- May 21, 2021
Finished my Buffy Re-watched recently, and it’s well known the Potentials were a detriment to season 7. The concept sounds good on paper but The execution is the problem. The writers were trying to make Buffy too much of a serious leader. Also a bunch of “Powerless” girls complaining for half the season isn’t really the girl power show most fans grew to love. I get it they were mostly teens and scared of death, but the show has dealt with powerless kids overcoming that fear in season 1-3. Kennedy was focused on way to much and overshadowed the others.if they fleshed out 3 or 4 other potentials then I think Kennedy would get less hate. I also think time constraints on the show played a big part of thier storylines being rushed. My final solution would be to have each Scooby train a group of potentials each. Like Buffy & Faith trains the more physical ones. Willow teaches a few spells to the more timid ones. Xander & Giles teach the girls about thier experiences in the field. Also you could include spike imparting wisdom to the girls in a comical way. It would parallel the theme of The Heart,Hand, Mind, etc. concept of the scoobies being passed down to the next generation of slayers. What do you think could have been done to better the Potentials storylines, personality or impact to Season 7?