I'm not so sure the "Something Blue" spell ever did get broken.Regardless of how much I wanted Willow’s something blue spell never to be broken but it won’t be logical. I really like that after that their kisses were never under the influence of any magic it seemed more real and everything made perfect sense, sooner than that won’t have made sense
So are you saying that you think Spike and Buffy’s feelings for each other post “Something Blue” are magically induced?I don't think the Spuffy spell ever got completely erased either. In "Doomed", two episodes after "Something Blue", Spike is living in Xander's basement but in the clash with the Vahrall demons, he finds he can beat up demons without getting a shock from the chip. This pulls him out of the funk he was in and makes it possible for him to have some hope for the future and it could possibly be a future with Buffy. Buffy is standing outside the bridal shop and tells Riley she is going to marry Spike. I have a theory that once the results of the spell are communicated to someone who was not in on it, it acts as a reservoir of the spell that never gets cancelled because he was not present for the cancellation of the spell and Riley was definitely not in on it. So the backwash from this spell that was contained in Riley reactivated it as soon as he questioned Buffy about it at the end of the episode.
I believe she could have loved him w/o the soul. Shaming got in the way. That said, I still think his human judgments are sounder with his soul, and this makes them an even better fit!See, I would have liked to see them get together in Season 5, but that's my "they should have made Buffy love Spike without a soul" coming through.
I see it pragmatic. The sooner they get together, the sooner they may break up again. Which means less Will They, Won't They teasing. Less 'Need Vampire Penis To Feeeeeeel' tragedy. Less Bangel Vs. Spuffy suspense. More storylines and variety for Buffy and Spike respectively.Do you wish that Spuffy had gotten together before they did in Season 6?
Or do you feel that they got together at the right time?