Season 6 Episode #3
Overall Episode #103; Original air date October 9, 2001
Written by Jane Espenson. Directed by David Solomon.

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

Every night I save you. -Spike to Buffy on his guilt for letting her die.

The Story:
- - You're The One Who's Barely Here - -
Spike angrily yells at Dawn for running away from him until he realizes Buffy is really alive. They share a touching reunion until the rest of the oversympathetic gang arrive at the Summers' house. Though he quickly leaves the house, Spike waits till Xander leaves and demands to know why he didn't let him in on the gang's plans to raise Buffy from the dead. Strange events start happening and it is discovered that the spell used to resurrect Buffy also created a demon. Willow and Tara make this invisible entity solid so Buffy can fight and kill it. Buffy finally thanks Willow, Tara, Anya, and Xander for saving her soul from the hell dimension they all thought it was trapped in, though she later admits to Spike that she had really been in heaven.

Say What? - quote of the week ... More Quotes
Buffy: I was happy. Wherever I... was... I was happy. At peace. I knew that everyone I cared about was all right. I knew it. Time... didn't mean anything... nothing had form... but I was still me, you know? And I was warm... and I was loved... and I was finished. Complete. I don't understand theology or dimensions or... any of it, really... but I think I was in heaven. And now I'm not. I was torn out of there. Pulled out... by my friends. Everything here is... hard, and bright, and violent. Everything I feel, everything I touch... this is Hell. Just getting through the next moment and the one after that... knowing what I've lost... They can never know. Never.

Slayage - 1 - The Demon created by the resurrection spell that brought Buffy back, beheaded with ax by Buffy.

Body Count - 0.

Credits - the cast: *Sarah Michelle Gellar - Buffy Summers; *Nicholas Brendon - Xander Harris; *Alyson Hannigan - Willow Rosenberg; *James Marsters - Spike; *Emma Caufield - Anya; *Michelle Trachtenberg - Dawn Summers; Amber Benson - Tara Maclay; Lisa Hoyle - Demon.

Rock On - Soundtrack: Episode score by Thomas Wanker.

Awesome!! - don't miss these highlights
** The scenes between Buffy and Spike in the Summers's house, Spike's crypt, and the final scene outside the Magic Box.
** Xander and Spike's fight outside the Summers's house over magic.
** Watch carefully as Buffy is walking through the graveyard. The wings of the statue behind appear to give her wings. Implying that she's an angel??

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