A love spell?
Just the basic. You know - can't eat,
can't sleep, can't breathe anything but
little old moi.
That kind of thing is the hardest. I
mean, to make someone love you for
all eternity -
Whoa. Back up. Who said anything
about eternity? A man can only talk
self-tanning lotion for so long
before his head explodes.
Then - I don't get it. If you don't want
to be with her forever - what's the
The point is - I want her to want me.
Desperately. Then I can break up with
her and subject her to the same hell
she's putting me through.
I don't know, Xander. Intent has to
be pure with love spells.
Right. I intend revenge. Pure as the
driven snow. Now are you going to
play or do we need to chat some
more about invisible homework?
Nobody told me anything, Buffy.
It's been right in front of my Xander
face. The guy would do anything
(cutting him off)
The guy got himself bit by
He lied to me. He ran around
behind my back and almost got
himself killed. And now he has
the nerve to tell me that he's
leaving with some covert military
operation at midnight, unless
I convince him not to.
No tell me you "understand" -
because I sure as hell don't.
Are you going to let him go?
It's not my decision if he wants
to take off--
Of course it is.
Well, that's not fair!
Who cares if it's fair? In about
twenty minutes Riley's gonna
disappear -- maybe forever --
unless you do something to
What am I supposed to do?
Beg him to stay?
Why wouldn't you? To keep Riley
here, you wouldn't --
I don't even know who he is!
I mean he's... I thought Riley
was dependable --
Dependable? What is he, State Farm?
You know what I mean.
Yeah, I think you mean convenient.
I think you took it for granted that
he was gonna show up when you
wanted him to and take off when
Look who's talking! You've got
Anya following you around like a
love sick puppy --
Oh boy is this not about me --
Is she more than a convenience?
'Cause that'd be kind of a surprise.
If you don't want to hear what
I have to say, I'll shut up right now.
Good. 'Cause --
I lied. See, what I think?
You got burned with Angel.
Then Riley shows up-
I know the story, Xander.
But you missed the point. You
shut down, Buffy. And you've been
treating Riley like the rebound guy,
when he's the one who comes along
once in a lifetime. He's never held
back with you - he's risked it all -
and you're about to let him fly
because you don't like ultimatums?