Faith, Hope, and Trick - Season 3 - Episode 3

Faith, Hope, and Trick - Season 3 - Episode 3

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The Watchers Gathered for the introduction of the new Slayer, Faith, in Faith, Hope, and Trick. It’s a super important episode, so of course we talked about Fear the Walking Dead, fashion, Scott, and Buffy’s confirmed status as an only child.

Oh, yeah, and a naked Angel falls out of the sky at the end.


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Directed by: James A. Contner

Written by: David Greenwalt

Air date: Oct 13, 1998

Rating: 3 Mr Pointies (plus a toothpick for naked Angel) out of 5.

 

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Dead Man's Party - Season 3, Ep 2

Dead Man's Party - Season 3, Ep 2

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The Watchers gathered for Dead Man’s Party. Buffy is saved from the awkwardness of her return by a zombie attack. There’s a horrible dead cat, a Jonathan sighting, teenagers invading a dinner party, Giles channels Ripper a little bit, and we talk about our expectations of friends.

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Directed by: James Whitmore Jr.

Written by: Marti Noxon

Air date: Oct 6, 1998

Rating:  3 Mr. Pointies out of 5

 

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Anne - Season 3, Ep 1

Anne - Season 3, Ep 1

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The Watchers are back! And Buffy is back, too. She’s living in a bad part of probably-LA and trying to disappear.

We talk about our high school experiences with grades, the nutritional value of cake v. pie, the preferred method for being hit by a car, the portrayal of social workers

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Written and Directed by: Joss Whedon

Air date: Sept 29, 1998

Rating: 4 Mr. Pointies out of 5

 

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Becoming parts 1 & 2 - Season 2, ep 21 & 22

Becoming parts 1 & 2 - Season 2, ep 21 & 22

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The Watchers gathered for “Becoming” the two-part finale to Buffy Season 2. Liam becomes Angel, Buffy becomes strong enough to kill Angel, Spike becomes friends with Joyce, Kendra becomes dead, Dru becomes a hypnotist, Xander becomes less trustworthy (though we all agree we would be friends with Xander if we knew him). Also, we universally don’t like Whistler and universally love Spike.

 

Full Synopsis on IMDB – Part 1Part 2

 

Written and Directed: Joss Whedon

Air date: May 12, 1998 and May 19, 1998

Rating - Overall: 3 Mr Pointies out of 5.

Part 1 – 3/5

Part II 4/5

 

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Go Fish - Season 2, Ep 20

Go Fish - Season 2, Ep 20

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The Watchers gathered for Go Fish and weren’t really happy about it. WentworthMiller is the bright, shining star emerging from the sewers of this episode (at least until he dives into them). We love you Wentworth! There’s a Jonathan sighting, we discuss bicep curls, and CW: casual misogyny and sexual assault.

 

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Directed by: David Semel

Written by: David Fury and Elin Hampton

Air date: May 5, 1998

Rating: 1 Mr. Pointy out of 5

 

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I Only Have Eyes for You Season 2, Ep 18

I Only Have Eyes for You Season 2, Ep 18

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Are the stars out tonight
I don't know if it's cloudy or bright
I only have eyes for you dear
Sha bop sha bop
- The Flamingos, 1959

The Watchers gathered for I Only Have Eyes for You. A pair of ghosts are haunting Sunnydale high, reliving over and over again the tragic end to their love story. The fact that it was a female teacher and a male student is troubling, and, in fact, there’s several troubling aspects to this episode.  Ultimately, it’s sweet and sad and if it doesn’t bring tears to your eyes, you might be a vampire.

Sha bop sha bop

Full Synopsis on IMDB

Sha bop sha bop

Directed by: James Whitmore Jr.

Written by: Marti Noxon

Air date: April 21, 1998

Rating: 5/5 Mr. Pointies.

Sha bop sha bop

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Sha bop sha bop

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.

 

Full Synopsis on IMDB

 

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.

 

Full Synopsis on IMDB

 

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.

Full Synopsis on IMDB

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.

 

Full Synopsis on IMDB

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

I'm a metaphor

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.

Full Synopsis on IMDB

 

Directed by: David Greenwalt

Written by: David Greenwalt

Air date: October 13, 1997

Rating: 1 Mr. Pointy out of 5

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