Lies My Parents Told Me Quotes
Lies My Parents Told Me Quotes
Nikki: You did a good job, baby boy. You stayed down just like mamma told you.
Young Robin: Can we go home now?
Nikki: Uh-uh. It's not safe there anymore. How 'bout I leave you over at Crowley's house, and you can play with those spooky doodads that you like.
Young Robin: No, I wanna stay with you.
Nikki: Yeah, I know you do, baby. But remember, Robin, honey what we talked about. Always got to work the mission. Look at me. You know I love you, but I got a job to do. The mission is what matters... right? That's my boy. Come on.
Buffy: Situation still normal. Well, or as normal as this school ever sees.
Robin: So it appears.
Buffy: Well, no fires, no one's head's going kablooey. And the swing choir and the marching band have gone back to their normal, healthy seething resentment.
Robin: You know, you're, uh...You're something else, Miss Summers. You know, I've been watching you when you're out patrolling, and you, um— You remind me of my, um...
Buffy: Your mother?
Robin: Yeah. Yeah, what I remember of her, anyway.
Buffy: Got to tell you, not a line every girl likes to hear, but—in this case— compliment taken.
Giles: Everything's terrible. Total catastrophe.
Buffy: Giles, what's wrong?
Giles: Have you seen the new library? There's nothing but computers. There's not a book to be seen. I—I don't know where to begin, Buffy. I mean, who do we speak to?
Robin: Uh, that would — that would be me.
Buffy: So, we didn't stop it, then?
Giles: Uh, no, the seers at the coven are certain the First is continuing to gather its forces. I'm afraid war is inevitable. So, we should go before the school board.
Giles: Well, I can have my backup library sent from home in the mean time. It's not much, but—
Giles: Knowledge comes from crafted bindings and pages, Buffy, not ones and zeros.
Buffy: Spike? What about him?
Giles: I told you my concerns when you recklessly chose to remove the chip from his head.
Robin: Wait, sorry, chip?
Giles: Uh, it's a long story.
Buffy: The military put a chip in Spike's head so he couldn't hurt anyone.
Giles: And that would be the abridged version.
Buffy: But he wouldn't hurt anyone anymore because he has a soul now.
Giles: Unless the First triggers him again.
Robin: Triggers the chip?
Buffy: No, the trigger's a post-hypnotic thing. The First put it in his head. It was—made him— He was killing again.
Robin: So, he has a trigger, a soul, and a chip?
Giles: Not anymore.
Buffy: It was killing him, Giles.
Robin: The trigger?
Buffy: No, the chip. The trigger's not active anymore.
Robin: Because the military gave him a soul? Sorry.
Giles: We don't know that the trigger is inactive. What I brought back may help us to disarm it, to ascertain exactly what it is that causes Spike's behavior.
Buffy: It was that song, Giles. I'm telling you, it was that song that Spike was singing.
Giles: He has no memory of it. Is there any part of it that you can remember?
Buffy: It wasn't like it had a catchy hook or anything like "I'm coming up, so you better get this party started." It was boring, old, and English. Just like you—ull. Yule Brenner. A British Yule Brenner.
Robin: This thing you brought to keep Spike from killing again... How's it work?
Giles: Well, it will require a bit of magic.
Xander: No, we couldn't have put these chains back up a week ago. Nah, we gotta work on Spike now, of all times.
Spike: Oh, bollocks. With all the rubbish people keep sticking in my head, it's a wonder that there's room for my brain.
Giles: I don't think it takes up that much space, do you?
Kennedy: So, Spike's trigger's been active this entire time?
Rona: How can Buffy take this for granted? I mean, he lives in our house, we train with him.
Anya: Don't waste your time down that road. Spike's got some sort of "Get Out of Jail Free" card that doesn't apply to the rest of us. I mean, he could slaughter a hundred frat boys, and— Forgiveness makes us human. Bah-dee-blah-blah-blah.
Andrew: Uh, Willow... call for you from L.A. Somebody named Fred. The guy sounds kind of effeminate.
William: We'll ravage this city together, my pet. Lay waste to all of Europe. The three of us will teach those snobs and elitists with their falderal just what—
William: You, me, and mother. We'll open up their veins and bathe in their blood as they scream our names across— What?
Drusilla: You... you want to bring your mum wif us?
William: Well, yeah. You'll like her.
Drusilla: To eat, you mean?
Giles: What's on your mind?
Robin: The same thing that's on yours. We got ourselves a problem.
Robin: Yeah, if that trigger's still working, then the First must be waiting for just the right time to use it against us.
Giles: It does seem doubtful the First simply forgot it had such a powerful weapon.
Robin: Yeah, a while back, it slipped up. It told Andrew it wasn't time yet for Spike. So, whatever the First's ultimate plan is, it's obvious that Spike must play an integral part in that. Something needs to be done.
Giles: Buffy would never allow it.
Robin: Buffy would listen to her Watcher, wouldn't she?
Giles: I don't think you have much of an idea of the Watcher-Slayer dynamic.
Robin: As a matter of fact, I was raised by a Watcher.
Giles: You were?
Robin: Bernard Crowley. Took me in when I was a young kid, trained me.
Giles: Crowley. I remember the name. New York based watcher. Resigned shortly after his slayer was— You're Nikki Wood's son.
Giles: Spike killed your mother.
Giles: Does Buffy know this?
