Hey gang, look what time it is! It's "Best Of / Worst Of Character Moments" again. And we're going to be taking a look at Retreat, Part 2 - also known as - BTVS, Season 8, Issue 27.
Our focus characters today are: Oz, Bay (his wife), Willow and Dawn. We also have Buffy, Xan and Giles but it feels like they're really a glorified cameo in this one as we focus on Oz's history since leaving Sunnydale. In fact, if it wasn't for having more dialog than the others, I'd probably put Wills and Dawn in cameo status, too.
Be that as it may, let's proceed.
Our Characters Are Cool!
Oz- I'm going to give Oz a Half-KUDO for finally learning how to control the wolf.
Bay- I have mixed feelings about Bayarmaa, but I definitely enjoyed seeing her wolf-out, kill a werewolf about to tear Oz to shreds, and not lose control of herself to turn on Oz himself. She gets a full KUDO.
Wills- I'm not issuing Willow any kudos this time out.
Dawn- Dawn doesn't do anything for which I want to issue a kudo.
I've also no special kudos to hand out.
Our Characters Are Tools!
Oz: I've nothing to slam Oz over.
Bay: Sometimes Bay kinda annoyed me with her verbal jabs, but not enough to call her unlikeable. She doesn't earn a demerit.
Willow: I'm not going to issue Wills a demerit, either. But I admit her jealousy over Oz having a family was pretty crappy of her -- but at least she recognized it for what it was.
Dawnie: Nothing demeritey for Dawn.
I loathe the big bads who casually execute their underlings as if that will build morale or keep them loyal. Twit-Light pulls that here on some soldier who was only trying to help his cause for being wrong in this instance. It was unjustifiable and he gets a DEMERIT.