Re: "Firefly" - finished
I also didn't like the way the writers felt the need to make Tara's death (it was "Tara," right?) a sort of quasi-stacked accident, that he was coming to kill Buffy and accidentally killed Tara. I mean, they probably thought it would be too cut-and-dry if he killed Tara outright, and I guess Warren had already raped and killed a woman, but the scene was not only laughably ham-fisted down to the obligatory "blood splattered all over someone's face," it didn't really seem to make a difference in the end; I bet most BTVS fans probably didn't give a rat's ass about the moral implications of what Willow was doing and just felt Warren deserved to die.
Oh and also possibly the saddest tragedy to happen on the show--Adam killing a little kid, sort of like an homage to Karloff's Frankenstein throwing that little girl in the water--ended up being sort of a...not...terribly...emotionally powerful event. I bet lots of BTVS fans forgot it even happened, or felt it was perfunctory.
I'm not going to be reading the comics but knew Warren survived somehow. To me, he's dead.