As previously reported by Filmjerk, there is a mentally disturbed
young woman named Dana who has been in a mental asylum for about 10
years. When she was a kid of 10 years old, her family was murdered
and she was taken away by the murderer and tortured for months. She
was found eventually, dazed and catatonic, and has been
institutionalized ever since. She has superstrength and if she isn't
constantly sedated she goes berserk. A nurse mixes up the meds one
day, Dana doesn't get her sedative, and she breaks out.
For some reason both Spike and Angel have heard about this
separately. It seems as if they are rival "do-gooders" now. Angel
is annoyed when Spike shows up at the asylum to investigate at the
same time he does. They both talk to the doctor a bit, then Spike
leaves saying it's time for action. Angel stays around and talks to
the nurse. She wants a job with W&H and she shows Angels some
videotapes and pictures she's not supposed to show him.
Dana is in a grocery store chowing down on Hostess Ding Dongs, and
snapping the clerk's arm like a twig when he asks her to pay for the
Later there's a street scene with a bloody corpse. Spike arrives and
sniffs the blood, prepared to track the perp (who I guess is Dana).
Spike also runs into Andrew (yes, Andrew from BtVS!), who is freaked
out by the bloody corpse and screams like a little girl. Evidently
it isn't their first encounter in LA; Spike tells Andrew to go back
to Wolfram & Hart, and Andrew talks about how Giles has been training
him and he is now 82% more manly than he was before. He also shows
Spike a variety of weapons stashed inside his coat.
There is also a scene with Lorne, a real estate agent, and someone
named Vernon who I think is a psychic. They're walking through a
house that I think is Dana's childhood house. The psychic is talking
about what happened to her and her family, and how "her pain is still
There are flashbacks with Dana at the age of ten, screaming in fear
at a man in jeans and work boots whose face is never seen. He's
called the Humming Man because he hums all the time. He is preparing
torture devices for Dana.
There is no casting side for the Humming Man himself. My guess is
that the Humming Man is actually Spike, or at least the audience is
supposed to think it is. It's also mentioned that he wears a black
teeshirt, and when adult Dana sees a dark-colored teeshirt she freaks
out and has a memory flashback.
Later--brace yourselves, because this is upsetting--Dana evidently
must have gotten hold of Spike, knocked him out, and chained him to a
radiator somewhere. It's mentioned that his arms are stumps, and
Dana has a saw: evidently she sawed off Spike's hands. Fred has
arrived with an ambulance and a med team and is taking Spike back to
her lab to operate on him and give him new hands..
Gods, I wish it were legal to go out and kill and maim and rend things limb from limb. I am LIVID and HEARTBROKEN at the same time!!!