Happy Wednesday TV fans! As I near the end of my Buffy the Vampire Slayer re-watch, it really got me thinking about how many epic moments there are between Buffy and Spike. While I tend to prefer Buffy and Angel together romantically, I cannot ignore the spark between these two and I’m sure that Spuffy fans would agree. For today, I am going to be ranking the top 5 moments featuring Buffy and Spike. I was having a little bit of trouble deciding because there are so many outstanding moments and I did ask for input from Spuffy fans on Twitter as well. Thank you so much for your help and participation! I’m glad to know that I was not the only one having trouble with this, but I think that really proves that all of these Spuffy moments truly stand the test of time. Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the full series yet. My top 5 moments featuring Buffy and Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer are:
The porch scene (Moment from “Fool for Love” season 5, episode 7).
During this episode, Buffy seeks out Spike’s help after she is almost killed by a vampire. Spike has killed two slayers in his lifetime and Buffy is looking to find out more about this. We get to see a glimpse into Spike’s past and learn that he was previously a “bloody awful poet” before being turned into a vampire. During present day, Spike has the chip in his head and is beyond furious with Buffy after she tells him that he is beneath her, which is what Cecily said to Spike so many years ago. Spike decides that he is going to kill Buffy to even the score, but has a sudden change of heart when he sees her crying on the porch. Buffy has just found out that her mother is extremely sick and she takes a moment outside to try and deal with this. In a beautiful and selfless moment, Spike simply asks Buffy “what’s wrong” and sits next to her on the porch in silence. Buffy may not be ready to talk about it just yet, but this gesture is very much appreciated and reveals that Spike is capable of friendship and goodness even before his soul is returned.
Buffy kisses Spike as “Buffybot” (Moment from “Intervention” season 5, episode 18).
During this episode, Spike’s “Buffybot” is both hilarious and slightly disturbing. Spike’s infatuation with Buffy has reached a new level, as he “role plays” with Warren’s creation. Glory’s minions notice that “Buffybot” is protecting Spike as if he were “precious” and mistake him for the key. Glory tortures Spike badly, but he refuses to give Dawn up because he knows that it would destroy Buffy. At the end of the episode, the real Buffy pretends to be “Buffybot” to find out what Spike said. After Spike reveals that he did not tell her anything, Buffy kisses him. This is the first “real” kiss between these two. Buffy does it to thank him, but Spike is beyond shocked by this act and I was pleasantly surprised myself.
Buffy tells Spike she loves him right before he sacrifices himself (Moment from “Chosen” season 7, episode 22).
In the series finale, Spike sacrifices himself to destroy the hellmouth. Right before he dies, he tells Buffy that he can feel his soul. Buffy holds his hand, which begins to burst into flames and tells Spike that she loves him. Spike says, “No you don’t. But thanks for saying it.” While this moment is absolutely heartbreaking, Spike’s purpose has now been fulfilled. He saves the world and protects Buffy, truly earning the title of a “champion.” Buffy recognizes his sacrifice and tells him that she loves him because he deserves to hear it. Whether she means it or not, this moment truly touches my heart and soul.
Buffy and Spike kiss at the end of the musical (Moment from “Once More, with Feeling” season 6, episode 7).
You can’t help singing along to the musical episode of Buffy. Or maybe you can, but I absolutely know all of the words and I’m not ashamed to admit that. There have been undeniable sparks between Buffy and Spike leading to this moment and at the very end of the musical episode, Buffy and Spike share an epic kiss. It’s like you can see the fireworks going off at this moment, as these two finally begin a romantic relationship. While their relationship has many ups and downs, this kiss is beyond swoon-worthy. Most fans voted for this particular moment as their favorite and I have to admit that I was pretty torn as well, but I ultimately decided that there was one more moment that really showcased the love between Buffy and Spike even more. At least for me.
Some honorable mentions before revealing my number one moment featuring Buffy & Spike are:
- Spike takes Buffy out drinking (Moment from “Life Serial” season 6, episode 5).
- Spike proposes to Buffy after Willow’s spell goes wrong (Moment from “Something Blue” season 4, episode 9).
- Faith in Buffy’s body teases Spike (Moment from “Who Are You?” season 4, episode 16).
- Buffy learns that Spike’s soul has returned (Moment from “Beneath You” season 7, episode 2).
- Buffy & Spike take down a building (Moment from “Smashed” season 6, episode 9).
- Buffy tells Spike that she was in heaven (Moment from “After Life” season 6, episode 3).
- Spike tells The First that Buffy believes in him (Moment from “Bring on the Night” season 7, episode 10).
Spike tells Buffy that she’s the one (Moment from “Touched” Season 7, episode 20).
After re-watching the series, this moment still remains as my absolute favorite for Buffy and Spike. Spike’s speech to Buffy is so real and perfect. He tells her how he feels with every part of his being and speaks from the heart. Buffy is feeling lost and confused and Spike reminds her that she is a “hell of a woman” and “the one.” Later in the episode, Buffy and Spike just hold each other, which is truly something magical. This simple expression of their love is so pure and perfect. Their relationship has transcended into something beyond epic in this moment and I wouldn’t have it play out any other way. Later in the series, Spike even tells Buffy that it was the best night of his life and it’s definitely my favorite moment for these two!
I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own comments and thoughts about your favorite moments featuring Buffy & Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!
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