Season 6 Episode #18
Overall Episode #118; Original air date April 30, 2002
Written by Drew Z. Greenberg. Directed by James A. Contner.

Slay Me - episode rating
<== <== <- (out of 5 stakes)

The Story:
- - Things Fall Apart - -
Spike is still trying to come to terms with the fact that Buffy doesn't love him the way her loves her. Willow and Tara decide to go for coffee and work on their relationship. Tensions run high among the Trio where it becomes obvious that Jonathan is no longer fully part of their super-cool plan. Xander and Anya for the first time since the wedding talk and it goes badly. It is revealed that Anya accepted D'Hoffryn's offer and is once again a vengeance demon. Spike and Anya sleep together after getting drunk while complaining about their partners. The whole encounter is observed by a shocked Willow, Xander, Buffy and Dawn on one of the Troika's cameras discovered earlier in Buffy's yard. Furious Xander leaves on a mission to kill Spike. Buffy stops him but Spike finally reveals their relationship to a confused Anya and Xander. While everyone else's relationships are falling apart Willow and Tara decided to get back together.

Say What? - quote of the week... More Quotes
Spike: Absolutely. I have nothing but respect for a woman who is forthright. Drusilla was always straightforward. Didn't have a single buggering clue about what was going on right in front of her, but she was straight up about it. That's a virtue.
Anyanka: Xander didn't think so. He thought I was rude.
Spike: That's because he's one of them. Uptight. Repressed.
Anyanka: You think?
Spike: Please. It's no wonder they couldn't deal with the likes of you and me, Luv. We both should have been dead hundreds of years ago - and we're the only ones that are really alive.

Slayage - 2 - 2 vampires staked by Buffy in the teaser.

Body Count - 0.

Credits - the cast: *Sarah Michelle Gellar - Buffy Summers; *Nicholas Brendon - Xander Harris; *Alyson Hannigan - Willow Rosenberg; *James Marsters - Spike; *Emma Caufield - Anyanka; *Michelle Trachtenberg - Dawn Summers; Danny Strong - Jonathan Levinson; Adam Busch - Warren Meers; Tom Lenk - Andrew Wells; Amber Benson - Tara Maclay; Kali Rocha - Halfrek; James C. Leary - Clem; Edie Caggiano - Mother.

Rock On - Soundtrack: Sao Paulo Rain by Tom McRae; and That Kind of Love by Alison Krauss. Episode score by Thomas Wanker.

Awesome!! - don't miss these highlights
** The scorned lovers Spike and Anyanka finding solace in each other at the Magic Box.
** Anyanka trying, unsuccessfully, to get Willow, Tara, Buffy, or Dawn to make a wish to curse Xander then stopping Spike from making the wish.
** Spike finally telling Xander and Anya about his relationship with Buffy and the reconciliation of Willow and Tara.

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