Xander: You have no idea what she’s going through. Buffy: I don’t care what she’s going through! Xander: No, of course not. You think we haven’t seen all this before? The part where you just cut us all out. Just step away from everything human and act like you’re the law. If you knew what I felt— Buffy: I killed Angel! Do you even remember that? I would have given up everything I had to be with— I loved him more than I will ever love anything in this life. And I put a sword through his heart because I had to.
“Angel is a character with a lot of shadows. He’s got a dark side and a good side. Buffy brought out the good in him. She made him want to be a better man, that’s what I think was so special about them. I mean here you have a character that has so much darkness in him, but this one girl, who is so bright and alive…Because of her and his love for her he becomes a better man. That’s amazing.” - David Boreanaz
Can I just say how I love unedited photos of the cast like this? It makes everything seem so personal and beautiful that you can see a snapshot of what it was like to work on the set. It’s just like saying, ‘oh we weren’t just co-workers. We were really good friends too.’
Buffy and Angel’s love for one another was a important part of their characters. I don’t understand how people can completely overlook that and bash the entire ship by calling it a unrealistic high school romance. It was so much more than that.
Word. If they had been just some silly high school romance? Angel wouldn’t have spent centuries in hell with only Buffy’s memory to hold on to. He wouldn’t have regained his sanity by her side. He wouldn’t have given her up because he loved her too much not to. He wouldn’t have spent years fighting his feelings for her- feelings that came rushing back every.single.time he saw her. He wouldn’t have made the biggest sacrifice in his life by giving her up- again- to save the world. He wouldn’t consider her the one who mattered the most in 245 years. He wouldn’t have experienced his only moment of true happiness in over two centuries with her.
Buffy wouldn’t have fallen in love after getting to know him. She wouldn’t have given up her own happiness to save the world. She wouldn’t consider him, four years later, the one thing she’d love more than anything in this life. She wouldn’t have known him inside out, the good and the bad, and still love him with everything she had.
Buffy and Angel are so much more than a high school romance. They’re warriors who love each other above anything else- but who are mature enough, selfless enough, not to let that love send the world to hell.