In Their Shoes
Disclaimer: Joss is the boss.
Timeline: Season 6. "Once More With Feeling" has ended differently.
Summary: Role-playing games are more effective than a shrink's couch - at least, in Buffy and Spike's case.
"Whedon told the writers to write about the most humiliating thing they could remember, the most embarrassing moment, the worst thing they did to someone and put that in a script - then put fangs on it".