Little Buffy Things: Band Candy // Forever
After Joyce’s death and funeral, Giles is seen listening to Tales of Brave Ulysses, the same song he and Joyce were listening to when they were “teenagers” in Band Candy.
Nothing in this show makes me emotional, except for this moment in Forever 5.17. This is the true essence of grief and mourning.
This is one of the reasons I love Joss’ writing so much. The past is just as much part of the characters’ lives as it is for anyone in real life. Joss always reaches back to find that memory that would be brought up by events currently happening. Just like they are brought forth in our lives. We make connections and Joss writes that into his work. It’s what makes his characters real.
Rupert “Reaper” Giles FTW
And this scene is why Giles is the most hardcore character in the entire show.