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the relationship between spike and buffy in this episode is almost as romantic as me and my husband before we got together. and I have been married to my. "Smashed" is the 9th episode of season 6 of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This episode marks the beginning of Spike and Buffy's sexual relationship. Amy is returned to being human after being a rat since the middle of the. Buffy and Spike's relationship up to this point has always been to one of the most intense episodes I've ever seen on television: Seeing Red.
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Angel, still ensouled, briefly reunites with the group; when Spike and Drusilla, neither of whom seem aware that Angel is ensouled, boast of Spike's deed, Angel pretends to be impressed but is actually disgusted. Darla ultimately rejects Angel because he can no longer bring himself to kill innocents, and Angel again leaves the group. Precisely what Spike and Drusilla make of these developments between their "elders" is unrevealed.
At some point over the next few decades, Spike and Drusilla part company with Darla, and Spike's reputation for bloodshed and chaos eventually rivals even that of Angelus. Why We Fight series of flashbacks: InSpike, temporarily adventuring without Drusilla, and two other vampires are abducted by Nazi agents onto a Nazi sub. Angel, working for the US government, helps Spike seize control of the sub, and the two escape and then part ways.
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As far as is known, this is Spike and Angel's last meeting prior to the events of School Hard in The Girl in Question 2nd flashback: Spike and Drusilla visit Italy.
Lies My Parents Told Me 1st flashback: These are Spike's last depicted activities preceding his arrival in Sunnydale, California.
Sunnydale[ edit ] Spike first arrives in Sunnydale in the second season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in the episode " School Hard ", accompanied by Drusilla. Throughout Season Two, Spike and Dru are the canon's most prominent example of affection between vampires, displaying the humanity and intricacies of vampire relationships.
Spike was initially conceived as a disposable villain to be killed off, but proved so popular with fans that Joss Whedon decided to merely injure him instead,  in the episode " What's My Line, Part Two ", in which Spike is crushed by a collapsing pipe organ and left paralyzed. Spike's first appearance in the episode " School Hard " Spike and Drusilla are major enemies of Buffy for much of the second season.
They arrive shortly after Drusilla is seriously weakened by an angry mob in Pragueas recounted in the canon comic book The Problem with Vampires. Spike is a devoted caretaker to Drusilla in her weakened condition, and initially hopes the Hellmouth 's energy can help restore her strength. He reunites with Angel and seems genuinely pleased to see him, but is disgusted to find that Angel has a soul whether or not Spike in fact knew that Angel's acquisition of a soul is why he left the group nearly a century before has never been made clear and is in love with the current Slayer, Buffy Summers.
Spike decides to ally himself with Buffy against Angelus; as he explains to Buffy, in addition to wanting Drusilla back, he also wants to "save the world": I'm going to destroy the world.
That's just tough guy talk. Strutting around with your friends over a pint of blood. The truth is, I like this world.
You've got — the dog racingManchester Unitedand you've got people: It's all right here. But then someone comes along with a vision, with a real passion for destruction.
Angel could pull it off. Goodbye Piccadilly, farewell Leicester bloody Square. He kidnaps Willow and Xander, and forces Willow to conduct a love spell for him to make Drusilla love him again, even coercing Buffy and Angel to help him in exchange for the safe return of their friends.
The excitement of a brawl with the Mayor's vampires helps him see that Drusilla left him because he had begun to go soft; he resolves to win her back by torturing her until she likes him again, and tells Buffy where to find Willow and Xander. He also tells Buffy and Angel that they can never be friends because of their love for one another. He finds it and attacks Buffy in daylight, but she wrests the ring from his finger and sends it to Angel.
Spike goes to Los Angeles, and hires a vampire named Marcus to torture Angel in order to get the ring, but Marcus takes the ring himself and Angel finally destroys it. After being captured by The Initiative and implanted with a cerebral microchip which punishes him with debilitating pain whenever he harms or attempts to harm any non-demon life forms he initially assumes it works the same with anything livingSpike turns to the Scooby Gang for protection, bartering his knowledge of the Initiative.
Though he still spars with Buffy, provided he has no real intent on harming her His inability to bite is comically compared to impotencemuch to Spike's constant humiliation;  in " Doomed ", he attempts to commit suicide by staking himself at Xander's house, but is stopped by Willow and Xander. Eventually, he inadvertantly discovers that he can harm demons and enthusiastically joins a fight with this knowledge, showing that he's less concerned about what side he's fighting on than fighting for the thrill of it.
In Season Five, after some erotic dreams, Spike becomes aware to his horror that he has fallen in love with Buffy. When Buffy rejects his advances, Spike attempts to prove his love by kidnapping her so that she can witness him killing Drusilla for her, to little avail; in her disgust, Buffy un-invites him from her house something she had not bothered to do in almost three years since their alliance against Angelus and alienates him from the group.
