Poster Meme | Buffy The Vampire Slayer 5x07 • “Fool For Love”
“The only thing about the dance is, you never get to stop. Everyday you wake up, it’s the same bloody question that haunts you. Is today the day I die? Death is on your heels, baby, and sooner or later it’s gonna catch you. And part of you wants it… not only to stop the fear and uncertainty, but because you’re just a little bit in love with it. Death is your art. You make it with your hands, day after day. That final gasp. That look of peace. 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 merely wanted it. Every Slayer… has a death wish. Even you. The only reason you’ve lasted as long as you have is you’ve got ties to the world. Your mum, brat kid sister, Scoobies. They all tie you here but you’re just puttin’ off the inevitable. Sooner or later, you’re gonna want it. And the second - the second that happens, you know I’ll be there. I’ll slip in. Have myself a real good day. Here endeth the lesson. I just wonder if you’ll like it as much as she did.”
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.