Buffy writer Jane Espenson was interviewed on The
Succubus Club on May
Here's what she had to say about Ganya: (thanks Laurie
for the transcript)
Jane: Let me ask the audience: how many of you think
that Anya should get together with Giles?
Q: You know, I will say this much. I wouldn't be
surprised if that happened, because, obviously, you've tested the
waters with Tabula Rasa.
Jane: That was -- testing the waters suggests that
we have some sort of plan.
Q: Okay, maybe not.
Jane: We played with the notion.
Q: Okay. Okay. And it worked well. They were great
together, and they have great chemistry as actors. As characters,
I think it's a little harder to grasp, but it's still kind of cool,
because she's not really too young, I mean, she's been around.
Jane: No, she's 1100 years old --
Q: Well, there's that.
Jane: -- she's twice his age.
Q: But what about Xander? Do you think that Giles
would feel comfortable doing something like that, or would it not
Jane: Gosh. Well, let's see, in the alternate universe
in which we actually --
Q: She's going all hypothetical on us.
Jane: Yes. I think it would be interesting. I think
it is better to have a romance with obstacles in its way than one
that has none.
Q: That's true. Those are boring.
Q: The ones with no obstacles?
Jane: That's true. You're right.
Q: Those are Riley/Buffy.
Jane: That's right.