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Date Posted: 00:37:08 01/03/06 Tue
Author: Rufus
Subject: Re: "You're beneath me"
In reply to: ScottS 's message, ""You're beneath me"" on 15:40:32 12/31/05 Sat

If you have the DVD's, listen to the commentary for Fool for Love:

He's changed everything about himself, but he hasn't changed anything.

And he licks his fingers. So we're really building a monster here, piece by piece. And when you build a monster, you have to start with a human being, and you realise that they're not as monstrous as you may originally think and they got this way for a reason. Spike is so deeply insecure. A lot of this killing the slayer is has to do with showing up Angel and knowing that he's never going to be as potent or as fearsome as Angelus.

And here she drops the bomb.

And here we see Spike get built up piece by piece, and he's still the same guy, in the parlour with his poetry. This was a big deal. We showed Spike as the bad ass…can we have him cry? And I'm really glad we did. A lot of fans became a lot more sympathetic to Spike around this time. This is a part of that. He cries for a minute. He's the baddest bad ass in town and he's crying because this girl says "you're beneath me".
Portions of the transcript for Fool for Love transcribed by the lovely Rahael.

My feeling that Buffy just happened to say something that brought home the fact that no matter how many Slayers he killed, how much he had done to change his persona, Spike was still the guy at the party he didn't fit into. It also blew a hole into the Watcher teaching that vampires were no longer who they once were.

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  • Re: "You're beneath me" -- Kana, 14:39:53 01/03/06 Tue

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