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My understanding of Willow's Season 6 journey, and correct me if I'm wrong here, is that she is addicted to magic for the power it gives her. But she spends this episode having things done to her. She is not the agent, she is the passive recipient. If this is supposed to be the episode where she really "turns a corner" into darkness, it fails to understand the core of that darkness completely and utterly. "Smashed" did a much better job of illustrating what her problem was.



Dec. 16th, 2010 08:03 pm (UTC)
I get the feeling they went for the drug metaphor because it was something that could be "cured" as opposed to a personality trait that would require a lot more effort (and episodes) to resolve. In any case it was a mess and poorly written. Even if Smashed was marginally better it still suffered from a Bedknobs and Broomsticks treatment of magic rather than something that was truly disturbing, like Willow's mindwipe of Tara.
Dec. 16th, 2010 09:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, no, the scenes in the Bronze with Willow and Amy were silly, but still better than the Rack-drug stuff in Wrecked. I agree.