S07E02 - Beneath You

BUFFY: Your soul.

SPIKE: (laughs) Bit worse for lack of use.

BUFFY: You got your soul back. How?

SPIKE: It’s what you wanted, right? (looking at the ceiling) It’s what you wanted, right? (presses his fingers to his temples, looks down, and walks toward the altar). And—and now everybody’s in here, talking. Everything I did…everyone I— and him… and it… the other, the thing beneath—beneath you. It’s here too. Everybody. They all just tell me go… go… (looks back over his shoulder to Buffy) to hell.

BUFFY: Why? Why would you do that—

SPIKE: Buffy, shame on you. Why does a man do what he mustn’t? For her. To be hers. To be the kind of man who would nev— (looks away) to be a kind of man. She shall look on him with forgiveness, and everybody will forgive and love. He will be loved. So everything’s OK, right? (sighs)

Spike embraces the crucifix, resting one arm over each side of the cross bar, and resting his head in the corner of the vertex. His body is sizzling and smoke is rising from where it touches the cross.

SPIKE: Can—can we rest now? Buffy…can we rest?

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