Buffy Rewatch: Relationships | shattersnipe: malcontent & rainbows
It includes sources from various media, such as episodes, comics, novels, video As Angel grapples with the dangers of his relationship with Buffy, she fights to . a website, a tech-savvy demon targets victims via their online-chatting hobby. "I Robot, You Jane" is the eighth episode of the first season of Buffy the Vampire Willow confides she has an online relationship with a boy named Malcolm. that Buffy likes a vampire, in reference to Angel (as revealed in episode "Angel"), . Buffy and Angel's tragic love story is one of the most famous in TV. To watch the first ever episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is to be very.
Almost everything is the end of the world, whether in a personal or more literal and global sense. Buffy and Angel have no chill whatsoever.
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Which is ironic because without warm blood Angel is nothing but chilly. Though the love scenes between Buffy and Angel were intense and steamy at least by late '90s broadcast TV standardsneither actor could take them seriously.
Due to the fact that the two were such good friends, the actors were constantly pranking each other when it came time for Buffy and Angel to play tonsil hockey. Sarah Michelle Gellar explained that she would eat tuna fish and pickles before kissing scenes. The last of which made it into an Angel episode. The whole thing puts all Bangel's angst in another context.
Yet his origins were much more ethereal.
The idea was even floated that Angel would be an actual Angel. Around the same time that audiences found out about Angel is when the Buffy cast and crew knew what to do about Angel.Top 10 Unforgettable Buffy The Vampire Slayer Moments
An alternate reality where Angel is a literal angel is almost too bizarre to imagine. Sarah Michelle Gellar appeared not once, but twice, during Angel season 1. David Boreanaz returned the favor with two brief Buffy season 4 appearances. Yet after season 1 of Angel, the crossovers only went one way.
Angel rarely showed up on Buffy, reprising his role for the series finale and one other dramatic moment but Buffy never made her back to Angel. The reason for keeping the two apart was about as boring as it can be imagined-- contract negotiations.
For its first five seasons Buffy was on one network, The WB. When Angel launched as a spin-off during Buffy season 4, it obviously called the same network home. Yet after Buffy season 5, the flagship series moved to new network UPN. Even though Buffy and Angel were still taking place in the same universe, it became a huge headache to negotiate between the rival networks about which actors could appear on what series. Angel and Buffy would only crossover when it was deemed "necessary.
Angel relied on Buffy a little heavily in the early offing. This reunion happens off-camera, on both series. Angel and Buffy have a phone conversation, on their respective series. Ultimately, the characters are left in just as much dark as the audience. In all honesty, this is superior to what likely happened-- lots of tears.
There were two great loves for Buffy and both were vampires. The debate of who was better for Buffy continues to rage. And I just… OK.
Men turn into monsters, but overwhelmingly in the Buffyverse, they refuse to acknowledge it — except for Spike, who not only admits what he is, but actively tries to change. We never see him apologise: Parker, however, has no such excuse: The speech that Xander gives Buffy at this point to convince her that Riley ought to stay is infuriating. And speaking of Angel: S1 is only twelve episodes long.
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A sidenote here about Xander: Despite remembering everything he did while under the influence of the hyena spirit, Xander feigns amnesia in order to dodge the consequences of his actions, putting him on the same page as Angel, Parker and Riley. But despite the difference in their demonic aspects — Xander is possessed by a hyena spirit, while Spike is soulless — the two states nonetheless appear to be rather similar, in that both are guided by primal urges while still retaining their base personalities.
Xander, it seems, has less decency at times than someone who physically lacks a conscience. Which is, I think, the best definition for vampirehood in the Buffyverse. Becoming a vampire invests you with bloodlust and demonic strength while stripping you of your conscience: He makes a shrine to Buffy, furnished with clothes and photos stolen from her house.
The demon in him is selfish, lustful and possessive, but the good man, the poet, so long dormant, is fighting for control. More than once in the course of the show, a character spurned or crossed in love resorts to magic or science as a way to regain control: By contrast, Spike abandons his plan to curse Drusilla when he realises their split is his fault, not hers, an epiphany that Xander never has, and which stands as yet another instance of Spike admitting his faults and learning from his behaviour when other, ostensibly more moral characters fail to do so under similar circumstances.