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Giles, Buffy and Dawn are in the kitchen. They wash the dinnerware.
Giles, you don’t have to help. You cooked.Giles:
Come on. I quite like to cook. Helping you two out makes me feel useful.Dawn:
Wanna clean out the garage on Saturday? You’d feel indispensable.Giles:
Dawn, get the plates from your room before they get funny and we have to name them.Dawn:
I was, like, five then.
Dawn leave the room.
How’s she doing? (Buffy raises shoulders)
I’m OK. Well, some minutes are harder than others.Giles:
I’m so sorry. All I can say is, it will get better.Buffy:
It has to. We’re holding up, though. You know, getting into a routine.Giles:
Good. Routine’s good. In fact, I was thinking that we might return to our training schedule.Buffy:
I don’t know. I was thinking about… maybe… taking a break or something. Just ease off for a while. Not get into full slay mode.Giles:
You were doing so well.Buffy:
And you were great, helping me with everything. I’m just starting to feel uneasy about stuff.Giles:
Training. Slaying. All of it. I just… I mean, I can beat up the demons until the cows come home. And then I can beat up the cows. But I’m not sure I like what it’s doing to me.Giles:
But you’ve mastered so much. I mean your strength and resilience alone…Buffy:
Yeah. Strength, resilience. Those are all words for hardness. I’m starting to feel like being the slayer is turning me into stone.Giles:
Turning you into stone? Buffy…Buffy:
Just think about it. I was never there for Riley. Not like I was for Angel. I was terrible to Dawn.Giles:
At a time like this…Buffy:
…You’re bound to feel emotionally numb.Buffy:
Before that. Riley left because I was shut down. He’s gone. And now my mum is gone. And I loved her more than anything. And I don’t know if she knew.Giles:
She knew. Always.Buffy:
I don’t know, to slay, to kill, it means being hard on the inside. Maybe being the perfect slayer means being too hard to love at all. I already feel like I can hardly say the words. Giles:
Giles… I love you. Love, love, love, love, love. Giles, it feels strange.Giles:
Well, I shouldn’t wonder. How serious are you about this ?Buffy:
Ten. Serious to the amount of ten.Giles:
There is something in the watchers’ diaries. A quest.Buffy:
A quest ? Like finding a grail or something?Giles:
Not a grail. Maybe answers. It would take a day, perhaps two.Buffy:
I’m not leaving Dawn. Not with Glory looking for her.
Dawn is coming back.
Sure you can. What’s the deal?Giles:
Some slayers before Buffy found it helpful in regaining the fours, in learning more about their role. There’s a sacred place in the desert. It’s not far.Buffy:
But I can’t go (To Dawn)
I’m not leaving you, Dawn.Dawn:
If you have to go to learn… I mean, if it’ll help you out, I think you should do it. I can hang with the gang. I’ll be OK.Buffy:
I love you, Dawn. You know that, right?Dawn:
Yeah. I love you too.Buffy:
I love you. Really I love you.Dawn:
Sorry. But it’s important that I tell you. Weird love’s better than no love.
Warren and Spike on the Warren’s house. They speak about Buffy-Robot.
Some say it’s than the real thing.Warren:
Better than the real thing.Spike:
She looks good, but what about the rest? A little walk a little talk… Perhaps a zippy cartwheel…Warren:
She’s great. You’ll be real happy, I swear. She’s got everything you asked for. All the extra programming: real-world knowledge, the profiles on the family and friends.S
All the extra programming, right?Warren:
The stuff that you wanted. The scenario responses, you know, the special skills… All of it. Now, you said I could leave the town…Spike:
Wait. I’m not sure I’m satisfied customer. She looks a little shiny to me. You know a touch of Plasticine…Buffy-Robot:
Spike? Spike (Buffy-Robot kiss him)
Gloria and his servants talk about the Key
He’s getting stranger. I’m losing him; I’m losing control of him.Jinx:
You’re speaking of Ben, most glamorous-yet-tasteful One?Gloria:
He stabbed you in your body.Other Servant:
Jinx is all right. Your highness. And we have the new knowledge that the Key is a human.Gloria:
If time runs out on us and all we’re left with is info, then we’re screwed.Jinx:
No, we’re screwed.Other Servant:
But you are a god. The sacred Glorificus! Gloria:
I’m a god in exile. Far from the hellfire of home, and sharing my body with an enemy that stab my boys in their fleshy little stomachs. (She hit Jinx)
I’m in pain.Jinx:
How can we help? We’ll lay down our lives.Gloria:
The slayer and the Key are connected. She’s going to have contact with it. Find out who’s new in her life, who’s special, who’s different. Watch her.Other servant:
We can do that, O Thou.Gloria:
I want to her about everyone she has contact with! That girl has my Key, and I trust you boys to get it for me. If you love me… get it for me.
