Prophecy Girls: A Buffy Rewatch Podcast
S2E18: “Killed by Death”

S2E18: “Killed by Death”

August 26, 2021

Buffy ends up in hospital, laid low by the flu. She manages to avoid becoming a test subject for an overly confident white male doctor and also beats up the competent Black doctor who’s just doing her job! But Buffy has noticed there’s a supernatural cause to the deaths of several children. To foil the monster responsible, instead of getting healthier, Buffy has to make herself even more ill. But can she really fight death?

 

Hear us discuss…

  • Where’s Billy and that helpful doctor from “Nightmares”??
  • How this episode feels so season 1
  • All the Scoobies try to help in their own way
  • This is actually a really good exploration of mortality
  • You get to choose between penis-stalk eyes and fangs; having both is greedy!

 

Trigger warnings

Child death, neck snapping

 

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S2E17: “Passion”

S2E17: “Passion”

August 19, 2021

With Angelus encroaching more on Buffy, she decides she has to tell Joyce everything. Well, not everything. But Joyce finds out that Buffy had sex with a mysterious and now abusive older guy. That goes about as well as you expect. Meanwhile, Jenny thinks she might have a way to restore Angel’s soul—and regain the Scoobies’ good graces. But no one is prepared for what Angelus has in store for Buffy, and nothing will ever be the same again.

 

Hear us discuss…

  • Why did it take this long for them to uninvite Angelus?
  • Angel and Dru are totally doing it.
  • Dogs can be evil too!
  • How this show handles abuse and grief with sensitivity
  • Jenny

 

Trigger warnings

Ableism, abusive relationship, death, grief, neck-snapping

 

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S2E16: “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered”

S2E16: “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered”

August 12, 2021

Cordelia dumps Xander to get back in with the popular crowd. Xander takes this about as well as you would expect—that is, extremely poorly. So poorly he has Amy cast a love spell that will leave Cordelia craving him for the rest of her days. Of course, no magic in Sunnydale works as intended, and Xander soon finds himself far more desirable than desired.

 

Hear us discuss…

  • Cordelia’s hard choices
  • Xander needs to stop giving women jewelry
  • Sweet, precious Willow, no!!
  • Oz acting out of character
  • Let’s stop congratulating Xander for doing the right thing

 

Trigger warnings

Sexual assault and harassment

 

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S2E15: “Phases”

S2E15: “Phases”

August 5, 2021

We all know adolescence brings changes. Body hair, a more acute sense of smell, attraction to the sexual heat of one’s fellow teens—wait, nope, that’s being a werewolf. And there’s one loose in Sunnydale, with predictably chaotic results. The Scoobies need to capture this hapless human before it can kill. But what will happen if the werewolf is someone close to home?

 

Hear us discuss…

  • Oz and Willow are the cutest couple
  • Willow goes from slut-shaming Cordelia to being confidantes?
  • Get in the back seat, Xander!
  • Homophobia isn’t a good look for anyone
  • Poor Theresa, destined merely to be Angel’s messenger

 

Trigger warning

Homophobia

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