Robin: She knows my mother was a slayer. She... doesn't know about Spike.
Giles: And this has nothing to do with personal vengeance?
Robin: Does it matter? He's an instrument of evil. Now he's gonna prove to be our undoing in this fight, Buffy's undoing, and she will never—never see it coming. Now, I'm talking about what needs to be done... for the greater good, Giles. And you know I'm right.
Giles: We're on the verge of war. It's time you looked at the big picture.
Buffy: Hello! All I do is look at the big picture. The other day, I gave an inspirational speech to the telephone repair man.
Giles: It takes more than rousing speeches to lead, Buffy. If you're going to be a general, you need to be able to make difficult decisions regardless of cost.
Buffy: Have you seen me with those girls? I mean, the way I've treated my friends and my family and... Andrew. Believe me, I know how to make hard decisions.
Giles: Well, that's what we're here to find out. While we work on the basics.
Spike: What's your story, Wood?
Robin: No story, really. Just trying to do what's right. Make a difference. How 'bout you? What kind of man are you, Spike?
Spike: Sorry. Not much for self reflection.
Robin: Yeah, makes sense. See, you strike me as the kind of guy who just careens through life, completely oblivious to the damage he's doing to everyone around him.
Spike: That right?
Robin: Oh, I know more about you than you think, Spike. See, I've been searching for you for a very, very long time. Ever since you killed my mother.
Spike: I've killed a lot of people's mothers.
Robin: Yeah. You'd remember mine. She was a slayer.
Spike: So, that's it, innit? Brought me here to kill me?
Robin: No, I don't wanna kill you, Spike. I wanna kill the monster who took my mother away from me.
Giles: Don't kill him yet.
Buffy: What? Why not?
Giles: Because I'm asking you not to. Would you let this vampire live if he began saving the world?
Buffy: Sure. Seems like a nice enough guy.
Buffy: No problem.
Vampire: My name's Richard.
Buffy: Hi, Rich. Giles, we had this conversation when I told you that I wouldn't sacrifice Dawn to stop Glory from destroying the world.
Giles: Ah, yes, but things are different, aren't they? After what you've been through, faced with the same choice now, you'd let her die.
Buffy: If I had to... to save the world. Yes. Can I kill this guy yet?
Giles: No. So, you really do understand the difficult decisions you'll have to make? That anyone of us is expendable in this war?
Buffy: Have you heard my speeches?
Giles: That we cannot allow any threat that would jeopardize our chances at winning?
Buffy: Yes, I get it.
Giles: And yet there is Spike.
Robin: Sorry? You think sorry's gonna make everything right?
Spike: I wasn't talking to you. I don't give a piss about your mum. She was a slayer. I was a vampire. That's the way the game is played.
Spike: She knew what she was signing up for.
Robin: Well, I didn't sign up for it.
Spike: Well, that's the rub, innit? You didn't sign up for it.
Robin: You took my childhood. You took her away. She was all I had. She was my world.
Spike: And you weren't hers. Doesn't that piss you off?
Robin: Shut up. You didn't know her.
Spike: I know slayers. No matter how many people they've got around them, they fight alone. Life of the chosen one. The rest of us be damned. Your mother was no different.
Robin: No, she loved me.
Spike: But not enough to quit, though, was it? Not enough to walk away... for you. I'll tell you a story about a mother and son. See, like you, I loved my mother. So much so I turned her into a vampire... so we could be together forever. She said some nasty bits to me after I did that. Been weighing on me for quite some time. But you helped me figure something out. You see, unlike you, I had a mother who loved me back. When I sired her, I set loose a demon, and it tore into me, but it was the demon talking, not her. I realize that now. My mother loved me with all her heart. I was her world.
Giles: Spike's a liability, Buffy. He refuses to see it, and so do you. Angel left here because he realized how harmful your relationship with him was. Spike, on the other hand, lacks such self-awareness.
Buffy: Spike is here because I want him here. We need him. I'm in the fight of my life.
Buffy: Not you, Richard.
Giles: You want Spike here even after what he's done to you in the past?
Buffy: It's different now. He has a soul.
Giles: And the First is exploiting that to his advantage.
Buffy: Oh, my God. You're stalling me. You're keeping me away—
Giles: It's time to stop playing the role of general, and start being one. This is the way wars are won.
Buffy: Spike? What happened? Oh, my God.
Spike: I gave him a pass. Let him live. On account of the fact I killed his mother. But that's all he gets. He even so much as looks at me funny again, I'll kill him.
Buffy: I lost my mom a couple years ago. I came home and found her dead on the couch.
Robin: I'm sorry.
Buffy: I understand what you tried to do, but she's dead.
Robin: Because he murdered her.
Buffy: I'm preparing to fight a war, and you're looking for revenge on a man that doesn't exist anymore.
Robin: Buffy, don't delude yourself... That man still exists.
Buffy: Spike is the strongest warrior we have. We are gonna need him if we're gonna come out of this thing alive. You try anything again, he'll kill you. More importantly, I'll let him. I have a mission to win this war, to save the world. I don't have time for vendettas. The mission is what matters.
Giles: Buffy... I—I understand your anger. Please believe me, we did what we—
Buffy: He's alive. Spike's alive. Wood failed.
Giles: Well, that doesn't change anything. What I told you is still true. You need to learn—
Buffy: No, I think you've taught me everything I need to know.