Buffy The Vampire Slayer

The Initiative - S4-E7

Corrected entry: When the Initiative are looking through the thermal goggles, it shows the first three or four people before Spike to be 68.6 degrees. But not everyone's temperature is 68.6 - it's just an average. Running or even talking could make it a different temp.


Correction: As you say, that's the average reading, and there's not a lot of variance from that. It stands to reason that a sampling of only 3 or 4 people could all show the same temperature.

JC Fernandez

The Initiative - S4-E7

Corrected entry: In the scene where they look through the window into the room with thermal cameras, there is a big mistake: Thermal cameras can't see through windows.

Correction: This just isn't true. Depending on the type of glass, windows may or may not absorb or deflect IR radiation (heat). Industrial and military IR scopes/goggles can also be tuned to enough sensitivity to nonetheless provide an image. Moreover, advanced scopes can combine signals from multiple sensors at differing sensitivities in order to allow a more complete image.

The Initiative - S4-E7

Corrected entry: Spike must have had his chip implanted while he was unconcious. If so, how did he attack the Initiative scientists without any pain when he tried to escape? You could argue that they programmed him to be capable of violence within the Initiative only, but why would super smart scientists program an evil being to be able to escape at the first opportunity?


Correction: They only activated his chip after his escape from the Initiative.


The Initiative - S4-E7

Corrected entry: In "The Initiative" in Season 4, Spike is given the chip implant that causes intense neurological pain if he harms a human. We see this take effect when he tries to bite Willow, but he was able to beat up the doctors at the Initiative to escape.

Correction: It's possible the chip was only activated after his escape from the Initiative.


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Spike: You listen to me. [Kneels in front of her.] I've been alive a bit longer than you, and dead a lot longer than that. I've seen things you couldn't imagine, and done things I prefer you didn't. I don't exactly have a reputation for being a thinker. I follow my blood, which doesn't exactly rush in the direction of my brain. So I make a lot of mistakes, a lot of wrong bloody calls. A hundred plus years, and there's only one thing I've ever been sure of: you. [Buffy looks away; he reaches toward her face.] Hey, look at me. I'm not asking you for anything. When I say, "I love you, " it's not because I want you or because I can't have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I've seen your kindness and your strength. I've seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You're a hell of a woman. You're the one, Buffy.
Buffy: [Quietly.] I don't wanna be the one.



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