Passion - Season 2, Ep 17

Passion - Season 2, Ep 17

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The Watchers gathered for Passion – where Angelus lets his creep flag fly high and free. Angel is a busy man, interfering with Dru and Spike, sneaking into Buffy’s bedroom, sneaking into Willow’s bedroom, sneaking into… well, you get the idea. We talk about whether or not Jenny even needed to be a Roma, Anthony Stewart Head’s fantastic acting as grief-stricken Giles barely holding on to Ripper, and whether that voice-over affectation works. Also, OMG THAT PUPPY WAS SO CUTE!

Full Synopsis on IMDB

Directed by: Michael E. Gershman

Written by: Ty King  

Air date: Feb 24, 1998

Rating:  4 plus a pile of splinters from a broken pool cue Mr Pointies out of 5

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Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered - Season 2, Ep 16

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered - Season 2, Ep 16

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The Watchers Gathered for Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered.

Cordi breaks up with Xander on Valentines Day, which prompts Xander to do something so stupid, Giles can’t stand to look at him. In addition to discussing what Xander managed to do right along the way, the Watchers have a conversation about break-up etiquette.

 

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Directed by: James A. Contner

Written by: Marti Noxon

Air date: Feb 10, 1998

Rating: 3/5 Mr. Pointies

 

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Phases - Season 2, Ep 15

Phases - Season 2, Ep 15

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The Watchers gathered for Phases. There’s a lot more going on here than a werewolf story. Its age is showing a little bit in Larry’s storyline – it was treated as a joke, but was still a hugely significant moment. We also discover where you can buy iron manacles online, discuss the hazards of tiny backpacks, LARP, and cute girl backpacks v practical backpacks. Also, bunny facts.

 

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Directed by: Bruce Seth Green

Written by: Rob DesHotel & Dean Batali

Air date: January 27, 1998

Rating: 3/5 Mr. Pointies

 

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Innocence - Season 2 Ep 14

Innocence - Season 2 Ep 14

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The Watchers gathered for Innocence: the introduction of Angelus, the outing of Jenny, Angelus’s brutal verbal destruction of Buffy, his introduction to his ‘family’ of Dru and Spike, Dru’s rockin fashion sense, a serious lack of prophetic wordplay, and Oz giving us all feels.

Innocence is one of the most important episodes to the lore and overall arc of season 2, and even the series and the Angel spinoff.

 

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Directed by: Joss Whedon

Written by: Joss Whedon

Air date: Jan 20, 1998

Rating: 5/5 Mr. Pointies.

 

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Suprise - Season 2, Ep 13

Suprise - Season 2, Ep 13

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The Watchers gathered for Surprise, the 13th episode of the second season. Buffy’s 17th birthday goes about as well as Buffy’s birthday ever goes. We discuss the choices for Jenny’s character, how awesome Dru and Spike are together. Buffy and Angel are nearly killed, barely escape, and then… Surprise.

 

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Directed by: Michael Lange

Written by: Marti Noxin

Air date: January 19, 1998

Rating: 3 Mr. Pointies out of 5.

 

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Bad Eggs - Season 2, ep 12

Bad Eggs - Season 2, ep 12

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The Watchers gathered for Bad Eggs.

Sunnydale students are given eggs and told to treat them like babies. Turns out, they are babies. Baby bezoars (not the medical kind, “pre-pre-historic” parasites).

Buffy has to battle the Gorch brothers, her controlled friends and watchers, and deal with being grounded.

 

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Directed by: David Greenwalt

Written by: Marti Noxon

Air date: January 12, 1998

 

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Ted

Ted

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The Watchers gathered for Ted, a truly outstanding episode.

John Ritter is the creepiest bad guy ever, in no small part because of how he almost always plays a fun, goofy, good guy.

There is some discussion of domestic violence, child abuse, and women being believed when they report violence.

Also boundaries in your own home, particularly when a child is involved (just don’t walk into someone else’s bedroom, you guys).

PSA from the Watchers: Don’t fall in love with your heroes.

 

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Directed by: Bruce Seth Green

Written by: David Greenwalt and Joss Whedon

Air date: Dec 8, 1997

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What's my Line, Parts 1 & 2

What's my Line, Parts 1 & 2

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NOTE: This episode was recorded before the allegations of infidelity against Joss Whedon by his ex-wife.  Once More With Feeling is a podcast about Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It is not about Joss Whedon. We are discussing his work, not his personal character.

And with that out of the way…. Your Watchers gathered for the two parter, What’s my Line. We’re introduced to Kendra the Vampire Slayer, Xander and Cordi kiss for the first (and second) time, Willow and Oz get together, Dru is healed, and an entire generation of kinksters discover their kink during one memorable scene between Dru and Angel.

We weren’t drunk, just super tired, y’all.

Full Synopsis on IMDB Part I Part II

Part I

Directed by: David Solomon

Written by: Howard Gordon and Marti Noxon

Air date: November 17, 1997

Part II

Directed by: David Semel

Written By: Marti Noxon

Air Date: November 25, 1997

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Buffy the unaired Pilot

Buffy the unaired Pilot

Watchers Adrean and Jack gather for the unaired original pilot of Buffy. This has never been officially realeased and according to Whedon never will be “while there is strength in these bones” because it “sucks on ass.”

Nonetheless, the Watchers seemed to enjoy it.

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Directed by:  Joss Whedon

Written by: Joss Whedon

Air date: Never, ever ever.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Movie

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Movie

Watcher Donna couldn't be there for this recording session, so the other Watchers decided to do the 1992 movie, Buffy the Vampire Slayer staring Kristy Swanson, Donald Sutherland, Paul Rubens, Rutger Hauer, and Luke Perry (had Donna been there, there would have been significanlty more gushing over Rutger Hauer).

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Directed by: Fran Rubel Kuzui

Written by: Joss Whedon

Released: 1992

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The Dark Age - Season 2, Ep 8

The Dark Age - Season 2, Ep 8

The Watchers gathered for The Dark Age, the second episode to feature Gile’s old friend Ethan Rayne. We learn more about Giles’ past as Ripper and watch his relationship build with Jenny.

The Watchers talk about a lot of things, including whether shorts count as pants, Robin Sach’s [Ethan] spectacular biceps, our frustration with what they’ve done with Jenny’s character, becoming an adult, dumb things we do when we’re 20, and that validation is good for everyone.

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Directed by: Bruce Seth Green

Written by: Joss Whedon

Air date: November 10, 1997

Rating: 3 Mr Pointies out of 5

 

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Lie to Me - Season 2, Ep 7

Lie to Me - Season 2, Ep 7

The Watchers gathered for Lie to Me. Spike and Dru, Jealous Buffy, jealous Angel, jealous Xander, Willow’s bedtime lipstick, vampire lore, and Buffy’s old friend Ford. Who is lying to her.

This episode also introduces Chantarelle – aka Joan Appleby, aka Sister Sunshine, aka Anne Steele. She will appear several times in the Buffyverse and ends up as an important supporting character in Angel.

 

Full Synopsis on IMDB

 

Directed by: Joss Whedon     

Written by: Joss Whedon

Air date: Nov 3, 2997

Rating: 4 Mr. Pointies out of five

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Halloween - Season 2, Ep 6

The Watchers gathered for Halloween, a bright shining point of light of joy and happiness after the last couple episodes.

This episode is significant in several ways, introducing Ethan Rayne, Larry, and Giles past as Ripper. Also, Xander’s knowledge of soldiery things and Allison Hannigan’s most excellent abdomen.

The Watchers also share some Halloween memories of their own. Be warned – one of these memories is super disturbing. Apparently….

Also, I promise we were not playing with bubble wrap while recording. In a totally unrelated note, Mini Reeses cups are banned from further recording.

 

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Directed by: Bruce Seth Green

Written by: Carl Ellsworth

Air date: October 27, 1997

Rating:  4 Mr. Pointies out of 5

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Reptile Boy, Season 2, Ep 5

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I'm a metaphor

The watchers gathered for Reptile Boy.

Woof.

This one goes to eleven.

A cautionary tale about college boys and accepting drinks from strange men, also about letting Cordelia talk you into anything or making decisions because you’re mad at your vampiric non-boyfriend. Also, an extremely unsubtle metaphor. We’re mad at Xander again, but hey… we spotted the guy who did that “Shoes” video.

Also, Virgil the cat bumps the microphone then expresses his opinion on being removed from the room.

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Directed by: David Greenwalt

Written by: David Greenwalt

Air date: October 13, 1997

Rating: 1 Mr. Pointy out of 5

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Inca Mummy Girl

Inca Mummy Girl

The watchers gathered for Inca Mummy Girl. Best thing about this episode? Introduction of Oz and introduction of his interest in Willow (he's gonna break your heart, Willow!). 

 

More, “Oh, Xander” discussions. How NOT to eat Twinkies. We discuss the actual girl Ampata was probably based on and sacrificial rituals which include a ton of drugs, booze, and food.

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Directed by: Ellen S. Pressman

Written by: Matt Kiene and Joe Reinkemeyer

Air date: Oct 6, 1997

Rating: 2 Mr. Pointies out of 5

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School Hard

School Hard

The Watchers gathered for…

 

OMG SPIKE!

It’s Blondie Bear! He’s HERE!

…ahem.

The Watchers gathered for School Hard. This episode is great for a lot of reasons, most notably the introduction of Spike and Drucilla and the end of The Anointed One. We discuss awkward ways to touch your beloved, why you would pick your two most troublesome students for a special event, and “Why is Sheila?”

Also… we really love Spike.

Full Synopsis on IMDB

 

Directed by: John T. Kretchmer

Written by: David Greenwalt, created by Joss Whedon, story by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt, Exec Story Editors: Rob DesHotel and Dean Batali

Air date: Sept 29, 1997

 

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Season 2, Ep 2 - Some Assembly required

Season 2, Ep 2 - Some Assembly required

Buffy’s take on Bride of Frankenstein was not our favorite episode. We talk about dress codes and 90’s fashion (seriously, you guys, this isn’t a podcast about dress codes and 90’s fashion – despite all evidence to the contrary), and ways this episode of Buffy could have been better.

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Directed by: Bruce Seth Green

Written by: Ty King, Created by Joss Whedon, Story Editors: Rob Deshotel and Dean Batali

Air date: September 22, 1997

 

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Season 2, Ep 1 - When She Was Bad

Season 2, Ep 1 - When She Was Bad

The Watchers gathered for the premier of Buffy Season 2, “When She Was Bad.” Listen, when Cordelia is lecturing you about being a bitch… you’re being a bitch. Topics include inappropriate flirtation and those really horrible pants Cordi was wearing in the last scene. Also, Virgil Circles the cat becomes a Watcher initiate by rubbing on the microphone.

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Directed by: Joss Whedon

Written by: Joss Whedon, story editing by Rob DesHotel and Dean Batali

Air date: 15 September 1997

 

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Episode 11 - Prophecy Girl

Episode 11 - Prophecy Girl

The Watchers gatherered for the Buffy Season One finale, Prophecy Girl.

Buffy doesn’t want to be Xander’s date to the dance and Willow doesn’t want to be Xander’s consolation prize. Buffy overhears Angel and Giles discussing the prophecy that she’s going to die. Cordelia is earning points towards her Slayerette badge. And we have thoughts about all of this.

Also, never ever use Xander’s CPR technique. It’s bad.

Full Synopsis on IMDB

Directed by: Joss Whedon

Written by: Joss Whedon

Air date: June 2, 1997

 

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Episode 10 - Out of Mind, Out of Sight

Episode 10 - Out of Mind, Out of Sight

The watchers gathered for Out of Mind, Out of Sight, a story about a girl so overlooked at Sunnydale that she became invisible. And then started hunting people.

Even the Watcher’s loyal hound Maddox had opinions about this episode.

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Directed by: Reza Badiyi

Written by: Joss Whedon (story). Ashley Gable, Thomas A. Swyden (teleplay)

Air date: May 19, 1997

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Directed by: Reza Badiyi

Written by: Joss Whedon (story). Ashley Gable, Thomas A. Swyden (teleplay)

Air date: May 19, 1997

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