Day 8 : FavoriteSpuffy Fight Scene :
(Let's pretend they're not kissing on that art, okay ?)
My favorite fight without a doubt. In that scene, they're not trying to hurt each other physically. Spike once said that fights with each other were like a dance, and that's the case in a way. It's their dance, and their way of communicate at this point of their story. A mix of their former ennemies relation, Slayer/Vampire relation, which became specific to Spike and Buffy as persons. But that's a way of acting that they're allow to use given their supernatural strenghts. In that scene, they try to hurt each other more with words, it's the moment they give up on appearances, and they talk with open hearts. They are releasing their issues and malaises. Malaises they show to nobody else. They see each other like they are. That's not pretty, that's not nice, but they're authentic. And I love that bit :
|SPIKE: Oh, poor little lost girl. She doesn't fit in anywhere.|
BUFFY: Me? I'm lost? Look at you, you idiot! Poor Spikey. Can't be a human, can't be a vampire. Where the hell do you fit in?
They're both outsiders, they don't feel like they have their place in the World, and that's a part of the reason they have found each other that way. I love this fight, the symbolism and the powerful emotional meaning underlying. It's really rare to see a fight with so much signification at an emotional level. By talking of what's wrong with them, they're challenging each other to exceed their limits, to exorcise their malaises, until... they find another way of exorcising it. And, you know, in a way, I find it more healthy, because they don't have to pretend to be fine with each other. And I think it wouldn't have been good for Buffy if she always had to pretend to be okay with everyone.( In FrenchCollapse )