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Discussion of 5.02 "Just Rewards" - Aired 10/8/2003 (WB-US)

Flannen

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Spike's essence coalesces out of the amulet in the mysterious envelope, but he is now incorporeal. In effect, he is a ghost. For some reason, Spike is linked to Wolfram & Hart and cannot leave L.A. As the gang struggles with this new development, Angel tries to put a dangerous necromancer, Hainsley, out of business. Unfortunately, Hainsley is very powerful and he offers Spike a chance to be made flesh again -- in Angel's body.
Source: TV.com

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Jules

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I love that Spike's back. I love the Buffy comments and then the tension between Angel and Spike about Spike getting a soul and saving the world. Angel's jealousy is so fun to watch.

Angel and Spike going to see a necromancer, that's a bit like Wolverine going to see Magneto! I thought Angel would have had more sence than that!

This is so not the Angel we know and love, since when does Angel not kill the bad guy, why would they just freeze his assets!

James' English accent was a bit hit and miss in this episode. I love Spike helping out. That look that Angel gave him when he found out Spike was the one hitting him was hillarious.
 

The Thirst Evil

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I love Spike in this Season. For the last couple of seasons on BtVS his character had been so centred around Spuffy (of which I'm not a fan, by the way) that my love his character lessened. But here, although not so much evil, he is back to his old ways, the Spike we fell in love with in Buffy Season 2.
 

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Alright, let's see what Spike's story is. I'm very curious.

-Ugh, I hope using W&H for good doesn't backfire...
-Awww, Sunnydale flashback. *nostalgia* Also, if that happened 19 days earlier...how slow is the mail in California?!
-Spike looking at each person all confused. Then Harmony. Heh. And they're all talking about how evil he is. Reformed, people! Just closed the Hellmouth!
-Spike is vampire ghost?? Now, that's something new.
-Psh, Angel and Spike all dander up about Buffy. Still.
-Harmony still all upset and not over it. Heh.
-Lorne wanting to make Buffy's life a movie. Hahahaha.
-So snarky, Angel.
-Spike went poof! Ut-oh. And Spike blaming Angel.
-Captain Forehead!!!!! Hahahahaha. Angel is definitely feeling less special. Which is understandable. But those two need to quit squabbling and work together, darn it! :p
-I'm guessing that Groxler beast or whatever will turn out to be Angel's 3 o'clock.
-There's a grave robbing division?! Ewww.
-Good thinking, Angel. They wanted Spike there, not Angel gone. *scratches chin*
-Poor evil lawyer. Sad!
-Lawyer Gunn to the rescue! Necromancer. Icky word.
-Spike haunting Angel. Heh.
-That showroom has to stink.
-Hahahaha. Mr. Ainsley.
-The spoon! Ok, death not funny, but that was kind of funny.
-He can't dust him because the Senior Partners have plans for him? Ut-oh.
-Necromancer gonna seduce Spike??
-Why is the heck does Spike want to hurt Angel so badly?? So silly!
-"He can't get out of here." "Please don't tell me that."
-Good, I'm glad Angel isn't getting petty about sending Spike from this world.
-And also good. Spike is playing for the good guys, even if it means Angel.
-Aww, Spike wanting to be gone is sad. :(
-Oh, necromancer. And Spike the double crosser. Not cool.
-I really, really dislike Spike right now. A lot.
-Ooo, maybe not. Well played, fellas, well played.
-It is very odd seeing Spike and Fred conversing. He doesn't fit in with LA group in my brain yet.
-Spike is scared. And it's sad. Maybe he'll start caring about atonement after that.
 

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I am so glad Spike is back and I love that he has his spunk back. I think Angel and Spike are awesome together. Too bad they didn't have more than a season together.
 

Give Us A Kiss

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We now have a flashback to "Chosen"...:rolleyes:

Gunn has heard of Spike, but Fred hasn't ??? o_O

Spike's a ghost :eek:

Spike, stop fixating on Buffy... :rolleyes:

Harmony, stay out of this...:mad:

Lorne, that's way better than Twilight, I'd watch it :)

Spike is lukewarm :p

Spike has a point, people should be able to stay dead...

Angel, Spike, stop acting like children :mad:

Angel's forehead never looked as big as Dawson Leery's forehead so I can't see why Spike claims he has a big forehead... :confused:

Big ugly demon :eek:

Harmony...:rolleyes:

They eat babies, no wonder Angel doesn't want to meet him...

They are dealing with bodies, no wonder Angel wants them out...

Spike... :rolleyes:

Angel has a point, this is fishy...

He must have been very angry...

Spike can sit :eek:

Spike... :mad:

So, many bodies... :eek:

That's just creepy :eek:

Knives :eek:

Ding dong the witch is dead :D

Spike's disappearing :eek:

He's creepy :eek:

Good thinking Angel :D

Wes, is there any other way ??? :(

Harmony, Leapords have dots... :mad:

Spike, that's the bedroom :eek:

Spike and Angel in the cemetery...

He's back :eek:

Why didn't all of his bank accounts freeze yet ??? :(

No :(

How did Angel do that ??? o_O

He's dead :D

Fred, just help Spike get a physical body again...

Not surprised that Spike will be going to hell...

Next time: Nina the werewolf.
 

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We now have a flashback to "Chosen"...:rolleyes:

Gunn has heard of Spike, but Fred hasn't ??? o_O

Spike's a ghost :eek:

Spike, stop fixating on Buffy... :rolleyes:

Harmony, stay out of this...:mad:

Lorne, that's way better than Twilight, I'd watch it :)

Spike is lukewarm :p

Spike has a point, people should be able to stay dead...

Angel, Spike, stop acting like children :mad:

Angel's forehead never looked as big as Dawson Leery's forehead so I can't see why Spike claims he has a big forehead... :confused:

Big ugly demon :eek:

Harmony...:rolleyes:

They eat babies, no wonder Angel doesn't want to meet him...

They are dealing with bodies, no wonder Angel wants them out...

Spike... :rolleyes:

Angel has a point, this is fishy...

He must have been very angry...

Spike can sit :eek:

Spike... :mad:

So, many bodies... :eek:

That's just creepy :eek:

Knives :eek:

Ding dong the witch is dead :D

Spike's disappearing :eek:

He's creepy :eek:

Good thinking Angel :D

Wes, is there any other way ??? :(

Harmony, Leapords have dots... :mad:

Spike, that's the bedroom :eek:

Spike and Angel in the cemetery...

He's back :eek:

Why didn't all of his bank accounts freeze yet ??? :(

No :(

How did Angel do that ??? o_O

He's dead :D

Fred, just help Spike get a physical body again...

Not surprised that Spike will be going to hell...

Next time: Nina the werewolf.
Oh yeah good pick-up! I'm thinking maybe the time Fred spent away from the world be one reason she hadn't heard of him. It's possibly Gunn may have come across the name during all his time fighting demons plus his time on the Angel team. That's the best I can come up with.

Really good episode. I like how it ties back into the finale of Buffy. The chemistry between Spike and Angel is there straight away. The villain was really good too. Another touch I like is how Spike actively makes the choice to be good.
 

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What Spike doesn't understand is that Angel has been atoning and fighting evil A LOT longer than he has. You have to work your way in order to be king of the castle.
 
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