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|I think she did love Spike. I just don't think she realised it until right at the end. The way she looked at him was different to how she had ever looked at him before. I think she just loved him very differently to how she loved Angel. Angel was the love of her life, they were soul mates so I think its difficult to imagine her ever loving anyone else. I think Joss wanted the fans to make up their own minds about what Buffy's feelings were towards Spike which is why he said "No you don't, but thanks for saying it". You're meant to make up your mind up about which one of them was being honest. She might hav just been telling him she loved him because he was going to die or the fact that she realised he was going to die opened up her eyes to the fact that she did actually love him. It's a difficult question to answer because there isn't any real way of knowing.|
|I think that if they'd had more time together, they could have worked out they're issues and maybe developed a love that could have lasted. As it is, or was, she did get pretty protective of him, starting maybe around 'Showtime', definitely by 'Lies My Parents Told Me'. I think it could have been a newfound respect for him, for the soul and everything he did. The awkward sexual tension was way behind them, out of the way, and they became more like friends who've known each other for years, got together before they were ready, hated each other, then, came back to town with all that history and experience, and just...were...I'm not explaining this well.... Yes.|
YES DEFFINETLY . S he has had tons of chances to kill him and she slept with him tons of time and she trusted him
with dawn and the potential slayers. You don't do that If your noy inlove.
This is what i think: Buffy DID love Spike, but as a lot of you already mentioned, not in a romatice way, it was more of a friendship love.
I think I read somewhere that Joss wasn't going to get Buffy and Spike to be together because he didn't want to give out the message that after a rape, or an ATTEMPTED rape, people can just get back together (or he said something like that)
I also think that the time she says "Why does everybody think I'm still in love with Spike?" doesn't count, because it would give the idea that she loved him in S6, which is not true because their relashionship was all about lust/sex!
I believe that Buffy loved Angel more than anyone she has ever been with through out the series, and I alse believe that she would not let herself love anyone else as much as she loved Angel so that she wouldn't have to go though the pain/hurt again. NOT because she was saving herself for him. BUT if something happened and Buffy and Angel could get together, they wouldn't choose other people!
So considering that this poll is about the relashionship love i voted No!
I think Spike loved Buffy. and Maybe she was beginning to love him a little bit more then a friend- but it never got far enough to tell- but I think Buffy's heart will always belong to Angel. I know that sounds unfair, but I can't help it. I'm never going to be able to see Buffy with anyone else but Angel.
Spike I could tolerate, i go back and forth about him. But I'd never be able to actually see Buffy and Spike in a long term, deep relationship. True, Buffy and Angel had a shorter time span then Buffy and Spike- but I always thought that Buffy and Angel had a more deep emotional connection while as Buffy and Spike really were just physical. At least on her part. I think that Spike did love Buffy, but Buffy didn't love him - even if she did, I'd still feel as if Buffy would always love Angel more.
Did that make sense? heh, I'm never good with wording....
|I think I read somewhere that Joss wasn't going to get Buffy and Spike to be together because he didn't want to give out the message that after a rape, or an ATTEMPTED rape, people can just get back together (or he said something like that)|
Sex does not equate to love.
I always viewed Spike's feelings for Buffy as a crush turned obsession. And i couldn't really accept that they were together anyway. It was just wrong.. it was Spike.. SPIKE?! Of course in season 7 he had a soul, and he could love.But ialso believe that Buffy cared about him in season 7 on account of his soul. He did good because he felt it was right. And she respected him for that in the end. But she wasn't in love with him. I justdon't believe she felt that way for him and i kind of felt sorry for Spike because he knew that...
I think Buffy saw Spike as the only person who accepted her, and she needed him as a support because she knew he loved her no matter what she did.. obviously it took until season 7 for him to be "lovable"for her being an ex-killer and trying to rape her, so she was never going tojust love him overnight.Whether she loved him or not is opinion but I think she would have had he not died, she was definetly falling for him at least.
What he said (paraphrasing) was something along the lines of " ... because it gives the impression that it's ok to go out with someone who tried to rape you."
But you ommited the part where he said "that is was different from that comparison, simply because of the soul"
|I honestly think that Buffy and angel were eachothers "first loves" so they always will love each other, but it's too rocky, and spuratic, though sweet. I think that cordy/angle love would have been just as good and angel/buffy, if not better because they started out as friends, therefore making it more solid. I think that for a while bufy must have had an inkling she loved spike, but at the end she really realized it, while before she was in denial. I think, in time they would have had a great love, and while buffy/angel will always love eachother, it's nota healthy love, just a passionate first love, that would never realistically evolve unless angel went human. and cangel, spuffy love is better, solider, and healthier.|