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{{Episode
| season = 5
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|season = 5
| number = 14
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|number = 14
| image = Buffy514_dru.jpg
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|image = Crush Spike Drusilla 01.jpg
| airdate = February 13, 2001
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|airdate = February 13, [[2001]]
| writer = [[David Fury]]
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|writer = [[David Fury]]
| director = [[Daniel Attias]]
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|director = [[Daniel Attias]]
| previous = "[[Blood Ties]]"<br />Angel<br />"[[Redefinition]]"
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|code = 4ABB14
| next = "[[I Was Made to Love You]]"
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|series = ''[[Buffy the Vampire Slayer]]''
| cast = {{CastList
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|previous = "[[Blood Ties]]"
| starring = {{CastGroup|{{CastActor|name=Sarah Michelle Gellar|character=Buffy Summers|billed=Buffy}}
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|next = "[[I Was Made to Love You]]"
| {{CastActor|name=Nicholas Brendon|character=Xander Harris|billed=Xander}}
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|series2 = ''[[Angel (series)|Angel]]''
| {{CastActor|name=Alyson Hannigan|character=Willow Rosenberg|billed=Willow}}
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|previous2 = "[[Happy Anniversary]]"
| {{CastActor|name=Emma Caulfield|character=Anya Jenkins|billed=Anya}}
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|next2 = "[[The Thin Dead Line]]"
| {{CastActor|name=Michelle Trachtenberg|character=Dawn Summers|billed=Dawn}}
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|stars = [[Sarah Michelle Gellar]] [[Buffy Summers|Buffy]]<br />[[Nicholas Brendon]] [[Alexander Harris|Xander]]<br />[[Alyson Hannigan]] [[Willow Rosenberg|Willow]]<br />[[Emma Caulfield]] [[Anya Jenkins|Anya]]<br />[[Michelle Trachtenberg]] [[Dawn Summers|Dawn]]<br />[[James Marsters]] [[Spike]]<br />[[Anthony Stewart Head]] [[Rupert Giles|Giles]]
| {{CastActor|name=James Marsters|character=Spike}}
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|gueststars = [[Mercedes McNab]] [[Harmony Kendall|Harmony]]<br />[[Charlie Weber]] [[Ben Wilkinson|Ben]]<br />[[Amber Benson]] [[Tara Maclay|Tara]]<br />[[Juliet Landau]] [[Drusilla]]<br />[[Kristine Sutherland]] [[Joyce Summers|Joyce]]
| {{CastActor|name=Anthony Stewart Head|character=Rupert Giles|billed=Giles}}}}
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|costars = [https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0206129 Frederick Dawson] [[Sutton|Porter]]<br />[https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0915566 Greg Wayne] Student<br />[https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0226546 Joseph DiGiandomenico] [[Mutt]]<br />[[Walter Borchert]] [[Jeff (Crush)|Jeff]]<br />[https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0321809 Asher Glaser] Boy In Bronze<br />[https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0074798 Jennifer Bergman] Girl In Bronze<br />[https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1824040 Nell Shanahan] Waitress
| gueststarring = {{CastGroup|{{CastActor|name=Mercedes McNab|character=Harmony Kendall|billed=Harmony}}
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|bandname = [[Summercamp]]<br />[[Devics]]
| {{CastActor|name=Charlie Weber|character=Ben Wilkinson|billed=Ben}}
 
| {{CastActor|name=Amber Benson|character=Tara Maclay|billed=Tara}}
 
| {{CastActor|name=Juliet Landau|character=Drusilla}}
 
| {{CastActor|name=Kristine Sutherland|character=Joyce Summers}}}}
 
| costarring = {{CastGroup|{{CastActor|name=Frederick Dawson|imdb=0206129|billed=Porter}}
 
| {{CastActor|name=Greg Wayne|imdb=0915566|billed=Student}}
 
| {{CastActor|name=Joseph DiGiandomenico|imdb=0226546|character=Mutt}}
 
| {{CastActor|name=Walter Borchert|character=Jeff}}
 
| {{CastActor|name=Asher Glaser|imdb=0321809|billed=Boy In Bronze}}
 
| {{CastActor|name=Jennifer Bergman|imdb=0074798|billed=Girl In Bronze}}
 
| {{CastActor|name=Nell Shanahan|imdb=1824040|billed=Waitress}}}}
 
| bandname = Summercamp
 
| bandmembers = {{CastGroup|{{CastActor|name=Tim Cullen|imdb=0|billed=Guitar Player}}
 
| {{CastActor|name=Sean McCue|imdb=0|billed=Guitar Player}}
 
| {{CastActor|name=Misha Feldmann|imdb=0|billed=Bass Player}}
 
| {{CastActor|name=Tony Sevener|imdb=0|billed=Drummer}}}}
 
| band2name = Devics
 
| band2members = {{CastGroup|{{CastActor|name=Sara Lov|imdb=0|billed=Singer}}
 
| {{CastActor|name=Dustin O'Halloran|imdb=0|billed=Guitar Player}}
 
| {{CastActor|name=Ed Maxwell|imdb=0|billed=Bass Player}}
 
| {{CastActor|name=Scott Mathers|imdb=0|billed=Drummer}}}}}}
 
 
}}
 
}}
   
'''"Crush"''' is the fourteenth episode of the [[Buffy the Vampire Slayer#Season Five|fifth season]] of ''[[Buffy the Vampire Slayer]]'', and is the ninety-second episode altogether. It was written by [[David Fury]] and directed by [[Daniel Attias]]. It originally broadcast on February 13, 2001.
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"'''Crush'''" is the fourteenth episode of the [[Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 5|fifth season]] of ''[[Buffy the Vampire Slayer]]'', and is the ninety-second episode in the series. Written by [[David Fury]] and directed by [[Daniel Attias]], it originally broadcast on February 13, [[2001]] on [[The WB]] network.
 
[[Drusilla]] returns to [[Sunnydale]] and walks back into [[Spike]]'s life, causing Spike to re-examine his relationships with the three women in his life: Drusilla, [[Harmony Kendall|Harmony]], and [[Buffy Summers|Buffy]].
 
