|"A Dark Place, Part Five"|
|Publication date||January 23, 2013|
|Spike: A Dark Place #5|
"A Dark Place, Part Four"
"Angel & Faith"
"Death and Consequences, Part Three"
|Published by||Dark Horse Comics|
|Penciller(s)||Paul Lee & Cliff Richards|
|Cover artist(s)|| Jenny Frison|
|Letterer(s)||Richard Starkings & ComiCraft's Jimmy Betancourt|
"A Dark Place, Part Five" was the final issue of the Spike: A Dark Place comic book series.
Spike and the bugs turned their ship around in hot pursuit of Morgan. In order to be quicker, Spike jumped out of the broken window and landed near where Morgan was performing her ritual to open the Hellmouth. She was standing in a circle of Moai (Easter Island statues) and began speaking in an ancient language. The eyes of the Moai began to glow red and they climbed out of the ground, revealing short stone bodies had been submerged beneath the earth. Just then Spike called out to Morgan to stop, but he was hit by one of the Moai.
At the ship, meanwhile, Sebastian commanded the bugs to man the battle stations to rescue Spike. Spike was indeed having trouble, he was surrounded by the Moai as he confronted Morgan. But then they were both attacked by the Moai, who it turned out, were not under Morgan's control. Luckily, the bugs were able to blast the Moai to pieces with their ship's guns. But then the remaining Moai merged into one huge specimen, which knocked the ship out of the sky.
Spike said he and Morgan ought to split up and so they did. Despite the fact that Morgan had tried to open the Hellmouth, the Moai followed Spike and not Morgan. Meanwhile, the ship was ablaze, and the bugs decided to abandon it. Sebastian sacrificed his live so that Frisky and the others could use the escape pods. Spike meanwhile was saved by Morgan, who had turned into her succubus form, which could fly. Just as they flew out of the Moai's reach, and the escape pods had jettisoned, Sebastian crashed the ship into the Moai, saving the day.
Some time later, the bugs informed Spike that they had searched the wreckage, but there was no sign of a survivor. Without their ship, they decided to stay on the Easter Island to live in a cave, away from tourist area. After Spike and the bugs said their goodbyes, Spike went to talk to Morgan. Morgan expressed regret that Spike didn't like her back and after he once more told her to sod off, she flew away. As Spike lamented the loss of his ship and crew, he wondered where to go to next; should he return to San Francisco or not? And just at that moment, he got a call from Angel.
- Spike traveled to London to help Angel and Faith with Eyghon the Sleepwalker immediately afterward, arriving in "Death and Consequences, Part Three".
- Spike declared he would return to San Francisco, but he was not ready yet. He would later return to watch over a deathly sick Dawn in "The Core, Part One".
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Pop Culture References
|Sebastian - "What the #@%$ is that?!"|
|Bug - "Sir, I believe it is an amalgam of all the smaller Easter Island statues."|
|Sebastian - "I know! it was a rhetorical exclaimation intended to express my panicked displeasure!"|
|Morgan - "Okay, what's worse? Lots of little ones or one big one?"|
|Sebastian - "I am the one dubbed by the master as Sebastian, leader of this expedition ... and this is my final entry. It has been an honor to lead my crew and to serve Master Spike. Goodbye."|
|Morgan - "No, I guess not. But I did mean it, Spike. We could've been this century's power couple. When I found myself disconnected from my home, I wanted to reconnect to something else. To you. But there's no way to get to you without getting past her. I can't compete with a memory."|
|Spike - "Let's not gloss over the fact you jerked me around."|
|Spike - "So I'm smoking my last cigarette, I've got no bugs, no ship, and no plan. And most conspiciously, no girl. Fact is, I might even sort of miss those bugs, but I won't miss tooling around in space like some half-assed astronaut."|