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Angel had various relationships over the years. A recurring joke is that Angel seemed to have a preference for small, blonde women, as the majority of his love . As part of its regular BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 9 feature, Comic Book The relationship between Angel and Faith has been fluid, and by the. Each season of the comic is like a season of the show -- with a specific Big Bad and overarching storyline. There's But, Angel and Buffy need more time together, sexual tension and all. 9 Buffy and Spike Forever Or, well, as normal a relationship a vampire and vampire Slayer can ever really have.
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. 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.
David Boreanaz returned the favor with two brief Buffy season 4 appearances. Yet after season 1 of Angel, the crossovers only went one way. Angel rarely showed up on Buffy, reprising his role for the series finale and one other dramatic moment but Buffy never made her back to Angel.
The reason for keeping the two apart was about as boring as it can be imagined-- contract negotiations. For its first five seasons Buffy was on one network, The WB. When Angel launched as a spin-off during Buffy season 4, it obviously called the same network home. Yet after Buffy season 5, the flagship series moved to new network UPN.
Even though Buffy and Angel were still taking place in the same universe, it became a huge headache to negotiate between the rival networks about which actors could appear on what series. Angel and Buffy would only crossover when it was deemed "necessary.
Angel relied on Buffy a little heavily in the early offing. This reunion happens off-camera, on both series. Angel and Buffy have a phone conversation, on their respective series.
Ultimately, the characters are left in just as much dark as the audience. In all honesty, this is superior to what likely happened-- lots of tears. There were two great loves for Buffy and both were vampires. The debate of who was better for Buffy continues to rage. Buffy is also briefly allied with Eldre Koh, an ancient demon whose mystical prison was broken along with the end of magic, and for this swears a debt of loyalty to Buffy.
Koh reveals however, that his vendetta against his ancient jailer trumps his loyalty to Buffy, and betrays her trust. Later, on a mission with Dowling and Billy, Buffy finds herself transported to Los Angeles where she is approached by another ancient demon, Illyria a character from the television series Angelwho recruits Buffy to a team dedicated to defeating Severin.
Buffy, Illyria and Koh strategize to disarm and take out Severin. However, their plan fails and Severin is successful in draining Illyria of her abilities leaving her alive but powerless and stuck in the physical appearance of her human host body, Winifred Burkle.
Having drained Illyria of her powers, Severin acquires her ability to freely travel through time, which he needs to resurrect his dead girlfriend. Soon after, Buffy discovers that Dawn who was created from a mystical key in Buffy season five is dying as a result of the end of magic.
Xander—who has been struggling with his anger since Giles' death in Season Eight—blames Buffy for Dawn's predicament. Severin and Simone approach and ask him to steal Buffy's sole inheritance from Giles the Vampyr book seen in Buffy episode one so that they might use it to go back in time and avert the Twilight crisis which precipitated the end of magic. Willow returns from her journey with her powers and Buffy's scythe restored, but she can only buy time for Dawn, whose health is still failing.
Xander appears to confess to Buffy of Severin's plan, leading the trio head to the Deeper Well in the English Cotswolds a prison for ancient demons seen in Angel where they hope they can acquire sufficient magical reserves for Willow to restore Dawn. Spike returns to San Francisco to provide comfort to Dawn; he watches over her as she fades rapidly from existence.
As Buffy's team enters the Well, at the opposite end of the Earth so too do Simone and Severin, acting on information supplied by Xander. Buffy learns of Xander's deceit and is furious with him. Inside, Severin and Willow both charge with abundant magical energies, but it is too much for Severin to handle and he will soon explode with power. Willow's magic forms a new Seed, which will take a millennium to reach full power.
However, with assistance from Illyria, she persuades Severin to transfer his power to the new Seed, thereby causing it to mature and restore magic to the world.
Illyria chooses to stay with Severin to ensure the task is completed. Meanwhile, Simone awakens Maloker, the Old One responsible for siring the first vampire, and allows herself to be sired, endowing her with fantastic super strength while allowing her to retain her intelligence.
As Xander attempts to help Koh and the Council subdue Maloker, Simone gets the upper hand against Buffy, but sensing her need to escape the Well, she leaves Buffy to be finished off by Maloker, who has killed all the Council save for D'Hoffryn and Koh. As her friends evacuate the Well, Buffy expresses regret for making someone like Simone into a Slayer, and dusts her with the scythe.
