- Jul 29, 2016
Except we got nowhere near that point. The threat of the First was oversold because we never got to see the reason why it was being hyped as such. We neve got to see it enter souls. All we saw was it trolling people. Maybe if we'd seen Caleb as a good guy at first then the First gets its claws into him and he turns evil, then maybe the audience gets a glimpse of why the First is supposedly this big terrible thing that is the worst thing that Buffy has ever faced. Show don't tell is a thing for a reason. If claims are being made about a character, then it has to be backed up with evidence. This is something the show seemed to struggle with towards the end of the series.The threat is spelled out clearly enough. When the number of evil beings exceeds the number of good beings, the First will become corporeal and will be able to enter into the soul of every person on Earth.