people who think buffy should have come back and set angel straight in “you’re welcome” instead of cordy….i’m sorry but buffy and angel are the biggest enablers of each other’s unhealthy lingering and brooding, like i love buffy on her own but when it comes to angel she’s way too busy feeling sorry for him or worrying about how he’s going to affect her to be objective and tell him exactly how it is.
meanwhile cordy is basically a pro at calling angel out on his bullshit. she knows him so well and loves him so much but like hell does that mean she pulls any punches or stands for him closing in on himself or wallowing in misery or making really stupid decisions. of course it would be cordy to pull him out of his funk and get him back on the right track. it could have never been anyone else.