The Weight Of The World S5 E21 (Buffy and the Art of Story Podcast)

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In The Weight Of The World (S5 E21 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Willow uses magic to reach a catatonic Buffy while the gang hunts for Dawn, who’s been captured by Glory. Along with the recap, this podcast episode focuses on: (1)  conflict between Buffy’s friends that brings the audience up to speed; (2)  a powerful main plot entirely in Buffy’s mind; (3)  Glory and Dawn show what works best - showing or telling exposition, emotion, and character; and (4)  it’s all about guilt - Ben’s, Glory’...
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Spiral S5 E20 (Buffy and the Art of Story Podcast)

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In Spiral (S5 E20 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Buffy and friends flee from Glory across the desert in a camper and the Knights of Byzantium follow. Along with the recap, this podcast episode focuses on: (1) how Spiral weaves in questions about Buffy’s escape plan, Ben’s & Glory’s origins and more to keep viewers engaged; (2) revealing exposition through conflict between Ben and a minion versus the near monologue General Gregor gives; (3) small moments that foreshadow the shocking end of ...
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