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OK, Apparently I Could Lose Faith in Joss



I was checking out the Angel forum on Crumbling Walls when I came across a disturbing piece of information. Apparently, in the current issue of Dreamwatch magazine, David Fury discusses the Faith spinoff. Spike would have been brought back as a ghost and would have been her only companion on her travels. Fury credits Joss with the idea.

Now, this is not first hand information. I have not seen the article so maybe someone else can verify if this is true.

But, my gut reaction...to quote Spike...Oh God, No, Please No. What the Hell was Joss thinking....or smoking?! A Ghost! How could a ghost have sex! How could he have reunited with Buffy! And didn't we do the non-corporeal form thing already? Geesh!

Actually, I hope this is true. Because I doubt Fury would be spilling a big plot twist if they were going to do this on Angel.
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Actually, I hope this is true. Because I doubt Fury would be spilling a big plot twist if they were going to do this on Angel.

You crack me up, baby! I'm sure that even if it had happened, Joss would have fixed it up so pretty, we would have loved it. Even though I too experienced a WTF moment when I first considered Ghostly Spike.

Calm down, and go to bed, sweetpea. :p
HYSTERICAL!!! Me hysterical??!!

::Deep Cleansing Breaths::

OK, not gonna happen. No way. Now, off to get some hot chocolate with the tiny marshmallows because that's what a corporeal Spike would like. :)

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LOL. It's too hot for hot chocolate down here. I'll just have to live vicariously through you.

You're so cute when you're crazed! :p
Um, suddenly understanding why Dushku turned it down. Because, based on that summary, it sounds like a pretty fucking lousy idea.

What on earth was Whedon smoking? Why have Faith's only companion be a character she barely knows and has barely interacted with, as opposed to one or more of the recently unemployed actors whose characters knew Faith back in the day, and with whom there can be legitimate conflict/history/angst/bonding. It's like giving Angel a spinoff where he moves to LA, doesn't meet up again with Cordy or Wesley, doesn't meet up in the first place with Doyle, and interacts only with the ghost of Principal Snyder. It's silly.

Devoutly hoping that the Fox series Dushku signed on for instead of doing Whedon's idea is a huge hit and runs for years, or else that her movie career takes off in a big way. That way she won't be tempted to go back to Mutant Enemy for work.
It's like giving Angel a spinoff where he moves to LA, doesn't meet up again with Cordy or Wesley, doesn't meet up in the first place with Doyle, and interacts only with the ghost of Principal Snyder. It's silly.

LMAO. Thank you for that.

Yeah, it just makes no sense. I mean, how did they pitch it to James. See, now, you were only mostly dead before, now you're really dead. And remember how Tony spent the first part of the season not touching anything? Hope you were paying attention to that because you have to do it for 22 episodes, maybe longer. And don't worry about having to take off your clothes again because - No More Love Scenes!

I can't believe people didn't listen to me when I told them this was a bad idea months ago. Course, maybe this is all a sick joke on Fury's part. I'm not laughing. :(
Ghost Spike?? Ok, that's a disturbing idea I wish I'd never heard about... :)
Everything happens for a reason, kiddo. ED turned it down, signed with FOX for another show, and now James will make his reappearance on AtS, where he actually knows someone very well.

Though I have to say, while I agree that Spike as Faith's only companion when they barely know each is not exactly exciting, I don't mind the idea of Spike as a ghost. If they go with it on AtS, I can imagine him annoying the hell out of Angel, which always makes me smile :) As for interaction with Buffy - I can see a "Ghost and Mrs. Muir" kind of thing, where he can be with her and help her, and there's always the implied certainty that they will be together someday. It's the romantic in me :)

Also - Joss did say that there wasn't anything concrete at that time; UPN was dithering, and I'm sure what he proposed was a very rough idea. ED went with a solid offer, with a show that was already planned out, where the creators had her in mind when they wrote her character. Simple addition for ED. As I said, everything happens for a reason :)
NOOOOOO!!!!!
Thank the Gods this won't happen because I need my Spike in the living flesh. Well So to speak. *lol* Damn is he a great looking corpse