I could pick up a yearbook someday and say, I was there. I went to high school, I had friends, and, for one moment, I got to live in the world. And there’d be proof, proof that I was chosen for something other than this.
Oh yeah definitely, I just meant they shouldn’t have had an ultimatum in the first place. And if they ABSOLUTELY had to, then Buffy should have of course rejected him.
I agree! I think it would’ve made more sense to have him leave because he was trying to find his own place in the world, you know? Ever since the Initiative had been dissolved, it didn’t make much sense for him to stay in Sunnydale other than to be with Buffy, and as general rule, doing things only because of your partner does not bode well for anyone. I would’ve totally bought it if he realized he needed more in his life and decided to join the commando guys or whatever not because he wasnt getting enough from Buffy but because he wasn’t getting enough for himself, you know what I mean? Unfortunately, they turned him into such a jerk that having Buffy run after him at the end of Into the Woods felt like a slap to the face of Buffy and the fandom.