colossalvitalityofillusion said: Re: touring the country shit talking willow. Why do you hate willow? I mean, I can guess, but I want to know your expert theory
Have you seen all 7 seasons? I don’t want to spoil anything, but basically, spoilers for season 6 / early season 7:
I think Willow never has a moment of “I’m sorry and I understand why what I did was wrong” re: wiping Tara’s memory. What she did to Tara amounts to rape — she used magic to erase Tara’s memory in order to keep Tara…under her spell? The show doesn’t treat it as a big deal. Obviously, Tara is pissed off when she finds out that Willow was fucking with her brain, and their break-up gets a lot of screen time, but there was never any acknowledgement on the show’s part that (altering someone’s mental state) + (having sex with them) = rape.
And I never bought Willow’s penance. She goes to England to get better, but not to atone - to cleanse. They treated her addiction to magic as something worthy of rehab, but what about her addiction to control? Willow doesn’t just want to control the material world with magic; she wants to control people. And while she does show improvement in season 7, walks on eggshells, etc., it’s more out of a desire not to “overdose” on magic than it is out of some sense of contrition for being a terrible, terrible fucking girlfriend.