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Apart (of Me), Part Two is the ninth issue of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine comic book series. Written by Andrew Chambliss with Scott Allie and illustrated by Cliff Richards, it was originally published on May 9, 2012 by Dark Horse Comics.


Andrew doesn't always make the best choices (see Season 6). And now Buffy finds herself and the very course of her life profoundly affected by one of Andrew's over-the-top, idiotic... hair-brained... schemes. Together with Andrew and Spike, the worried Slayer will have to confront herself and her comrades, as well as a long-standing annoyance, the number-one Buffy hater of all Buffy haters: Simone, the gun-toting Slayer.


Buffy, Spike, Andrew, and the bugs have arrived in the safe house. Buffy is very impressed with the house and the furniture; as Andrew explains, the furniture was carefully chosen because he wanted to add personality to the illusion. Andrew then finds a broken glass and red liquid on the floor, thinking that it may be blood. Spike informs it's not and Buffy understands that her body fought back. Andrew says it probably didn't fight well, since she was programmed not to find out that she was the Slayer. Spike gets angry and attacks Andrew again, but Buffy's voice stops him, having gone to the next room while taking a visit in the house.

She wonders "How the hell could Andrew do this" and Spike is ready to snap his neck, all he needs is her word, but that's not what Buffy means. Andrew was able to give her the life that she couldn't give herself. Her body has a bedroom, an office in the second room, and she probably plans to make it a nursery someday. Spike tries to remind her that it's not the life of a real person, but Buffy says that it has to be real for her to create it. Andrew interrupts them informing that he has found Buffy's body, through a tracking device placed in her jewelry.

Somewhere else, Simone has no idea that Buffybot is not Buffy, thinking that she didn't fight back because of Severin. She actually thinks that the one in the robotic body is the fake one, and that Buffy is living the suburban life. Simone is very angry at her, saying that Buffy used to lead an army, only to watch her Slayers die and now to live a life in the suburbs. Buffybot begs Simone to set her free, also telling her that she sucks in slaying, which makes Simone suspicious.

Xander, Dawn, and Dowling are outside a place full of dead police officers. Dowling suspects that zompires are after the cops, but Xander disagrees because zompires aren't clever. Xander and Dowling decide to go inside the building; Dawn wants to go as well, but Xander tells her to stay outside. They find an injured police woman, who informs them about what happened, so Xander goes to his car to grab some weapons and asks Dawn to keep an eye at the injured woman. Dawn's phone falls off her pocket while Xander apologizes for yelling at her. He says that he knows Dawn can do a better job than the detective, but Dowling wouldn't agree to stay outside. Dowling says that watching Spike doing it seemed easy and he himself killed a zompire the previous night, but now they are after his ex-partner. Xander tells him that the first vampire he dusted was when he was 16 years old; every time he remembers it he can't see a vampire, but the face of his friend. He concludes that he understands how it feels like, but Dowling's ex-partner has to be killed or else she'll hurt more people. They go inside the police station.

In the meantime, Buffy is calling Dawn back in Spike's ship, but Dawn can't hear the fallen phone ringing. Buffy leaves a voicemail then goes to Spike. He wonders if she has informed Dawn that she's not going to be an aunt yet, but Buffy says that she just can't leave a voicemail informing her sister about it like that. A bug comes saying that "Master Andrew" wants something, but Spike interrupts angry that Andrew is give orders to his bugs. Buffy tries to calm him down reminding him that she'll probably need Andrew's help. They go to Andrew and he informs them that Buffy's body is on an island near San Francisco called Angel, something he jokes about as reference to the vampire Angel. Spike glowers at the implied mention of him, wondering out loud if this meant he had kidnapped her. Buffy smiles awkwardly and Spike leaves the room.

Andrew performs a surgery on Buffy's robotic body with the help of a bug. He apologizes about his plan, he understands now that it was a bad plan and that he should have told her; but he adds that, if he had told her, she wouldn't have agreed. Buffy tells him that of course she wouldn't, but not because she lost an arm: because of what she's been through while thinking she was pregnant. She tells Andrews that he's still trying to impress Warren, even now that he's dead. She then adds that she can't understand why Andrew put all that effort to create such a nice house for her body. He explains that he just wanted to give her the life that she would have had, if she hadn't spent all those years slaying. Andrew recognizes this was a moment between them and Buffy agrees that they're good now. They then hear the announcement that the ship is approaching Angel Island.

