Never Kill A Boy On The First Date / The Pack
In Never Kill a Boy on the First Date, the Master's attempts to fulfill the prophecy wreak havoc on Buffy's social life. Although to be honest, Kristen & Mike aren't that charmed by the new man in her life anyways. They discuss several reasons why Owen is a problematic character and Mike realizes that once you start reading between the lines, there might be a more sinister explanation for the guy's odd demeanor. They also question the purpose of the Anointed One, dissect the particulars of that pesky prophecy, and wax nostalgic about fruit drinks that came in wax bottles and life before cell phones.
Next up is The Pack - an episode that initially seems like it might be too silly for its own good, but winds up making the most of its metaphor for the high school pecking order. After Xander and a group of bullies are possessed by the spirit of a hyena at the local zoo, they begin to target and attack their weaker classmates. Kristen digs Xander's new look, Mike loves how realistically Willow reacts to his betrayal, they bid a fond farewell to Principal Flutie, and wonder if there's something a little icky about this episode's final scene.