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05 July 2011 @ 12:48 am
Joss was going to bring Tara back in the seventh season. He planned an entire episode about Buffy being granted one wish, no restrictions, and she would be debating the whole episode on what that wish would be but couldn't choose....and finally, at the end of the episode, she would visit Willow and talk about something shallow and superficial that she would have wanted (ex. shoes) Willow would be confused and ask if she used her wish for that, and Buffy would go, "of course not" and silently leave the room. And then Willow would turn around....and Tara would be standing in front of her.

But unfortunately, even with Joss fighting and fighting for this concept to happen, it just didn't work out for whatever reason, and they had to let that idea go.



I've been Buffy watching for the last few days, like just marathoning episode after episode, so I'm just on a Joss Whedon kick at the moment. Soon will be moving onto Angel.
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cheerful_earl: Coffeecheerful_earl on July 5th, 2011 08:06 am (UTC)
OMG Tara. I legit could not watch her die. I refused to watch the episode for TWO YEARS. I knew what happened and read the recap, etc, but I was so upset I wouldn't watch it. Heh.

I would have LOVED IT if that had happened. Because yeah, Tara. Love her.
Renée: BTVS. Buffy Summers.rogueslayer452 on July 5th, 2011 08:29 am (UTC)
I was literally in shock after it happened. I couldn't believe what happened, and of course what happened to Willow after that.

I wished they could have done that episode, bringing Tara back like that. It would have been so perfect, so wonderful and beautiful and would have just, ugh. Plus, it would have made way more sense than the Willow/Kennedy thing because....yeah. No.
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no good either: [Buffy] Willow/Tara - always togetheralanna_zero on July 5th, 2011 08:09 am (UTC)
Oh. my. God.

Renéerogueslayer452 on July 5th, 2011 08:31 am (UTC)
I miss those two. :(((((
goldenusagigoldenusagi on July 5th, 2011 08:21 am (UTC)
I always thought the wish granting thing sounded unbelievably weird, TBH.
Renéerogueslayer452 on July 5th, 2011 08:31 am (UTC)
I'm sure had they tweaked and worked out the formatting of the concept, it would have been interesting, plus the payoff of having Tara again. Buffy using her wish selflessly would have been a nice thing to see, in my opinion.
M: Willow/Tara - Tabula Rasamfirefly10 on July 5th, 2011 08:32 am (UTC)
I thought the concept was kinda...odd?...but I loved Tara/Amber so I probably would've gotten over my initial doubts about the whole thing. That said, I don't know why it didn't happen. I know they had planned to bring Tara back in Coversations with Dead People but Amber wasn't available so maybe that's what happened with this?

I really need to do an Angel re-watch soon (though I've already got three going, atm) because I think some of my opinions may've changed.
Renée: Victor/Sierra. Forever.rogueslayer452 on July 5th, 2011 08:49 am (UTC)
Yeah, there were scheduling conflicts with Amber coming back as The First being Tara in that episode, but I don't know what the issues was with this. I'm sure had Amber known this was the plan she would have done it in a heartbeat, for sure. I just think it would have been beautifully done with bringing Tara back in the final episodes, you know?

lol, yeah, I had some ~opinions about Angel, specifically in S4. But who knows? Once I get there those opinions may or may not remain the same. ;)
kaiyotekaiyote on July 5th, 2011 08:58 am (UTC)
Ugh, I remember when I was at comic con and he was talking about this... I wish it would've happened for real! :(

I think it was scheduling conflicts that did cause the problem though. At least I think because I know the problem with the First not using Tara's... visage is that Amber didn't uh... want them to like sully Tara's image by doing that? (And then also because of scheduling conflicts too... I think. ...Maybe?)
Renée: Babydoll. Destroyer.rogueslayer452 on July 5th, 2011 09:18 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's what I just saw it from, I was going on YouTube looking for Joss things because again, Joss kick and I needed some Jossisms to watch. And OMG YOU WERE THERE? NO WAI! :O

(also yeah, I think I read about that a long while again, but I think it's a combination of both because I remember when meeting Amber Benson earlier this year at her book signing she mentioned something about scheduling conflicts and that's why she couldn't do it, so I think both times it was a horrible time for her to be brought back....but I'm sure with the bringing Tara back for good concept she would have done so in a heartbeat if she could have)
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chosenfire28: BtVS - Buffy chosenfire28 on July 5th, 2011 09:04 am (UTC)
I remeber this whole concept being discussed at the Paley fest and Amber said something about their being a scheduling conflict with something she was working on so she couldn't do it, I really wish there wasn't I would have loved to see her in the last season and I think it would have been a nice build up. Season 6 showed us Buffy and Tara had a friendship, and just TARA!!!!!
Renée: BTVS. Buffy Summers.rogueslayer452 on July 5th, 2011 09:12 am (UTC)

And this concept, it would have shown how selfless Buffy was with the wish. Like, having only one wish you have to think about what you really would like to have more than anything in the world, for yourself. She could have wished her mother back, she could have wished for anything. But instead she would have wished Tara back because a.) Tara is a dear friend and b.) to see her best friend happy again would have made her entire world. It just would have been so beautifully poetic and amazing.
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Renée: Six/Gaius. Your destiny awaits.rogueslayer452 on July 5th, 2011 08:01 pm (UTC)
Kevin Jonesmulder200 on July 5th, 2011 04:34 pm (UTC)
What? You mean this is the first time you heard about this?!

