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12 February 2013 @ 10:37 pm
Meta Rec for Lies My Parents Told Me  
BUFFY: Spike? What about him?
GILES: Buffy, I told you my concerns when you recklessly chose to remove the chip in his head.
WOOD: Wait. Sorry. Chip?
GILES: Long story--
BUFFY: Military put a chip in Spike's brain so he couldn't hurt anyone.
GILES: And that would be the abridged version.
BUFFY: He has a soul now, Giles. Spike won't let himself harm anyone.
GILES: Unless The First triggers him again.
WOOD: Triggers the chip?
BUFFY (shaking her head): The trigger's a post-hypnotic deal. The First put in his head. Made
him... He was killing again.
WOOD: So he's got a trigger, a soul and a chip.
GILES: Not anymore.
BUFFY: It was killing him, Giles.
WOOD: The trigger?
BUFFY: The chip. The trigger's not working anymore.
WOOD: Because the military gave him a soul. (Buffy just looks at him.)
WOOD: Sorry.
 — "Who's On First" exchange from Lies My Parents Told Me

Here's a link to a GIF of this convo — again! In case you missed it the first time.

It's all very amusing, isn't it? And yet, there is a lot going on in Spike's head of a deep, dark, and dangerous nature. Technological, spiritual, and psycho-sexual things. Fortunately, we have an amazing meta on Spike's chip/trigger/soul to help us pull back the curtain better than any Prokaryote stone. I guarantee that when you read it you will discover several new and fascinating things that were right in front of you this whole time:

Triggers, Chips, & Souls - Trading Clothes & Ringing Pavlov's Bell by shadowkat67

Go! Read! Have your mind blown, although not in a electroshock kind of way.
baudownbaudown on February 14th, 2013 12:18 am (UTC)
This was a fantastic read. Thanks for posting the link.
Rebcake: btvs_spi_punkrebcake on February 14th, 2013 08:00 am (UTC)
Isn't it good? I'm glad you liked it!