The Weight of the World Quotes
The Weight of the World Quotes
Murk: "Quickly, quickly! Already we're behind schedule! Someone's bound for a beheading. Let's make sure it's not me."
Gronx: "Why do we remain when our moment of triumph lies so close at hand?"
Murk: "The glorious one, having acquired much in this world, doesn't exactly travel light."
Glory: "Hey! Minions, I can hear you. God-like ears don't miss much, you know what I'm sayin'? Come here."
Gronx: "'Twas he who blasphemed, your magnificence."
Murk: "Spurred on by treacherous urging!"
Glory: "Guys! I'm not gonna kill you. Not in the mood. What do you think that's about?"
Gronx: "In mercy does your power lie?"
Glory: "No, brainless, in torture, death and chaos does my power lie."
Spike: "Better part of a century spent in delinquency just paid off. Hotwired Ben's auto. Who's for gettin' the hell out of here?"
Xander: "All in favor, let's do it. You good to go?"
Giles: "Oh, don't worry about me. How's Buffy?"
Xander: "The same. Still."
Willow: "It's been almost a half an hour."
Spike: "The Slayer's gonna be all right, won't she?"
Xander: "You should try it again, Will."
Willow: "All right, but... I'm not even sure she's, you know... really in there."
Willow: "Can you hear me? Buffy! Buffy! Buffy?"
Spike: "She can't just be brain-dead. I mean... she's still Buffy, somewhere in there, right?"
Xander: "Spike, come on, we're not gonna get Dawn back by sittin' around here."
Spike: "You're not gonna get Dawn back any way you slice it, Harris, it's for Buffy to decide."
Xander: "Good, panic. That oughta help."
Willow: "We should move her. U-unless we shouldn't. Should we?"
Anya: "Couldn't that make it worse? I think I read that somewhere."
Xander: "I am so large with not knowing."
Giles: "It's impossible to know for sure. Losing Dawn, after all that Buffy's been through... I think it's pushed her
too far into some sort of catatonia."
Spike: "You don't need a diploma to see that. Snap her out of it. Buffy! Oi, rise and shine, love!"
Spike: "Come on, people. Girl's endowed with Slayer strength. It's hardly the time to get dainty. Buffy!"
Xander: "We tried that!"
Anya: "We didn't try that."
Xander: "Are you insane? We could be dealing with neurological damage here. You want to kill her?"
Spike: "We have to do something. I can't just sit here watching. You waste time with kid gloves. I'm willing to
wager, when all is said and done, Buffy likes it rough."
Willow: "Separate. Buffy's out. Glory has Dawn. Sometime real soon, she's gonna use Dawn to tear down
the barrier between every dimension there is. So if you two wanna fight, do it after the world ends, okay?
All right. First we head back to Sunnydale. Xander'll take Giles to a hospital. Anya's looking
after Tara. And Spike, you find Glory. Check her apartment, see if she's still there. Try
anything stupid, like payback, and I will get very cranky. Everyone clear? Anya."
Anya: "Um... w-what will you do?"
Willow: "I'll help Buffy."
Anya: "Okay then."
Spike: "Uh... Will? Now, uh, don't turn me into a horned toad for asking, but... what if we come across Ben?"
Willow: "I-I don't think a doctor's what Buffy needs right now."
Spike: "Well, yeah, especially not one who also happens to be Glory."
Giles: "What do you mean?"
Spike: "You know. Ben is Glory."
Willow: "You mean... Ben's with Glory?"
Xander: "'With' in what sense?"
Anya: "They're working together?"
Spike: "No. No. Ben is Glory. Glory's Ben. They're one and the same."
Anya: "When did all this happen?"
Spike: "Not one hour ago! Right here, before your very eyes! Ben came, he turned into Glory, snatched the kid, and pfft! Vanished, remember?
You do remember...? Is everyone here very stoned? Ben! Glory! He's a doctor, she's the beast.
Two entirely separate entities sharing one body. Like a bloody sitcom. Surely you remember."
Xander: "So you're saying... Ben and Glory..."
Anya: "Have a connection."
Giles: "Yes, obviously, but what kind?"
Spike: "Oh, I get it. That's very crafty. Glory's worked the kind of mojo where
anyone who sees her little presto-change-o instantly forgets. And yours truly, being somewhat other than human...
Willow: "So... Ben and Glory... are-are the same person?"
Xander: "Glory can turn into Ben, and Ben turns back into Glory."
Anya: "And anyone who sees it instantly forgets."
Spike: "Kewpie doll for the lady."
Giles: "Excellent. Now. Do we suspect there may be some kind of connection between
Ben and Glory?"
Glory: "You okay?"
Dawn: "I wanna go home."
Glory: "Sweetie... ohh... You're about to. Not that fake suburban nightmare the monks
cooked up for you. I mean your real home. As the key! You fit the lock. Well, it's like a lock.
