Monday, April 30, 2012

Gone But Not Forgotten: Angel and Buffy and World Ending Sex. Literally.

Here's how I'm looking at the arc of Angel. He comes back from Hell and he's totally mind-fucked. So he does a lot of tai chi to get better. 

David Boreanaz shirtless Angel Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy on Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Three Revelations
David Boreanaz shirtless Angel Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy on Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Three Revelations
As he starts to shake off the 100 years of Hell torture thing, his feelings for Buffy come back with a woosh (never mind the whole she-sent-him-to-Hell-thing). So first he's all askew from Hell and then he's all askew from love. That's how he spends the first half of season 3. 

David Boreanaz shirtless Angel Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy on Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Three Revelations
David Boreanaz shirtless Angel Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy on Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Three Revelations
The problem is, now they know what happens if they hook up. Which is what oodles of making out tends to lead to. I mean, I guess they could have Willow on permanent stand-by to re-curse Angel every time they want to get frisky, but admittedly, that does sound like a huge pain and also not a ton of fun for Willow.

David Boreanaz Angel Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy on Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Three Angel and Buffy kiss
But they're just so darn sexy when they're kissing. So maybe it'd be more fun for Willow than I think...

David Boreanaz Angel Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Three
They can't keep their hands off each other and it's totally angsty and lusty and awesome. But then Buffy reminds Angel that the world might end if they ever hook up. That's a lot of pressure to put on a friendship.

David Boreanaz angst ridden Angel Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Three
And that makes him sad...

David Boreanaz angst ridden Angel Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Three
And Buffy's all, "Look, man. If you swearsies you don't love me, we can be BFFs and exchange silly-bandz" But Angel doesn't want to be bandz buddies. He wants to be hump buddies. And so the episode ends with everybody being miserable. As usual.

David Boreanaz angst ridden Angel Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Three
Buffy and Angel have the ultimate star-crossed relationship. Not only is there the whole vampire/slayer thing, but sex LITERALLY turns Angel evil. The only way to protect his soul is to remain chaste. Funny how chaste vampires were a thing way back in the 90s. Coming up is one of the angstiest and best Angel episodes of Buffy. But first we have an alternate reality full of torture to deal with!

2 comments:

  1. "Look, man. If you swearsies you don't love me, we can be BFFs and exchange silly-bandz"


    I love your turn of phrase sometimes. I imagine its how the characters would talk if Joss Whedon and Tina Fey wrote a teenage drama/comedy series together.

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