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Angel is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt for the American In the second season (–), Buffy and Angel's romantic relationship develops and the pair make love in the episode "Surprise". Buffy turns 19 years old today – the show, not the fictional character, who actually turned 35 in January just in case you weren't already feeling. This marks the ending of the Buffy and Angel relationship and Whedon created a Much like that movie, which can be seen as a kind of agitprop guide to the.
But knowing this why do they keep falling in love?
They are human and love is inevitable and unpredictable. Each one of their lives is too complex for one emotion to dominate their choices. Their life calling is what comes first and even if love gets in the way, no matter how strong or how true it is they will chose against it because that is who they are: Throughout the seven seasons, Buffy learns to accept her calling even if it does keep her from connecting with many people, because she is called on to save the world rather than merely date.
She reconsiders and instead tries to create her life in her own terms by accepting her responsibility. When Buffy starts to form a relationship with Angel, she creates a great connection with someone who understands her and loves her for who she is.
But their differences soon become obvious and the pain between these star-crossed lovers becomes unbearable. Buffy is a vampire Slayer and her job is to dust vampires like Angel. Her job is not to decide which vampire should live and which should not, her job is to make sure that vampires die before they kill innocent people. During Season One, their relationship was a mere infatuation and flirtation, but by Season Two, their love was full blown.
Not only was he a vampire and she a vampire slayer but he was also a year-old with much more experience than a year-old schoolgirl. No matter how much they loved each other, two things ultimately torn them apart: Buffy and Angel could never be a normal couple.
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Not only was she a Slayer and he a vampire, but he was a vampire cursed with a soul. In this episode, Buffy and Angel make love for the first time and the gypsies curse is broken. The curse that gives Angel a soul in order to suffer for his sins states that if Angel ever feels a moment of true happiness he will return to the evil vampire he once was.
Up until this point Angel and Buffy were shown as the perfect romantic couple. Angel was the perfect man that every teenage girl yearns for. But when Angel turns into Angelus, as vicious vampire as has ever lived, he proves a warning given by parents to their young daughters everywhere: By the end of Season Two, Buffy is forced to make a decision to kill Angelus in order to close the gates of hell and thereby save the world.
Her choice comes from her selflessness and her duty to keep the world safe. He even helped her fight the vampires.
Angelus ends up back with his old crew Spike and Drusillatogether they set out to free the Judge from his prison but the judge is killed by Buffy. At the same time Jenny Calender reveals to the gang that she is of the Clan Kalderash, the very same gypsies that cursed Angelus. Together with the Scooby gang, they set out on trying to re-curse Angelus. Unfortunately, Drusilla senses this and sends Angelus to kill ms.
He snaps her neck and leaves her corpse snapping the bed of Rupert Gilescovered with roses. At the end of Season 2a benevolent demon named Whistler arrives to warn Buffy about the demon Acathla. According to him, it was originally Angel's fate to stop Acathla from reemerging but now the plan has changed. Seeing no choice in the matter, Buffy sets out to stop her formerly beloved in order to save the world. And though Jenny Calender failed her attempt at saving Angel, her research into the curse gives Willow Rosenberg a chance to re-curse and restore Angel's soul.
Buffy goes to Angel's Mansion but she is too late; Angelus has successfully performed the ritual and the the demon is slowly awakening.
In their final fight, Angelus defeats Buffy but continues to torment her rather than to kill her, allowing Buffy to stage one last counterattack. In her anger, the Slayer is able to overcome Angelus, but just then Acathla opens the vortex into his hell dimension.
At very same time, Willow is successful restoring Angel's soul. Angel is disoriented and oblivious to what is going on, and questions what happened and where he is, not noticing the vortex opening behind him.
Buffy knows that since Acathla can only be stopped by the blood of the individual who activated him, it has to be Angel's. In a moment of unconditional love, Buffy kisses him, professes her love for him and then drives her sword through him into the vortex. Angel, bewildered, is sucked into vortex, closing it.
Season 3 and onwards A few months later in Season 3Buffy returns to the place where she impaled Angel to get closure. She lays down her claddagh ring and says goodbye. After she leaves the ring begins to shake and Angel is released from Acathla's hell, reappearing in a feral state.
Eventually Buffy finds out, and tries to rehabilitate him. Spike, however, was much easier for Whedon to craft. Whedon felt there was far more between the two character. Though Whedon does admit that Buffy and Angel was his most epic romance.Top 10 Buffy/Angel scenes Part 2 of 2
Once Angel left the series, Spike did really start to dominate as a character. He turned from a recurring side player to series regular. Whether Whedon was right to give Spike so much to do, is a matter of personal taste, but at least Whedon committed. Almost everything is the end of the world, whether in a personal or more literal and global sense. Buffy and Angel have no chill whatsoever. Which is ironic because without warm blood Angel is nothing but chilly.
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Though the love scenes between Buffy and Angel were intense and steamy at least by late '90s broadcast TV standardsneither actor could take them seriously. Due to the fact that the two were such good friends, the actors were constantly pranking each other when it came time for Buffy and Angel to play tonsil hockey. Sarah Michelle Gellar explained that she would eat tuna fish and pickles before kissing scenes. The last of which made it into an Angel episode. The whole thing puts all Bangel's angst in another context.
Yet his origins were much more ethereal. The idea was even floated that Angel would be an actual Angel. Around the same time that audiences found out about Angel is when the Buffy cast and crew knew what to do about Angel. An alternate reality where Angel is a literal angel is almost too bizarre to imagine.
Sarah Michelle Gellar appeared not once, but twice, during Angel season 1.