Willren as Willow starts to cry and says she's being punished for letting Tara go, for kissing Kennedy and forgetting her dead, gay Tara. "She was with me. We should have been forever and I, I let her be dead. She's really dead and I killed her." Aw, I'm feeling all sorry for Willow, but then she sinks to the ground and begs, "Please, baby, I'm so sorry!" Ech. I always hated it when Willow had to call Tara "baby" because it just never came out of Aly's mouth convincingly. Then there's some nice sound editing where Willow's begging voice blends into Warren's, but that's marred by the fact that Adam Busch's "crying face" looks a lot more like a "laughing hysterically" face. Kennedy kneels next to Willren as Warren and tells her (him?) that she doesn't think Willow did anything wrong. She explains the Warrenness is "just magic" and says magic "is just like fairy tales." The fairy tales about doing too much crack? I'm not familiar with those. They must be a new urban breed of fairy tale. Jack and His Magic Crank Lab, Nodding-Off Beauty, Goldilocks and the Three Bongs, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs She Services Because She's A Crack Ho, and so on. Kennedy leans in for a kiss, and Willren as Warren pulls back. "What are you doing," s/he asks. "Bringing you back to life," Kennedy whispers, and she and Willren as Warren mack. ["And I feel a resurgence of my secret crush on Adam Busch from last season. I've always been a sucker for a guy with sideburns and strong noses." -- Ace] The camera circles as they kiss, and when it's made a full revolution, Willow is kissing Kennedy. Kennedy pulls back from the kiss; seeing that Willow has returned, she smiles, "Hmm, I am good." Please do shut up. Willow touches her own face gratefully. Kennedy asks, "Are you all right?" and Willow glances up towards the window where the stray bullet entered to hit Tara. It's a nice subtle moment, and I'll be interested to see if it was in the script. Willow's not sure if she is all right, but lets Kennedy help her into the house. And I'm sure that was all supposed to be a message of hope and love and acceptance, but it just made Willow seem like a pathetic victim of her own feelings who can't help herself to get well, but instead needs to be saved by others over and over. Xander last season, Xander and Buffy earlier this season, and now Kennedy. If anyone should be out in the desert looking for a few answers, alone, it should be WILLOW.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Episode Report CardSep: C- | 1796 USERS: C+
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer