- Nov 29, 2020
To be honest, the scene was so jarring and not what I expected from this show that it instantly made me want to find out more.If we were giving some kind of award of what scene not to start with, "It is strongly suggested that Buffy is being sodomized by shady Spike while being made to watch her friends do a goofy lighthearted dance" would probably win. Second place would be one of those episodes from Season 7, where First Dru is ranting at Spike while he is being drowned in Holy Water by the Turok-Han, how would you even explain what is happening?
I first read the comments under the video and realized this was Spike and Buffy. Then, I beat a path to read descriptions on the characters. That still didn't help. Spike's bio kept mentioning Dru, and I kept looking for her. So, then I started with a full episode in Lies My Parents Told Me, which I thought from its description, might give me some of his origin. I immediately thought two things 1) oh boy this guy can act, and (2) wow this an interesting character.
I kind of got the gist of what was going on by that point, but watched everything backwards because everything I just watched had something else to be explained before it.
When I got to the end, I was kind of on a viewing high and just let my explode for a few minutes. I think I remember sitting by myself grinning like an idiot and saying "what?!" to myself over and over again. Then I greedily ran back through everything in the right order. I was hooked. Not sure how the original author of that article couldn't be. Even with the one show, there was enough to pique my interest.