Spike Vs. Dracula: Chapter Three
And here is Part 3 of Peter David's thrilling story. This one setting up the season 5 episode of Angel, Why We Fight. In this issue we learn how Spike got his Nazi jacket and how he ended up on the submarine.
Once more we see that Spike is writing letters with Darla. Thus cementing their relationship even further. To me this is one of my favorite parts of this series. It is nice to think that all four members of the Whirlwind had a relationship with one another. I always wanted Spike and Darla to have some scenes together but they only had group scenes. It wasn't enough for my liking. This fills that void for me.
Spike finds Dracula in Darla's room and the two almost get into it before Dracula explains that one of his brides was captured by some Nazis. Darla must also have been captured and now they have to work together to save them.
The two of them break into a Nazi camp and almost at once Dracula is gone. Leaving Spike to fight his way out. He finds a werewolf named Osborn, which means he is most likely a relative of Oz from Buffy. How cool is that? It's a nice Easter egg that I really enjoyed.
Spike makes it out and finds a note from Darla that she is well and as gone off to England. Who can blame her for wanting to get out of Nazi Germany. Before Spike can leave two Vampires show up, Nostryev and the Prince of Lies. The same two vampires that show up with Spike on the episode Why we Fight.
This episode doesn't just add to this series but to the bigger universe as well. That is a mark of great writing!
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