- Feb 24, 2019
BB&B was Xander's episode. He could have been dumped by any female on the planet and BB&B would still work the same.BB&B happened because she dumped Xander and he wanted revenge but got more than he bargained for. The Wish happened because Cordelia was heartbroken over Xander and Willow cheating and made a wish that Buffy had never come to Sunnydale which created an alternate universe where the Master had won because Buffy wasn't there to stop him.
Cordy makes The Wish because they needed someone who had no problem in hurting the Scoobies, to do it. I mean, Cordy, Snider, Mrs Rosenberg.. there could be a line around the block of people ready to wish Buffy never came to Sunnydale. The episode would still work. Cordy did it because why not give her something to do.
Cordy outgrew her welcome on both shows. Oz fit no matter what was going on.For Oz, with the exception of the werewolf episodes (obviously), you could take him out of episodes completely without needing to change the plot. After he leaves in Season 4, it's doesn't feel like there an important part of the group dynamic missing, unlike with Giles in Season 6. Seth Green has even said Oz works better in a recurring capacity. Cordelia worked as a regular on both shows. Because Cordelia was going over to Angel, the writers brought in Spike to fill her role, then when that didn't quite work out because of logistical issues, they used Anya instead. Nobody was brought in to fill Oz's role because it wasn't necessary.
Wild at Heart is the only episode where Oz is integral and his actions affect the other characters eg Willow is depressed for a few episodes which leads to Something Blue.
When you go to the trouble of listing the other characters and not Angel, it can only be assumed.Never said he wasn't. He and Spike are both on team scooby.