After Life S6 E3

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In After Life (S6 E3 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer), a demon Buffy’s friends think she brought back from hell torments everyone. Along with the recap, this podcast episode focuses on: (1) plot turns and protagonist questions that make After Life more of a continuation than a standalone story; (2) why monsters need rules and whether the demon here follows any; (3) hints the writers weave in to tell us Buffy is hiding things from her friends; and (4) seeds for season-long character and relationsh...
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Bargaining Part 2 S6 E2

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In Bargaining Part 2 (S6 E2 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer), demon bikers take over Sunnydale and Buffy claws her way out of the grave and thinks she’s in hell. Along with the recap, this podcast episode focuses on: (1) how Bargaining Parts 1 and 2 change the tone of series; (2) clever scene transitions that cue new viewers in and engage the audience; (3) a climax with a different protagonist; and (4) whether Buffy, though dead for Part 1, is the antagonist throughout. Last Episode: Bargainin...
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Intervention S5 E18 (Buffy and the Art of Story Podcast)

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In Intervention (Buffy the Vampire Slayer S5 E18), Buffy searches for meaning, Glory grills Spike, and the Scoobies meet the BuffyBot. Along with the recap, this podcast episode focuses on: (1) how all plot and subplot roads meet at the BuffyBot; (2) Glory as a not very scary hell god; and (3) why the BuffyBot can slay and love but Buffy struggles. Spoiler-free, except at the end (with plenty of warning). Last Episode: Forever S5 E17 Next Up: Tough Love, S5 E19 Work On Your Story ...
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