2003-10-20 14:22:21 UTC
I'm sticking my nose back in here for a minute to do a civic duty of sorts...
The scuttlebutt on the boards, based on some vague future spoilers and an
interview with James Marsters in which he waxes on about what Spike loves about
Harmony, is that ME is floating trial balloons for a Spike/Harmony pairing.
I just want to put in my two cents: No. No way.
The actor and actress are almost 20 years apart in age and they look it. 40ish
actor with extremely young actress in a romantic role is such an overdone
cliche. It wouldn't be illegal to put him with a woman over 30. What next,
bring back Joyce and Oz and make them a couple? No, you'd never do that,
because older woman- and- younger- man couplings aren't "okay."
Second, Old Spike used to abuse Harmony. You guys made the decision to make
New Spike so similar to old Spike, sans only the sociopathy, that it would be
really too close to showing a woman taking back her abuser for comfort. I know
you had Spike take back his abuser last year but why repeat that?
Third, Harmony is stupid and to quite a few people, annoying. I know you like
to have characters go on and on about Spike not being that bright, but he's not
written or played that way. If you want Spike to be a moron maybe you should
give Marsters better direction so he leaves that intelligent look out of his
eyes. Putting a reasonably intelligent character with Harmony would trivialize
him. She's comic relief, a running joke, and considering the scapegoat nature
of Spike as it is, putting him with Harmony would make HIM a joke.
Third, Harmony is an evil, soulless vampire, and since you all have firmly
established that redemption for an evil, soulless vampire is impossible, it
would be uncool for Spike, who now has a conscience, to hook up with a
I don't have a crystal ball, but I think "Sparmony" would turn off Spike fans
and hurt ratings.
That's my two cents.
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