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Episode 22 - Choices / The Prom (feat. Melanie Scala)


Melanie Scala is back for the penultimate discussion of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 3, and this podcast continues to come dangerously close to just being an open therapy session to work through my own personal issues. Sorry ‘bout that. But it’s not all about me...we also talk about episode 319, “Choices” and the cost-benefit analysis of trading the Box of Gavrok for Willow, and episode 320, “The Prom” where we see WAAAAAY more persons of color than we have ever seen before or will ever see again on the show.


Also the show very clearly sets the stage for at least two of our beloved main cast to leave forever; we discuss whether Joyce is more cruel than the Mayor; and I continue to be impressed by the hints, however tiny (or imagined) that Wesley was ALWAYS more than just the idiot comedic foil for Giles and the Scooby Gang.


Next: still trying to confirm my next guest, but whoever the lucky winner is they’ll be joining me to wrap up Buffy the Vampire Slayer - The High School Years as Season 3 closes on “Graduation Day (Part 1)” and “Graduation Day (Part 2).”



Intro / Guest (00:00:00 - 00:08:24)

Main Topic (00:08:24 - 01:37:57)

Outro / Next (01:37:57 - 01:44:29)



Library Closed For Filing - Please Come Back Tomorrow



“Conversations (feat. Wesley Mead)” by Azura (2017)

“Wild Horses” by the Sundays, Blind (1992)



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