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Date Posted: 15:40:32 12/31/05 Sat
Author: ScottS
Subject: "You're beneath me"

In "Fool for Love", in the scene in the alley outside the Bronze, when Spike finishes his monologue on Slayer psychology and moves in for his "dance" with Buffy, she pushes him away with the insult: "You're beneath me".

I was watching this episdoe with friends recently, and I was surprised that in the discussion that followed everyone except me believed that Buffy was repeating Cecily's 19th century dismissal of William ("You're nothing to me William. You're beneath me.").

I had always thought that Buffy could not be that cruel, to use Spike's story against him, and that her speaking the same words was simply one of those alignments of the stars and psyches that occur occasionally in great drama. My argument ran along the lines that Spike in the Bronze had given a general description of the events that led to his vamping, and had not quoted the dialogue line for line to Buffy, expecially something as painful as Cecily's last words to him.

I suppose, on the other side, one could argue that Buffy was in physical pain from her stake wound, and psychic pain from her sudden realization of her own mortality, and in addition was worried about her mother's health, and this is explanation of her astonishing cruelty toward Spike.

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