Guest Starring: 
 Eliza Dushku: 
 Kristine Sutherland: 
 (Joyce Summers) 
 Alexis Denisof: 
 (Wesley Wyndham-Price) 
 Harry Groener: 
 (Mayor Richard Wilkins) 
 Jack Plotnik: 
 (Deputy Mayor Alan Finch) 
 K Todd Freeman: 
 (Mr Trick) 
  15. Consequences.  
Angel attempts an intervention.
Struggling to deal with her murder of the mayor's assistant, Faith tries to pin the blame on Buffy. When this fails, she turns to someone whom she thinks will take her in.
  Great quotes:  
  • Cordelia: "I like a man with two last names."
  • Willow: "I wanna be fester-free."
  Fantastic moments:  
  • The Scoobies get back together and everyone realises that Xander had sex with Faith. This is a great scene, Willow point out that she doesn't "...have to say 'oh', I got it already..."while Buffy tells Xander that Faith "...doesn't take the guys she has a connection with very seriously, no offence.", Xander's response: "Why would I be offended by that?"
  • Faith's dark blue top is unfeasibly tight and as such rather splendid.
  Duff Bits:  
  • The conversation between Buffy and Faith when they discuss Mr Finch's death is rather protracted and, although it solidifies the characters, it brings nothing new to the plot.
  • How did Angel get into Faith's flat? I don't recall him ever being invited there.
  • It makes no sense at all that the Scoobies would let Xander, the most vulnerable and weakest of their number, go one on one with Faith in her de-stabilised state. Then he hams up his 'investigation' with a dumb line that lets Faith on to the fact that they don't trust her. Poor planning from the gang there.
  • Why does Mr Trick have to die in such an inconsequential and dull way? He was a great character.
  Dean's comments:  
 'Consequences' is annoying because is tries to deal with the plot arc of season 3 by itself without having a self-contained story; it certainly suffers because of that. This is very much 'the morning after the night before' and although it isn't officially a two-parter it certainly feels like it. Its nice to see the Scoobies back together having their 'summit meeting' after their estrangements in the last few shows, but there are a lot of problems with this episode. Aside from the plot holes and absurdities noted above the episode is too slow with too much dialogue telling us nothing new. The best bits are when Faith tries to frame Buffy and the final scene in the Mayor's office; most of the rest of the episode is inconsequential to that plot. This is a plot that they wussed out of in 'Ted' last season (abuse of Slayer powers, innocents getting in the line of duty etc...) and now they're having another go with Faith. Faith's ultimate defection to the Mayor's side is totally in character and sets the final quarter of the season up for a rip-roaring finish. 
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