In Triangle (Buffy the Vampire Slayer S5 E11), Anya and Willow conjure an evil troll as Buffy deals with post-Riley life. This podcast episode recaps Triangle, focusing on:
- Anya, Willow, and Xander are in a troll triangle and it's Buffy's show – so who is the protagonist?
- running season arcs but no subplots for Spike, Xander, Buffy, and Dawn;
- what less dramatic plot turns do to the episode's pace; and
- should you break your characters for a joke?
Spoiler-free, except at the end (with plenty of warning).
Last Episode: Into The Woods S5 E10
Next Up: Checkpoint S5 E12 on July 4 (after a short break)
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