This week on Buffy and the Art of Story – Doomed (Season 4 Episode 11 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer), where Buffy faces another Apocalypse and Riley makes his case. This podcast episode looks at:
(1) how coincidences affect plot;
(2) similarities to The Zeppo, a Xander-centric episode;
(3) a super strong Story Spark but a Midpoint that lacks power; and
(4) a well structured Spike subplot with lots of momentum
Spoiler-free, except at the end (with plenty of warning).
Last Episode: Hush S4 E10
Next Up: A New Man
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