Intervention (Jane Espenson)
I love the line "Weird love's better than no love" and then the cut to Spike and Warren. Weird love may sum up the rest of BtVS. (And yes, Warren is packing.)
SMG is so good as Buffybot that I remember thinking she must have been having a quiet time this episode because she wasn't in many scenes...
That is one domesticated looking cougar: it has a belly like Wash. Not that one.
I love how Emma Caulfield delivers these lines in this episode: "So really it was only bad for the falsely accused, and, well, they never have a good time" and "Buffy's boinking Spike". The Anya love comes to a screeching halt in Tough Love.
Is this our first sign of klepto Dawn?
"Oh, Spike, you're the Big Bad" makes me chuckle.
We really, really, really could have done without the blow-job.
"Buffy, there is something seriously wrong here." Yes, your total inability to work out your friend is not your friend, Willow.
One of my favourite lines: "Angel's lame. His hair grows straight up, and he's bloody stupid."
Spike being tortured is horrible.
Anya asks "shouldn't we have guns?".
When they send Buffy upstairs to change (which she doesn't), I thought this was the point that the Scoobies were going to crack their extremely puzzling conundrum but, no, they continue to be extremely stupid instead. However, we would been deprived of "The who whatting how with huh?" and "Spike is strong and mysterious and sort of compact but well muscled." "I am not having sex with Spike! But I'm starting to think that you might be."