When Buffy dies for two minutes in Season One of Buffy The Vampire Slayer the Watchers Council is made aware of it due to the rising of the new slayer Kendra. When Kendra comes to Sunnydale several months later, she is shocked to discover there is a second slayer. There are only two explanations for this:
- The Council never bothered to pick up the phone and contact Giles (no reassignment, no condolences, no questions), or
- The Council knew everything and was keeping Buffy, Giles, Kendra and her watcher in the dark.
Is the Council incompetent or malevolent?