Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Buffy Rewatch Week 36: Spoiler Forum
Once again, here is the place where you can chat openly about Buffy and Angel episodes without fear of spoiling anyone. The thing that stuck out for me the most in these episodes is the fact that once again, Willow is called upon again and again to step up and use her magic to protect everyone. Buffy says to Willow that's she's the most powerful one of the group and her magic will help save them (something that will be echoed in the series finale) but notice how many times they ask her to use that magic to help them out, and yet when Willow becomes addicted to it in the rather ham-fisted season 6 metaphor coming up, they'll all blame her and tell her to be magicks-free. While I agree things get out of control (raising the dead? After what happened in Forever?) I've always felt bad for Willow that the Scoobs helped set her up to become addicted, but turn on her when it happens.