- Apr 8, 2017
I agree I think that Spike is a total jerk most of the time, and I'm disappointed in Buffy because she knew what he was when she started sleeping with him but hey I guess that's what happens when you're taken out of heaven.Exactly. Although I blame soulless Spike entirely for the rape-attempt, I don't hold Spike-with-soul culpable exactly. I do think that his emotions linked to that event could've been explored better the following season- given that the writers still wanted to do the whole Spuffy romance angle.
It's like; there's a guy who turns nasty when he has a few too many drinks, he badly beats the girl that he's in a relationship with and is so horrified by that he checks himself into rehab.
Then a few months later he returns wanting to renew the relationship 'I still love you, I did this for you' without really apologizing. Not only that but sometimes he says things like 'hey, you might'a had it coming because you chose to be around me' or something. I mean, to me that sounds like a real jerk-move and not something I would call 'self-less love'.
I don't this Spike-with-a-soul is a rapist, I just think he's a massive a-hole.
Then yay! We are in thunderous agreement.