The don't heal that fast.I've thought about this and what gives the First it's opening is that the slayer line has become unstable or the forces protecting it due to Buffy dying and being resurrected or possibly revived again after being resurrected. Making every potential a slayer fixes that problem also it's symbolism of Buffy sharing her power and it's possible Angel researching the amulet would have taken too long before things destabilised and his main resources for doing so Wolfram and Hart whom no one trusts.
As for the slippery bound thing slayers heal fast.
But if they had had Spike simply go down there and blast everything with his trusty amulet, imagine the uproar from the Spike hater fans.This is part of the reason that I dislike Chosen, although it's a great finale. I HATE the deus ex machina resolution. It's stupid and makes it seem like the whole season was pointless. They could have just sent Spike down there, bam done deal.
They should have made it so that the spell actually mattered. Or at least have the spell unleash some special powers in Buffy, or Willow. Anything to make the spell relevant.
There's a bus poster in my area that I think is unintentionally funny. It has a little boy saying he can do certain things like "jump over a building in a single bound." And is conflated with very simple things like "treat women with respect" (and as a bonus to stand up for women which is worded in a way because females can't stand up for themselves as women have to be infantilized to prevent victim blaming, all the while claiming equality, so it's not "help women" as you would an adult but "save women" like you would save a child--and this is a child himself which reminds of a a dated show from the 1960s where a man gives a little boy a gun and tells him to protect his mother ) This implies that treating women with respect is as impossible as super powers....cool, but not going to happen in real life anymore than he'll ever jump a building in a single bound.Unnecessary and stupid. The thing with the girl baseball (or softball) player was so ridiculous that I got pulled out of the story to think about people who made the show slapping themselves on the back for being such cool feminists. And I rarely think about that stuff. I just watch to watch.
I did like the scene of the plain, overweight woman who gets hit grabbing/stopping the hand that beats her. It was cool & I loved it in a way I don't think has words. It was good.
But most of it was stupid and feminist-type stuff. I absolutely hated thenptotentials and most of S7, though.
The premise with the potentials was that they were being slaughtered mercilessly by Caleb and Co, so they were heading to Buffy's for protection. The baseball girl was playing baseball, she wasn't worried about being murdered. They could've handwaved it away that all the known potentials were being slaughtered and the Watchers were leaving the unknown potentials alone rather than trying to find out who they were and inadvertently leading the first to them (Buffy didn't know she was a potential until she was called as slayer) so although they're "unprotected", their anonymity is what's keeping them safe. However Giles explicitly said that the ones heading to Buffy's house were the last of the potentials, hence why we're supposed to care when one gets killed off because it's another step closer to the First eliminating the slayer line.Some here have taken Giles' comment as being the truth; how?
Giles turned up with three and said others were on their way, explaining that the last surviving potentials were heading to Buffy's for protection, hence why we get hordes of girls descending on the house. Baseball girl in no way looked like she was heading to Buffy's or had just experienced a bringer trying to murder her.Giles explicitly said that the ones heading to Buffy's house were the last of the potentials. Giles only turned up with four but how many did Willow show of to Woods in Buffy's garden, so how many more were on the way? Plus as I said, was Giles to be trusted at that point?
The intro was the early seasons, that changed by the later seasons. Early seasons, any girl could've been the chosen one and Buffy was just the unlucky one, Season 7 you had to be special to have a chance at being the chosen one. Even the nature of the hellmouth changed between the early seasons and the later seasons. The climax of Chosen was all about "Girl Power", from Buffy's "Are you ready to be strong?" speech to girls being "empowered" throughout the world.If being a slayer is supposed to be a metaphor for female empowerment, .. I have never thought so, Nor did Joss apparently, as the intro states about the chosen one, nothing about girl power. The power is that a little blonde girl was chosen to fight the forces of evil not some superhero in a spandex suit. So all hail to those who fought the evil not some weird looking guy like Snyder or Xander or Giles, the girls and that includes the witches were good at what they did, so good that two vampires helped them.
Looking back at this, I think that I should clarify for those not familiar with Alamo lore. The Alamo fell, according to legend, because the defenders were simply overwhelmed by Santa Anna's far superior forces, but each and every one of those Alamo defenders became part of the legend and the glory of a small group standing up against evil when there was no real hope that they could win. That's the legend.Bottom line, the spell was necessary because Joss wanted to make Buffy's final battle the most epic event since the Alamo,