Top 15 Buffy Episodes
↳ 9. Fool for Love
Buffy: You think we’re dancing?
Spike: That’s all we’ve ever done.
“Death is your art. You make it with your hands day after day. That final gasp, that look of peace. And part of you is desperate to know: What’s it like? Where does it lead you? And now you see, that’s the secret. Not the punch you didn’t throw or the kicks you didn’t land. She really wanted it. Every Slayer has a death wish. Even you.”
This is my all time favorite Buffy episode (it’s season 5’s “Fool for Love”). It is so brilliantly written, so balanced, so layered, so nuanced, and then that last scene just smacks you in the face with its unexpectedness. It may also be the single most important character beat in Spike’s loooooong multiseason development arc. He consciously chose kindness over violence, he chose love over hate. And he didn’t even have a soul at the time.
Angel ain’t got nothing on you, boy.