I tried to find it, of
course. The spark. The missing
That fit. That would make me fit. They put the
spark in me
and now all it does is burn.
Four months have gone by since Spike got
his soul back in that dark cave. One day Buffy
finds Spike living in the basement of the
brand-new [Sunnydale High] he is
insane, supposedly because of the soul (Lessons).
After a week, he shows up in her house,
completely sane, offering his help to fight a
monster. However, after hurting a human (not on
purpose), Spike loses it again. Eventually,
Spike/William and Buffy find themselves in a
church and he reveals that he went after a soul
out of love for her (Beneath You).
After some weeks, Buffy arranges for Spike
get out of the basement and go living with a
not-very-happy Xander. Soon, Spike is caught
killing and siring people (Sleeper),
but Buffy finds out he has been manipulated by
some evil force, and spares his unlife. Later,
the Scoobies figure out that the [First Evil] brainwashed
the vampire and is using a song as a [trigger] to make him kill.
Buffy says to Spike she "believes in him, that
he is a good man." Before they could do
something about the trigger, the [Bringers] kidnap Spike
from Buffy's house (Never Leave Me),
and the [Turok-Han], following
orders from the First Evil (morphed as Drusilla
and Buffy), tortures Spike, to force him choose
their side, the side of evil. He is brave and
endures the trial; he knows Buffy will come for
him and she does. (Showtime).
Spike, now free, starts helping Buffy to
train the Slayers in Training, who are coming
from all over the world and staying in Buffy's
house for protection. (Potential).
But the pain is far from over for Spike;
suddenly, his chip starts malfunctioning, giving
him horrible headaches. He will die if nothing
is done, and done quickly. Buffy calls Riley
Finn/The Initiative, Riley sends soldiers and
doctors to Sunnydale, and the chip is removed,
instead of repaired according to Buffy's
choice (The Killer in Me).
Spike and the Scooby Gang learn that the
First "has plans for Spike" and the vampire says
to Buffy he should leave Sunnydale; however, the
Slayer tells him to stay because she isn't ready
to not have him around (First Date).
The chip is gone, but the First's control
over Spike isn't. Giles brings home a [Procaryote] stone, which
enters in Spike's brain and helps the vampire to
find out the root of the trigger's power. After
the process, Spike remembers the song used by
the First, an old English tune called Early
One Morning, his mum's favorite. Spike,
having issues about his past, doesn't want to
collaborate with the Scoobies and keeps saying
that the song doesn't mean anything to him,
which isn't true, at all.
Soon after William is sired by Drusilla,
he goes for his mother and sires her, out of
love, in order for them to live together
forever. However, his sweet mother turns into an
evil monster, saying and doing horrible things
to him, making him dust her eventually. Those
things weigh on him for quite some time, because
he didn't realize they were words from a demon,
not from his real mother. Only after Principal
Robin Wood, son of Nikki (the Slayer Spike
killed in New York), seeks revenge and tries to
kill Spike (with a help from Giles), this truth
sinks in and Spike, aware that he was very much
loved by his mum, is finally de-triggered. The
vampire bites Wood, but spares his life, "on
account I killed his mother" (Lies My
Parents Told Me).
The battle against the First Evil is
getting worse. A new villain appears in town
Caleb and he is trying to keep something very
valuable from the Slayer. Buffy, Faith (who had
escaped from prison to help the Fang Gang in Los
Angeles), the SITs and Spike go for him and the
aftermath is disastrous Xander loses an eye
and two SITs die (Dirty Girls).
The next day, the Scoobies and the SITs
decide that Buffy shouldn't lead them anymore,
and force her to get out of her own house (Empty
When Spike finds out what they have done
to Buffy (he wasn't in the house at the time),
he gets very mad at them, and goes after the
Slayer. He finds her in an empty house. She
tells him to go away, she is very tired and has
given up the fight. Spike stands by her, gives
her strength, says she is a "hell of a woman".
Buffy is moved by Spike's words, and cries. They
spend the night together, and the next morning
the Slayer is back she goes after Caleb and
finds out a powerful weapon he was trying to
keep from her a Scythe, forged centuries ago
by women who watched the Watchers (Touched).
Spike she has the Scythe because of him, because
of the strength he gave her the night before.
Spike says to Buffy he is terrified all he did
was hold her and watch her sleep, and it was the
best night of his life. She says he doesn't need
to be terrified, she was there with him. She
implies that, after the war against the First is
over, they can be together (End of Days).
Angel comes from Los Angeles and
gives Buffy an [amulet] that is very
powerful, something that will help to fight
evil. He offers to stay and fight beside her,
but Buffy sends him away. Buffy chooses Spike as
her Champion, giving him the amulet; the two of
them spend the two nights before the Big Battle
together. Buffy has decided to go to the
Hellmouth and close it for good. When the day
has come, she, Faith, the SITs and Spike
(wearing the amulet) open the [Seal of Danzalthar] and
find a huge cave, where thousands of Turok Hans
are ready for battle. Using the power of the
Scythe weapon that Buffy conquered because of
the strength Spike gave her Willow does a
spell that turns every SIT in the world into a
The war starts, and Buffy, Faith,
the new Slayers, and Spike are managing to beat
the Turok-Hans back; but there are thousands of
them, and eventually, they would lose. Suddenly,
the amulet starts working, pinning Spike in
place, right above the Seal of Danzalthar.
Spike, thrilled, tells Buffy he can feel his
soul. From him, beams of golden light starts
pouring, killing the Turok-Hans Spike is
glowing, EFFULGENT. The cavern begins to
collapse; everybody run away, except for Buffy
and Spike. He tells her to go and she says he
has done enough, he has to leave the place with
her. He refuses, saying he must do the clean up.
Buffy tells him she loves him; Spike says she
doesn't, but thanks her for saying it. The
entire Sunnydale is collapsing now; Buffy barely
manages to escape.
Spike, the Champion, the Chosen
One, dies in the cavern, laughing. The Hellmouth
is closed for business. He defeated Evil. He is
redeemed (Chosen). He is a [HERO].
Nineteen days after closing the
Hellmouth, an incorporeal and confused Spike
appears in Angel's office, in Los Angeles.