The Weight of the World

Murk: "Quickly, quickly! Already we're behind schedule! Someone's bound for a beheading. Let's make sure it's not me."

Glory: "Hey! Minions, I can hear you. God-like ears don't miss much, you know what I'm sayin? Come here."
Gronx: "Twas he who blasphemed, your magnificence."
Murk: "Spurred on by treacherous urging!"
Glory: "Guys! I'm not gonna kill you. Not in the mood. What do you think that's about?"
Gronx: "In mercy does your power lie?"
Glory: "No, brainless, in tortue, death and chaos does my power lie."

Gronx: "The portal shall open."
Murk: "And the great Glorificus shall return."
Glory: "To the hell I came from. Where I'm gonna rain down more super-sized portions of slaughter, mayhem and bloodshead than any of you scabs can even dream about. So how come I ain't happy? Got everything I ever wanted... still, something's off."

Spike: "Better part of a century spent in deliquency just paid off. Hotwired Ben's auto. Who's for gettin the hell out of here?"

Spike: "Buffy! Oi, rise and shine, love!"
Anya: "Spike..."
Spike: "Come on, people. Girl's endowed with Slayer strength. It's hardly time to get dainty. Buffy!"
Xander: "We tried that!"
* Spike slaps Buffy *
Spike: "Ow!"
Anya: "We didn't try that."
Xander: "Are you insane? We could be dealing with neurological damage here. You want to kill her?"
Spike: "We have to do something. I can't just sit here watching. You waste time with kid gloves. I'm willing to wager, when all is said and done, Buffy likes it rough."

Spike: "Uh... Will? Now, uh, don't turn me into a horned toad for asking, but... what if we come across Ben?"
Willow: "I-I don't think a doctor's what Buffy needs right now."
Spike: "Well, yeah, especially not one who also happens to be Glory."
Giles: "What do you mean?"
Spike: "You know. Ben is Glory."
Willow: "You mean... Ben's with Glory?"
Xander: "'With' in what sense?"
Anya: "They're working together?"
Spike: "No. No. Ben is Glory. Glory's Ben. They're one and the same."
Anya: "When did all this happen?"
Spike: "Not one hour ago! Right here, before your very eyes! Ben came, he turned into Glory, snatched teh kid, and pfft! Vanished, remember? You do remember...? Is everyone here very stoned? Ben! Glory! He's a doctor, she's the beast. Two entirely seperate entities sharing one body. Like a bloody sitcom. Surely you remember."
Xander: "So you're saying... Ben and Glory..."
Anya: "Have a connection."
Giles: "Yes, obviously, but what kind?"
Spike: "Oh, I get it. That's very crafty. Glory's worked the kind of mojo where anyone who sees her little presto-change-o instantly forgets. And yours truly, being somewhat other than human... stands immune."
Willow: "So... Ben and Glory... are-are the same person?"
Xander: "Glory can turn into Ben, and Ben turns back into Glory."
Anya: "And anyone who sees it instantly forgets."
Spike: "Kewpie doll for the lady."
Giles: "Excellent. Now. Do we suspect there may be some kind of connection between Ben and Glory?"

Dawn: "Don't call me Dawnie."
Glory: "Huh. Wow. You know, that actually hurt my feelings."
Dawn: "I'm sorry."
Glory: "Not the point. I'm just thinking, here I am trying to make you feel better, when comforting others... not part of my life. And I'm doing it, so I can stop... feeling so... um... Help me out."
Dawn: "Guilty?"
Glory: "Guilty. That's it! But I'm not supposed to feel guilty. I'm not supposed to feel anything. I'm, I'm... I'm a god. I'm above it."

Joyce: "Like this... okay, support the head... there you go! We're calling her Dawn."
Willow: "Dawn."
Young Buffy: "I... I could be the one to look after her sometimes... if you need a helper. Mom? Can I take care of her?"
Joyce: "Yes, Buffy, you can take care of her."

Willow: "Ohh... kay."

Spike: "Found Ben's room at Glory's. Didn't learn much."
Xander: "Wait, wait, wait. Ben? At Glory's? You're saying all this time he's be subletting from her?"
Spike: "This... is gonna be worth it."
* Spike slaps Xander upside the head *
Spike/Xander: "Ow!!"
Spike: "Last time. From the top."

Priest: "You risk terribel magicks in opening the portal. Nothing comes without a price. This... is yours."
Glory: "Gods don't pay."

Willow: "Hey... I know you. You're, you're the first original Slayer who tried killing us all in our dreams. How've you been?"
First Slayer: "Death is your gift."
Buffy: "Death is my gift?"
Willow: "Wait, death is her what?"
First Slayer: "Death is your gift."

Glory: "How do they do it?"
Dawn: "Do what?"
Glory: "People! How do they function here like this in the world with all this bile running through them? Every day it's whoo-oo. You have no control. They're not even animals, they're just these meatbaggy slaves to, to hormones and pheromones and their, their feelings. Hate em! I mean really. Is this what the poets go on about, this? Call me crazy, but as hard-core drugs go, human emotion is just useless! People are puppets! Everyone getting jerked around by what they're feelin. Am I wrong? Really, I want to know. Gonna bleed you either way."
Dawn: "Depends on the person."
Glory: "So you're saying some people like this."
Dawn: "Some."
Glory: "Funny. Cause I look around at this world you're so eager to be a part of... and all I see is six billion lunatics looking for the fastest ride out. Who's not crazy? Look around. Everyone's drinking, smoking, shooting up... shooting each other, or just plain screwing their brains out cause they don't want em anymore. I'm crazy? Honey, I'm the original one-eyed chicklet in the kingdon of the blind. Cause at least I admit the world makes me nuts."

