From Tv Guide.com
AngelAngel to Buffy : Come Back !
Thursday 18 December 2003
As reported in the current issue of TV Guide magazine, Sarah Michelle Gellar will not be back as Buffy this season, after all. The former star of Buffy the Vampire Slayer was in talks to do a two-episode arc on Buffy spinoff Angel. However, says Joss Whedon, creator of both supernatural series: "She feels it’s not the right time." Asked about Gellar’s decision to bail, Angel vamp David Boreanaz bares his fangs...
"I honestly don’t know what happened," he grumpily tells TV Guide Online. "Why don’t you ask her about it? I’m sure she’ll come up with a good answer."
After simmering down - good thing his face doesn’t contort monstrously, like it does on TV! - the actor looks to the future. Should Angel’s fifth season turn out to be its last, Boreanaz hopes Gellar will at least do the final episode, if only to help him bite the dust in style. "If Sarah wants to come back for a final farewell - like I did for her on her series finale - that would be fantastic," he says. "Now, that’s something for her to decide. That would be great, to have her. I think it would be great for the fans to see that.
"I think it’s a responsibility to do those [farewell] shows and give the appreciation for the fans that are watching this," Boreanaz adds. "Those are the people that tune in and have made us who were are today. It’s not like you do 50 or 100 episodes of a show and say, ’Screw you.’ You have a responsibility to your fans, and that’s important. You give as much as you can responsibly, as long as you’re having fun with it."
Are you listening, Ms. Gellar? Buffy’s fans are staking their hopes on it.
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