Prophecy Girls: A Buffy Rewatch Podcast
S4E13: ”The I in Team”

S4E13: ”The I in Team”

August 4, 2022

Buffy is initiated into the Initiative, and she and Riley have never been closer. Can the girl who swore off office romances make this one work? That depends a lot on whether she can win over the mother-in-law. One thing is certain: if the Initiative thinks Buffy is just going to follow orders like a good little soldier, they haven’t done their research.

 

Hear us discuss…

  • So many innuendos
  • Giles and Spike have a good business relationship
  • We aren’t on board for the Ruffy sex
  • Or Maggie’s moonlighting as a sex tape producer
  • What might have been if the writers had paced things differently

 

Trigger warnings

Impalement, sex

 

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Bonus: True Blood (S1E1 & S1E2)

Bonus: True Blood (S1E1 & S1E2)

July 27, 2022

A vampire comes to Bon Temps, Louisiana and falls for Sookie Stackhouse. Meanwhile, her oversexed brother, Jason, gets wrapped up in a murder he didn’t commit. Or at least, he thinks he didn’t commit. Sookie struggles to balance her attraction to Bill the Vampire with her obligations to family and friends. Oh, and she’s telepathic.

 

Hear us discuss…

  • This is a very adult, very HBO take on vampires
  • The pacing and opening credits sequence
  • Our stereotypical understanding of the Deep South
  • Vampires as a metaphor for marginalized people
  • How Bill stacks up to other fictional vampire love interests

 

Trigger warnings

Murder, racism, sex

 

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Julian

Haley


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Bonus: Joss Whedon on Trial (feat. Becoming Buffy)

Bonus: Joss Whedon on Trial (feat. Becoming Buffy)

July 12, 2022

The hosts of Becoming Buffy join us to put the creator of Buffy himself on trial. Accused of misconduct, bullying, and more, Joss Whedon’s fall from grace has been well documented. Allegations from actors like Charisma Carpenter, Ray Fisher, and Gal Gadot have soured Whedon’s reputation—and perhaps his legacy. Join us as we discuss what we make of these issues, how they relate to the wider entertainment industry, and how they affect our perception of Buffy and other Whedon creations we consume.

 

Hear us discuss…

  • Who is Joss Whedon?
  • Whedon’s creative control over scripts
  • Toxic sets and writers’ rooms
  • Re-using your own terrible gags
  • Is Joss Whedon CANCELED?

 

Trigger warnings

Abuse, assault, infidelity, misogyny, racism, sexual harassment/assault

 

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S4E12: ”A New Man” (feat. Kendare Blake)

S4E12: ”A New Man” (feat. Kendare Blake)

June 30, 2022

Special guest Kendare Blake, author of In Every Generation, joins Steph and Kara to recap this Giles-centric episode.

 

Buffy introduces the new man in her life—Riley—to her old man, Giles, but she leaves out the part where Riley is a commando and Professor Walsh is his mom—er, commanding officer. Leave it up to Xander to spoil that for Giles, who then lets his guard down around Ethan Rayne and is turned into a demon for his troubles. Determined to get out of this pickle without asking for Buffy, Giles turns to the one person he can count on … Spike.

 

Hear us discuss…

  • Who is worse at keeping secrets: Riley or Xander?
  • Prepare for … Giles slander? Steph is as surprised as you.
  • Poor Giles’s house. Again.
  • Spike back on his evil bullshit? Yes, please!
  • Riley can barely take Ethan Rayne yet he thinks he can take Buffy?

 

Trigger warnings

Sexism

 

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S4E11: ”Doomed”

S4E11: ”Doomed”

June 23, 2022

Well, Riley and Buffy’s respective secrets are out. Before either of them can process this information, they experience an earthquake that Buffy sees as an apocalyptic portent. Giles, mellow unemployed bachelor that he is, disagrees. But when isn’t it a sign of the apocalypse? If the Scoobies—and a Hawaiian-shirt-wearing Spike—are going to save the world, they have to return to the most terrifying place on Earth: high school.

 

Hear us discuss…

  • Did Giles get into Joyce’s stash? Is that why his voice sounds funny?
  • The dialogue is as fresh as the cheese Xander delivers—not very
  • Spike might want to stop “helping”
  • The only thing “doomed” in this episode is Riley’s ability to keep secrets
  • Did we spot a certain trophy??