I don't know. I mean I liked Tara and was sad when she died but bringing her back like that seemed kind of strange.

And speaking of deaths with meaning, Joss rules! Even if you don't like it, at least you can say he gives his character's death honor and meaning as opposed to Supernatural where they kill characters off willy nilly for no reason at all.
Renée: Castiel. Guardian angel.rogueslayer452 on July 5th, 2011 07:43 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, yes. I feel like a bad fan now. *facepalming forever*

Personally, I think it would have been sweet because it shows the selflessness of Buffy herself with having one wish and using it to make someone else happy. Granted you can debate on how realistic that would be since with S7 it was about Willow moving on, but I would have preferred Tara coming back in this manner instead of Willow rebounding with Kennedy. Or even rebounding at all, for that matter.

And speaking of deaths with meaning, Joss rules! Even if you don't like it, at least you can say he gives his character's death honor and meaning as opposed to Supernatural where they kill characters off willy nilly for no reason at all.

Exactly. Which is why I laugh when people compare Joss and Kripke together because they are so not the same. Joss does kill off characters, but he does it with meaning and purpose and for a specific reason. Kripke just kills off characters because he can, because he's bored with them, he doesn't know what to do with them, thinks the storyline is going nowhere, etc. There's no meaning and no emotional attachment to it, and it's all predictable. Joss isn't predictable. Sure, we know he'll kill off a character at some point, but it's a question of who and when and why, and sometimes we get so attached to characters we're afraid of who it might be. But even after watching so many of his works, I've never predicted a death from a Joss show. Have you?
philstar22philstar22 on July 5th, 2011 04:35 pm (UTC)
That would have been awesome. Although my personal wish, since in my mind Willow is bisexual, was for Oz to come back in season 7 and for the two of them to get back together. It always annoyed me that Joss retconned things so that Willow was alwaysg gay rather than being bisexual because it meant that her relationship with Oz and her crush on Xander were meaningless. That just wasn't cool. This would be just as awesome, though. Tara was awesome, and they were so adorable together.

Buffy rocks. I was actually just wishing I could rewatch Buffy, but sadly my dvds are in Boston at the moment.
Renéerogueslayer452 on July 6th, 2011 04:41 am (UTC)
I loved Willow and Oz together, but I also loved Willow and Tara together too. I think Willow getting back with Oz wouldn't have been something I would have liked seeing, though, because I feel like they've both moved on in terms of their relationship, romantically, and they both knew that. But I still would have liked to have seen Oz returning to Sunnydale and to the Scoobies once again in the last season, and to see him and Willow just being friends.

Re: the sexuality issue, I can understand how questionable that was, and I do wish the topic of bisexuality had been more featured on the show (I still maintain my own head!canon that Xander is bisexual himself, considering the hints the show constantly gave here and there.)
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Renée: Dollhouse. Victor/Sierra.rogueslayer452 on July 5th, 2011 08:03 pm (UTC)
jamesir bensonmum: seeker ⇨ your will is mine to take.stillglows on July 5th, 2011 06:17 pm (UTC)
That would have been a beautiful episode! How could they not do it D:
Renée: LotS. Cara.rogueslayer452 on July 6th, 2011 04:32 am (UTC)
It would have been beautiful, totally. I know it sounds rather iffy because of the wish and how they were to handle it for a whole episode, but the ending would have been a huge payoff.
I need more fandoms like CKR needs more sexylove_jackianto on July 5th, 2011 06:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, I only seen a couple episodes of Buffy but even I know that would have been awesome.
Renée: Claire. No ordinary girl.rogueslayer452 on July 6th, 2011 04:34 am (UTC)
It would have been the greatest and most beautiful end of the series gift the show would have done. In my opinion, anyway.
Chrissaodysseedesreves on July 5th, 2011 07:46 pm (UTC)
That would have been an awesome storyline!
Renée: Kahlan. Smile.rogueslayer452 on July 6th, 2011 04:36 am (UTC)
I think it would have worked, totally. Had they only been able to do it, I think it would have been the most beautiful thing ever to grace our screens. Tara and Willow reunited again, there aren't enough awwww's in the world.
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Renée: Caprica. Zoe Graystone.rogueslayer452 on July 6th, 2011 04:31 am (UTC)
I loved Tara so much. She was the sweetest thing ever, I loved her and Willow's growing relationship, and even with the heartache they were getting better until her devastatingly untimely death occurred. I couldn't handle it, poor Tara. :( I would have loved to have seen Tara back again, because that would have set things right.
aliasagent on July 6th, 2011 03:26 pm (UTC)
Everyone seems to be rewatching Buffy as of late. It's been long enough for me to watch that show without knowing everything that's going to happen so it's quite lovely.

I loved Tara. It would've been awesome if she could've come back. Season 6 and 7 were my least favourite though :(
Renée: BTVS. Buffy Summers.rogueslayer452 on July 6th, 2011 08:03 pm (UTC)
Well, personally I started rewatching mostly because I wanted to get the bad taste of Supernatural out of my mouth and erase it all from my brain. Of course, after just rewatching a few episodes I realized how much I missed this whole show so much that it turned into a marathonfest of the Buffster. I need my daily dosage of Joss Whedon-y goodness. :)

I disliked S6, but the show got better in S7, imo. I loved how it tied everything together with The First Evil and the Slayer line. It would have felt more completed had they brought Tara back for real, as this concept indicated. Too bad it didn't work out. :(