Join us as we discuss Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 6, episode 7, “Once More, With Feeling” and Angel season 3, episode 7, “Offspring.”
Newbies: Ariana, Mitch, and Kristen
Mitch wants to warn everyone not to watch Fear the Walking Dead because it’s completely unrealistic. Kristen shares that “Once More With Feeling” put her in a musical mood so she and Karen watched Chicago immediately afterward. Ariana recommends Andy Mack on Disney Channel for all kinds of reasons, including a storyline with a young boy discovering his sexuality. Caitlin binged Wynonna Earp this week. It’s a supernatural western about the great, great granddaughter of Wyatt Earp.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 6, episode 7, “Once More, With Feeling”:
-Joss was inspired by a Shakespeare reading at this house when everyone gathered around the piano.
-The cast thought Joss was going to end their careers with this musical episode. They. Were. Terrified.
-Ariana gives us her “real” fun fact.
-The opening credits are shorter than usual and absolutely delightful.
-The villain’s name is Sweet, which isn’t actually said in the episode.
-“Going Through the Motions” was inspired by “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid.
-Sarah Michele Gellar didn’t really want to sing, but when she learned how emotional the episode was, she relented.
-Jewel was initially planned to do Sarah’s singing.
-“If We’re Together” is the first group number, which lets everyone sing a little, and gets us used to the format.
-“The Mustard” gave Kristen major “Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit” vibes, and featured writer/producer David Fury.
-“Under Your Spell” was the hardest song for Joss to get through the network. It seems romantic, but it’s uncomfortable because of what Willow did the night before.
-“I’ll Never Tell” has Anya and Xander laying out all their worries about their impending marriage.
-They immediately run to Giles to get this musical thing to stop.
-The woman getting a parking ticket is Executive Producer Marti Noxon.
-Spike’s song, “Rest In Peace,” is basically what we think Buffy needed to hear from Spike.
-Mitch is not a fan, but Ariana is totally here for this.
-Dawn makes Tara aware of the fight/Willow’s spell.
-Dawn gets kidnapped, so we only get two lines of “Dawn’s Lament.”
-We have a chat about Dawn’s kleptomania.
-Michelle Trachtenberg requested an extended dance number in place of extensive singing.
-“What You Feel” introduces us to Sweet and starts us figuring out what is going on with this MotW.
-Sweet reminds Mitch of Him from The Powerpuff Girls.
-Sweet’s minions were waaaay creepier than Sweet himself.
-Giles’ singing was wonderful in “Standing” (even if we got distracted by the stunt double and the green screen).
-“Under Your Spell”/”Standing” Reprise gives us the answer to Tara’s question about the sprig she found under her pillow. She’s hurt and pissed.
-“Walk Through the Fire” is Caitlin’s favorite, especially when Buffy kicks in the door.
-“Something to Sing About” gives us the big reveal of the episode. We were all really affected by Buffy’s admission that she was in heaven.
-“What You Feel” Reprise features Xander admitting that he summoned Sweet.
-Sweet peaces out when he realizes it’s Xander that summoned him and he has no interest in taking him for a husband.
-Spike leaves during “Where Do We Go From Here” and Buffy follows, which leads to the coda, and…
-Buffy and Spike kiss!!
Angel season 3, episode 7, “Offspring”:
-Pregnancy plot lines have a purpose!
-Darla and Angel make a HUGE mistake in the flashback.
-There’s definitely some flirting going on here. Thanks, Fred, for pointing it out.
-“Moira is the gut physical attraction between two larger than life souls.” There’s definitely some moira going on here.
-We are finally getting a good look at the real Fred.
-Caritas is coming back. Lorne is rebuilding.
-Fred gets her calculations a little off and Holtz is ...