   
 
==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
[[Image:514_Crush1.jpg|thumb|left|Harmony: I'm coming after you, you bad, evil vampire, and I'm gonna slay you!]]
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[[Spike|SPIKE]] CONFESSES HIS LOVE TO THE [[Slayer|SLAYER]] — [[Buffy Summers|Buffy]] confronts Spike about his suspected crush and is appalled by his admission of love, but her brutal rejection sends him back into the clutches of [[Drusilla]] who has returned to [[Sunnydale]] intent on returning Spike to his killer ways.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20010609170602/http://www.buffy.com:80/slow/mortuary/index_anno5.html "The Mortuary"]. ''Buffy The Vampire Slayer''. Archived from [http://www.buffy.com:80/slow/mortuary/index_anno5.html the original] June 9, 2001.</ref>
 
[[The Bronze]] re-opens after its repairs and refurbishment following [[Triangle|the damage caused]] by [[Olaf the Troll]] and Buffy watches as her friends dance. Spike shows up and starts discussing the bar menu with Buffy, who is confused at the fact he seems to be attempting to carry on a regular conversation with her. [[Willow Rosenberg|Willow]] reveals that she is suffering from headaches and nosebleeds as a result of her teleportation spell. Buffy spots [[Ben Wilkinson|Ben]] and offers her thanks to him for looking after [[Dawn Summers|Dawn]]. A train pulls into [[Sunnydale Station]], but when no one gets off, the porter boards the train and finds all the passengers dead before he too is attacked.
 
   
Buffy returns home and [[Rupert Giles|Giles]] suggests that Dawn be treated normally. Harmony, trying to get Spike sexually aroused, engages in a game in which she pretends to be Buffy. Buffy reads about the train murders and concludes that it's a vampire and not [[Glorificus|Glory]]. Buffy searches for Dawn and finds her with Spike, listening to one of his scary stories. Dawn admits to her own crush on Spike, but really shocks her sister when she says that Spike has a crush on Buffy, making Dawn's interest irrelevant.
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==Summary==
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The [[Bronze]] re-opens after its repairs and refurbishment following the damage caused by [[Olaf]] and Buffy watches as her friends dance. Spike shows up and starts discussing the bar menu with Buffy, who is confused at the fact he seems to be attempting to carry on a regular conversation with her. [[Willow Rosenberg|Willow]] reveals that she is suffering from headaches and nosebleeds as a result of her teleportation spell. Buffy spots [[Benjamin Wilkinson|Ben]] and offers her thanks to him for looking after [[Dawn Summers|Dawn]]. A train pulls into [[Sunnydale Station]], but when no one gets off, the porter boards the train and finds all the passengers dead before he too is attacked.
   
[[Image:514_Crush2.jpg|thumb|left|The "stakeout."]]
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Buffy returns home and [[Rupert Giles|Giles]] suggests that Dawn be treated normally. [[Harmony Kendall|Harmony]], trying to get Spike sexually aroused, engages in a game in which she pretends to be Buffy. Buffy reads about the train murders and concludes that it's a vampire and not [[Glorificus|Glory]]. Buffy searches for Dawn and finds her with Spike, listening to one of his scary stories. Dawn admits to her own crush on Spike, but really shocks her sister when she says that Spike has a crush on Buffy, making Dawn's interest irrelevant.
   
 
Buffy and [[Alexander Harris|Xander]] investigate the train and Buffy confesses the possibility of Spike loving her, though Xander finds it very funny and is more concerned with Dawn's crush no longer being on him. Buffy finds [[Joyce Summers|her mother]] and sister talking in the kitchen with Spike; Joyce subsequently explains that Spike arrived to apologize for the situation with Dawn. Spike tells Buffy that he believes that the vamps from the train are.
 
Buffy and [[Alexander Harris|Xander]] investigate the train and Buffy confesses the possibility of Spike loving her, though Xander finds it very funny and is more concerned with Dawn's crush no longer being on him. Buffy finds [[Joyce Summers|her mother]] and sister talking in the kitchen with Spike; Joyce subsequently explains that Spike arrived to apologize for the situation with Dawn. Spike tells Buffy that he believes that the vamps from the train are.
   
On a stakeout in Spike's car, Buffy is unnerved by some of Spike's behavior, such as offering her bourbon, asking her what kind of music she likes, and the fact that he is doing this for free. Buffy and Spike enter the vampires' lair, but the vampires immediately run off at the sight of the [[Slayer]]. Buffy realizes that the warehouse is a [[vampire nest]], and thus they couldn't have been involved in the train massacre. When Spike goes so far as to unwittingly hold the door open for her, Buffy finally demands to know why he is acting like this and if everything that just happened was Spike's version of a date. At first, Spike loudly denies it, but then asks, in a hopeful manner, "Do you ''want'' it to be?" Buffy is immediately disgusted. Despite Spike's pleas and confessions, Buffy refuses to listen to him and denies that there is something between them, insisting that Spike is still a dangerous villain and, being soulless, is incapable of such emotion. Having completely and brutally rejected Spike, Buffy departs the warehouse in horror and disgust. Despondently returning to his [[Spike's Crypt|crypt]], Spike is greeted by his [[sire]] and longtime love, [[Drusilla]].
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On a stakeout in Spike's car, Buffy is unnerved by some of Spike's behavior, such as offering her bourbon, asking her what kind of music she likes, and the fact that he is doing this for free. Buffy and Spike enter the vampires' lair, but the vampires immediately run off at the sight of the Slayer. Buffy realizes that the warehouse is a [[vampire nest]], and thus they couldn't have been involved in the train massacre. When Spike goes so far as to unwittingly hold the door open for her, Buffy finally demands to know why he is acting like this and if everything that just happened was Spike's version of a date. At first, Spike loudly denies it, but then asks, in a hopeful manner, "Do you want it to be?" Buffy is immediately disgusted. Despite Spike's pleas and confessions, Buffy refuses to listen to him and denies that there is something between them, insisting that Spike is still a dangerous villain and, being soulless, is incapable of such emotion. Having completely and brutally rejected Spike, Buffy departs the warehouse in horror and disgust. Despondently returning to [[Hawley mausoleum|his crypt]], Spike is greeted by his [[sire]] and longtime love, [[Drusilla]].
   
