Alright. I apologize if you took it personally. I still disagree with your point. I find it unreasonable to just bring back a dead slayer indefinitely as a way to deal with their supernatural problems when there is plethora of other options available. You said that it’s not Willow and company’s job to be a reformed murderers shrink, but that it is their job to engage in the supernatural. Faith is not just a reformed murderer. She is supernatural, and a slayer. Therefore, engaging with her is their job. If they are so concerned with the dangers of living in Sunnydale that they are desperate enough to literally upend the laws of nature and bring back the dead, then it’s justified to at least try other options first. But we aren’t shown that, and there doesn’t even seem to be a discussion of it. My point is that there is no greater good reasoning for Buffy’s resurrection, it was done purely because Willow realized she had the power and will to do it, so she did because she missed her friend. Understandable motives sure. But certainly not altruistic.
Also, on the second point, there was acknowledgment from Tara in season 5 that what she did was stupid. She apologized and explained her reasoning in the same episode. What other behavior and judge of people is there that is terrible in season 5? Getting brain sucked by Glory? Anyway I’m not even a huge Tara fan or Willow hater. I’m just not a big fan of season 6 and I think Willow and Xanders story arcs were done a big disservice and Buffy was treated terribly and the season as a whole was faulty. 🤷🏻♀️
well, I wasn't really offended. And season sux was terrible all around
I was not on Tara's side with her late season 5 arguments with Willow either, but that wasn't really what I was talking about. Her actions in Family are with her knowing the various Scoobies for close to a year, so that's her being a terrible judge of the people she's been closest to for a while.
And you talk about upending the laws of nature, but nothing about the Buffyverse suggested it was a reality where that kind of stuff should really be respected. I mean the bad guy resurrect the dead failure often and it costs individuals not reality itself. How is creating a person that different from resurrecting one? If Willow could have recreated the spell that created Dawn, and pulled Buffy's soul out of the afterlife with like a variation of the spells that give vampires their's would that have worked without the problem?
Like prior to season six, the Buffyverse including Angel was one where I would expect the laws of nature to be classed with the manmade laws that sometimes gives the heroes problems. You examine them and decide whether the risk of breaking them is worth the reward and yeah there's consequences if you do, but there's also consequences if you don't.
And I feel like that perspective held through season 6, and maybe half of season 7, till they started building to empowering the Slayers. And suddenly I wonder if maybe that was a response to how many of the fans were rejecting the writers attempts at themes. Like "fine, you want the Scoobies to make the rules? They can make the rules."