itsnotmymind (itsnotmymind) wrote,
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"You'll never be friends"

In Lover's Walk, Spike famously mocks Buffy and Angel's claim to be friends: "You're not friends. You'll never be friends. You'll be in love till it kills you both. You'll fight, and you'll shag, and you'll hate each other till it makes you quiver, but you'll never be friends."

Some fans have pointed out this is also an accurate description of Buffy and Spike's future relationship. I see where they are coming from, but I don't think that's quite true.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 6 is my favorite season. Season 5, a close second, is less flawed, but I find S6 more interesting. Ironically, season 6 possibly the season that I was most spoiled for. I knew about Buffy's depression from being pulled from heaven. I knew about her violent sexual relationship with Spike, the rape attempt, the soul. I knew about Tara's death, Willows turn to darkness, and Xander saving her with love. I think I even knew about Xander leaving Anya at the alter.

But there were things I didn’t know, things that surprised me, and one of them was this: Buffy and Spike's friendship in early S6.

It was a pleasant, pleasant surprise.
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