[[Image:Crush.jpg|thumb|left|Drusilla spots her and Spike's next meal at The Bronze]]
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Drusilla tells him of the events in Los Angeles and tries to convince him to return with her. She's already aware of the chip in his head and tries to convince him he can be evil, even with the chip. Harmony arrives and yells at Drusilla for hurting Spike, however Spike quickly kicks Harmony to the curb, announcing that not only is Drusilla back — he's back. Joyce and Willow talk to Buffy about the problem with Spike and tell her she has to make it clear to Spike that there is nothing between them. Buffy agrees, but tells Willow to do "something" for her while she is out...
   
Drusilla tells him of the events in [[Los Angeles]] and tries to convince him to return with her. She's already aware of the chip in his head and tries to convince him he can be evil, even with the chip. Harmony arrives and yells at Drusilla for hurting Spike, however Spike quickly kicks Harmony to the curb, announcing that not only is Drusilla back - ''he's'' back. Joyce and Willow talk to Buffy about the problem with Spike and tell her she has to make it clear to Spike that there is nothing between them. Buffy agrees, but tells Willow to do "something" for her while she is out...
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Spike and Drusilla dance at the Bronze before Dru spots a couple on the catwalk for them to feed on. She snaps the neck of the girl, offering her to Spike before taking the guy for herself.
   
Spike and Drusilla dance at The Bronze before Dru spots a couple on the catwalk for them to feed on. She snaps the neck of the girl, offering her to Spike before taking the guy for herself.
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Spike hesitates initially but soon vamps and bites. Buffy discovers the extension of Spike's lair underground and [[Buffy shrine|a shrine]] dedicated to herself. As she returns to the surface, Buffy finds Spike and Drusilla waiting for her. Spike watches Drusilla shock Buffy with a cattle prod. After the Slayer collapses, Drusilla turns to Spike, only to be shocked herself as he seizes the cattle prod and uses it on her.
 
Spike hesitates initially but soon vamps and bites. Buffy discovers the extension of Spike's lair underground and a [[Buffy Shrine|shrine]] dedicated to herself. As she returns to the surface, Buffy finds Spike and Drusilla waiting for her. Spike watches Drusilla shock Buffy with a cattle prod. After the [[Slayer]] collapses, Drusilla turns to Spike, only to be shocked herself as he seizes the cattle prod and uses it on her.
 
 
[[Image:514_Crush3.jpg|thumb|left|Drusilla: I knew ... before you did. I knew you loved the Slayer. The pixies in my head whispered it to me.]]
 
   
 
Buffy awakens to find herself chained up in the underground space below Spike's crypt, Drusilla tied to a pole across from her. Spike professes his love and offers to kill Drusilla to convince Buffy of his love. He threatens that if Buffy does not return his love, he'll untie Drusilla and let her kill Buffy. Spike asks for only a small sign that Buffy could love him. Buffy rejects Spike again and he goes into a rage about women being so difficult. Harmony arrives and shoots Spike with a crossbow bolt. While Harmony and Spike fight, Drusilla breaks free and goes after Buffy while the Slayer is still chained up. Spike saves Buffy. Realizing that the Spike she once loved is gone forever, Drusilla leaves Sunnydale heartbroken. Harmony leaves Spike, telling him it's completely over between the two of them. The minute she leaves, Buffy punches Spike into his shrine, destroying it, and storms off.
 
Buffy awakens to find herself chained up in the underground space below Spike's crypt, Drusilla tied to a pole across from her. Spike professes his love and offers to kill Drusilla to convince Buffy of his love. He threatens that if Buffy does not return his love, he'll untie Drusilla and let her kill Buffy. Spike asks for only a small sign that Buffy could love him. Buffy rejects Spike again and he goes into a rage about women being so difficult. Harmony arrives and shoots Spike with a crossbow bolt. While Harmony and Spike fight, Drusilla breaks free and goes after Buffy while the Slayer is still chained up. Spike saves Buffy. Realizing that the Spike she once loved is gone forever, Drusilla leaves Sunnydale heartbroken. Harmony leaves Spike, telling him it's completely over between the two of them. The minute she leaves, Buffy punches Spike into his shrine, destroying it, and storms off.
   
Spike quickly tracks Buffy down and desperately attempts to get her to talk things over with him, but Buffy makes it very clear that he is no longer a part of her life, and he is to stay away from her and her family and friends from now on. Undeterred, Spike attempts to follow her into her house, but discovers that she has had his invitation revoked. As he spends time recovering from this, Buffy merely glares at him with disdain before shutting the door in his face.{{Clear}}
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Spike quickly tracks Buffy down and desperately attempts to get her to talk things over with him, but Buffy makes it very clear that he is no longer a part of her life, and he is to stay away from her and her family and friends from now on. Undeterred, Spike attempts to follow her into her house, but discovers that she has had his invitation revoked. As he spends time recovering from this, Buffy merely glares at him with disdain before shutting the door in his face.
   