 

Trigger warning

Suicide attempt

 

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S4E10: ”Hush”

S4E10: ”Hush”

June 16, 2022

Can you hear that? No? Exactly. Silence descends upon Sunnydale, coinciding with the arrival of the tall, dark, and creepy Gentlemen. What do they want? Giles doesn’t know, can only circle their name on a sheet of paper. They’ve stolen everyone’s voice, and if Buffy’s prophecy dream is correct, only she can stop them. Remember: fortune favours the brave.

 

Hear us discuss…

  • Is “Ruffy” the Riley/Buffy ship name?
  • This episode hits differently in the age of texting
  • This is a horny episode
  • The Gentlemen are such excellent monsters!
  • The true Big Bad of this season: Mark the whiteboard guy

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Kyle

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S4E9: ”Something Blue”

S4E9: ”Something Blue”

June 9, 2022

Feeling sadder than she ever has in her life, Willow resorts to magic to cure her blues. But her attempt to take away her pain has side effects for all her pals (and Spike). Church bells ring, demons circle, and Giles has to decide what’s worse: losing his sight, or regaining it only to see Buffy and Spike take their vows. Soon, a spell gone wrong might be the least of Willow’s worries.

 

Hear us discuss…

  • The hottest place for a date is … a field in the middle of campus?
  • Giles and Spike seem to make great roommates!
  • Poor Willow. Poor, sad Willow. Poor, sad, BAD WILLOW! BAD!
  • Buffy and Spike? Doesn’t seem like it’d ever work.
  • We want more feminist D’Hoffryn!

 

Trigger warnings

Grief

 

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Angel S1E8: ”I Will Remember You”

Angel S1E8: ”I Will Remember You”

June 2, 2022

No, you are not hallucinating. We take a special road trip to LA, where Buffy is determined to confront Angel about his stalker-like yet heroic behaviour in “Pangs.” Of course, things don’t go as planned. When Angel suddenly becomes human again—mortal, vulnerable, but very much alive—he and Buffy have decisions to make. What does this mean for his hero’s journey? And can the broodiest vampire on Earth still brood, still be with Buffy, if he is just a mortal man?

 

Hear us discuss…

  • How much we miss Cordelia!
  • SMG and DB’s incredible acting
  • Just how much sex Buffy and Angel have in this ep. (So much.)
  • Doyle has the worst timing for exposition ever
  • Remember, this is all Xander’s fault

 

Trigger warnings

Sex

 

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S4E8: ”Pangs”

S4E8: ”Pangs”

May 26, 2022

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Thanksgiving! With her mom away, Buffy resolves to host her own, traditional gathering at Giles’s house, complete with real whipped cream. But an unexpected guest and the stereotypically angry spirit of a Chumash warrior both crash the party. Giles and Willow need to stop bickering about colonialism long enough to face these threats, and Buffy gets a little help from a friend.

 

Hear us discuss…

  • Anya’s lusty wrong feelings
  • Angel and how he’s not evil (swoon)
  • Spike steals this episode
  • Buffy, you’re doing Thanksgiving all wrong
  • But not as wrong as the Indigenous rep in this ep

 

Trigger warnings

Colonialism, disease, genocide, racism

 

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S4E7: ”The Initiative”

S4E7: ”The Initiative”

May 19, 2022

Riley Finn thinks Buffy Summers is “peculiar.” If she wanted to go out with him, well … that wouldn’t be so bad. Unfortunately, Riley’s lusty wrong feelings are complicated by his role as a military commando in the top-secret Initiative. He and his frat boy grad student soldier buddies have to hunt down an escaped Hostile—but Buffy is also hunting this familiar, bleach-blonde vampire. Who will get to Spike first?

 

Hear us discuss…

  • Buffy doesn’t know her own strength
  • Ugh, Parker, please disappear into a deep, dark hole
  • Willow and Riley in cahoots!! So adorable.
  • Spike: always hilarious, always making us uncomfy
  • OK, but DO flares ricochet??

 

Trigger warnings

Attempted rape, misogyny

 

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Molly

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