The Tara-Willow relationship, especially the way that the two characters eventually got together was one of the greatest pieces of television, especially LGBTQ television. Part of the reason was that it was so natural. Quite the opposite: you guys had us believing that Tara was loving in vain and that Willow had no idea what was going on. But she knew the whole time. Ad — content continues below.
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Buffy and Willow consider each other besties, but "frenemies" may be a more accurate description. Time and again the two are at odds over everything from boys to Willow's frustration at being a sidekick. Here are 10 reasons why Buffy and Willow aren't real friends. During Season 4, the group dynamic of the Scooby Gang goes through a dramatic shift. Buffy and Xander find themselves in new relationships while Oz abandons Willow to go in search of a way to control his wolfy side. She's heartbroken, and it doesn't take long for her friends, including Buffy, to grow tired of Willow's whining. It's not the only time Willow's magic goes wonky, adversely affecting her friends, but it's also not the first time Buffy finds herself too preoccupied with her boyfriend or being the Slayer to support Willow. During Season 4, Buffy is consumed with new boyfriend Riley and the top-secret government agency known as the "Initiative.
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Meanwhile, Buffy and Giles secretly try to learn more about the new evil that is hunting her and her family. Willow and Tara are on the bed in Willow's dorm room, with Tara reading spell books and Willow under the covers. Willow asks for a story and Tara tells her about a kitten. Willow tells Tara she is tired but Tara asks if she can keep the light on to study spells, telling Willow she just wants to catch up to her level. Willow convinces her to come to bed and the two snuggle.
Colonel McNamara talks with a superior about plans for the Initiative, about getting Riley back under his command and about dealing with Buffy. Spike tells Adam that Buffy is going to be a difficult challenge to defeat and he shouldn't underestimate her. Spike talks about having already killed two Slayers Xin Rong and Nikki Wood , yet having been unable to kill Buffy, especially because of the Initiative chip now in his head.