- Nov 29, 2020
Which version of Spike/William did you like best? State your reasons for your choices below.
Funny you mention his hair because James Marsters said that he hated bleaching his hair. In later seasons his hair seemed to look yellow rather than blond and with his age it seemed like a guy having a mid life crisis more than anything.I don't particularly like William - I don't see him as dorky, sweet or timid. I tend to read him in terms of class arrogance combined with the manners of Victorian Medievalism...and his hair gets on my nerves. TBH, I think the allusion to Jack the Ripper via the Dr Gull reference is a clever hint that darker things lie beneath the surface (and what those things might be)...and suggests how the logic of Spike's life pans out. Though I understand where he comes from, Bratty Spike irritates me (plus I don't like his hair). I ticked all the others because I like his hair and because I follow the future anterior guidance offered in Lessons...I go back to the beginning and connect everything. As a result, I can't separate the manifestations.