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Buffy discovers Spike's feelings for her, and is utterly repulsed. However, Spike's love-life takes a new turn when Drusilla returns to Sunnydale with the temptation to return him to his old self.

Episode Info
Episode number: 5x14
Production Number: 5ABB14
Airdate: Tuesday February 13th, 2001
Network: WB

Director: Daniel Attias
Writer: David Fury

Guest Stars
Mercedes McNabMercedes McNab
As Harmony
Charlie WeberCharlie Weber
As Ben
Amber Benson (1)Amber Benson (1)
As Tara
Juliet LandauJuliet Landau
As Drusilla
Kristine SutherlandKristine Sutherland
As Joyce Summers

Co-Guest Stars
Greg WayneGreg Wayne
As Student
Asher GlaserAsher Glaser
As Boy in Bronze
Jennifer BergmanJennifer Bergman
As Girl in Bronze
Nell ShanahanNell Shanahan
As Waitress
As Themselves
As Themselves
Main Cast
Sarah Michelle GellarSarah Michelle Gellar
As Buffy Anne Summers
Nicholas BrendonNicholas Brendon
As Alexander "Xander" Harris
Alyson HanniganAlyson Hannigan
As Willow Rosenberg
Anthony Stewart HeadAnthony Stewart Head
As Rupert Giles
Emma CaulfieldEmma Caulfield
As Anya Jenkins
Michelle TrachtenbergMichelle Trachtenberg
As Dawn Summers
Episode Notes
This episode scored a 5.0/7 in the ratings.

This episode ranked 3rd out of 17 WB shows for the week.

This episode scored a 3.3 in the national ratings.

Ranked 88 out of 135 prime time shows.

This is Mercedes McNab's last appearance as Harmony Kendall on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, however, she'd later appear on Angel.

This marks the last "living" appearance of Drusilla. The character would make subsequent appearances in future episodes of Buffy and Angel, but either in flasback or as a visage taken by the First.

This episode takes place after the events of the Angel episode "Redefinition" (the last authentic appearance of Drusilla in the series). The episode "Disharmony" would later pick up from this episode, with Harmony having left Sunnydale for L.A.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
SummercampPlay It By Ear 

Episode Quotes
Spike: It's just, we took on that Glory chippie together, I was right there with you, fightin' the fight.
Buffy: Actually, you were sleeping the sleep of the knocked unconscious.

Xander: (to Spike) Hey, uh, Evil Dead, you're in my seat.
Spike: Bugger it. (leaves)
Anya: Xander, I think you may have hurt his feelings.
Xander: And you should never hurt the feelings of a brutal killer. You know, that's, uh, that's actually some pretty good advice.

Buffy: Poor Will. Still getting those headaches?
Willow: Fewer and further between, but, yep, they're still exercising their visitation rights.

Xander: The point is, I work hard for that money.
Spike: And you're saying I didn't?
Xander: You stole it!
Spike: And you're making it into very hard work!

Willow: What'd you think, Buffy?
Buffy: The test isn't till tomorrow, right? I don't have an opinion till then.
Willow: But, you read it, right?
Buffy: Kinda not. I rented the movie.
Tara: Oh, with, um - with Charles Laughton?
Buffy: I don't know. Was he one of the singing gargoyles?

Dawn: I'm not even human. Not originally.
Spike: Yeah, well, originally I was. I got over it. Doesn't seem to me it matters very much how you start out.

Dawn: And the lady just invited you in?
Spike: Well, I had hubby by the throat, didn't I? Promised her he'd live if she gave me the invite.
Dawn: And did you? Let him live?
Spike: What do you think? Too much for you?
Dawn: No. Keep going.
Spike: And I kill 'em. Right quick, the whole lot. But... there's someone missing. Supposed to be... this little girl. So I get real quiet and I hear this tiny noise coming from the coal bin. This little sigh. So I listened harder. It's very, very quiet...
(Buffy bursts into the crypt)
Spike: Oh, bloody hell.
Buffy: Spike, I need your help. Dawn is... (sees Dawn) here.
Dawn: Spike was just telling a story and he was just at this really cool part --
Buffy: (to Spike) What the hell is this? What is she doing here?
Dawn: Just hanging out.
Buffy: Here?
Dawn: Can you please let him finish the story? Then you could do the lecture?
Buffy: Yeah. Okay. Let's hear the story that Spike is telling my little sister.
Spike: Right. Yeah. So, uh, I knew the girl was in the coal bin. And I rip it open, very violent, haul her out of there... and then I give her to a good family in a nice home where they're never ever mean to her, and didn't lock her in the coal bin.
Dawn: What? That's so lame.

Buffy: These vamps have been here for a while. They've nested.
Spike: So, you're saying they're a couple of poofters?

Buffy: What is this? The late-night stakeout, the bogus suspects, the flask. Is this a date?
Spike: A - Please! A date? You are completely off your bird! I mean - Do you want it to be?