 
==Continuity==
 
==Continuity==
*[[Willow Rosenberg|Willow]] and [[Tara|Tara's]] discussion of ''[[Wikipedia:The Hunchback of Notre Dame|The Hunchback of Notre Dame]]'' foreshadows the nature of [[Buffy Summers|Buffy]] and [[Spike|Spike's]] relationship throughout Seasons Five and Six: "...it can't end (happily), 'cause all of Quasimodo's actions were selfishly motivated. He had no moral compass, no understanding of right. Everything he did, he did out of love for a woman who would never be able to love him back. Also, you can tell it's not gonna have a happy ending when the main guy's all bumpy." Despite this parallel, however, Spike often acts toward Buffy in ways that are arguably not selfishly motivated, or at least not purely selfish (for example in protecting the identity of the Key under torture).
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*It's established that it's been about a week since previous episode "[[Blood Ties]]".
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*Willow has headaches as a result of her [[teleportation spell]] to get rid of Glory in "Blood Ties".
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*This is the Bronze's first appearance since "[[Triangle]]", in which it was badly damaged by Olaf. Its new look remains for the rest of the series.
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*When discussing crushing on vampires with Buffy, Dawn states that Buffy dated [[Angel]] for three years. This is somewhat inaccurate; they first kissed in "[[Angel (episode)|Angel]]", but Buffy and Angel's formal dating relationship actually began in "[[Reptile Boy]]", and ended abruptly when Angel lost his soul and was sent into [[Acathla's dimension]]. Upon his return, they did not resume dating until "[[Amends]]", and broke up in "[[The Prom]]". Although indeed during a period of three years, in reality Buffy and Angel only dated for a little over a year.
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*Spike's feelings for Buffy become known to the Scooby Gang at large; Spike himself noticed this in "[[Out of My Mind]]".
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*Drusilla's arrival in Sunnydale follows the events of ''[[Angel (series)|Angel]]'''s episode "[[Redefinition]]". She mentions Angel setting her on fire and still had scars from the incident.
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*Spike finds out that [[Darla]] has been resurrected, revealed in "[[To Shanshu in L.A.]]".
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*Spike says the "L.A. scene [...] didn't agree with me," in reference to his latest defeat in the city in "[[In the Dark]]".
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*Buffy accuses Spike of being unable to love without a soul; in Prague, Drusilla's torturer accused her of lacking emotion as a vampire ("[[The Problem with Vampires]]"), while the Judge accused the couple of "stinking" of humanity for sharing "affection and jealousy" ("[[Surprise]]"). Seven years later, in ''[[Return to Sunnydale, Part Two]]'', Spike will declare that his early feelings for Buffy were different from what he became capable with a soul, describing them "a selfish bastardization of love".
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*Buffy has the invitation she extended to Spike in "[[Becoming, Part Two]]" revoked. She will invite him again in "[[The Gift]]".
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*In a way, this episode is antithesis to episode "Angel". Buffy was surprised to find out that Angel, the man she loved, was a vampire and voluntary fought against Darla, who want to reestablish a relationship with Angel. Darla was finally dusted by her ex-lover and Buffy invited him into her house. Here, Buffy is repulsed to discover that Spike, the vampire she hated, is obsessively and desperately in love with her and fights involuntarily against Drusilla who wants to reestablish her relationship with Spike. Spike vainly tried to dust her to demonstrate his love to the Slayer. Finally, Drusilla escaped from Sunnydale and Buffy removed Spike's invitation to her home.
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*After breaking up with Spike, Harmony is next seen in ''Angel'''s episode "[[Disharmony]]", to never return to Sunnydale.
   
*When discussing crushing on vampires with Buffy, Dawn states that Buffy dated [[Angel]] for three years. This is somewhat inaccurate; Buffy and Angel's formal dating relationship actually began during Season Two's "[[Reptile Boy]]", and ended abruptly when Angel lost his soul and was sent into [[Acathla]]'s hell. Upon his return, they did not resume dating until "[[Amends]]," and broke up in "[[The Prom]]." In reality, Buffy and Angel only dated for a little over a year.
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==Appearances==
*Buffy was confirmed to be utterly unaware of Spike's romantically-centered obsession with her. Ironically, Buffy later assumed that Spike was no longer in love with her and expressed surprise that he still was in ''[[Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine]]'s ''"''[[On Your Own, Part Two]]".''
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===Individuals===
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*[[Angel]] {{Om}}
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*[[Darla]] {{Om}}
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*[[Drusilla]]
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*[[Rupert Giles]]
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*[[Alexander Harris]]
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*[[Jeff (Crush)|Jeff]]
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*[[Anya Jenkins]]
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*[[Harmony Kendall]]
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*[[Jennie Lozano]] {{Om}}
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*[[Tara Maclay]]
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*[[Mutt]]
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*[[Willow Rosenberg]]
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*[[Spike]]
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*[[Buffy Summers]]
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*[[Dawn Summers]]
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*[[Joyce Summers]]
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*[[Sutton]]
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*[[Benjamin Wilkinson]]
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===Organizations and titles===
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*[[Devics]]
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*[[Key]]
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*[[Scooby Gang]]
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*[[Slayer]]
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*[[Summercamp]]
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*[[Sunnydale Police Department]] {{Om}}
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*[[Watcher]]
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*[[Whirlwind]] {{Om}}
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*[[Witch]]
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===Species===
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*[[Gak demon]] {{Om}}
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*[[Human]]
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*[[Troll]] {{Om}}
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*[[Vampire]]
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===Locations===
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*Los Angeles {{Om}}
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*[[Sunnydale]]
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**[[1630 Revello Drive]]
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**[[Bronze]]
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**[[Gallery]] {{Om}}
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**[[Restfield Cemetery]]
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***[[Hawley mausoleum]]
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**[[Sunnydale Station]]
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**[[University of California, Sunnydale]]
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===Weapons and objects===
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*[[Behavior-Modification Circuitry]] {{Om}}
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*[[Buffy shrine]]
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*[[HIA873]]
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*[[Soul]] {{Om}}
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*[[Stake]]
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*''[[Sunnydale Press]]''
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===Rituals and spells===
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*[[Revoke invitation ritual]] {{Om}}
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*[[Teleportation spell]] {{Om}}
   
*This episode marks the final "real" appearance of [[Drusilla]] in the TV show as all her future appearances are either in the forms of illusions or flashbacks. She later appears in the canonical comics.
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==Death count==
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*Sutton and five train passengers, killed by Drusilla.
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*One young man, neck snapped and drained by Drusilla at the Bronze.
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*One young girl, neck snapped by Drusilla and drained by Spike at the Bronze.
   
*This episode marks the final appearance of [[Harmony Kendall|Harmony]] on ''Buffy''. However, she will later appear as a recurring character and finally a regular cast member on ''[[Angel (series)|Angel]]'', becoming Angel's secretary at [[Wolfram & Hart]].
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==Behind the scenes==
 
*This is the Bronze's first appearance since "[[Triangle]]", in which it was badly damaged by [[Olaf]]. Its new look remains for the rest of the series.
 
 
*Drusilla's arrival in [[Sunnydale]] follows the events of ''Angel's'' eleventh Season Two episode "[[Redefinition]]". And after breaking up with Spike, Harmony is next seen in ''Angel's'' seventeenth Season Two episode "[[Disharmony]]".
 
 
*During this episode Buffy has the invitation she extended to Spike in ''[[Becoming, Part 1]] ''revoked.
 
**Spike's de-invite lasts only a few episodes: Buffy re-invites him by the end of the season. She never de-invites him again, not even following his attempted rape.
 