Hey! You want a pizza?"
Glory: "Pillow? I don't know if this thing gets cable. Doubtful."
Glory: "This body... it's just a rental, Dawnie. Being human? It's like a costume
for girls like you and me. Being something else, that's what we are."
Dawn: "Don't call me Dawnie."
Glory: "Huh. Wow. You know, that actually hurt my feelings."
Dawn: "I'm sorry."
Glory: "Not the point. I'm just thinking, here I am trying to make you feel better, when
comforting others... not part of my life. And I'm doing it, so I can stop... feeling so... um...
Help me out."
Glory: "Guilty. That's it! But I'm not supposed to feel guilty. I'm not supposed to feel
anything. I'm, I'm... I'm a god. I'm above it. I'm... You. You did this to me, didn't you? Some sort of spell, you've been hanging with the wicca, you could've-
But no. It's not magic. It's something else. Still, it is you doing this."
Dawn: "I... I'm not doing anything. I swear."
Glory: "We'll see."
Hank: "Oh, come on now, Buffy. She's nothing to be afraid of."
Young Buffy: "Who's afraid?"
Joyce: "Don't you want to be the big sister?"
Young Buffy: "No, I want to be the baby."
Young Buffy: "You're gonna pay more attention to her and forget all about me!"
Young Buffy: "Doesn't she look funny? Like a wrinkly old grandpa."
Joyce: "Like this... okay, support the head... there you go! We're calling her Dawn."
Young Buffy: "I... I could be the one to look after her sometimes... if you need a helper.
Mom? Can I take care of her?"
Joyce: "Yes, Buffy, you can take care of her."
Xander: "There. How you doing?"
Giles: "It only hurts while I answer pointless questions."
Spike: "Checked out Glory's flat. Looks like the great one has scampered."
Giles: "Gone to, uh, perform her ritual with Dawn and leaving us entirely clueless."
Spike: "Not entirely. I know this bloke. Well, not so much a bloke so much as a demon. But
still, bookish. All tuned in to the nastier corners of this our magic world. It's a
bit of a last resort really, but still, we might persuade him to suss out Glory's game plan."
Spike: "Found Ben's room at Glory's. Didn't learn much."
Xander: "Wait, wait, wait. Ben? At Glory's? You're saying all this time he's been subletting
Spike: "This... is gonna be worth it."
Spike: "Last time. From the top."
Glory: "I came... he came to see you, didn't he?"
Glory: "Yeah, Ben. You called him to the desert when you were hiding from me. And he came. And then he
was me, you remember?"
Glory: "See? She's not supposed to remember that! Nobody should! The cloak between Ben
and me is fading! I almost helped her! He... I wanted to. I can't do this! Get him out of me."
Glory: "Ben! The human meat-sack who's infecting me. Do your mojo,
make an incision, or removal, or whatever you've gotta do. Help me! I'm... I'm thinking Ben's
thoughts, and... and I'm feeling his feelings! And... uh! I..."
Ben: "...can't kill the girl."
Glory: "Damn it. Help me!"
Priest: "Th-this I cannot do. You risk terrible magicks in opening the portal. Nothing comes without a price. This...
Glory: "Gods don't pay."
Glory: "How do they do it?"
Dawn: "Do what?"
Glory: "People! How do they function here like this in the world with all this bile running
through them? Every day it's whoo-oo. You have no control. They're not even
animals, they're just these meatbaggy slaves to, to hormones and pheromones and their, and their feelings. Hate
'em! I mean really. Is this what the poets go on about, this? Call
me crazy, but as hard-core drugs go, human emotion is just useless! People are puppets! Everyone getting jerked
around by what they're feelin'. Am I wrong? Really, I want to know. Gonna bleed you either way."
Dawn: "Depends on the person."
Glory: "So you're saying some people like this."
Glory: "Funny. 'Cause I look around at this world you're so eager to be a part of... and all I see is six billion
lunatics looking for the fastest ride out. Who's not crazy? Look around. Everyone's drinking, smoking,
shooting up... shooting each other, or just plain screwing their brains out 'cause they don't want 'em anymore.
I'm crazy? Honey, I'm the original one-eyed chicklet in the kingdom of the blind.
'Cause at least I admit the world makes me nuts. Name one person who can take it here. That's all I'm asking. Name one."
Xander: "Ben's Glory!"
Doc: "Who's what?"
Spike: "Look at this. Special Ed remembers."
Xander: "Yeah. I do. Ben's Glory and Glory's Ben. It's like this... fog's lifting."
Spike: "Wonderful. But not why we're here."
Doc: "This Glorificus, if it is her... whoo, she's big city."
Spike: "She's got Dawn."
Doc: "Right. Well, I may know a fella... you know, who knows a fella in... in China. He might-"
Spike: "How the hell are we supposed to get to China? Teleport?"