Giles and Buffy are on the desert. Buffy:
what’s in the trunk?Giles:
Supplies? I was wondering about that. Like food, water, maybe a compass?Giles:
what about a book, a gourd and a brunch of twigs?Buffy:
I don’t think I’ll be that hungry.Giles:
They’re for me. This way. You see… the location of the sacred place is a guarded secret. I can’t take you there myself. I’ll have to perform a ritual to transfer my guardianship of you, temporarily, to a guide. This’ll do.Buffy:
A guide? But no food or water? So it leads me to the sacred place, and a week later leads you to my bleached bones?Giles:
Buffy, please. It takes more than a week to bleach bones.Buffy:
So, how’s start?Giles install a circle of branches:
I jump out of the circle, then I jump back in it, and then… I shake my gourd.Buffy:
I know this ritual! “The shamans were called upon to do the hockey-pokey and turn themselves around”.Giles:
Go quest (Giles do the ritual)
And that’s what it’s all about.
Spike and Buffy-robot… Spike tries to hit with her.
What you searching for, slayer? A weak spot? Try me. Give me the best you’ve got (Buffy-robot try to put a stick on his heart)
Is that you best, slayer?Buffy-robot:
I wanna hurt you, but I can’t resist the sinister attraction of your cold and muscular body.Spike:
Maybe I should repay you for your gentleness and let you go.Buffy-robot:
No! No, Spike. Never let me go.Spike:
You know you should be afraid of me. I’m bad.Buffy-robot:
You are. You’re very, very bad. (She pushes him on the bed)Spike:
Are you gonna do it that way?Buffy-robot:
No. (She ripped his shirt)
You can’t do it.Buffy-robot:
I could never do it. I’m helpless against you, you fiend. (He kisses her)
Giles delivers a language unknown. Buffy walks on the sand and saw an animal. Buffy:
Hello, kitty. (She approached and follows him, they arrive in a valley)
I know this place.
Tara comes to do a spell to protect the house and Dawn.
OK. Morning spell’s all set.Xander:
So we’re all protected up for the right?Tara:
It’s probably not as good as Willow could do. She’s natural with magic. In just the time I’ve known her, she’s already blown right past me.Xander:
So when the wiz kid finishes chem. Lab, can you have her balk up the spell a little? If you want, maybe, while Anya and I go do a quick patrol?Anya:
I don’t see why we have to patrol just cos Buffy’s away. I’d rather watch television.Dawn:
Willow wants to watch this thing on the history Channel. Salem witch trial stuff, which will only get her upset.Anya:
I was there. It wasn’t that bad. If you ware a witch, you could do a spell to escape. So it was only bad for the falsely accuse, and, well, they never have a good time.Dawn:
so, guys, if this is a real slumber party, where’s the pizza?
Buffy-Robot and spike are in a bed.
And that excites you?Buffy-robot:
It excites me, it terrifies me… I try so hand to resist you, and I can’t.Spike:
Darn your sinister attraction.Spike:
are you afraid of me?Buffy-robot:
You know I can’t bite you.Buffy-robot:
I think you can. I think you can if I let you, can I want to let you. I want you to bite me and devour me until there’s no more.Spike:
Like this? (He bite her on the neck)
Spike, devour me!Spike:
Spike, I can’t help myself. I love you.Spike:
You’re mine, Buffy.Buffy-robot:
Should I start the program over?Spike:
No programs. Don’t use that word. Just be Buffy.
Willow speaks with an other student. They leave the university.
It’s got last week’s notes too. Get it back to by Thursday. And don’t write in it, or put a coffee mug down on it or anything. And don’t spill. OK. And don’t fold the page corners down. Bye! (She is alone in the street, a servant of Gloria follow her)
Buffy-robot dress up. Spike is dreaming.
