This is a fascinating comparison of Angel & Spike and analysis of the not rape scene. Buffy - Rant about Spike vs Angel by ~airagorncharda on deviantART . In a nutshell - this is what I have been saying forever (although nowhere near as coherently as this person) I agree 1000%. Spike is a better man when soulless than Angel was when he was simply human Liam (he was a drunken womaniser even then)
Buffy the vampire slayer— Spike Oh my how I love Spike. Spuffy was my favorite relationship.