And I knew where I was going with this episode. And the two things that needed to happen for them to get where they were gonna go at the end were, one, for Spike to say ‘go away’, for him to tell her once and for all ‘just leave me alone’, because nothing attracts somebody more than telling them to go away. Believe me, as a fellah who’s had many restraining orders in his time… what a turn-on. But you know, the moment you say to someone ‘you know what, I’m my own person, I don’t need you, you know I love you, but I don’t want you near me’, is the moment they start to take you seriously, and that’s just the truth of it. And then, that he would save her. That he would be the person who would bring her the message of hope, even though it’s the classic in my stuff, really desolate, almost pathetic hope. Still, those were the two things that would get them to the smoochy place, and where they will inevitably end up. Because this is a musical, and if it doesn’t end with a kiss, I’m doing something wrong. Joss Whedon, OMWF commentary

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