I thought this was a sort of romantic image, the two of them. We actually did it with real fire, but their hands were all gelled up and you could tell, so this was added in CGI and it looks beautiful. I thought it was a nice comment on their relationship. But what I basically told [Sarah and James] was: “Play the romance. Be proud of him. Love him when you say you love him. Love her when you say she doesn’t love you. Forget about the crumbling world. For that period of time, it doesn’t exist.” It’s a cinematic trick, but it’s a necessary emotional one. - Joss Whedon
Willow: There’s a simple answer to this. Just think about who loves him the most. Clearly I do, since I’m willing to look past the whole orientation thing! Anya: Well, you’re gonna have to do better than that!