I am always surprised by people who saying Buffy getting kicked out in ‘Empty Places’ is out of character. If you watch her speech in ‘Get It Done’ you can totally see why the characters would do that. It may not make you feel ‘happy inside’ but that’s the direction the story was heading, if you don’t like it, you don’t like the story. You can’t wish away the bad parts in fiction. Head-canon is stupid.