So to speak? Every time I re-watch Buffy, Forrest is one of the characters I least look forward to seeing again. He's alright when he's Riley's friend and second in command, but when he starts becoming jealous of Buffy he becomes more two-dimensional and insufferable. Watching "Goodbye, Iowa" right now, after Forrest jumps to the conclusion that Buffy must have staked Maggie; I can't help but think his fate of becoming another hybrid experiment and being killed is too easy. For one thing it just continues his course as a flat character, whose sole purpose becomes to personally antagonize Riley. More than that though, I feel like it'd be much more satisfying if there were more of a reckoning for Forrest; being forced to face the error of following Maggie and his own decisions. Even if it's just being disgraced and court-martialed, if not owning that truth and turning his life around and atone. The way it happened, he still feels completely justified and dies, which just seems anticlimactic to me.
“In the game of chess, you can never let your adversary see your pieces.”
Forrest is a true believer or ladder climber. He is one of those people you may have worked with who support all the stupid decisions and policies laid down by the company and will even go against others and his own best interests because they believe they can climb that ladder some more.
He could have had more serious things happen to him but at that stage for me anyway the story line had become really boring and I was happy to see it over with. But it might have been nice to see him get treated the same way that he treated the other supernatural oddities he was bringing in.