Prophecy Girls: A Buffy Rewatch Podcast
S2E05: “Reptile Boy”

S2E05: “Reptile Boy”

May 27, 2021

Cordelia has a problem: if she wants to attend a frat party, she needs Buffy to come along. Buffy has a problem: Angel doesn’t want to go on a date with her! Xander has a problem: no one cares about how much he isn’t over Buffy. There’s a lot of problems in this episode, but don’t worry, because you know what solves all problems? Ritual human sacrifice to a lizard lord.

 

Hear us discuss…

  • Shut up about how much you hate Angel, Xander
  • This episode’s entirely unsubtle metaphor for date rape
  • Who’s the true reptile boy here?
  • Willow, go off, girl!
  • The swift, unyielding justice that is Sunnydale

 

Trigger warnings

Date rape, drug abuse, kidnapping, sexual assault

 

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S2E04: “Inca Mummy Girl”

S2E04: “Inca Mummy Girl”

May 20, 2021

The reanimated mummy of an Incan princess secretly takes the place of a cultural exchange student staying at Buffy’s house. Xander, of course, is smitten with her. But she has the unfortunate habit of sucking the souls from innocent people. Buffy and the gang race to find the mummy who’s right under their noses. Meanwhile, Willow struggles to set aside her unrequited feelings for Xander even as she attracts the attention of a laid-back musician.

 

Hear us discuss…

  • The least subtle mummy girl ever
  • Xander continues to the worst
  • Willow deserves better
  • Buffy continues to show her newfound acceptance of her Slayer duties
  • Take a drink every time Steph or Kara say “cultural appropriation”

 

Trigger warnings

Cultural appropriation

 

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S2E03: “School Hard”

S2E03: “School Hard”

May 13, 2021

Buffy must plan a successful parents’ night at Sunnydale High or face expulsion because she’s the baddest bitch in school, right up there with Sheila, who stabs teachers and hangs at bars that make the Bronze look like some place kids go after school. But look out, Sheila, because there’s a new badass in town: Spike, a bleach-blonde, leather-wearing vampire out to ruin parents’ night—oh, and also kill the Slayer.

 

Hear us discuss…

  • Spike’s incredible entrance
  • How great and significant Spike is in general
  • Drusilla is so creepy!
  • BUFFY’S MOM FINALLY HAS A NAME but might also be high all the time
  • Poor Colin, never got to take his villainous enterprise IPO

 

Trigger warnings

Bloodplay, marijuana use, mental illness, neck snapping

 

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S2E02: “Some Assembly Required”

S2E02: “Some Assembly Required”

May 6, 2021

Someone in Sunnydale is digging up bodies for parts. Bodies of young, attractive girls, to be precise. Buffy is determined to put a stop to it. Meanwhile, Giles and Jenny Calendar go on a date, and Xander continues to be ungracious even to those who are calling him heroic.

 

Hear us discuss…

  • Actual development in Buffy and Angel’s relationship!
  • As a filler episode, it’s still better than season 1
  • Stitching girls together is creepy
  • How this episode is very much about rape
  • How did Buffy and team deal with Chris??

 

Trigger warnings

Body horror, kidnapping, rape

 

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