Sick Slayer, kids being terrorized by an unseen monster, it's all fun and games this week folks! Well, especially if you're Amanda, monsters are better than amped up emotions.
With Buffy in the hospital, the Scoobies have to step up, although Amanda can't help but ask why they haven't call Kendra to help with their Angelus problem yet... Other than that we've got Cordelia being on fire with the quotes this ep, and being oddly immune to Giles' dry British wit.
Passion: It's a heartbreaker, that's for sure. Angelus amps up his torment of Buffy, and this has a direct correlation to the feels inflicted on poor Amanda.
With Amanda out of sorts, Andrea gets to flex her film studies degree muscles a little more than usual, with discussions about the strong directing, lighting and cinematography in this episode, especially during the climactic chase scene. We also dive into the themes of passion, and invitation/exclusion, and how they're explored in the episode.
It's a good one folks! Enjoy! (and send positive vibes Amanda's way)
It's Valentine's Day in Sunnydale! Which, of course, means magic and mayhem for our Scoobies! You'd think Xander would know better, but apparently when hearts get broken, common sense goes out the window.
Amanda and Andrea have a lot to talk about in this Xander-centric ep, it's all about 'careful what you wish for' for our resident comic relief. We also have lots of music to talk about and a few fun SNL related facts. There's also annoyance with Amy's mythology knowledge, Xander's inability to barricade a door, and worries about Joyce's ability to suppress the insanity going on around her.
Also, there was apparently SO much conversation related to 'Phases' that we have the first ever re-visit to a previous episode! ENJOY!
People, we have a lot of thoughts about Phases. Andrea wants to talk about this as one of the few Oz-centric eps in the series, but Amanda can't get over how awful almost every other male is in the ep! And she's right, it's pretty awful.
The ladies also talk about how they're watching the same show, but are getting such different things out of it, Andrea wants the comedy, Amanda wants the emotion. This is probably because Andrea just wants everyone to be happy, and Amanda can't help being an empath.
In the end, the episode has its fair share of problematic elements, and those are off-set by some seriously adorable Willow/Oz moments.