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Was the Slayer spell necessary?

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Did the slayer spell actually do anything in the finale? If they didn't do the spell, the amulet would still have destroyed the Hellmouth, so was it necessary?
Short answer is no but Joss wanted his feels moment so it goes in.
Hell the Slayers could've been activated at Buffys house before they went in, since taking a bunch non powered girls in there was quite a risk but both Buffy and Willow had read the script beforehand so I guess it was cool 🤷‍♂️
 
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If you're interested in such things, I would suggest Drew Mcgunn's "Forget The Alamo," the first of his Lone Star Reloaded Series. It's historical fantasy, and one of the issues dealt with is slavery.

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Short answer is no but Joss wanted his feels moment so it goes in.
Hell the Slayers could've been activated at Buffys house before they went in, since taking a bunch non powered girls in there was quite a risk but both Buffy and Willow had read the script beforehand so I guess it was cool 🤷‍♂️
But then how could Kennedy avoid the battle if she didn't have a convenient excuse for why she couldn't be there from the start?

Season 7 is the worst Season of the show.
 
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Hard disagree

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But then how could Kennedy avoid the battle if she didn't have a convenient excuse for why she couldn't be there from the start?

Season 7 is the worst Season of the show.
Agreed there's so many holes in S7, you could tell both Joss and the writers had given up by then and didn't care.
 

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There was never a sense of urgency created regarding the attack on the First. Even a brief line explaining that the magical properties of the Hellmouth as a Place of Power were required to make the spell work, or that the First needed to be distracted while the spell was cast would have been nice. Or that the First was summoning every demon to it, and Sunnydale would soon be filled with the Unholy Powers of the Night, and this was the only chance to end it.
 
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