Time to slay.Spike:
Yeah…Buffy-robot (leaving the place)
: Vampires of the world, beware.
Buffy-robot meets Xander and Anya.
Xander! And Anya! How is your money?Anya:
Fine. Thank you for asking.Buffy-robot:
Isn’t a beautiful night for killing evil things?Xander:
You’re back very early.Xander:
Yeah, how was the vision-quest-experience?Buffy-robot:
I don’t understand that question. But thank you for asking. You’re my friend, and a carpenter.Xander:
Are you all right? You’re all…Spike:
Wait up! (He joins them)
Spike! It’s Spike. And he’s wearing a coat.Spike:
Yes. Hello, all. Buffy’s back early, I see. Lots of patrolling all round tonight, then is it? Give a break, there, slayer. I’m glad you’re all here, cos the place is crawling with vamps tonight. Tons of’hem. I think we ought to split up.Xander:
We haven’t seen any vamps. Are you sure…? (Vamps come)
Yep, guess so. (They have fight against the vampires)
Spike, be careful! No! Get away from him.Spike when the vampires are dead:
I think that was probably the big action for tonight. You two can toddle at home if you want.Xander:
Yes. Spike and I will do it alone. You guys head home (The leave)
I don’t understand this. I did the slaying. I should be…Spike:
But I’m not. I’m all… My skin is all hot. Do I look hot to you?Spike:
You’d better feel me to make sure.Spike
: I can do that. (Spike kisses her)
At this moment. Anya and Xander…
I breathed in, like a quart of vampire dust. That can’t be good.Xander:
I wish Giles had told us they were back from the desert. What went on there?Anya:
You know slayer/watcher stuff. Probably some silly ritual with an enchanted prairie dog.Xander:
whatever it was, I think she’s still a little spacey.Anya:
she fought OK.Xander:
Yeah. She never asked about Dawn.Anya:
I hear something (The see Spike and Buffy-robot have sex)
Spike you’re the Big Bad. You’re the Big Bad!
Willow and Tara watch Historic channel.
These darn Salem judges, with their less-satanic-than-thou attitudes.Tara:
Honey, let’s change it. The discovery channel has koala bears. Xander and Anya arrive. Xander:
In the bedroom. She feel asleep.Xander:
What’s goin’ on?Xander:
Buffy’s gone insane.Willow:
What? What’d she do?Xander:
Brace yourself. You’re not gonna believe it.Tara:
Before we jump all over her, people do strange things when someone they love dies. When I lost my mother, I did dumb stuff, like lying to my family and staying out all night.Anya:
Buffy’s boinking Spike.Willow:
Well, Tara’s right. Grief can be powerful, and we shouldn’t judge…Tara:
What, are you kidding? She’s nuts!Willow:
Well, it’s not healthy. We all agree there.Tara:
What can we do?Anya:
In the movies, when they go crazy they slap’em.Xander:
I’ll find her and talk to her. If she’s losing it, we gotta help before she gets hurt.Tara:
You aren’t really gonna slap her, are you?Xander:
No, but if I see her straddle Spike again, I will definitely knock myself unconscious.
Buffy wake up, a fire burn beside her.
Hello? Who’s there?
Buffy-robot and Spike are in the crypt. They listen a noise. Buffy-robot:
Down there. And, no matter what, don’t come out till I get you, OK?Buffy-robot:
I saw you, in the cemetery with Buffy.Spike:
Yeah? Can’t see how it’s any business of yours.Xander:
It’s my business, because Buffy’s my friend. She’s gone through some stuff that affected her, and you’re taking advantage of her.Spike:
She’s upset about her mum. And if she turns home for comfort, well, I’m not gonna deny it to her. I’m not a monster.Xander:
Yes, you are a monster. Vampires are monsters. They make monster movies about them.Spike:
Well, yeah, you got me there.Xander:
Spike, Buffy has lots of friends, and we love her very much, and we’ll do whatever it takes to protect her. If that means killing you, then, well, that’s’ just a bonus.Jinx:
Gentlemen! I’m so sorry to intrude, but I wondered if I might beg a moment of your time.Spike to Alex:
Friends of yours? (Jinx hurt Alex)
Guess not (They have fight)
Tie his hands! Glory will want him restrained.Spike:
Let me go!Jinx:
Careful with him. She will want the Key intact.Spike:
Key? Who’s the Key? I’m not the… (Jinx stops him to talk)
Buffy meets a strange woman.