Willow: "Okay... now this is weird."
Young Buffy: "Hi, Willow. What are you doin here?"
Willow: "Actually, I'm, uh... looking for you. Here. Again."
Young Buffy: "Do you like dolls?"
Willow: "No... and I think we already deja'd this vu."
Young Buffy: "You talk funny."
Willow: "Yes... as you'll tell me again when we're older and in chem class."

Spike: "We need information. We need -"
Xander: "Ben's Glory!"
Doc: "Who's what?"
Spike: "Look at this. Special Ed remembers."
Xander: "Yeah. I do. Ben's Glory and Glory's Ben. It's like this... fog's lifting."
Spike: "Wonderful. But not why we're here."

Doc: "You think only underworld bottom-feeders worship the beast? Her day is coming, boys! And when she returns, then you're gonna see something."

Xander: "What do we got?"
Spike: "Something worth dying for."

Glory: "Leave her alone."
Ben: "I said, leave her alone."
Glory: "No, no. Little late in the game to start growing a backbone, Benjamin. Now be good and stay quiet. No you don't! Get over yourself, Ben! This is the wasy things are! I'm strong, you're weak. This is reality. Stop trying to infect me with your..."
Ben: "Do you ever stop talking? I dont' know which is worse, waking up in a dress not knowing where I've been or having to hear all your self-involved ranting!"
Glory: "Animal."
Ben: "Wrong, Glory. I'm no animal. This is humanity you're feeling. Welcome to the world."
Glory: "No, no, no! Stick around, chica."
Ben: "I won't let you hurt her, Glory.'
Glory: "Ooh, shut your hole, you sanctimonious little meatworm. I'm going home no matter what you do."
Ben: "You really think I'll just let that happen?"
Glory: "Benjamin, what are you doing?"
Ben: "You need her blood? When I'm through there won't be enough left to fill a bottle cap. Then you, hellbitch, have nowhere left -"
Glory: "-to go. Huh! You can't hurt her and you know it, Ben. I know it cause I feel what you're feeling. Scared. Shh! Shh! It's okay! You don't wanna die. Who would? I don't."
Ben: "You can't, you're immortal."
Glory: "Nobody has to die here, Ben. Just let me bleed the girl and go home. Everything will work out fine."
Ben: "Do you really belive with all I know that you can trick me?"
Glory: "Stop... and think, baby. We bleed the kid, return me to my seat of power, I become a god again..."
Ben: "And I disappear."
Glory: "Ooh, unless somebody up there likes you. Give up the girl... I could like you a lot."
Ben: "I won't make a deal with you, Glory."
Glory: "When exactly did you get stupid? I'm offering immortality here."
Ben: "I believe you. That's not the problem. You make me immortal, then what? I have to kill her to do it and I won't be able to live with that not even for a day, forget about eternity!"
Glory: "Baby, baby, baby Ben. Why do you worry so much? When you're immortal, all this crap you've been carrying around inside... the guilt, the anger, the crazy-making pain... Ooh, it all just melts away like ice cream. Trust me. When all this is over I can set you up real nice. I'm making it easy. It's you... or the the girl."
Ben: "I can't accept that."
Glory: "Accept it. I'm a god, stupid."

Buffy 1: "This was when I quit, Will."
Willow: "You did?"
Buffy 2: "Just for a second."
Buffy Voiceover: "I remember."
Buffy 1: "I was in the magic shop."
Buffy 2: "I put a book back for Giles."
Buffy 1: "Nothing special about it. And then it hit me."
Willow: "What hit you?"
Buffy 2: "I can't beat Glory."
Buffy 1: "Glory's going to win."
Willow: "You can't know that."
Buffy 2: "I didn't just know it."
Buffy 1: "I felt it. Glory will beat me."
Buffy 2: "And in that second of knowing it, Will..."
Buffy 1: "I wanted it to happen."
Willow: "Why?"
Buffy 1: "I wanted it over. This is... all of this... it's too much for me."
Buffy 2: "I just wanted it over."
Buffy 1: "If Glory wins... then Dawn dies."
Buffy 2: "And I would grieve. People would feel sorry for me. But it would be over. And I imagined what a relief it would be. I killed Dawn."
Willow: "Is that what you think?"
Buffy Voiceover: "My thinking it made it happen."
Buffy 1: "Some part of me wanted it. And in the moment Glory took Dawn..."
Buffy 2: "I know I could have done something better. But I didn't. I was off by some fraction of a second."
Buffy 1: "And this is why..."
Buffy 2: "...I killed my sister."
Willow:"I think Spike was right back at the gas station. Snap out of it!"
Buffy 1/Buffy 2: "What?"
Willow: "All this... it has a name. It's called guilt. It's a feeling, and it's important. But it's not more than that, Buffy. Buffys. You've carried the weight of the world on your shoulders since high school. And I, I know you didn't ask for this, but... you do it every day. And so, you wanted out for one second. So what?"
Buffy 2: "I got Dawn killed."
Willow: "Hello! Your sister, not dead yet! But she will be if you stay locked inside here and never come back to us."
Buffy 2: "But what if I can't?"
Willow: "Then I guess you're right. And you did kill your sister."
Buffy 2: "Wait!"
Buffy Voiceover: "Where are you going?"
Willow: "Where you're needed. Are you coming?"

Xander: "Did you know that... Ben is Glory?"
Buffy: "So I'm told."

Buffy: "So how do we stop it?"
Giles: "The portal will only close once the blood is stopped... and the only way for that to happen is, um... Buffy, the only way is to kill Dawn."

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