Season 6 Episode #9
Overall Episode #109; Original air date November 20, 2001
Written by Drew Z. Greenberg. Directed by Turi Meyer.

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

The Story:
- - You Came Back Wrong - -
Buffy again rejects Spike's amorous advances promting him to imply that she is taking advantage of his obvious feelings for her. Meanwhile the Troika steal a diamond from a local museum for their new super-cool gadget. Feeling lonely and angry with Tara, Willow decides she needs a magically inclined friend who won't regulate her use of magic. After hitting Buffy and not feeling any pain Spike thinks his chip has malfunctioned. He tries to bite another girl and cannot. Confused he turns to Warren who confirms that Spike's chip is working properly, thus implying that Buffy came back less than human. A deratted Amy and Willow abuse their magical abilities at the Bronze as Spike violently lets Buffy know he can physically hurt her. Lost and confused Buffy finally gives into her feelings for Spike. The couple's fist sexual encounter literally brings the house down.

Say What? - quote of the week ... More Quotes
Spike: Oh, poor little lost girl. She doesn't fit in anywhere. She's got no one to love.
Buffy: Me? I'm lost? Look at you, you idiot! Poor Spikey. Can't be a human, can't be a vampire. Where the hell do you fit in? Your job is to kill the Slayer. But all you can do is follow me around making moon eyes.
Spike: I'm in love with you.
Buffy: You're in love with pain. Admit it. You like me... because you enjoy getting beat down. So really, who's screwed up?
Spike: Hello! Vampire! I"m supposed to be treading on the dark side. What's your excuse?

Slayage - 0.

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; Danny Strong - Jonathan Levinson; Adam Busch - Warren Meers; Tom Lenk - Andrew Wells; Amber Benson - Tara Maclay; Patrice Walters - Woman; John Patrick Clerkin - Man; Jack Jozefson - Rusty; Rick Garcia - Reporter; Kelly Smith - Innocent Girl; Jordan Belfi - Ryan; Adam Weiner - Simon; Melanie Sirmons - Brie; Lauren Nissi - Girlfriend; Elizabeth Anne Allen - Amy Madison.

Rock On - Soundtrack: Vermillion Borders, Parachute, and Here by Virgil(formerly Elephant Ride); and Run Away by Halo Friendlies. Episode score by Thomas Wanker.

Awesome!! - don't miss these highlights
** Andrew's Mission Impossible entrance at the museum.
** Listen for the television ad for the Doublemeat Palace, the fast food restaurant Buffy will later work for, as she is talking to Amy in her living room.
** The, um... fight??? between Spike and Buffy when they literally bring the house down. Listen for the zipper. Also look for the gorgeous slate blue and muted red tints used throughout the scenes with Spike and Buffy.

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