Never Leave Me

Season 7 Episode #9
Overall Episode #131; Original air date November 26, 2002.
Written by Drew Goddard. Directed by David Solomon.

Slay Me - episode rating
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The Story:
- - I'm Getting A Little Tired Of Subtle - -
Buffy tries to explain to the gang why they shouldn't kill Spike. Andrew is visited by the ghosts of Warren and Jonathan who encourage him to keep trying to open the seal. Knowing Spike needs blood Willow offers to go to the butcher shop where she runs into Andrew who is also buying blood. She brings him back to the Summer's house where Xander and Anya interrogate him as to why he is back. When Spike bites Andrew after Buffy hears him talking to someone through her door, she and Xander comes to the conclusion that something has trained him to be a trigger. Spike again begs Buffy to kill him but she refuses and tells him that she believes he can be a better man. Unexpectedly the Summer's house is attacked by a group of robed figures whom Buffy recognizes as Bringers, harbingers for The First Evil. The First Evil uses the blood of a kidnap Spike to open the seal and raise an super vampire.

Say What? - quote of the week... More Quotes
Buffy: Listen to me. You're not alive because of hate or pain. You're alive because I saw you change. Because I saw your penance.
Spike: Window dressing.
Buffy: Be easier, wouldn't it, if it were an act? But it's not. You faced the monster inside of you and you fought back. You risked everything to be a better man.
Spike: Buffy...
Buffy: And you can be. You are. You may not see it but I do. I do. I believe in you, Spike.

Slayage - 2 - At least 2 Bringers at the Summers's home by Buffy with their own daggers.

Body Count - 11 - 11 Watchers when the Council's Headquarters is blown up.

Credits - the cast: *Sarah Michelle Gellar - Buffy Summers; *Nicholas Brendon - Xander Harris; *Alyson Hannigan - Willow Rosenberg; *James Marsters - Spike; *Emma Caulfield - Anya; *Michelle Trachtenberg - Dawn Summers; Danny Strong - Jonathan Levinson; Tom Lenk - Andrew Wells; Adam Busch - Warren Meers; Cynthia LaMontage - Lydia; Oliver Muirhead - Philip; Kris Iyer - Nigel; Harris Yulin - Quentin Travers; DB Woodside - Principal Robin Wood; Donald Bishop - Butcher; Camden Toy - Ubervamp; Bobby Brewer - Hoffman; Roberto Santos - Grimes.

Rock On - Soundtrack: Episode score by Robert Duncan.

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