I know you. You’re the first slayer.First slayer:
This is a form. I am the guide.Buffy:
I have a few questions, about being the slayer. What about love? Not just boyfriend at love.First slayer:
You think you’re losing your ability to love.Buffy:
I didn’t say that. Yeah.First slayer:
You’re afraid that being the slayer means losing your humanity.Buffy:
Does it?First slayer:
You are full of love. You love with all your soul. It’s brighter than the fire. Blinding. That’s why you pull away from it.Buffy:
I’m full of love? I’m not losing it?First slayer:
Only if you reject it. Love is pain, and the slayer forges strength from pain. Love, give, forgive. Risk the pain. It is your nature. Love will bring you to your gift.Buffy:
Buffy-robot is boring to wait Spike.
Spike? I waited like you said, but then I missed you. Spike? (She goes at Willow’ s house)
Xander, did you…?Buffy-robot:
Buffy. Come in. It’s late. Everyone’s sleep. Wait. (They go out)
We can talk out there. Did Xander find you? He was looking for you. He hasn’t come back. Anya sat up waiting.Buffy-robot:
I don’t know where Xander is. I haven’t seen him. And when I come out by the tunnel, Spike was gone. I need to find him.Willow:
Buffy, this thing with Spike. It isn’t true, is it? You didn’t, you know, sleep with Spike?Buffy-robot:
No, I had sex with Spike? I’m sorry if it bothers you. You’re my best friend.Willow:
I am, and I always will be, no matter what you do. I’m just trying to figure out why this happened, and I think, with your mom and everything, everyone was being all sympathetic, and making you feel weak. And Spike wasn’t like that. So, just this one time, you just did somethin’ kinda crazy.Buffy-robot:
It wasn’t one time. It was lots of times. And lots of different ways. I could make sketches!Willow:
No! Buffy, there is something seriously wrong here! I mean… OK, yeah, you’ve been with a vampire before, but Angel has a soul.Buffy-robot:
Angel’s lame. His hair goes straight up and he’s bloody stupid.Willow:
OK… Look, I just wanna help you. Let me help you.Buffy-robot:
You’re my best friend.Willow:
Yeah. Again, I really am, but…Buffy-robot:
You’re recently gay.Xander arrive:
Guys: Guys, wake up.Anya:
Xander, I was scared. Are you hurt? What happened?Xander:
Guys… The demons kinds of guys (He sees Buffy) Buffy…Buffy-robot:
Yes, that’s me!Xander:
The guys that work for Glory, you said they’re like hobbits with leprosy? A whole of hobbits just grabbed Spike. They’re taking him to Glory.Willow:
But he knows about Dawn.Buffy-robot:
We have to get him back.Xander:
So how do we find him?Buffy-robot:
I fight with weapons.Xander:
Yeah. I got nothin’, let’s hit your place. We’ll stock up.Willow:
Tare, can you stay here and watch Dawn?Tara:
Buffy is near the fire.
I’m sorry; I’m just a little confused. I’m full of love which is nice, and love will lead me to my gift?First slayer:
I’m getting a gift? Or do you mean that I have a gift to give to someone else?First slayer:
Death is your gift.Buffy:
Is your gift.Buffy:
OK. No. Death is not a gift. My mother just died. I know this. If I have to kill demons because it makes the world better place, then I kill demons, but it’s not a gift to anybody.First slayer:
Your question has been answered.
Spike is taking at Glory’s place.
What’s the hell is that? Why is it hair that colour?Jinx:
Shinning one, we believe he is…Both of the servants:
Really? That’s fantabulous! And impossinle. He can’t be the Key. Because, see, the Key has to be pure. This is a vampire. Lesson number one: vampires equal impure.Spike:
Yeah, damn right I’m impure. I’m as impure as the driver yellow snow. Let me go.Glory:
You can’t over brain-suck a vampire. He’s completely useless.Spike:
So, I just gonna let myself out.Jinx:
Your ungodliness, we observed the slayer. She protected this one above all others. She treated him as precious.Glory:
Really? Precious? Let’s take a peek at you, precious.Spike:
Sod off (She hit him)
He doesn’t look very francy to me.Spike:
Easy with the lip!Glory:
But if the slayer protects him, maybe appearances are deceiving. Maybe there’s something on the inside. What do you know precious? What can I dig out you?
