“Innocence” | “Dear Boy” “Innocence” the episode after Buffy slept with Angel for the first time and he lost his soul because of the curse of true happiness reverting him back to his soulless Angelus ways, so Buffy had no clue (in this scene) why “Angel” was acting so cold towards her like their time together meant nothing.
“Dear Boy” the episode where Angel and Darla reunited yet again, and she felt betrayed because in the past they shared everything together and they spent 150 years together, however, Angel is brushing off their relationship (when he was Angelus) as unimportant because he didn’t have the soul during it.
One of my absolute favourite moments between Buffy and Angel is in 2x19 when the poltergeist possesses Buffy and she and Angel re-enact the star-crossed lovers of the teacher/student 1) because the show sets it up to make the viewer think Buffy will actually take on the role of Ms. Newman so it’s a good twist when she’s actually James and it makes sense that she’d be James and she could sort of finally be honest about how much she misses Angel and how much she loves him while also venting her rage at the situation happening to her 2) there is such a sincerity and earnestness to the angst in that episode, like the way Buffy cries and pleads, the way Angel is vulnerable again
and that kiss was so passionate but my favourite part is when she whispers “Angel?” and he pushes her away and runs, like it’s not just heartbreaking, it’s gut-wrenching.
I also love this moment because the episode as a whole was just so well-done and gut-wrenching on all levels like Giles thinking James is actually Jenny and Willow says, “Jenny would never be so mean” in that teary-voice, like it just made that Bangel angst on absolute 100 because the episode was so tight and so emotional on all fronts.
I never watched Angel but I did watch the episode Buffy goes to LA and Angel is human and OK, that sex scene when they just go at it on the kitchen table is one of my favourites
another one my favourite moments which is when their time is running out. David and Sarah do this sense of panic very well, it’s very sincere and earnest, it really does feel like both of their hearts are breaking because they can’t be together and it’s very rare to actually make that devastation real and they do it:
Not gonna lie, one of my favourite moments is when he feeds from her in season 3 because it’s erotic and tragic and sexy and dangerous and intimate and sad and just so many emotions at once and they’re all very intense and it’s all very urgent and now or never, all or nothing, very Bangel, very BTVS:
I like their morning makeout in “Surprise” because the physical intensity is clearly at a point where both of them want to have sex and not because it’s sex but because it’s sex with each other, you get the sense that they’ve reached a point where they want to be as intimate as possible with each other:
Their acceptance/skating rink scene for obvious reasons:
When Angel comes back
and then in the subsequent episode regains his senses and saves Buffy then drops to his knees in front of her, like it’s so intimate and so sad at the same time because he truly loves her, he came back from a hell dimension loving her but it’s fucking with her head and it’s both painful and comforting at once:
The forehead kiss, it’s an intense situation but a gentle moment and it’s simple but he clearly loves her and is protective of her:
Spike’s speech in Lover’s Walk because it’s amazing and also very Bangel even thogh the “shagging” is complicated, which is partially why everything else is true
Their domestic bickering scene
Their kiss before she kills him
I cant find a gif for it but in season 4 when Angel and Riley get into a fight and Buffy breaks them apart and then asks Riley to leave so she and Angel can have a moment and Riley doesn’t move so Buffy and Angel just go outside, it was deliciously petty.
The Amends speech veers on melodrama a little bit but this is what an angst-filled, love-you-too-much, live-and-die-with-your-every-breath plus self-reflection looks like *stares at Julie Plec*
Their kiss in season 5 because it showed that even after all this time, they cant be together because the feelings are always there:
Also in 2x01 when she smashes the Master’s bones and he just holds her as she cries.