Buffy wants to be around to say good- bye to Angel.

Sarah Michelle Gellar (search) who played the butt-kicking ghoul killer for years on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (search) says she's open to appearing in a final episode of "Angel" (search) if her schedule permits.

"If everything falls into place, and it feels like the right thing at the time for the right people," Gellar told SCI FI Wire (search), speaking openly about the issue for the first time.

"Angel" the spin-off of "Buffy" follows the adventures of a brooding, but good-natured vampire who fights to protect the world from various super-natural threats. It's ending its five-season run this spring.

"I go back and forth on the idea, especially because 'Angel' had such a hard time, in my opinion, always getting out from 'Buffy's' shadow . . . And I would hate for it to go out being about Buffy. It'll all depend on if I'm home in time and what the ideas are."

Gellar had been approached to appear on an earlier episode of "Angel" but says that due to the death of her aunt and her hectic moviemaking schedule, she had to pass.

Reports that she wanted to distance herself from the Buffy character were untrue, she says.

"They had asked me to do 'Angel,' and it was a very bad time in my personal life," Gellar says.