Buffy-robot & co arrive at her home.
this is my house.Xander:
If we’re gonna stop Spike from blabbing about Dawn, we’re gonna need these.Anya:
The big guns. Only not guns. Shouldn’t we have guns?Buffy-robot:
Those are my weapons. Give me something big and sharp.Willow:
Buffy, where do we go? Where shall we look for Glory?Buffy-robot:
She’s a god. She wants the Key.Xander:
Yeah, so we should look…?Buffy-robot:
I don’t know. Why are you all looking at me?Xander:
OK, you shouldn’t have to know everything.Buffy-robot:
We need to rescue Spike.Xander:
Buffy, I think you are more weapons upstairs. Why don’t you go get those?Anya:
And maybe change your clothes. You know, something more fighty.Buffy-robot:
I can do that, I’ll be right back.
Buffy leave the room.
This has gone too far. She thinks we’re going to rescue Spike.Willow:
What are we gonna do?Xander:
Keep him from talking, whatever it takes.Anya:
What do we do with Glory?Willow:
Whatever we do, we’ll need Buffy’s help.Xander:
Then we’ll have to talk to her.Willow:
Intervention time again?Xander:
Yeah, cos what we need now is a sane Buffy.
The true Buffy come.
Whoa. Group hangs time.Willow:
that was quick.Buffy:
Didn’t seem like it to me. Death is my gift.Xander:
Buffy, we need to talk.Buffy:
What’s wrong? Is Dawn OK?Willow:
Buffy, we are about you, and we’re worried. The way you’re acting, things you’re doing…Anya:
wait. This shouldn’t be about blame.Buffy:
Blame? There’s blame now?Willow:
No, there’s only love. And some fear.Anya:
Which is thrown but the you-having-sex-with-Spike.Buffy:
OK, that’s denial. That usually comes before anger.Buffy:
I am not having sex with Spike!Anya:
No one is judging you. It’s understandable. Spike is strong and mysterious, and sort of compact but well-muscled.Buffy:
I am not having sex with Spike! But I’m starting to think that you might be!Xander:
Buffy, I saw you. Anya too. We saw you and Spike; with the straddling. Buffy-robot arrive:
Spike’s mine. Who’s straddling Spike?Buffy:
Oh my god.Xander:
And so say all of us.Buffy-robot:
Say! Look at you. You look just like me! We’re very pretty.Willow:
Two of them!Xander:
I know this. They’re both Buffy.Buffy:
No, she’s a robot. She acts like that girlfriend-bot Warren made. You guys couldn’t tell me apart from a robot?Buffy-robot:
I don’t think I’m a robot.Anya:
She’s very well done.Xander:
Spike must have had her built so he could program her…Buffy:
Yikes. Imagine the things..Buffy:
No! No imagining! Any of you.Xander:
Already got the usual.Buffy-robot:
People, friends of mine, you’ve forgetting the most important thing. Glory has Spike and she’s going to harm him.Buffy:
Glory has Spike?Xander:
We were gonna bring that up.Anya:
We were getting weapons.Buffy:
Grab’em. We’re going now. I have to kill him.Willow:
We don’t ever know where to look.Buffy:
I know where to start.
Spike is attached.
I have a riddle for you, precious. How is a vampire that wants talk like an apple? Think I can do in one long strip?Spike:
Enough. No more. I’ll tell you who the sodding Key is.
Buffy and co around Glory house.
Glory Key-sniffing snake was about here when I killed it.Willow:
You think she lives around here?Xander:
It’s not a lot to go on.Buffy:
It’s all we got.Giles:
It’s quite extraordinary, really.Buffy-robot:
Thank you. But I think we should be listening the other Buffy, Guyles. She’s very smart and she’s gonna save Spike.Giles:
“Guyles”? Spike didn’t even program my name properly!Buffy:
listen, skirt Girl, we are not going to save him. We’re going to kill him. He knows who the key is, and there’s no way he’s not telling Glory.Buffy-robot:
You’re right. He’s evil. But you should see him naked. I mean, really.Buffy:
OK, split up and spread out. Check the pricient-looking places first. Xander, you come with me. Willow, Anya, stick together. And Guyles… Giles, you can watch it.