 
*Spike's feelings for Buffy become known to the Scooby Gang at large.
 
 
*Buffy says she wants Spike "out of [her] life" in this episode, and uses the same line later in "[[Wrecked]]". Both times the rejection is very short; this time it lasts almost four episodes, before (at the end of "[[Intervention]]") Buffy learns that Spike is capable of great personal sacrifice on her behalf. Soon after she seeks out his help protecting Dawn ("[[Spiral]]").
 
 
*Drusilla mentioned [[Angel]] setting her on fire and still had scars from the incident.
 
 
*When Spike attempts to woo Buffy at The Bronze, he changes from his traditional black leather coat (which is a trophy he took from a [[Nikki Wood|Slayer]] he killed) into a jacket and blue button down shirt. He reverts back to his traditional get-up when Drusilla returns.
 
*The sweater Spike is wearing when Dawn visits his crypt is strikingly similar to one Riley left behind at Buffy's house in the episode "[http://buffy.wikia.com/wiki/Checkpoint Checkpoint]". Subsequently, we may see that he is attempting to both behave ''and'' dress in a manner that's pleasing or attractive to Buffy.
 
 
*In a way, this episode is antithesis to another episode, "[[Angel (episode)|Angel]]" in the first season. Buffy was surprised to find out that Angel, the man she loved, was a vampire and voluntary fought against [[Darla]], who want to reestablish a relationship with Angel. Darla was finally dusted by her ex-lover and Buffy invited him into her house. Here, Buffy is repulsed to discover that Spike, the vampire she hated, is obsessively and desperately in love with her and fights involuntarily against Drusilla who wants to reestablish her relationship with Spike. Spike vainly tried to dust her to demonstrate his love to the Slayer. Finally, Drusilla escaped from Sunnydale and Buffy removed Spike's invitation to her home.
 
 
*Spike finds out that Darla has been resurrected; interestingly enough, he never tells Buffy nor Angel during their time in Los Angeles that he knows this.
 
 
*Willow has headaches as a result of her [[Teleportation Spell|teleportation spell]] to get rid of [[Glorificus|Glory]] in "[[Blood Ties]]."
 
 
*It has been about a week since "Blood Ties."
 
 
== Body Count ==
 
*Five train passengers and a porter, killed by Drusilla
 
*One young man, neck snapped and drained by Drusilla at the Bronze
 
*One young girl, neck snapped by Drusilla and drained by Spike at the Bronze
 
 
== Behind the Scenes ==
 
 
===Production===
 
===Production===
*[[David Fury]], asked to do an episode that took the [[Buffy Summers|Buffy]]/[[Spike]] relationship to the next level, decided that it was time for the audience to discover that Spike was in love with Buffy. He says, "...and it then progressed into Buffy finding out, which was something we were saving for later. It turned out to be a good play because we were able to take them to interesting places throughout the rest of the season." According to Fury, the resurrection of Spike and [[Drusilla]]'s relationship "was really significant in terms of what love means to Spike."
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*David Fury, asked to do "an episode that takes the Buffy/Spike relationship to the next step", decided that it was time for the audience to discover that Spike was in love with Buffy. He says, "...and it then progressed into Buffy finding out, which was something we were saving for later. It turned out to be a good play because we were able to take them to interesting places throughout the rest of the season." According to Fury, the resurrection of Spike and Drusilla's relationship "was really significant in terms of what love means to Spike."<ref>[[David Fury]], [http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/buffy/interviews/fury/page6.shtml "Crush (spoilers)"]. ''BBC'', May 2001. Retrieved June 10, 2019.</ref>
 
 
*David Fury didn't like the direction the show was going in with regard to Buffy/Spike. To keep viewers from romanticizing their relationship too much, he inserted the line about Quasimodo being unable to truly love Esmeralda, which draws a parallel with Spike being unable to love Buffy without a soul.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20040803064048/http://www.kitis.net/thesuccubusclub/SuccubusClub_020515_DavidFury.mp3 ''The Succubus Club'' - David Fury Interview]</ref>
 
*David Fury didn't like the direction the show was going in with regard to Buffy/Spike. To keep viewers from romanticizing their relationship too much, he inserted the line about Quasimodo being unable to truly love Esmeralda, which draws a parallel with Spike being unable to love Buffy without a soul.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20040803064048/http://www.kitis.net/thesuccubusclub/SuccubusClub_020515_DavidFury.mp3 ''The Succubus Club'' - David Fury Interview]</ref>
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*The pink dress that Anya wears in the scene at the Bronze is later worn by Harmony in the ''Angel'' episode "[[Life of the Party]]".
   
*[[James Marsters]] found the scene where Spike tied Buffy up and used a shock prod on her humorous, stating that "it was supposed to be an act of love?"
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===Pop culture references===
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*Xander refers to Spike as ''[[Wikipedia:The Evil Dead (1981 film)|Evil Dead]]'', a reference to the film of the same name.
*The pink dress that [[Anya Jenkins|Anya]] wears in the scene at [[the Bronze]] is later worn by [[Harmony Kendall|Harmony]] in the ''[[Angel (series)|Angel]]'' episode "[[Life of the Party]]".
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*Willow and Tara read the book "[[wikipedia:The Hunchback of Notre-Dame|The Hunchback of Notre-Dame]]", which draws parallels between Quasimodo and Spike. Buffy mentions renting the movie, however she jokingly implies with her mention of "singing gargoyles" that she didn't rent the ''[[wikipedia:The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939 film)| 1939 movie]] but the [[wikipedia:The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996 film)|animated version]].''
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*Harmony refer to Drusilla as "Morticia", a reference to [[Wikipedia:Morticia Addams|Morticia Addams]] of ''[[Wikipedia:The Addams Family|The Addams Family]]''. McNab, who plays Harmony, had a role in the [[Wikipedia:The Addams Family (film)|1991 film adaption]] of the series and also in the [[wikipedia:Addams Family Values|1993 sequel]] film.
=== Pop Culture References ===
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*Drusilla's "We can love quite well, if not wisely" is paraphrased from Shakespeare's ''[[wikipedia:Othello|Othello]]''.
*Xander referred to Spike as ''[[Wikipedia:The Evil Dead (1981 film)|Evil Dead]]'', a reference to the film of the same name.
 