Back to Xander and Dowling. Xander tries to teach him some lessons on how to hold the ax. Dowling apologizes for showing up at his place in a drunken state. Xander keeps on with the lessons, while Dowling seems annoyed about it. They go inside a bar, and they see everyone dead there and Miranda Cheung feeding on someone. Dowling quickly informs the police about the multiple murders, but that makes the zompire notice them. She attacks Xander and he tries to fight back, but Cheung easily throws his ax the other side of the room. She then attacks Dowling, so Xander grabs the ax, but Cheung takes it away from him and tries to bite Xander. Dowling shoots her, so she grabs him and throws Dowling on Xander. Cheung attacks Xander again. Dowling grabs a stake and finally dusts her.

Buffy, Spike, and Andrew arrive on the island. And as they don't know what they are dealing with, Spike suggests that Buffy should hang back. She argues that she's not pregnant anymore, she's not even human. Buffy then wants to know more about what's the Buffybot in her body is like. Andrew says how he programmed her, but he also adds that she started developing a personality, making friends, inviting people. Spike interrupts and Buffy suggests that they should separate in order to search the island, so they can get over with that before the night is over. Spike finds the van, Andrew is terrified alone in the forest, and Buffy finds some warehouses. She goes inside and finds the necklace with the tracking device. Suddenly, she's hit on her head. Buffybot, with some purple extensions in her hair, declares she did it because she has been liberated.


  • Xander references to Dowling the first vampire he killed: Jesse, his friend that he was forced to stake in "The Harvest."
  • Simone's rant to Buffy about thinking she was better than everyone else and that she was so willing to give that up for a normal life is similar to the original opinion Faith had when she first met her, criticizing her for whining and moping over responsibility and wanting a normal life when she could be anyone she wanted to be ("Consequences" and "Who Are You?").
  • Buffy references how she isn't pregnant so Spike doesn't have to try to protect her so much, as he did in On Your Own, Part Two.



Organizations and titles[]




  • Angel Island
  • Mill Valley
  • Salsalito (Only mentioned)
  • San Francisco
    • Haugan's


Death count[]

  • Sixteen humans, bitten by Miranda Cheung.
  • Miranda Cheung, staked by Robert Dowling.

Behind the scenes[]



  • Apart (of Me), Part Two was the 94th best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 28,229 sales in May 2012 at comic specialty stores.[2]

Pop culture references[]

  • Andrew states a Toyota Prius car had the image he was looking for Buffybot.
  • Andrew mentions having bought affordable furniture from IKEA.
  • Xander states: "Elvis left the building" when telling Dowling what happened to Cheung.
  • Buffy likens Spike's bug ship to the LZ 129 Hindenburg airship.



Cover artwork[]



Spike: "It's not blood. California merlot. How cliché."
Andrew: "Sort of the point."
Simone: "I thought you were gutless before. Before I figured you out. Before I saw this. What kind of woman leads an army to battle just so she can see 'em die? You were the Chosen One. You thought that you were better than all of us... the greatest Slayer of all time. Then you gave it all up to be a Yuppie Hausfrau? Disgusting."
Xander: "Yeah, it sucks. First time I had to kill one of my friends I was sixteen years old. And when I think about that night, I don't see the face of a vampire. I just see Jesse's face. But believe me, you don't want her hurting anymore people."
Buffy: "Yeah, Andrew. I would rather have not gone through any of this. And you know I'm not just talking about the arm. You have no idea. You can't have any idea how... how... the world just fell out from under me when I saw that test. Then having to come to such crystal-clear certainty... You know I understand you. Your "mastermind" thing? You're still trying to impress Warren, even now. You know how lame that is? But that house, what kind of game was that? Why put so much work into it, so much detail--"
Andrew: "I thought I could give you the life you wanted if you hadn't spent the last however many years saving the world."
Andrew: "That was kind of a moment between us, right? So we're good?"
Buffy: "Fat chance."
Spike: "We don't know what we're dealing with. 'Till we do, maybe you should hang back, Slayer."
Buffy: "We're not playing that game anymore, Spike. I'm not pregnant, remember? I'm not human. "