- Nov 13, 2016
This scene really bothers me and makes me sad. Riley is helping Xander pack up his stuff in the basement and he is talking to Xander about how much he cares for Buffy going as far as to call her "the one." Then all of a sudden he finishes this really heart warming speech with "but she doesn't love me" and shatters your whole hope for their relationship into itty bitty pieces. It's so upsetting. I feel so much for his character in this moment. He knows she'll never truly be in love with him. Why? What's Buffy's deal? I know there aren't a lot of Riley fans out there but I really liked their relationship and have a hard time understanding why she can't connect with Riley. Is he not enough of a challenge for her? Too reliable? What is it?