When we last left Buffy, she was kissing Spike. Of her own volition. Without any rising music influence. Or sad post-death feels. And actually happy to do so.
And what does Spike do? He shoots her down.
Sure, they’ve both finally reached a place where they can just be friends. And neither one is using the other for the wrong reasons. But Buffy gave Spike what he always wanted: her opening up to him and being vulnerable and giving herself to him.
He now realizes what a “wanker” he was to her. But there’s no time to dwell because HULK ANDREW is ready to send the Scoobies on a new mission with his new friends Professor Xavier aka Clive (who Andrew is totally crushing on) and Julie. Not to mention, puberty Giles is still so insanely frustrated by his sexless adolescence, he is taking it out on everyone. Xander quips that he made it through a pretty sexless adolescence and survived. But Giles doesn’t want to hear it! Pimp Slave IV just isn’t doing it for him anymore.
Eventually, Spike and Buffy are able to talk it out. She concedes to his earlier concerns and, while Spike agrees with what he said, there’s just one problem: “I’m in love with you.”
Awww. So, Spuffy fans, you will definitely enjoy this issue and what comes next!
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