It's "Showtime" for Buffy in the fight against the First. After an infiltration by the First into the house, Buffy has to show the doubting Potentials what she's capable of.
Over on 'Five Minutes with Angel' things continue to just be generally terrible.
No more 'the demon' folks! We finally know (well, Amanda does) that the First Evil is back in Sunnydale to cause all kinds of trouble.
The ladies chat about Spike, the problem with Willow being so powerful, and what the heck happened to the Watcher's Council.
Amanda and Andrea are talking about the Spike-centric "Sleeper" today.
Andrea's mum gets some serious shout-outs and the ladies take a brief tour to tangent land in the form of the Grey Cup and the CFL.
Here's a link to the opening and ending of the seminal Canadian children's classic, "The Friendly Giant"
Time for Amanda and Andrea to have a conversation about 'Conversations with Dead People'!
It's one of Andrea's favourite episodes, and we essentially spend the podcast heaping praise on the writers, actors, director and editors.
And then we talk about Angel....which is another story entirely
ALSO! SPOILER WARNING! Spoilers for both seasons of Stranger Things from around 24:03-25:36 and for Firefly starting when Andrea mentions Jonathan Woodward for about 30-45 seconds.
What the heck is going on with Anya?! That's what Amanda would like to know! She has a lot of questions about Anya's past that just don't have answers.
We get an episode that feels like a bit of a throwback to 'old school' Buffy', trying to solve a high school mystery.
Amanda has a sad realization and Andrea just really loves how excited Buffy is about her new job.
We're excited that Willow's back and that there's an actually creepy MotW for a change!
Amanda and Andrea get back to the swing of things, chatting about some of 701 while they chat about 702. While it's pretty lousy plot-wise, it's an episode rich in character development.
The girls compare Nancy to your friend who's never seen Buffy, chat a lot about Spike, and Amanda wonders if Principal Wood is sinister due to his shockingly white teeth...
Amanda and Andrea welcome special guest Kevin T. Porter of Gilmore Guys fame to chat Buffy in general and 701 in specific.
In our most tangenty episode in a while we talk about the series, podcasting and film music.
NB: We have a small amount of explicit language in this episode
We can hardly believe we're already at the end of season six! Amanda and Andrea welcome back Lauren to chat about 'Grave'.
Giles is back, Buffy's out of the battle and it's time for the humans to step up and save the day.
It's time for the first half of the season six finale "Two to Go", we chat a lot about power and how Willow and Buffy deal with it, also how we see the point in which Buffy loses her battle to be the one to save Willow.
Oh man, here we go, the real big bad of the season is finally revealed, and it is TERRIFYING (and amazing).
Amanda and Andrea chat a lot about the morality that exists in the Buffyverse, and continue in on how much they can't stand Warren.
(We also have a quick little note at the beginning about our thoughts on Kai's essay.)
Amanda and Andrea sit down to have a not fun but good conversation about 'Seeing Red', and the terrible, horrible things the audience is witness to in it.
'Entopy' may be defined as the "lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder", but in this episode things are also coming together, Dawn and Buffy, Tara and Willow, as they also 'decline into disorder' for other relationships.
It may not be the best episode ever, but it's certainly our favourite 'bridge episode' in a long time.
Amanda and Andrea welcome back Lauren to chat about the excellently mind-bendy episode 'Normal Again'.
As per usual when Lauren comes to chat with us, there are a lot of laughs, but we also have some really interesting conversations about reality, multiverses and mental health. With a little peek into the Vancouver film industry on the side.
It's Anya and Xander's big day! Nothing could possibly go wrong, right? Especially not in Sunnydale.
Sigh, time for us to talk about 'Hells Bells' and all the sadness it brings to the Scooby gang.
That's right! Here it is again! The LIVE version of Tiny Fences: The Musical! Recorded June 10 at La Fontana Caffe in Burnaby, BC.
A huge thank you to everyone who helped us put this event on, and to all those who came out to see us be ridiculous in public!
Let's talk about 'As You Were'...'cause we have to.
Amanda's really not a fan, and Andrea agrees, but has a few redeeming moments for us anyways.
Then, the always popular, 'Five Minutes according to Amanda, 'cause Andrea didn't have time to watch Angel'
Uh oh, Buffy's celebrating a birthday, never a good thing.
Even though it's Buffy's birthday, we think this is supposed to be about Dawn, she definitely gets the short end of the characterization stick AGAIN. Tara, yet again, comes in and outshines her.
It's a pretty middle of the road episode, but there are some nice moments for the adults, especially with the Buffy/Tara friendship, plus we get a literal redshirt in Richard.
Amanda and Andrea finally get an episode that they both enjoy and get a great character study on Buffy and her current state of mind when the Trio try to frame her for the murder of an innocent.
We also get an extended 'more than' 5 Minutes with Angel as the ladies discuss Waiting in the Wings.
(also: please note, Andrea knows that Gavin Rossdale's from England, not Australia, she doesn't know why she mixed that up on the day)
We rebel against the haters by not hating Doublemeat Palace! WE HAVE REASONS!
Amanda likes the horror style, Andrea likes that Buffy's trying to make positive steps in her life. The ladies also get into a couple tangents about minimum-wage jobs, and the stigma around them. And if you have kids listening to the podcast, be warned Andrea(!) makes up a weird, not-for-kids tagline for this episode.
ALSO! Please be warned! There are spoilers for 'Soylent Green' in this podcast, Amanda insisted this warning be included, despite Andrea believing the movie coming out in 1973 means the statute for spoilers has expired.
Additional info from things we talked about:
Invisi-ray. trio shenanigans, invisible Buffy, recovering Willow.
These are all things from this episode that we like and dislike to varying degrees...