I don't think Buffy has become a liability. I think she's become disconnected to the group, but she has a huge responsibilty on her shoulders - protecting a large group of girls that have been marked for death and protecting her friends and her sister that have also been marked for death. And the group is threatened by an evil entity that they cannot hurt or even touch. It's obviously too much for her, and she's buckling under the pressure. That aspect, I like. I believe it. What I didn't like about that last scene was that there was a lot of blame going on and it didn't really seem supported. Anya's speech was nifty and sounded good when she was saying it, but Buffy has proved herself over the bunch of seasons to be something more than just lucky. Willow questioned Buffy's judgement, but where was the appeal to her friend? They all thought Buffy's plan was dumb, but is there another plan? All of the dialog did a good job of playing up the drama, but it didn't make a lot of sense within the context of the actual happenings of the show - which is a mistake that "Buffy" writers do not often make. For example, Wood's "I think Faith had the floor" line. Is he even important enough to have a say in that room? Anyway, I gots complaints. That sucks. These shows should be getting tighter all the time - not sloppier.
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4/30/03 at 11:32am