Buffy's Unholy Reunion
Buffy the Vampire Slayer's James Marsters says he's tired of
his defanged character, Spike, pussyfooting around Sunnydale like a declawed
"He has powers, he just can't use them against human beings because The
Initiative put that damned computer chip in his head," the actor tells TV Guide
Online. "Basically, the writers had to find a way for Spike to stop trying to
kill Buffy all the time, because he can't really kill her - and he can't keep
failing at it or he'll look pathetic."
Rather than the obvious solution - getting the offending chip removed from
the bloodsucker's brain - Marsters has offered producer Joss Whedon an
alternative idea for Spike's destiny. "I'm hoping to go on [Buffy's
spin-off series] Angel again because I think I can draw more blood
there," he grins. "I could be a full-blown villain over there because I can
still mess with other vampires. And I hate the man anyway, 'cause he took my
girlfriend, so let's go!"
However Spike's storyline shakes out, the long-anticipated Nov. 14 return of
his ex-ghoulfriend, Drusilla (Juliet Landau), means plenty of fiendish
fun is coming up.
"She's going to be on a few Angel episodes and at least one
Buffy," Marsters reveals. "And I get to kiss her. It's fabulous to have
Juliet back again because there's a very romantic side of Spike which I haven't
gotten to play on since Dru left. We were supposed to be a Sid and Nancy, so we
were always trying to act perverse, in a real subtle way. Doped up and horny,
that's Spike and Dru all over!"
-Daniel R. Coleridge