Tara x Willow
- Apr 16, 2019
It is honestly unfair that Tara gets killed off. She's an important character, and she was perfect for Willow. She doesn't deserve to be treated like a "lesser" character.
I understand why they didn't do it but I'd have loved to have seen her resurrected. I understand anyone who disagrees but i think that the story we got out of Tara dying was worth killing her off for though.Yes, in theory.
No, in practice.
I love Tara but her death is just... so ”good” storytelling-wise and really pushes the characters into whole new positions. It still hurts to watch that scene, but I wouldn’t get rid of it for anything.
But it would’ve been interesting to see where the character could’ve gone, had she lived.
I don’t think her death makes her a lesser character though, I mean, it is impactful because she’s not a lesser character. Edit: Spanky totally copied me on this. I said it first... almost.
Do I sound cruel if I say I would have preferred her to come back as the First? I’m a sucker for tragedy!I understand why they didn't do it but I'd have loved to have seen her resurrected. I understand anyone who disagrees but i think that the story we got out of Tara dying was worth killing her off for though.
Yeah, I kinda agree with you. Tara was finding her way back to Willow and was becoming more a real person. But it's difficult to see where they could have taken her. It was indeed painfully awkward to see her at the beginning of her relationship with Willow.I think I'm on the fence. I see what people say about her character being very weakly developed and Willow being "abusive." Tara was also portrayed as incredibly socially inept as the beginning, it was kinda painful to watch her scenes.
But I felt that Tara's character slowly grew up. I liked that she left Willow and kinda liked that they were finding their way back to each other, with Willow understanding that she had been abusing magic (and hence, abusing Tara).
Of course, as a story-arc makes sense, we get Dark Willow suffering the pain of losing someone she loved so much. But I hate Kennedy so much in S7, that I'd trade her for Tara anytime . A more mature and grounded Tara would have been great to see.
I agree with the Willow moment. AB didn't want to do Tara as the First because she'd had letters from fans saying how much Tillow had helped them, and she felt it was wrong to then have Tara come back and tell Willow to kill herself.Also I might've wanted a couple of Tara cameo's in S7; one masquerading as 'The First' BUT also another one in 'Chosen' as her spirit shares one last tender moment with 'empowered Willow' before moving on and giving Willow some real closure.
Tara fulfilled the "too good for this sinful earth" trope. There was more that could've been done with her, her character was slightly wasted.I loved Tara. I can understand other peoples arguments, but for me Tara represented a very special kind of "goodness." Yes, she was a little bit too awkward at the beginning, but she was lovely. I cannot think of another character that had that special spark. I wish she didn't die.