Prophecy Girls: A Buffy Rewatch Podcast

S3E12: ”Helpless”

December 23, 2021

The Watchers’ Council woke up this morning and chose violence. Literally. While Buffy is dreaming of ice shows with daddy, Daddy Giles injects her with a suspicious substance. Coincidentally, Buffy’s powers begin to wane. It’s all part of a plan to test the Slayer by sending her into a deadly situation de-powered and utterly betrayed. Worst. Birthday present. Ever.


Hear us discuss…

  • The betrayal of fathers, biological and otherwise
  • Oh Faith, where art thou?
  • Our discomfort with a lot of the choices in this ep
  • Buffy is a serious badass with or without Slayer powers!
  • The real enemy, as usual, is the patriarchy


Trigger warnings

Drug use (forced), kidnapping, sexual harassment, torture



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