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Episode 56 - Help / Selfless / Him (feat. Michael Adams)


Michael Adams, author of Slayer Slang: A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Lexicon, joins me as I continue my march to the end here in Season 7 with the next three episodes. “Help” introduces us, for a tragically brief time, to the delightful Azura Skye as Cassie, doomed teenage poet and seer. “Selfless” features a fun flashback and a “lost” musical number from “Once More, With Feeling.” (It is also the point at which my uncharacteristic love for Buffy Summers I’ve been feeling for the first part of this season finally wears off.) And “Him” provides a mildly troubling Buffy-channeling-Darla seduction scene, and a waka-chicka-waka-chicka Charlie’s Angels-esque split screen montage.


Next: Broken Magic author, and my co-author/co-editor on The Deli Counter of Justice, Eric Sipple joins me for what is arguably the most important episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer ever (being the namesake for this very important podcast), 707, “Conversations with Dead People.”



Run Time: 01:46:35

00:00:55  -  Intro / Guest

00:04:16  -  Main Topic

01:41:00  -  Outro / Next



Slayer Slang: A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Lexicon, by Michael Adams

Buffy Goes Dark: Essays on the Final Two Seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Television, edited by Lynne Y. Edwards, Elizabeth Rambo, and James B. South



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

“Theme from ‘A Summer Place’” by Percey Sledge and his Orchestra, A Summer Place (1959)

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