Season 7 Episode #8
Overall Episode #130; Original air date November 19, 2002
Written by David Fury & Jane Espenson. Directed by Alan J. Levi.

Slay Me - episode rating
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The Story:
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Buffy awakens Xander after stopping by his apartment to check on Spike. She confides to him that the vampire she slayed the previous night claimed to be sired by Spike and she is worried that his chip has malfunctioned. Willow finds a traumatized Dawn in the wreckage of the Summer's livingroom. Willow fills Buffy in on both of her and Dawn's ghostly visitations from the previous night. Buffy confronts Spike and he denies that he is killing again. After Buffy leaves though, Spike starts recalling forgotten memoreis and goes to the Bronze where he meets a vampire who says he sired her. Scared, he calls Buffy and takes her to a basement he vaguely remembered. There they are ambused by several vampires he sired. Asamed by the realization of his actions Spike begs Buffy to kill him or help him before he hurts anyone else. Buffy sensing another presence in the room, which only Spike can see, realizes he has been manipulated by an outside force and agrees to help him.

Say What? - quote of the week... More Quotes
Willow: Well, just because those weren't the spirits of, you know, our people... just because it was some evil thing, doesn't mean what they said can't be true.
Anya: I used to tell the truth all the time when I was evil.

Slayage - 8 - Vampire at the Bronze by Spike; 7 vampires sired by Spike in basement of old house by Buffy with garden tool.

Body Count - 9 - 2 in Flat in England, Robson and teenage girl Nora, by Bringers; Young woman in alley near Sunnydale Promenade bit by Spike under influence of First; 6 of Spike's previous victims in flashback in basement.

Credits - the cast: *Sarah Michelle Gellar - Buffy Summers; *Nicholas Brendon - Xander Harris; *Alyson Hannigan - Willow Rosenberg; *James Marsters - Spike; *Emma Caulfield - Anya Jenkins; *Michelle Trachtenberg - Dawn Summers; Anthony Stewart Head - Rupert Giles; Robinee Lee - Bronze Vampire; Rob Nagle - Watcher; Lisa Jay - Linda; Kevin Daniels - Bouncer; Stacey Scowley - Young Woman; Linda Christopher - Nora.

Rock On - Soundtrack: Joe Faraci's Medusa, Red by Sandra Collins, Street Harmonica Player by Tommy Morgan, David Grahame's She Was No Good For Me, This Is How it Goes and Pavlov's Bell by Aimee Mann and Early One Morning and British/Irish Folk Song. Episode score by Robert Duncan.

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