"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Doomed (TV Episode ) - IMDb
Spike, played by James Marsters, is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the .. Buffy threatens to kill Spike if he ever tells anyone about their relationship. .. him in the episode "Lovers Walk" to bring Spike back as a cast regular. Season 1 Next season Buffy season 2 Episodes 12 Aired March 10 – June 2, "Prophecy Girl" Starring Main cast: Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers However, the relationship became complicated when the truth about Angel's. that have passed since Buffy aired its finale, plenty of trivia and slayer Kendra in three season two episodes, was originally cast as When James Marsters initially auditioned for Spike, he played the part Xander/Buffy romance to Joss Whedon, who felt that the relationship needed to remain unrequited.
The name William Pratt may allude to horror actor Boris Karloffwhose birth name was William Henry Pratt, and can also be understood as the British slang term "prat", describing a person of arrogant stupidity.
Spike is one of the youngest recurring vampires on the show, though the evidence of his age is contradictory, as the concept of the character evolved over time. When he was introduced in " School Hard " season 2Giles read that he was "barely two hundred," implying that he was either born or sired in or slightly earlier. In " The Initiative " season 4 he said he wasthus born or sired in Flashbacks in "Fool for Love" season 5 show that Spike was sired as an adult in Assuming he was in his early to mid 20s when he was sired, Spike would be in his s during the series.
In the comic Spike: AsylumSpike's jar of blood has a label giving his assumed human birth date inabout 27 years before he was sired. William, before becoming a vampire InWilliam was a struggling poet, often mocked by his peers who called him "William the Bloody" behind his back because his poetry was so "bloody awful. After his romantic overtures were rejected by the aristocratic CecilyWilliam wandered the streets despondently and bumped into Drusilla.
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She consoled him, drained him of blood and made him drink of her blood, thus transforming him into a vampire — "siring" him, in the jargon of the series. Having always been very close to his mother, he turned her into a vampire to save her from tuberculosis. But his mother, as a vampire, taunted William and insinuated he had always had a sexual fascination with her.
William chose to stake her because he found he could not bear to see his mother behaving like the soulless vampire he had made of her. After staking his mother, William began a new life with Drusilla, to whom he was utterly devoted. Euphoric with his newfound vampiric abilities, he adopted the poses and trappings of a cultural rebel, affecting a working class East London accent and embracing impulsiveness and extreme violence.
He adopted the nom de guerre "Spike" based on his habit of torturing people with railroad spikes — possibly prompted by criticism of his poetry: He had a strained relationship with Drusilla's sire Angelus, who continued a sexual relationship with her despite Spike's strong disapproval. Angelus regarded killing as an art, not a sport, and killed for the sheer act of evil; Spike did it for amusement and the rush. The enmity between Spike and Dracula was explored in the comic series Spike vs.
Dracula, in which their mutual hatred is caused when Spike, along with Darla and Drusilla, slaughtered the Romani gypsy tribe who had cursed their patriarch, Angelus, with a soul, although it is unclear if either Spike or Drusilla knew precisely why Darla was so angry with the tribe. That clan unknown to Spike was favored by Dracula and he sought revenge for their deaths. Spike later mentions in a conversation with Riley Finn, "Dracula? Spike also notes that Dracula's fame has done more damage to vampires than any Slayer, since it made their weaknesses more widely known.
At some point post, Billy Idol allegedly "stole" Spike's look and made it famous as his own as revealed in Season Seven's " Sleeper "; see "Appearance" below ; Spike's thoughts on this are unrecorded.
Inasmuch as Buffy knew of the "theft" as of "Sleeper," Spike presumably shared the detail with her in an undepicted moment. Spike's flashback appearances, in chronological order, include: Lies My Parents Told Me 2nd flashback: In England, William, pre-Spike, tends to his ailing mother Anne.
InWilliam is rejected by Cecily and sired by Drusilla, with whom he immediately falls in love. Lies My Parents Told Me 3rd and 4th flashbacks: InWilliam sires his mother Anne, who, as a vampire, turns against him, forcing him to destroy her.
Destiny series of flashbacks: InDrusilla introduces William to her sire Angelus. Although the two become fast friends, they later clash when William discovers Angelus making love with Drusilla. Angelus, informing William that when one is a vampire "you can take what you want, have what you want, but nothing is yours," fights William for the first time. The Girl in Question 1st flashback: InSpike and Angelus are imprisoned by the mysterious Immortal, who seduces Drusilla and Darla in their absence.
Following this incident, Angel parts company with the group, and the other three vampires resume their travels without him. 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.
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.15 Reasons Buffy Should've Chosen Spike
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.
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" The Harsh Light of Day (TV Episode ) - IMDb
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.
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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.
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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. Angry, she says that he can't see anything, and then Giles leaves. Giles tries to perform the spell on Spike alone, but has difficulty reading. After Giles drops the key to the chains keeping Spike captive, Spike is able to escape. While Willow and Buffy talk, one of Willow's casual comments causes Amy to become human for a brief second, before another turns her back into a rat.
After Giles calls, Buffy goes to find Spike and once he's caught by another sarcastic comment from Willowshe brings him back to Giles's apartment. While talking to XanderWillow sarcastically suggests that Buffy and Spike get married if he's that important. Meanwhile at Giles' place, Spike proposes to Buffy and she accepts. Xander continues to try to console Willow; in misdirected rage and grief, she calls him "a demon magnet. He states that he is blind without his glasses, but doesn't seem to have them on.
Buffy runs into Riley outside of a bridal shop and tells him about the wedding, which confuses and upsets him. Xander and Anya 's romantic time is interrupted by various demons that attack them. They rush to Giles' place where Xander realizes that everything Willow has said is coming true.
D'Hoffrynthe demon responsible for making Anya a vengeance demon, comes forth and takes Willow through a portal into his demon world to make the same offer. When the gang goes to look for her, Anya recognizes the remains of a portal left by D'Hoffryn. Buffy and the rest of the group go to a crypt where they hope to stop D'Hoffryn from turning Willow into a demon.
En route to the crypt, several demons attack, still drawn to Xander because of Willow's spell. In the meantime, Willow turns down D'Hoffryn's offer and he sends her back.
Willow breaks the spell and Buffy and Spike find themselves in the middle of a kiss, much to their mutual disgust. Willow apologizes and tries to make up for her messed up spell with cookies. Buffy claims she is over the whole "bad boy" thing. The next day, Buffy confronts Riley and manages to convince him that she's not getting married, and was purposely lying to test whether he truly is a decent person after what happened with Parker Abrams.
Critical response[ edit ] Justine Larbalestier has suggested the episode pokes fun at fans " shipping " Buffy and Spike, that is inventing scenarios and writing fan fiction to allow the two characters, normally foes, to become romantically involved.
Club called it "a well-balanced episode", mixing comedy with more serious reflection on the theme of how there's no easy solution to Willow's problems. The full poem reads, "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe.
It's also a reference to Willow, who is upset, or "blue", because of Oz while also referring to D'Hoffryn who himself is Blue. While Giles is on the phone, Spike complains that he's missing Passionsa supernatural soap opera that aired from to