Buffy: Spike?! You were dead…
Spike: Hello, pet.
Spike: You’ve got another demon fighter now.
Buffy: That’s not why I need you here.
Spike: Is that right? Why’s that then?
Buffy: ‘Cause I’m not ready for you to not be here.
why are you always around when i’m miserable?
There’s only one thing I’ve ever been sure of. You.
“He’s more on Buffy’s level. He’s more… Their vulnerabilities come out, and I don’t just mean as characters, but as actors around each other. And that really works”
“Their relationship has clearly been through a lot - much more, in fact, than her relationship with Angel, and you feel that history with these two” ~ Joss Whedon (Chosen Commentary)
ALL THE AWARDS.
I thought this was a sort of romantic image, the two of them. We actually did it with real fire, but their hands were all gelled up and you could tell, so this was added in CGI and it looks beautiful. I thought it was a nice comment on their relationship. But what I basically told [Sarah and James] was: “Play the romance. Be proud of him. Love him when you say you love him. Love her when you say she doesn’t love you. Forget about the crumbling world. For that period of time, it doesn’t exist.” It’s a cinematic trick, but it’s a necessary emotional one.
— Joss Whedon (“Chosen” Commentary)