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Episode #247: ‘Buffy’ 7×14 and ‘Angel’ 4×12 – Demon Bus Trip

Hosted by Caitlin, Maj, Ariana and Brittany

January 16, 2018

Join ReWatchable as we discuss Buffy 7×14, “First Date,” and Angel 4×12, “Calvary.”

Superfans: Caitlin and Maj
Newbies: Brittany and Ariana

Fun Facts:
Brittany is stressing about playoff football (along with Caitlin). Ariana has been watching Kevin Probably Saves the World and finds it delightful. A wild Amy Aker appears and Ariana is back to working at Wolfram and Hart! Happy Anniversary, Maj! One year here, forever in our hearts. Caitlin’s fun fact is not so fun since she is teaching an 8:00 a.m. class.

Buffy season 7, episode 14, “First Date”:
-Synopsis
-Ariana is not impressed with how this episode downplayed the events of last week
-Giles’ flippant behavior is getting out of hand
-“You didn’t even call.”
-How serious is the First?
-Ashanti in her prime makes it to Buffy!
-“There is no way Ashanti would got out with Xander.”
-What are they doing to these characters in season 7?
-These series are going to intersect. Right?
-Is the First rallying troops in Los Angeles?
-Andrew is trying! But can we trust his motives?
-Principal HOTTIE is so uncomfortable
-Did they stretch out the Principal Wood reveal too long?
-SPIKE KILLED NIKKI WOOD
-Is there a comic for this?
-The First makes itself known to Wood and gives him some insight
-James Marsters is doing a great job as soulful Spike
-Spike in puberty versus Spike at 40 — EXCELLENT
-Favorite Scenes
-Favorite Lines

Angel season 4, episode 12, “Calvary”:
-Synopsis
-Let’s name check this episode for a hot second
-“An experience of intense mental suffering”
-Brittany finally gets to talk about Angelus
-What a great villain. WHAT A GREAT VILLAIN.
-Angel is actually observant, but maybe he isn’t willing to use everything he knows
-Angel needs to actively work on being good; it’s not in his nature
-“I need that on a pillow.”
-The soul is missing: DUN DUN DUN
-Gunn and Fred break up — angry, sad, happy, all the emotions
-Stick to your guns, Gunn
-Lilah has been a JOURNEY
-“He does love a convent.”
-Fred’s character has taken a few steps backwards. Where is her agency?
-Wes continues to be the worst
-DB is a great actor. Such a great actor.
-Was the spell actually just to trick Lorne?
-Cordelia who? Can anyone catch on?
-So much science questioning, not enough time
-Favorite Scenes
-Favorite Lines

Listener Feedback:
-We saw this Wood thing coming from a mile away. Well, part of it anyway.

Ariana’s Assumptions/Brittany’s Brainstorms:
Buffy season 7, episode 15, “Get It Done”
Buffy season 7, episode 16, “Storyteller”

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