Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8 Issue 8
Our Characters to be looked at today will include: Faith, Buffy, and Willow. Rupert Giles is also in the issue, but it's a cameo and he doesn't get to do anything.
Our Characters - HOORAY!
Faith: Huh. I can't really give Faith a kudo in this issue.
Buffy: I'm also not issuing a kudo to Buffy, even though I'm loving her headbutt to Gigi's nose.
Willow: I'm giving Willow a Half-Kudo for being able to yank Buffy back after she's been abducted. Not only did it involve tracing Buffy's whereabouts, but it also needed to override Roden's teleport magic as well.
I'm issuing a special Anti-Kudo to Roden, who was able to teleport Buffy away, despite Willow's standing right there and with all of the magical protections she had placed. That takes some real talent.
Our Characters - BOOO!
Faith: I have to give Faith a DEMERIT for blowing her cover so completely in circumstances where it didn't seem justified. While it's possible that Buffy would've run into trouble with Roden casting spells her way, Gigi was entirely outclassed. She jumped the gun, without actually carrying out her mission to assassinate the rogue Slayer, or to take out Roden at the least. In fact, she stopped Buffy from taking care of Gigi.
Buffy: I'm giving Buffy a Half-DEMERIT for her immediately jumping to conclusions that Faith had joined Team Bad-Slayer, even after everything they'd gone through, including in Sunnydale against the First Evil. She can't seem to stop thinking of Faith as her foe and she's not big on the listening.
Willow: I'm not giving Wills any demerits.
I'm issuing a Half-DEMERIT to Genevieve for being a caricature of nobility. She's way over the top in her arrogance.