Though Buffy is disgusted by this, her hostility towards him fades considerably when she learns that Spike refused, even under intense torture, to reveal the identity of The Key to Glorynearly laying down his life to protect Buffy's sister Dawn.
Buffy is moved by this unexpected loyalty and kisses him, saying she will not forget what he has done. After Buffy is resurrected at the beginning of Season Six, she is despondent and detached from her friends. During this time, her relationship to Spike deepens and she is able to talk to him about things she feels she cannot share with the Scooby Gang.
She gets drunk with Spike, and calls him "a neutered vampire who cheats at kitten poker. Buffy threatens to kill Spike if he ever tells anyone about their relationship.
Both are unsatisfied; Buffy is ashamed of her dark desires, while Spike obsessively craves the love, trust, and affection that she is unwilling to give.
When she refuses him, he grows desperate and unsuccessfully tries to rape her. This is seen in his reactions to reliving the memory of the event while discussing his subsequent mood with Clem, who has come by with hot wings to hang out. Spike heads to a remote area of Africa, where he seeks out a legendary demon shaman and undergoes the Demon Trials, a series of grueling physical challenges.
Proving his worthiness by surviving the trials, Spike earns his soul back. But under influence of the First Evil 's hypnotic trigger, Spike unknowingly starts killing again. Upon discovering what he has done, he begs Buffy to stake him, but she refuses and takes him into her house, telling him she has seen him change. They spend three nights together, one of which Spike describes as the best night of his life, just holding her.
In the final battle inside the Hellmouth, Spike, wearing a mystical amulet, sacrifices himself to destroy the Turok-Han and close the Hellmouth. He is slowly incinerated in the process, but not before Buffy tells him "I love you. In dying to save the world, he becomes a Champion. I've been alive a bit longer than you.
And dead a lot longer than that. I've seen things you couldn't imagine — done things I'd prefer you didn't. I don't exactly have a reputation for being a thinker. I follow my blood. Which doesn't exactly rush in the direction of my brain. I've made a lot of mistakes. A lot of wrong bloody calls. A hundred plus years and there's only one thing I've ever been sure of. Oz gives Angel the ring who then hides it in the sewer, just as he is about to leave for another case he is ambushed by Spike who hits him with a wooden plank, Angel defeats Spike but Spike warns him that he will get the ring one way or another.
Angel takes precaution and goes on a manhunt for Spike, Angel finally finds him, chases him through the alley, and corners him only to fall into Spike's trap.
Spike captures Angel and hires a vampire named Marcus to torture Angel until he tells him where the ring is. After a while Spike gets bored of waiting so he goes to Angel's apartment to find the ring and leaving Marcus to torture Angel, he gets to the apartment only to find Cordelia and Doyle aiming at him with weapons and demanding to know where Angel is. Spike reveals Angel's location and tells them that the only way he will release Angel is if they find him the ring.
Cordelia and Doyle find the ring in the sewer and head straight to Spike. When they arrive at the location they find out that Spike had lied about releasing Angel. Taking precautions however, they then throw the ring away and just as Spike was about to retrieve it, Oz bursts through the wall in his van and rescues Angel. Spike looks for the ring but finds out that Marcus took it.
Spike begins smashing Marcus's things and shouting about how he is going to work alone from now on until a hole that was in the ceiling lets sunlight in and sets the back of his hair on fire. Despite his apparent death at the end of Buffy's final season, Spike returns in the fifth and final season of the spin-off series Angel.
Later he becomes corporeal, due to a mysterious gift that arrives at the office of Wolfram and Hart. Soon afterward he is kidnapped by the psychotic Slayer Danawho believes he was responsible for kidnapping and torturing her as a child.
Spike defeats Angel, but the prophecy remains ambiguous the Cup of Torment is revealed as a fake containing Mountain Dew. What freaking bizarro world did I wake up in?
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In the end, they fail to catch up with her. The blonde glimpsed in Rome is later revealed to be a decoy Buffy, set up by Andrew Wellswho had researched the history between Angel, Spike and The Immortal, and thought the idea would be "hilarious". He then spends what might be his last hours on Earth returning to his mortal roots as a frustrated poet, triumphantly knocking them dead figuratively in an open mic poetry slam at a bar.
After single-handedly literally, he held the baby in one hand and a sword in the other rescuing an infant and destroying the Fell Brethren, Spike joins Angel, Illyria, and a badly wounded Charles Gunn in the alley behind the Hyperion as the series draws to an end, preparing to incur the apocalyptic wrath of the Senior Partners, as a way of going out in a blaze of glory that will probably cost their lives. Literature[ edit ] Spike appears significantly in a number of canonical Expanded Universe literature concurrent with and subsequent to the television series, including both Buffy and Angel comic books.
Many of these novels and comic books concern Spike's backstory in the periods between the events shown in flashbacks in the television series. After Buffy finished inSpike appeared in a comic story from the canonical Tales of the Vampires series. Christopher Golden's novel Spike and Dru: The short story "Voodoo Lounge" from the collection Tales of the Slayer is a sequel to this novel.
Golden's novel, Blackoutis truer to the series' chronology by depicting Spike's fatal encounter with Slayer Nikki Wood in Gallagher 's novel Spark and Burn depicts the struggling early-Season Seven Spike remembering an account of his life, amounting to a chronological character history of Spike's life from the 19th century to the time of the framing device. Note that as the series' central character, Spike receives his own stylised logo. Most Spike-centric stories, however, have been published subsequent to Angel's finale episode.
The IDW comic book Spike: Old Timesby Peter Daviddepicts Spike's encounter with the vengeance demon Halfrek, explaining his recognition of her in Buffy episode " Older and Far Away ", and clarifying that she was in fact his beloved Cecily.Top 10 Unforgettable Buffy The Vampire Slayer Moments
Mutant Enemy approved the story, even though IDW did not have rights to a Buffy-only character like Halfrek, because of her importance to Spike's backstory, on the condition that the story's timing was deliberately ambiguous. Dracula by Peter Davida sequel to the Buffy episode " Buffy vs. Dracula " and expanding on the characters' century-old rivalry established in that episode.
Scott Tipton's comic Spike: Old Wounds is detective fiction set during Season Five, and also features allusions to Spike's activities in the late s. Asylum —07depicting Spike's stay in a supernatural medical facility. Although originally of the same ambiguous relationship to canon, the characters it introduced would reappear in the canonical Angel comic books to come later.
Whedon appreciated Lynch's writing of Spike in Asylum so much that he commissioned him to co-write the canonical continuation of the series, Angel: After the Fallin After the FallSpike does not appear until the second issue, written by Brian Lynch with art by Franco Urru the creative team of Spike: Shadow Puppets with plotting and "executive production" by Whedon himself.
After the Fall, Spike has adjusted to Los Angeles' new status as a literal hell on Earth; he and Illyria both serve together as the Demon Lords of Beverly Hills, living in the Playboy Mansion after the death of Hugh Hefner and served by a harem of human and demon females known collectively as the "Spikettes.
After the Fall miniseries, which also introduces a human friend for Spike in Jeremy Johns. In their new capacity, Spike and Illyria secretly rescue humans and benevolent demons, evacuating them into the care of ConnorNina Ashand Gwen Raiden.
Spike rallies alongside Angel against the other demon Lords. When vampire Gunn causes Illyria to revert to her monster form, memories of Fred from Spike and Wesley are transplanted into her to restore her humanity.
After the Senior Partners revert time to before the Fall, Spike begins a loosely affiliated relationship with the reformed Angel Investigations company, collaborating with Angel and his associates while maintaining independence. In Season Eight, Spike and his crew come to Buffy's aid to help prevent the end of the universe. Due to his own research into the prophecies concerning this apocalypse, Spike is able to lead Buffy and friends to the site of the final showdown with Twilight.
He begins shouting at the Scoobies, reminding them that Buffy died for them and that turning on her now is ridiculously disloyal. Faith quickly tries to stop Spike's rant. She wants him to just accept things and follow her leadership. Faith and Spike battle their way in to dining room, at which point Spike tosses her into a wall and stalks out to find Buffy. After questioning the Bringer with their spell, the Scoobies decide to attack some armory that Caleb has.
Faith is still uncertain of her leadership skills and she's doubly shaken when the First pays her a visit looking like the Mayor. Wood's comes to talk to Faith and the two of them end up sleeping together. Anya and Xander also have sex, as do Willow and Kennedy. Spike finally tracks down Buffy at the abandoned house. Buffy is feeling utterly defeated. Spike promises that they will get her "head Slayer" job back and tells her that he thinks that Caleb is hiding a weapon at the vineyard.
Buffy is too depressed to care. Spike gives her a very moving speech, about how he loves and believes in her and that she has to keep fighting. As Spike turns to leave she asks him to stay and just hold her. Spike and Buffy lay side-by-side on the bed, just staring at each other. The next morning, Buffy heads off to confront Caleb. Faith and the Potentials head for the armory.
Buffy evades Caleb's attacks and finds a magical ax thing embedded in a hunk of stone. Faith accidentally leads the Potentials into a trap. As they search the armory, a bomb goes off.
There are some good parts to this episode. I hate Kennedy and I'm just so happy someone finally called her on her constant whining. Really, though, most of the episode is about Spike.
In the entire Buffyverse, Spike never comes off more heroic and romantic than he is in "Touched. Every word of it is poetry. And when he and Buffy cuddle up next to each other on the bed, they just fit together perfectly. Wood all having sex.
And then to Buffy and Spike just staring into each others eyes and it's pretty clear which couple is establishing the most intimate connection. Also, I was just so furious at the Scoobies for turning on Buffy in "Empty Places" that I'm glad they look guilty when Spike starts yelling at them.
Actually, they seem worried from the second that he walks into the kitchen, as if they already know that he's not going to be on their side.