harsens_rob (harsens_rob) wrote,

"Best of / Worst of Character Moments", BTVS


Hey Gang.

  Let's take another trip through our ongoing 'Best Of / Worst Of Character Moments' ...whattayasay?

  That was rhetorical. Because that is what this post is about, and for our subject, we're taking a look at BTVS' Season 09, Issue 21's
"The Core" part I -- in which Willow tries to keep Dawn from fading away, we're wondering if Xander will really betray Buffy to side with Simone Doffler, and the Mystic Council objects to the gang's big plan.

Our Major Players include: Buffy, Willow, Xander and Dawn... oh, there are others, including the returned Spike from Angel & Faith's visit but they're minor players this time out.

Our Characters Are Upstanding!

Buffy- I've nothing for Buffy this time.

Willow- Hmm.. Wills did bring Dawn up to consciousness, but it's not quite impressive enough for kudos. I also liked that Wills is humble after her walkabout and now understands that Buffy had to destroy The Seed when she did. Still not a kudo, though.

Xander- Xander shows quite a bit of cleverness in this issue. If he wasn't being a betraying jerkass, I would award it with a kudo. But he is, so I can't. But just know I did appreciate the art of the lie with the truth.

Dawn- Poor Dawn. Always a plot device. No kudo.

Our Characters Kinda Suck!

Buffy: I'm not handing Buffy a demerit.

Willow: Willow doesn't get any demerits, either.

Xander: Soooo.., I'm still hoping that Xan will pull his head out of his ass, but it's clear late in this issue that he is playing Buffy and Willow and is planning on helping Severin and Simone with the extremely ill-advised attempt to change the past. Half-DEMERIT ... like I say, I'm hoping he'll come to his senses.

Dawn: Dawn doesn't get a demerit, just sympathy and worry for her.

Y'know Mystic Council, helping Buffy with what she needs without doing anything accidentally that shouldn't be done in The Deeper Well would've been more productive than standing in her way obstinately. Half-DEMERIT

Tags: best of/worst of moments (btvs)

  • Buffy S8 Review, Issue #40

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, S8, I40 " Last Gleaming, Part V" Script: Joss Whedon, Pencils: Georges Jeanty, Inks: Andy Owens,…

  • Buffy S8 Review, Issue 39

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer S8, I39 " Last Gleaming, Part IV" Script: Joss Whedon & Scott Allie, Pencils: Georges Jeanty,…

  • Buffy, S8 Review: Issue 38

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer S8, I38 " Last Gleaming, Part III" Script: Joss Whedon & Scott Allie, Pencils: Georges Jeanty,…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened