I Can't Take My Eyes Off You: Angel, Spike, and the Nature of Evil

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Title: I Can't Take My Eyes Off You: Angel, Spike, and the Nature of Evil
Creator: Lynne
Date(s): early 2000s?
Medium: online
Fandom: Buffy & Angel
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External Links: I Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Archived version
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I Can't Take My Eyes Off You: Angel, Spike, and the Nature of Evil is an essay by Lynne.

It is one of many at Octaves, a Buffy and Angel website.

"An intelligent look at the relationship between Angel and Spike - no, not the romantic one."

Excerpt

Angel and Spike each have something to teach the other, about their past, and about their futures. Neither of them needs to suffer the way Angel has, full of guilt, shame and remorse; yet neither should they shirk responsibility for the crimes they’ve committed, the way Spike tried to do. Contrary to Spike’s party-hearty attitude, it does matter which side you’re fighting on. As Angel says in “Epiphany,” “I want to help, because I don't think people should suffer, as they do.” They may not be able to make up for the people they hurt back then, but they can help the people who need it now — including themselves.