The Faith - Spike repressive rivalry over Buffy subtext is HIGHLY under appreciated. HIGHLY.
…I feel like he was initially all ‘ooo, you’re hot, I wanna bang you and make Buffy jealous.’ And then after a couple events figured out exactly what her deal was (because thats his strength with people) with Buffy and they both know it.
I mean, she kicked him directly in the balls for fun in the comics, and later utterly shot him down, told him he was fucked up, and gave him ‘how to get over Buffy’ advice. I still can’t get over that last part.