and glory. Buffy, all business, just wants to know how he killed the first Slayer. Spike ambles behind her and, saying, "Funny you should ask," quickly grabs her by the neck and the arm that's holding a pool cue. Buffy is incapacitated as Spike tells her, "A Slayer must always reach for her weapon." He morphs into game face and continues, "I've already got mine." I'll leave any search for double entendres therein up to our more nasty-minded readers. It's Ace -- Miss Hansen if you're nasty. Spike shakes his vampire face off like a soggy dog and smiles. He takes his hand off her neck and steps away with the pool cue, explaining that vampires have nothing to fear, except "one girl." "That's you, honey," he helpfully finishes. Yeah, five years into the show and we're clear on that concept, Spike-baby. "Back then, it was her."
A room lit only by a red glow. A Chinese slayer in a black silk outfit fights Spike in some sort of temple. She's light and graceful on her feet, fighting with a long sword. We see her execute a series of rapid moves and then she slashes Spike across his eyebrow, leaving the scar he still bears today. Out in the streets, fires burn and terrified peasants run in every direction. The caption reads, "China, 1900," and then "Boxer Rebellion." Spike and the Slayer fight. He manages to get her sword point jammed into a statue, so she comes after him with only her fists and feet. She almost has him, her skinny ornate stake poised above his heart, when there's an explosion right outside the window and she's thrown to the ground. She recovers, but Spike manages to wrench her arm and make her drop the stake. As she scrabbles after it, he grabs her and twists her into an embrace. He plunges his fangs into her neck and feeds. He raises her head, mouth streaming with blood, and the Slayer turns to him and quietly says something in Chinese, which the subtitles translate to "Tell my mother -- I'm sorry." Pause. "I'm sorry, love. I don't speak Chinese," snarls Spike and throws her corpse to the ground.