Others are redeeming themselves after years in the industry.
As Kristin Davis puts it, "I can't say he had any redeeming qualities at all."
But, as Travis Williams puts it, “Every case has a redeeming quality, not necessarily every person.”
early 15c., "buy back, ransom," from Middle French redemer "buy back," from Latin redimere (see redemption). Theological sense of "deliver from sin and spiritual death" is from c.1500. Meaning "make amends for" is from 1520s. Sense of "make good" (a promise, obligation, etc.) is from 1840. Related: Redeemed; redeeming.