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Logic is flexible, poetry is immutable.
3 February 2019 07:49 pm (UTC)
Also they know Spike a lot better than they ever knew Angel, and he hasn't killed any of them.
Yes, I think that the way Buffy treated Angel and everyone else dealt with him (after Angelus' betrayals) was quite different. And I agree, Angel does not make himself easily known by anyone (including Buffy). I suspect this is at least partly behind Darcy's comment, since if a character insists on being mysterious after a while they are simply undeveloped and boring. The other part is that Boreanaz has never been a strong actor and didn't even really become any good until he was on his own series.
By comparison while one may or may not like Spike he is hardly short of personality or opinions. And yes, he was both on the show longer and working with the Scoobies more extensively. For example between S1 and S2 Buffy is absent but one assumes Angel has had no contact with them either -- which is rather different from S5 to S6 in particular.
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