It’s been more than a decade since Buffy The Vampire Slayer wrapped up, but the Angel vs. Spike debate still rages on.
A few months ago, Sarah Michelle Gellar sparked shipper uproar when she revealed that she was definitely Team “ANGEL” (yes, she used all caps), during a Reddit AMA. Case closed, right? WRONG. As fans of Dawson’s Creek can tell you, there are three sides to every love triangle — and this one has spikes.
James Marsters, better known as brooding bad boy vampire Spike, recently weighed in on the never-ending debate over which vampire deserves the heart of Ms. Buffy Summers.
“Well, I have to say, I really messed with her a lot, so perhaps there’s more to her choice than just what happened on the show,” Marsters told BuzzFeed. “I grew up as a subversive artist, and you have to be so polite to the lead on a film all the time — whether they’re nice or not — so something about that stuck in my craw and I would, sometimes, lovingly mess with her. It’s mean, but I couldn’t help myself. So, maybe I understand why she said that.”
Fans who wish to see a definitive conclusion — perhaps in the form of a Buffy reunion — may be out of luck.
“I told Joss that he had seven years to shoot the character after Angel ended because Spike is not supposed to age, and I am,” Marsters said with a chuckle. “Without massive special effects, that ship has probably sailed — and that’s fine with me.”
Where does your allegiance lie? Are you Team Angel or Team Spike?