Spike: You can't deny it. There's something between us.
Buffy: Loathing. Disgust.
Spike: Heat. Desire.
Buffy: Please! Spike, you're a vampire.
Spike: Angel was a vampire.
Buffy: Angel was good!
Spike: And I can be too. I've changed, Buffy.
Buffy: What, that chip in your head? That's not change. Tha-That's just... holding you back. You're like a serial killer in prison!
Spike: Women marry 'em all the time!

Buffy: You don't know what you mean! You don't know what feelings are!
Spike: I damn well do! I lie awake every night!
Buffy: You sleep during the day!
Spike: Yeah, but... You are missing the point.

Joyce: Honey, did you somehow, unintentionally, lead him on in any way? Uh, send him signals?
Buffy: Well, I do beat him up a lot. For Spike that's like third base.

Joyce: Better to nip this in the bud before --
Buffy: The bud nips me?
Joyce: Exactly.
Willow: If you want, Buffy, I can go with. Back you up with some scowling.

Buffy: Besides, you know, maybe I'm wrong. Maybe this - this whole thing's just been blown way out of proportion and he's already gone back to wanting me dead.
Willow: Here's hoping.

Spike: I love you.
Buffy: Oh, my God.
Spike: Hey, no, look at me. I... love you. You're all I bloody think about... dream about. You're in my gut, my throat. I'm drowning in you, Summers. I'm drowning in you.
(Drusilla laughs)
Spike: I can do without the laugh track, Dru.
Drusilla: But it's so funny. I knew... before you did. I knew you loved the Slayer. The pixies in my head whispered it to me.

Buffy: That doesn't prove anything except that you're a sick miserable vampire that I should have dusted a long time ago. And, hey, already there.
Spike: Don't mock this.
Buffy: Go mock yourself.

Spike: If you don't admit that there's something there, some tiny feeling for me, then I'll untie Dru, let her kill you instead.
Drusilla: Yes, please. I like that game much more.
Spike: Just... give me something. A crumb... the barest smidgen. Tell me, maybe, someday, there's a chance.
Buffy: Spike....the only chance you had with me was when I was unconscious.

Spike: Gaaah! What the bleeding hell is wrong with you bloody women?! What the hell does it take?! Why do you bitches torture me?!
Buffy: Which question do you want me to answer first?

Spike: You can't just walk away from this.
Buffy: What part of punching you in the face do you not understand?
Spike: So we had a fight. It's not our first, love. It doesn't change anything.
Buffy: It changes everything, Spike! I want you out. I want you out of this town, I want you off this planet! You don't come near me, my friends, or my family again, ever! Understand?

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon
Executive ProducerKaz Kuzui  |  Fran Rubel Kuzui  |  Gail Berman  |  Sandy Gallin  |  Joss Whedon
Co-Executive ProducerMarti Noxon
Supervising ProducerDavid Fury
ProducerDavid Solomon  |  Jane Espenson
Co-ProducerJohn F. Perry  |  Marc D. Alpert  |  Douglas Petrie
Consulting ProducerDavid Greenwalt
Production DesignerCarey Meyer
EditorTammis Chandler
CastingAnya Colloff  |  Jennifer Fishman  |  Amy McIntyre Britt
Unit Production ManagerJohn F. Perry
First Assistant DirectorAlan Steinman
Second Assistant DirectorAthena Alexander
Music EditorFernand Bos
Costume DesignerCynthia Bergstrom
HairstylistLisa Marie Rosenberg
Key GripRonn Cooney
Camera OperatorAllen D. Easton
Set DecoratorDavid A. Koneff
Location ManagerPeter M. Robarts
Transportation CoordinatorRobert Ellis (2)
Property MasterRandy Eriksen
Construction CoordinatorSteven Fidler
Production Sound MixerDavid Yaffe
Script SupervisorSuzanne McRobert
Production CoordinatorCathy Carr (2)
Script CoordinatorDavid H. Goodman
Assistant EditorRobert Hudson (2)
Post Production SupervisorBrian Wankum
Supervising Sound EditorCindy Rabideau
Re-Recording MixerKurt Kassulke  |  Tom Perry  |  Adam Sawelson
LeadmanKeith A. Cuba
Director of PhotographyMichael Gershman
Stunt CoordinatorJohn Medlen (1)
Visual Effects SupervisorLoni Peristere
Main Title DesignMontgomery/cobb
Chief Lighting TechnicianChristopher C. Strong
ScoreThomas Wanker
AssistantKelly Wheeler  |  Diego Gutierrez (1)  |  JD Peralta
Casting AssociateLonnie Hamerman
Key HairstylistMichael Moore (3)
Original CastingMarcia Shulman
Special Effects CoordinatorBruce Minkus
Makeup ArtistRobin Beauchesne  |  Brigette A. Myre
Paint ForemanLisa Gamel
Make-up SupervisorTodd McIntosh
Theme ByNerf Herder
Production AuditorEdwin L. Perez
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