- Jul 29, 2016
I've always found Spike getting a soul problematic and this is the reason why. Spike shouldn't be changing just to make Buffy happy. I dislike Spuffy intensely, (it's a toss up between Spuffy and Killow for worst relationship on the show), however it's not necessarily the idea of the ship itself that's the issue but the writing that surrounds it, from the retcon of the Sprusilla breakup to the writers making Spike Buffy's lapdog and then the whole giving him a soul and isn't it romantic! (no it's not, it raises many troubling issues).and led Spike to understand to some extent that he was missing something that she needed, forcing him to change.
Sums up an abusive relationship in a nutshell and proves that Buffy had an EQUAL hand in the mess that Spuffy became. Spike isn't without fault but it seems like Buffy's part in Spuffy is always overlooked and the blame solely laid at Spike's door.I always say, he was not only convenient for sex, but she could also be at her worst around him & not care what he thinks or how he feels because he'd always let her come back. I see Buffy's feelings toward Spike as that of a stress release toy.