Further below, Severin explodes with power, restoring magic to the world.
The resulting explosion seemingly kills him, along with Maloker and Illyria. Buffy narrowly escapes the Well. In the immediate aftermath of their battle, Willow returns the gang to San Francisco and uses Buffy's blood and her magic to restore Dawn. Xander expresses guilt about his betrayal, but Buffy forgives him as his actions ultimately led to the creation of a new Seed, which saved Dawn.
Willow warns Buffy something feels different in the world. Willow and Buffy turn to the pages of the Vampyr book to research possible consequences of their recent actions, but find its pages are now blank. Elsewhere, a newly sired vampire is shown to retain her intelligence, stand in sunlight and even shapeshift into a bat. Faith seeks to rehabilitate Angel after his actions as Twilight in Season Eight, while he is on the hunt for the scattered pieces of Giles' soul in order to resurrect him.
Whistler plans to use the residual magic contained in scattered artifacts around the world to unleash a plague which will mutate humankind into a magical species, creating a new world order, at the cost of many human lives.
Angel and Faith go on several missions and acquire numerous fragments of Giles' soul using the mystical Tooth of Ammuk, and Angel's personality becomes increasingly influenced by the growing presence of Giles' soul within him. Angel and Faith are joined and supported by Giles' great aunts, Lavinia and Sophronia Fairweather, two depowered witches who used their magic to remain young and beautiful, and by Alasdair Coames, a depowered "archmage" and a collector of magical artifacts who is an old friend of Giles's.
Willow visits Angel and Faith's apartment on her mission to restore magic, and as the Scythe contains a piece of Giles' soul, is able to enlist their help. Connor was raised in the hell dimension Quor'toth, and through him Willow is able to transport them there using residual magic in the Scythe. Once there, she regains her powers and begins an inter-dimensional journey, and Angel receives the penultimate piece of Giles's soul.
Later, Angel and Faith recover a mystical item which is key to restoring Giles's corpse to full health so they can reanimate it.
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However, they discover he is not buried in his grave. They learn that Giles's body has been possessed by the demon Eyghon from the Buffy episode " The Dark Age "to whom he sold his soul in his youth. Angel reveals that he has known of Eyghon's survival, as well as his partnership with Whistler, Pearl and Nash. Because vampires are immune to Eyghon's ability to possess the dead and unconscious, with which he plans to build an army of Slayers, Angel recruits Spike to assist him on a mission to kill the demon.
The trio, supported by a band of Slayers, manages to slay Eyghon using an enchanted sword. Traumatized by this battle and by recent losses, the Slayers who worked alongside Nadira quit to lead normal lives. With Eyghon's death, Giles's complete soul is restored, and is later transferred from Angel's body to a mystical vessel. Spike quickly departs after learning Buffy called Faith requesting help for Dawn, but Angel and Faith have no idea who Dawn is supposed to be.
The remaining group then go ahead with the plan to bring Giles back to life, using Coames's collection of artifacts to provide the required magic for the spell.
The ritual is interfered with when Whistler, Pearl and Nash arrive to steal Coames' magical artifacts. The trio make off with everything after a brief and brutal skirmish. The group is astounded when Giles is successfully returned to life, but as a year-old boy with his memories intact, due to his aunts focusing on their memories of him as a child.
Giles thanks them for saving him from Eyghon but is furious at the age of his body and that they have been wasting time trying to bring him back and not saving the world from Whistler's plan. The group form a battle plan including a way to shield themselves from the plague, and accept that they all might die.
The group, trailed by Nadira, confront Whistler, Pearl and Nash on a rooftop in Hackney as they prepare to unleash their magical plague by releasing an orb of pure magic into the upper atmosphere. Angel and Faith are easily outgunned, and Nadira is gravely wounded by Nash.
Giles is able to use ambient magic to attack Nash with a fireball, causing him drop the magical orb, albeit from a sufficient height to mutate local residents into all manner of magical creatures. Though burnt within an inch of her life, Nadira is able to help Faith kill Nash.
Upon Nash's death, his power is absorbed by Pearl, who escapes the scene in tears at the loss of her brother. Angel takes on Whistler head-to-head; he damages the orb, forcing Whistler to absorb some of its magic, which clears his unbalanced mind. Whistler realizes the error of his ways, destroys the orb himself, and dies.