Rewatching Buffy – Episode 42

buffy-titleWelcome to Rewatching Buffy, the part of the blog where I rewatch Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Each Tuesday evening, you’re invited to join me as I attempt to rediscover what made me love this show 20 years ago.

Lover’s Walk

  • Everyone got their SAT scores back! Happy day!
  • Buffy did really well. Guess she can finally apply to any college she wants and leave Sunnydale forever.
  • Just kidding. She’ll be going to a completely convenient college that just happens to exist in town that we never heard of until it becomes crucial to the plot of the show.
  • Oh, and Spike returns.
  • That should have probably been presented with more flourish…
  • Spike is back!
  • He’s extremely drunk and heads back to the burned down warehouse.
  • Poor guy is all heartbroken. I guess he and Drusilla broke up.
  • Meanwhile, Willow & Oz and Xander & Cordelia are planning a double date.
  • That’ll probably go really well, what with Xander and Willow’s recent streak of inappropriate flirting and kissing.
  • Giles is also excited about Buffy’s SAT scores and agrees that she could go away to college. Especially with Faith being a Slayer and still being in Sunnydale.
  • Spike is still drunk. And stalking Angel now… He heads to the magic shop, looking for something to curse Angel.
  • Clearly, Drusilla leaving Spike was all Angel’s fault.
  • While he was in the shop, Willow came by to pick up supplies for an anti-love spell for her and Xander.
  • Spike kills the shopkeeper and decides he’ll use Willow to cast a love spell for him and Dru. Brilliant plan.
  • The Mayor is aware of Spike’s return. He wants him taken care of.
  • While Willow attempts the spell, Spike knocks out Xander and kidnaps the two of them.
  • He threatens to kill Xander unless Willow does the love spell he wants.
  • Willow agrees to do what he wants, but she needs supplies.
  • While Buffy is at the library training on her own, Oz and Cordelia show up worried about the missing Willow and Xander
  • Joyce calls Buffy at the library to schedule a college talk and Buffy hears Spike’s voice in the background. Panic mode.
  • Buffy - Lovers WalkAngel sees Spike pouring out his heart to Joyce (who is very understanding).
  • She freaks out because she doesn’t realize that Angel isn’t evil. It’s all so confusing for Joyce.
  • Buffy arrives and clears things up.
  • Buffy and Angel agree to help Spike as long as he leads them to Willow and Xander.
  • Meanwhile, Buffy has sent Oz and Cordelia to find Giles at some retreat in the woods.
  • On the way there, Oz catches a whiff of Willow. Residual werewolf power… I guess.
  • Back at the warehouse, Xander regains consciousness.
  • Xander and Wilow begin making out because… reasons.
  • Oz and Cordelia walk in on them because… he could smell where Willow was.
  • Cordelia tries to head back upstairs, obviously upset at seeing Xander kissing Willow. The stairs collapse and she’s impaled by a steel rod.
  • While Buffy, Angel, and Spike are getting more supplies at the magic shop, they’re attacked by some of the Mayor’s henchvamps.
  • There’s a big fight in the streets. The good guys (& Spike) take down four of the vampires before the rest take off.
  • Spike realizes that violence is fun. So he’s gonna go back to Dru, tie her up and torture her until she likes him again.
  • And he confesses that Willow and Xander are at the factory.
  • They try to make us think that Cordelia dies from her injury. But she’ll be fine.
  • I mean, she’s heartbroken and her relationship with Xander is over. But she’ll be fine.
  • Body Count: Humans – 1; Vampires – 4

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