The point of Buffy was always girl power and showing that power. The point of Angel was always that the fight never ends. He’ll always fight. It’s an eternity of fighting. You can’t ever win but the fight is worth fighting. That was a perfect ‘going out’ scene - you know, the Butch Cassidy/Sundance Kid sort of we’re going up against impossible odds and probably die? That’s the perfect way to end the series, and anybody who says otherwise is dumb. Any proper resolution of, “Oh, we’ve defeated the demons, they’ve gone back to hell, let’s get a beer,” just would have been absolutely wrong for that show.
— David Fury