Tough Love S5 E19 (Buffy and the Art of Story Podcast)

Buffy and the Art of Story podcast coverIn Tough Love (Buffy the Vampire Slayer S5 E19), Tara and Willow have their first fight, Buffy struggles to deal with Dawn, and Glory believes she’s found the key and attacks. Along with the recap, this podcast episode focuses on:

(1) scenes that build suspense but still play fair by cutting just before a key moment; (2) whether the last scene where Glory confronts Buffy serves as a climax, game changer, or cliff hanger; and (3) how Tough Love changes when viewed as a complete story versus Part 1 of 2.

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

Last Episode: Intervention, S5 E18

Next Up: Spiral, S5 E20

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About Lisa M. Lilly

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