Doc: "I guess. You know, if you're in that much of a hurry. Wish you luck."
Spike: "You're lying. And what's more... I believe you're standing right in front of the very thing we need."
Glory: "No, no. Little late in the game to start growing a backbone, Benjamin. Now
be good and stay quiet. No you don't! Get over yourself, Ben! This is the way things are! I'm strong, you're weak.
This is reality. Stop trying to infect me with your..."
Ben: "Do you ever stop talking? I don't know which is worse, waking up in a dress not knowing where I've been,
or having to hear all your self-involved ranting!"
Ben: "Wrong, Glory. I'm no animal. This is humanity you're feeling. Welcome to the world."
Ben: "I won't make a deal with you, Glory."
Glory: "When exactly did you get stupid? I'm offering immortality here."
Ben: "I believe you. That's not the problem. You make me immortal, then what? I'd have
to kill her to do it and I won't be able to live with that, not even for a day, forget about eternity!"
Glory: "Baby, baby, baby Ben. Why do you worry so much? When you're immortal, all this
crap you've been carrying around inside... the guilt, the anger, the crazy-making pain... Ooh,
it all just melts away like ice cream. Trust me. When all this is over I can set you up real
nice. I'm making it easy. It's you... or the girl."
Ben: "I can't accept that."
Glory: "Accept it. I'm a god, stupid."
Ben: "I'm sorry."
Ben: "Don't make this harder than it already is. I'm sorry, I got no choice. It's you or me."
Willow: "No. Buffy! Leave Dawn alone, what is this?"
Buffy #2: "My gift. This is what I do."
Willow: "I'm not talking about this, I'm talking about... this. Right here, it happened.
I know it's something small, but... it's something. What?"
Buffy #2: "Don't go there, Will."
Willow: "I'm not! You're the one who keeps dragging me back here! A-and you wouldn't be doing that if you
weren't trying to show me something."
Buffy #2: "Do I?"
Willow: "Buffy, come on. I-it's your brain. Just tell me. What happened here?"
Buffy #1: "This was when I quit, Will."
Willow: "You did?"
Buffy #2: "Just for a second. I remember."
Buffy #1: "I was in the magic shop."
Buffy #2: "I put a book back for Giles."
Buffy #1: "Nothing special about it. And then it hit me."
Willow: "What hit you?"
Buffy #2: "I can't beat Glory."
Buffy #1: "Glory's going to win."
Willow: "You can't know that."
Buffy #2: "I didn't just know it."
Buffy #1: "I felt it. Glory will beat me."
Buffy #2: "And in that second of knowing it, Will..."
Buffy #1: "I wanted it to happen."
Buffy #1: "I wanted it over. This is... all of this... it's too much for me."
Buffy #2: "I just wanted it over."
Buffy #1: "If Glory wins... then Dawn dies."
Buffy #2: "And I would grieve. People would feel sorry for me. But it would be over.
And I imagined what a relief it would be... I killed Dawn."
Willow: "Is that what you think?"
Buffy #2: "My thinking it made it happen."
Buffy #1: "Some part of me wanted it. And in the moment Glory took Dawn..."
Buffy #2: "I know I could have done something better. But I didn't. I was off by some fraction of a second."
Buffy #1: "And this is why..."
Buffy #2: "...I killed my sister."
Willow: "I think Spike was right back at the gas station. Snap out of it!"
Buffy #1: "What?"
Buffy #2: "What?"
Willow: "All this... it has a name. It's called guilt. It's a feeling, and it's
important. But it's not more than that, Buffy. Buffys. You've carried the weight of the world
on your shoulders since high school. And I, I know you didn't ask for this, but... you do it
every day. And so, you wanted out for one second. So what?"
Buffy #2: "I got Dawn killed."
Willow: "Hello! Your sister, not dead yet! But she will be if you stay locked inside here and never come back to us."
Buffy #2: "But what if I can't?"
Willow: "Then I guess you're right. And you did kill your sister."
Buffy: "So I'm told. What do we know?"
Giles: "Um... well, uh... according to these scrolls, uh, it's possible for Glory to be
stopped. I-I'm afraid it's, um... well, Buffy, I've read these things very carefully and
there's not much... margin for error. You understand what I'm saying?"
Buffy: "Might help if you actually said it."
Giles: "Um... Glory... plans to open a... dimensional portal... by way of a ritual bloodletting.
Buffy: "Dawn's blood."
Giles: "Yes. Once the blood is shed at a certain time and place... the fabric which separates all realities
will... be ripped apart. Dimensions will... pour into one another, uh, with no barriers to stop
them. Reality as we know it will be destroyed, and... chaos will reign on earth."
Buffy: "So how do we stop it?"
Giles: "The portal will only close once the blood is stopped... and the only way for that to happen is, um...
Buffy, the only way is to kill Dawn."