Willow #5 Recap
Willow’s individual story is closing, as she is given new purpose to join with the others. Returning magic to the world was her goal and we got to see her through on that journey. What we’re left with is an understanding that sometimes our power to succeed has to come from within.
Note: This recap may contain spoilers!
When we pick up the story again, Rack and Willow are facing off. We got a nice flashback to remind us who Rack was in Willow’s past and the new information that she didn’t kill him, as we all thought, but instead just put him into a coma. We were also treated to a nice magic duel between them, seeing how far their powers could stretch and what their limitations were. Rack was soon taken care of by an outside force and then Willow got a few self-revelations to put her on the path of magic again. Willow cannot bring magic back to the entire world, but she can bring it back within herself and then distribute it as necessary. It’s not what she was aiming for, but it’s good enough for now. Perhaps the world just needed some light shed on it after all.
This issue, to me, felt like one long mission to teach Willow a lesson reminiscent of Dumbo. She had the power within her all along and didn’t need the feather to fly. It was a bit of a letdown as I neared the end and realized that was what would become the final answer. Yes, Willow is a great and powerful witch who I enjoy seeing triumph over adversity, but I also wanted to see her not become the one true savior of the world. She rejoined her dark and light magic sides, which was what the caterpillar was talking about way back when, and that was a great step forward. I wonder what will be in store for her once she does re-enter the main storyline. Are her friends going to accept her for being the beacon that she’s been told she is? Or will she be underestimated just as she has been many times before? We’ll have to wait and see.
Rating: 2 / 5 Stars