I'm listing my top ten Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel episodes in terms of Bangel scenes. They're in chronological order, no hierarchy, because I don't think I could rank them fully.
This is the episode where their love is confirmed to be mutual and they first get together, so it had to be on this list. I thought the way it happened was so cute. Their first kiss was beautiful, but what I really love in this episode is the ending. They talk about how they're love has to be doomed, but they can't walk away, and when they kiss for the...
When I first heard of the Shanshu Prophecy, my opinion was pretty much the same as what I assume most Bangel fans were thinking - yay!! Finally a way for them to be together, without any of Angel's break-up excuses. And of course, I was assuming it'd happen well within Buffy's lifetime.
Then I rewatched IWRY and that made me think. Wouldn't Angel turn down the Shanshu, if he could, like he eventually turned down being human in that episode? The reasons still stand, unfortunately.