*Willow and Tara read the book ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hunchback_of_Notre-Dame The Hunchback of Notre Dame]'', which draws parallels between Quasimodo and Spike. Buffy mentions renting the movie, however it is implied with her mention of ''"singing gargoyles"'' that she didn't rent the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hunchback_of_Notre_Dame_(1939_film) 1939 movie] but the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hunchback_of_Notre_Dame_(1996_film) Disney version] .
 
 
*Harmony refer to Drusilla as "Morticia", a reference to [[Wikipedia:Morticia Addams|Morticia Addams]] of [[Wikipedia:The Addams Family|''The Addams Family'']]. McNab, who plays Harmony, had a role in the [[Wikipedia:The Addams Family (film)|1991 film adaption]] of the series.
 
*Drusilla's "We can love quite well, if not wisely" is paraphrased from Shakespeare's [[wikipedia:Othello|''Othello'']].
 
*The scene where Spike and Dru dance and choose an young couple at the Bronze during Devics' concert is plausibly an hommage to the vampire movie "The Hungers" where an vampire couple, portrayed by Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie choose to drained an young couple during Bauhaus' concert.
 
   
 
===International titles===
 
===International titles===
*'''French:''' La déclaration ''(The declaration)''
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*'''Armenian:''' "Սիրահարվածություն" (Crush)
* '''Brazilian portuguese''': Paixões (''Passions'')
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*'''Czech:''' "Poblouznění" (Crush)
*'''German:''' Die liebe Liebe ''(The lovely Love)''
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*'''French:''' "La Déclaration" (The Declaration)
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*'''German:''' "Die liebe Liebe" (The Lovely Love)
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*'''Hungarian:''' "Tömeg" (Crowd)
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*'''Italian:''' "Cotta" (Crush)
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*'''Japanese:''' "クラッシュ" (Crash)
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*'''Polish:''' "Zauroczenie" (Crush)
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*'''Portuguese (Brazil):''' "Paixões" (Passions)
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*'''Romanian:''' "Crush" (Crush)
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*'''Russian:''' "Влюблённость" (Amorousness)
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*'''Spanish (Latin America and Spain):''' "Spike Enamorado" (Spike in Love)
   
 
===Music===
 
===Music===
*[[Wikipedia:Johannes Brahms|Johannes Brahms]] - "Hungarian Dance No 5"
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*[[Wikipedia:Johannes Brahms|Johannes Brahms]] "Hungarian Dance No 5"
*[[Wikipedia:Devics|Devics]] - "Key"
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*[[Wikipedia:Devics|Devics]] "Key" <small>(played in the Bronze)</small>
*[[Wikipedia:Ramones|Ramones]] - "I Wanna Be Sedated"
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*[[Wikipedia:Ramones|Ramones]] "I Wanna Be Sedated" <small>(sung by Spike)</small>
*[[Wikipedia:Summercamp|Summercamp]] - "Happy"
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*[[Wikipedia:Summercamp|Summercamp]] "Happy"
*Summercamp - "Play It By Ear"
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*Summercamp "Play It by Ear" <small>(played in the Bronze)</small>
*[[Thomas Wanker]]- original score
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*[[Thomas Wanker]] original score
   
 
===Other===
 
===Other===
*This episode is Spike-centric.
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*[[Walter Borchert]], here portraying the vampire Jeff, also portrays [[unidentified vampire (The Freshman)|the waking vampire]] in "[[The Freshman]]" and a [[Mok'tagar demon]] in "[[Living Conditions]]".
*This is the only episode where Buffy and Drusilla fight.
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*A illustration of the scene of Spike and Dawn in his crypt was included in the ''[[Buffy the Vampire Slayer Adult Coloring Book]]''.
*When Buffy accuses Spike of being like a 'serial killer in prison' he retorts 'women marry them all the time'. In 2008 James Marsters portrayed notorious murderer Ted Bundy, a serial killer with a large female fan following who did indeed marry one of his groupies whilst in prison, in ''The Capture of the Green River Killer.''   
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==Gallery==
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Crush Buffy Tara Willow 02.jpg
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</gallery>
   
 
==Quotes==
 
==Quotes==
 
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{{QuoteBlock
|Vampire|"Slayer!" ''(runs off with another vampire without a fight)''
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|Dawn|"I like how you talk to me like I can understand things. Everyone else is being all twitchy and secretive."
|Spike|"Well that was just sad! I'm embarrassed for our kind!"
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|Spike|"They're just trying to keep you safe, I expect."
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|Dawn|"I feel safe with you."
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|Spike|"Take that back!"
 
}}
 
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{{QuoteBlock
 
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|Buffy|"What, that chip in your head? That's not change. That's just holding you back. You're like a serial killer in prison."
 
|Buffy|"What, that chip in your head? That's not change. That's just holding you back. You're like a serial killer in prison."
 
|Spike|"Women marry 'em all the time!"
 
|Spike|"Women marry 'em all the time!"
}}
 
{{QuoteBlock
 
|Harmony|"I gave you the best ... bunch of months of my life!"
 
}}
 
{{QuoteBlock
 
|Dawn|"I like how you talk to me like I can understand things. Everyone else is being all twitchy and secretive."
 
|Spike|"They're just trying to keep you safe, I expect."
 
|Dawn|"I feel safe with you."
 
|Spike|"Take that back!"
 
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{QuoteBlock
 
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|Joyce|"Honey, did you somehow, unintentionally, lead him on in any way? Uh, send him signals?"
 
|Joyce|"Honey, did you somehow, unintentionally, lead him on in any way? Uh, send him signals?"
|Buffy|"Uh ... I do beat him up a lot. For Spike, that's like third base."
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|Buffy|"Uh... I do beat him up a lot. For Spike, that's like third base."
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{QuoteBlock
 
{{QuoteBlock
|Spike|"What the bleeding hell is wrong with you bloody women? What the hell does it take? Why ... do you bitches torture me?
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|Spike|"What the bleeding hell is wrong with you bloody women? What the hell does it take? Why... do you bitches torture me?
 
|Buffy|"Which question do you want me to answer first?"
 
|Buffy|"Which question do you want me to answer first?"
}}
 
{{QuoteBlock
 
|Buffy|"Spike's in love with me."
 
|Xander|''[laughs]''
 
|Buffy|"I'm not joking."
 
|Xander|"Oh, I hope not. It's funnier if it's true."
 