Part 20: Spike drink.
Is that better? Do you think you can try to talk again now? Good. Because I’m tired of these games! “I need time, I need a drink” You’re a needy bloodsucker, and it’s not very attractive! So start talkin’.Spike:
Yeah. OK. The Key. There’s the thing… It’s that guy, on TV… What’s this name?Glory:
On the television?Spike:
That show, the prize show, were they guess what stuff coasts?Jinx:
The prize is right?Other servant:
We will bring you Bob Barker. We will bring the lamp, beater body of Bon…Glory:
It is not Bob Barker, scabby morons! The Kei is new to this world. And Bob Barker is as old as grit. The vampire is lying to me.Spike:
Yeah, but it was fun. And guess what, bitch. I’m not telling you jack. You’re never gonna get your sodding Key, cos you might be strong, but in our world, you’re an idiot.Glory:
I am a god.Spike:
The god of what? Bad home perms?Glory:
Shut up! Command you, shut up!Spike:
Yeah, OK. Sorry, but I just had no idea that gods were such prancing lightweights. Mark my words, the slayer us going to kick your swanky, lopsided ass back to whatever place could take a cheap, whorish, fashion-victim ex-god like you. (She hits him and the links of Spike opened up)
Good plan, Spike.Glory:
Bring him back.Jinx:
You do not insult Glory by escaping.
The others (Buffy, Willow, Giles, Xander, and Buffy-robot) arrive.
The slayer! (They fight)
Buffy, we’re here.Buffy-robot:
Spike: Spike’s in there!Giles wants help:
The servants of Glory join her. Jinx:
The slayer was there.Other servant:
A lethal fighter.Jinx:
She seemed to be everywhere!Other servant:
She had friends. With weapons.Jinx:
The may have been demons.Glory:
And where’s my vampire?
Willow fix Buffy-robot.
It is weird?Buffy:
Yeah. At least it’s not a very good copy. I mean, look at it.Willow:
Giles and Xander enter. Buffy:
What did you guys do with Spike? Please let the story have a dusty ending.Xander:
We dumped him in his crypt.Giles:
Tried ton find out if he’d told her anything but he was too badly beater to make much sense.Anya:
Even if he told her, he’d just lie to us about it anyway, right?Buffy:
Yeah, you can count on it. But I have to know. Now. If he gave us up, Dawn and I need to get out of town. She could be on her way right now.Giles:
But not tomorrow, you know. I’m sure we’ll all be perfectly safe.Dawn:
We’re safe. Right. And Spike built a robot Buffy to play chequers with.Tara:
It sounded convincing when I thought it.Willow:
I think I found somethin’.Anya:
Looks very complicated in there. Personally, I’d rather look at guts.Willow:
I fond where she’s broken. Some of these wines got fried extra crispy. It’s an easy fix. I mean, not that I would.Xander:
God, I feel kind of bad for the guy. Gets all whipped, then his best toy gets taken away.Buffy:
Xander, please don’t be suggesting what I’d have to kill you for suggesting.Xander:
No, no, travesty. Completely on board. It’s just the guy was so thrashed.
Buffy go to see Spike.
Spike! You’re covered in sexy wands.Spike:
Yeah. I feel real sexy. Where you been?Buffy:
I feel down and got confused. Willow fixed me. She’s gay.Spike:
Will fixed you? I’d have thought they’d melt you into scrap.Buffy:
They were confused too. Do you wanna ravage me now?Spike:
Give us a minute. Got some bones need rending.Buffy:
Why did you let that Glory hurt you?Spike:
She wanted to know who the Key was.Buffy:
Well, I can tell her, and then you…Spike:
No! You can’t ever. Glory never find out.Buffy:
Cos Buffy, the other, not-so-pleasant Buffy… Anything happened to Dawn, it’d destroy her. I couldn’t live, her bein’ in that much pain. I’d let Glory kill me first. Nearly bloody did. (Buffy kisses him)
And my robot?Buffy:
The robot is gone. The robot was gross and obscene.Spike:
It wasn’t supposed to…Buffy:
Don’t. That thing, it wasn’t even real. What you did for me and Dawn… that was real. I won’t forget it. End