The Prom S3 E20 (Buffy and the Art of Story)

Buffy and the Art of Story Podcast CoverThis week on the podcast Buffy and the Art of StoryThe Prom (Season 3 Episode 20 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer), where Buffy fights monsters that threaten the Prom and Angel questions whether he and Buffy have a future together. Also: 

(1) What looks like resolution of the Buffy/Angel relationship — but is it?

(2) A very subtle Story Spark or Inciting Incident;

(3) Why the A plot is not obvious until we reach the episode’s Climax; 

(4) No real major plot turn at the three-quarter point – though there is escalation.

As always, the discussion of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is spoiler-free, except at the end (with plenty of warning).

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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

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