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{QuoteBlock
 
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|Spike|"You can't tell me that there isn't anything there between you and me. I know you feel something."
 
|Spike|"You can't tell me that there isn't anything there between you and me. I know you feel something."
 
|Buffy|"It's called revulsion. And whatever you think you're feeling it's not love. You can't love without a soul."
 
|Buffy|"It's called revulsion. And whatever you think you're feeling it's not love. You can't love without a soul."
|Drusilla|"Oh, we can, you know. We can love quite well ... if not wisely."
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|Drusilla|"Oh, we can, you know. We can love quite well... if not wisely."
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|Spike|"So we had a fight. It's not our first, love, and it doesn't change anything ..."
 
|Buffy|"It changes ''everything'', Spike! I want you out. I want you out of this town, I want you off this planet! You don't come near me, my friends, or my family again, ''ever''! Understand?"
 
 
}}
 
}}
   
 
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Latest revision as of 13:57, June 1, 2020


"Crush" is the fourteenth episode of the fifth season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and is the ninety-second episode in the series. Written by David Fury and directed by Daniel Attias, it originally broadcast on February 13, 2001 on The WB network.

SynopsisEdit

SPIKE CONFESSES HIS LOVE TO THE SLAYERBuffy confronts Spike about his suspected crush and is appalled by his admission of love, but her brutal rejection sends him back into the clutches of Drusilla who has returned to Sunnydale intent on returning Spike to his killer ways.[1]

SummaryEdit

The Bronze re-opens after its repairs and refurbishment following the damage caused by Olaf and Buffy watches as her friends dance. Spike shows up and starts discussing the bar menu with Buffy, who is confused at the fact he seems to be attempting to carry on a regular conversation with her. Willow reveals that she is suffering from headaches and nosebleeds as a result of her teleportation spell. Buffy spots Ben and offers her thanks to him for looking after Dawn. A train pulls into Sunnydale Station, but when no one gets off, the porter boards the train and finds all the passengers dead before he too is attacked.

Buffy returns home and Giles suggests that Dawn be treated normally. Harmony, trying to get Spike sexually aroused, engages in a game in which she pretends to be Buffy. Buffy reads about the train murders and concludes that it's a vampire and not Glory. Buffy searches for Dawn and finds her with Spike, listening to one of his scary stories. Dawn admits to her own crush on Spike, but really shocks her sister when she says that Spike has a crush on Buffy, making Dawn's interest irrelevant.

Buffy and Xander investigate the train and Buffy confesses the possibility of Spike loving her, though Xander finds it very funny and is more concerned with Dawn's crush no longer being on him. Buffy finds her mother and sister talking in the kitchen with Spike; Joyce subsequently explains that Spike arrived to apologize for the situation with Dawn. Spike tells Buffy that he believes that the vamps from the train are.

On a stakeout in Spike's car, Buffy is unnerved by some of Spike's behavior, such as offering her bourbon, asking her what kind of music she likes, and the fact that he is doing this for free. Buffy and Spike enter the vampires' lair, but the vampires immediately run off at the sight of the Slayer. Buffy realizes that the warehouse is a vampire nest, and thus they couldn't have been involved in the train massacre. When Spike goes so far as to unwittingly hold the door open for her, Buffy finally demands to know why he is acting like this and if everything that just happened was Spike's version of a date. At first, Spike loudly denies it, but then asks, in a hopeful manner, "Do you want it to be?" Buffy is immediately disgusted. Despite Spike's pleas and confessions, Buffy refuses to listen to him and denies that there is something between them, insisting that Spike is still a dangerous villain and, being soulless, is incapable of such emotion. Having completely and brutally rejected Spike, Buffy departs the warehouse in horror and disgust. Despondently returning to his crypt, Spike is greeted by his sire and longtime love, Drusilla.

Drusilla tells him of the events in Los Angeles and tries to convince him to return with her. She's already aware of the chip in his head and tries to convince him he can be evil, even with the chip. Harmony arrives and yells at Drusilla for hurting Spike, however Spike quickly kicks Harmony to the curb, announcing that not only is Drusilla back — he's back. Joyce and Willow talk to Buffy about the problem with Spike and tell her she has to make it clear to Spike that there is nothing between them. Buffy agrees, but tells Willow to do "something" for her while she is out...

Spike and Drusilla dance at the Bronze before Dru spots a couple on the catwalk for them to feed on. She snaps the neck of the girl, offering her to Spike before taking the guy for herself.

Spike hesitates initially but soon vamps and bites. Buffy discovers the extension of Spike's lair underground and a shrine dedicated to herself. As she returns to the surface, Buffy finds Spike and Drusilla waiting for her. Spike watches Drusilla shock Buffy with a cattle prod. After the Slayer collapses, Drusilla turns to Spike, only to be shocked herself as he seizes the cattle prod and uses it on her.

Buffy awakens to find herself chained up in the underground space below Spike's crypt, Drusilla tied to a pole across from her. Spike professes his love and offers to kill Drusilla to convince Buffy of his love. He threatens that if Buffy does not return his love, he'll untie Drusilla and let her kill Buffy. Spike asks for only a small sign that Buffy could love him. Buffy rejects Spike again and he goes into a rage about women being so difficult. Harmony arrives and shoots Spike with a crossbow bolt. While Harmony and Spike fight, Drusilla breaks free and goes after Buffy while the Slayer is still chained up. Spike saves Buffy. Realizing that the Spike she once loved is gone forever, Drusilla leaves Sunnydale heartbroken. Harmony leaves Spike, telling him it's completely over between the two of them. The minute she leaves, Buffy punches Spike into his shrine, destroying it, and storms off.

Spike quickly tracks Buffy down and desperately attempts to get her to talk things over with him, but Buffy makes it very clear that he is no longer a part of her life, and he is to stay away from her and her family and friends from now on. Undeterred, Spike attempts to follow her into her house, but discovers that she has had his invitation revoked. As he spends time recovering from this, Buffy merely glares at him with disdain before shutting the door in his face.

