Gingerbread - Season 3, Ep 11

Gingerbread - Season 3, Ep 11

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The Watchers gathered for Gingerbread. Mass hysteria has taken over Sunnydale and they target the supernatural. We discuss bangs, how much more interesting this would have been if it hadn’t been a supernatural influence, and whether or not drunkenness is a good analogy for supernatural influence.

 

 

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Directed by: James Whitmore, Jr

Written by: Jane Espinson

Air date: Jan 12, 1999

Rating: 2 Mr. Pointies out of 5

 

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Amends - Season 3, Ep 10

Amends - Season 3, Ep 10

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The Watchers gathered for a Christmas Miracle! This is an important episode, but not a strong one. David Boreanaz is still phoning it in as Angel and we’re about done with it. This is the introduction of the First and resolution of several lingering relationship questions. We learn more about Xander’s home life and Angel’s past. An amazing performance from Anthony Stewart Head in his scene with Angel.

 

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Written and Directed: Joss Whedon

Air date: Dec 15, 1998

Rating: 3 Mr Pointies out of 5

 

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The Wish - Season 3, Ep 9

The Wish - Season 3, Ep 9

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The Watchers return! In this episode we discuss the iconic episode The Wish. We talk Harry Potter and vampire pairing standards. Cordelia’s sudden monochromatic wardrobe. Oz’s wonderful honesty. Whether any of Willow’s parts actually belong to Oz. Buckle up, it’s a long one!

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Directed by: David Greenwalt

Written by: Marti Noxon

Air date: December 8, 1998

Rating: 4 Mr. Pointies out of 5

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Episode 1 - Welcome to the Hellmouth and the Harvest

Once More With Feeling - 20th Anniversary Buffy Fancast.

The watchers gathered to watch the premier of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which premiered on March 10, 1997.

Discussions include: Mark Metcalf's acting, how young everyone looks, tropes, the fantastic yet totally 90's clothes, and that we kinda wish Jesse had lived.

Join us in celebrating the first episode Buffy and, not coincidentally, the first episode of Once More With Feeling, a Buffy 20th anniversary Fancast! 

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Episode 2 - The Witch

Buffy wants to be a cheerleader, but there's a witch in her way.

Introduces the character of Amy, who will be influential throughout the series.

Xander continues to be a teenage boy, Cordilia continues to be the queen of Sunnydale High, even while blind, and Willow continues to be a quiet badass.

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Episode 3 - Teacher's Pet

The Watchers discuss Teacher's Pet. A new teacher comes in to teach biology, and she plans to teach Xander a LOT about biology. In this episode the Watchers discuss the difficulties of being a teenager, including the stigma attached to virginity, Angel's bizarre devotion to being cryptic, The Jacket, and a lot of talk about Xander's character.

 

Also in this episode - it's super important to listen to each other. The more you know...

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Episode 4 - Never Kill a Boy on the First Date?

"The Five will die, and from their ashes the Anointed shall rise."

...but in the meantime, Buffy has a date and none of the men in her life are OK with it.

Conversation topics include Sunnydale High's dress code, which Hogwart's houses the Scooby Gang would belong to, which Hogwart's houses the Watchers would belong to, remaining friends after a break up, and whether Owen should have just joined up with the Scooby Gang.

Also, we should really learn to listen to each other more and be good allies and people worthy of having an ally.

 

Also, SMG is super short.

 

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Episode 5 - The Pack

Xander got hot all of a sudden. 

 

We talk about the attraction of bad boys, the non-benefits of forgetting, and whether lines where crossed by Xander.

Willow is still smart, Buffy is kind, and when not possessed by an evil hyena spirit, Xander is good.

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Episode 6 - Angel

The Watchers gathered for Angel - the mythology episode that revealed Angel's vampiric truth. 

We discuss racial slurs, proper semi-automatic pistol firing technique, Hamilton (but, c'mon. I mean... we always discuss Hamilton), 90's fashion (another thing we always do), Problematic Xander is problematic, why Angel doesn't tell Buffy that Darla has permission to come into her house, and how it's hard to take Neidermeyer seriously as the Master (spoiler - it's cause he's Neidermeyer)

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Episode 7 - I, Robot - You, Jane

"Do you love me?" - Moloch

The watchers gathered to watch Willow get catfished by an ancient demon trapped in a book then released into the terrifying wilds of 1997's internet.

This episode introduced Miss Calendar - the technopagan - as the computer teacher and Gile's love interest.

In addition to the episode, we talk about wardrobe (our own and the show), that Xander is growing into the character we remember loving, the BS book v computer debate and the BS 'dangers of the internet' theme that kept popping up in the 90's.

 

 

 

 

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Directed by: Stephen L. Posey

Written by: Ashley Gable & Thomas A. Swyden

Airdate: April 28, 1997

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Revelations - Season 3, Ep 6

Revelations - Season 3, Ep 6

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The Watchers gathered for Revalations.

The cat is out of the bag about Angel. Faith’s new watcher is in town, and she’s very concerned about the McGuffin. Twists and turns and manipulation. Xander is both horrible and not-horrible in this ep. Xillow continues to not be terribly believable. Angel mysteriously knows things. The McGuffin is not terribly impressive

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Directed by: James A. Contner

Written by: Douglas Petrie

Air date: Nov 17, 1998

Rating:  4 Mr Pointies out of 5

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Homecoming - Season 3, Ep 5

Homecoming - Season 3, Ep 5

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The Watchers gathered for Homecoming, where Buffy and Cordelia go head-to-head for Homecoming Queen, Mr. Trick tries to kill Buffy and Faith but instead ends up with Buffy and Cordelia, and the Scooby Gang is suffering from all the fallout.

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Written and directed by: David Greenwalt

Air date: November 3, 1998

Rating:  2 Mr. Pointies out of 5

 

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Killed by Death - Season 2, ep 18 (aka: oops, this should have gone up in October. Sorry)

Killed by Death - Season 2, ep 18 (aka: oops, this should have gone up in October. Sorry)

The Watchers gathered for Killed by Death, in which – what’s that you say? This is out of order? Why, yes, you’re completely right. Apparently, Watcher Donna glitched and just skipped posting this one. Ooops. So,it’s going up now and we’ll get back to season 3 next week. Sorry! –in which we discover that Slayers can get sick. Buffy sees a terrifying monster that no one else can. It’s killing sick kids, just like Buffy’s childhood friend. This episode is creepy!

 

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Directed by: Deran Sarafian

Written by: Dean Batali and Rob Des Hotel

Air date: March 3, 1998

Rating: 4 Mr. Pointies out of 5

 

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Beauty and the Beasts - Season 3, Ep 4

Beauty and the Beasts - Season 3, Ep 4

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#notallbeasts

The watchers gather for Beauty and the Beasts, a Jekyll and Hyde story that completely failed to display any subtly at all. Xander is in the dog house for sleeping on duty. Someone is killed by a beast and we don’t know if it was werewolf Oz, Angel, or maybe the new guy, Pete.

We also talk about changing male standards of attractiveness in the last 20 years.

Full Synopsis on IMDB

Male Stars are too Buff Now

Directed by: James Whitmore, Jr.

Written by: Marti Noxon

Air date: October 20, 1998

Rating: 2 Mr. Pointies out of 5

 

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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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