Five by Five Angel Ep S1 E18 (Buffy and the Art of Story S4)

Buffy and the Art of Story podcast coverThis week on Buffy and the Art of Story, Faith’s story continues on Five by Five (Season 1 Episode 18 of Angel), a Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel crossover where an evil law firm hires Faith to kill Angel. This podcast episode looks at:

(1) Creating a sympathetic villain; (2) Flashbacks that might not be necessary but convey theme; (3) Using conflict to reveal backstory; and (4) An organization – Wolfram & Hart – as antagonist.

Spoiler-free, except at the end (with plenty of warning).

Last Episode: Who Are You?

Next Up: Sanctuary (an Angel crossover episode)

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About Lisa M. Lilly

In addition to hosting the podcast Buffy and the Art of Story, Lisa M. Lilly is the author of the bestselling four-book Awakening supernatural thriller series. She also wrote the Q.C. Davis mysteries, as well as numerous short stories. Her non-fiction includes books on writing craft under L. M. Lilly. She also founded