ContinuityEdit

  • It's established that it's been about a week since previous episode "Blood Ties".
  • Willow has headaches as a result of her teleportation spell to get rid of Glory in "Blood Ties".
  • This is the Bronze's first appearance since "Triangle", in which it was badly damaged by Olaf. Its new look remains for the rest of the series.
  • When discussing crushing on vampires with Buffy, Dawn states that Buffy dated Angel for three years. This is somewhat inaccurate; they first kissed in "Angel", but Buffy and Angel's formal dating relationship actually began in "Reptile Boy", and ended abruptly when Angel lost his soul and was sent into Acathla's dimension. Upon his return, they did not resume dating until "Amends", and broke up in "The Prom". Although indeed during a period of three years, in reality Buffy and Angel only dated for a little over a year.
  • Spike's feelings for Buffy become known to the Scooby Gang at large; Spike himself noticed this in "Out of My Mind".
  • Drusilla's arrival in Sunnydale follows the events of Angel's episode "Redefinition". She mentions Angel setting her on fire and still had scars from the incident.
  • Spike finds out that Darla has been resurrected, revealed in "To Shanshu in L.A.".
  • Spike says the "L.A. scene [...] didn't agree with me," in reference to his latest defeat in the city in "In the Dark".
  • Buffy accuses Spike of being unable to love without a soul; in Prague, Drusilla's torturer accused her of lacking emotion as a vampire ("The Problem with Vampires"), while the Judge accused the couple of "stinking" of humanity for sharing "affection and jealousy" ("Surprise"). Seven years later, in Return to Sunnydale, Part Two, Spike will declare that his early feelings for Buffy were different from what he became capable with a soul, describing them "a selfish bastardization of love".
  • Buffy has the invitation she extended to Spike in "Becoming, Part Two" revoked. She will invite him again in "The Gift".
  • In a way, this episode is antithesis to episode "Angel". Buffy was surprised to find out that Angel, the man she loved, was a vampire and voluntary fought against Darla, who want to reestablish a relationship with Angel. Darla was finally dusted by her ex-lover and Buffy invited him into her house. Here, Buffy is repulsed to discover that Spike, the vampire she hated, is obsessively and desperately in love with her and fights involuntarily against Drusilla who wants to reestablish her relationship with Spike. Spike vainly tried to dust her to demonstrate his love to the Slayer. Finally, Drusilla escaped from Sunnydale and Buffy removed Spike's invitation to her home.
  • After breaking up with Spike, Harmony is next seen in Angel's episode "Disharmony", to never return to Sunnydale.

AppearancesEdit

IndividualsEdit

Organizations and titlesEdit

SpeciesEdit

LocationsEdit

Weapons and objectsEdit

Rituals and spellsEdit

Death countEdit

  • Sutton and five train passengers, killed by Drusilla.
  • One young man, neck snapped and drained by Drusilla at the Bronze.
  • One young girl, neck snapped by Drusilla and drained by Spike at the Bronze.

Behind the scenesEdit

ProductionEdit

  • David Fury, asked to do "an episode that takes the Buffy/Spike relationship to the next step", decided that it was time for the audience to discover that Spike was in love with Buffy. He says, "...and it then progressed into Buffy finding out, which was something we were saving for later. It turned out to be a good play because we were able to take them to interesting places throughout the rest of the season." According to Fury, the resurrection of Spike and Drusilla's relationship "was really significant in terms of what love means to Spike."[2]
  • David Fury didn't like the direction the show was going in with regard to Buffy/Spike. To keep viewers from romanticizing their relationship too much, he inserted the line about Quasimodo being unable to truly love Esmeralda, which draws a parallel with Spike being unable to love Buffy without a soul.[3]
  • The pink dress that Anya wears in the scene at the Bronze is later worn by Harmony in the Angel episode "Life of the Party".

Pop culture referencesEdit

  • Xander refers to Spike as Evil Dead, a reference to the film of the same name.
  • Willow and Tara read the book "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame", which draws parallels between Quasimodo and Spike. Buffy mentions renting the movie, however she jokingly implies with her mention of "singing gargoyles" that she didn't rent the 1939 movie but the animated version.
  • Harmony refer to Drusilla as "Morticia", a reference to Morticia Addams of The Addams Family. McNab, who plays Harmony, had a role in the 1991 film adaption of the series and also in the 1993 sequel film.
  • Drusilla's "We can love quite well, if not wisely" is paraphrased from Shakespeare's Othello.

International titlesEdit

  • Armenian: "Սիրահարվածություն" (Crush)
  • Czech: "Poblouznění" (Crush)
  • French: "La Déclaration" (The Declaration)
  • German: "Die liebe Liebe" (The Lovely Love)
  • Hungarian: "Tömeg" (Crowd)
  • Italian: "Cotta" (Crush)
  • Japanese: "クラッシュ" (Crash)
  • Polish: "Zauroczenie" (Crush)
  • Portuguese (Brazil): "Paixões" (Passions)
  • Romanian: "Crush" (Crush)
  • Russian: "Влюблённость" (Amorousness)
  • Spanish (Latin America and Spain): "Spike Enamorado" (Spike in Love)

MusicEdit

OtherEdit

GalleryEdit

QuotesEdit

Dawn - "I like how you talk to me like I can understand things. Everyone else is being all twitchy and secretive."
Spike - "They're just trying to keep you safe, I expect."
Dawn - "I feel safe with you."
Spike - "Take that back!"
Buffy - "What, that chip in your head? That's not change. That's just holding you back. You're like a serial killer in prison."
Spike - "Women marry 'em all the time!"
Joyce - "Honey, did you somehow, unintentionally, lead him on in any way? Uh, send him signals?"
Buffy - "Uh... I do beat him up a lot. For Spike, that's like third base."
Spike - "What the bleeding hell is wrong with you bloody women? What the hell does it take? Why... do you bitches torture me?
Buffy - "Which question do you want me to answer first?"
Spike - "You can't tell me that there isn't anything there between you and me. I know you feel something."
Buffy - "It's called revulsion. And whatever you think you're feeling it's not love. You can't love without a soul."
Drusilla - "Oh, we can, you know. We can love quite well... if not wisely."

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The Mortuary". Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Archived from the original June 9, 2001.
  2. David Fury, "Crush (spoilers)". BBC, May 2001. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  3. The Succubus Club - David Fury Interview
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