This week on Buffy and the Art of Story – This Year's Girl (Season 4 Episode 15 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer), where Faith awakens from her coma. This podcast episode looks at:
(1) telling the story and building character through setting and objects; (2) the opposite of Show Don't Tell – powerful scenes and moments we don't see; (3) strong conflict that conveys exposition without slowing the pace; and (4) who is the protagonist? Faith or Buffy?
Spoiler-free, except at the end (with plenty of warning).
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