School Hard / Inca Mummy Girl
Kristen & Mike aren't the only ones getting lost in the stacks this week! Chris from Hey, Do You Remember...? sits in for a discussion about School Hard and Inca Mummy Girl.
School Hard is more than just a handful of cheeky references to Die Hard - it's also our introduction to Spike! Kristen, Mike, and Chris lay out why this character works so well and why he stands in such stark contrast to the other adversaries the Scoobies have faced thus far. Other topics include: the real reason Spike's known as "William the Bloody", the 'ol "they were on PCP" excuse, and a better way to handle the final scene between Buffy, Spike, and Joyce.
Next up is the show's riff on some classic mummy stories - Inca Mummy Girl. On a trip to the Sunnydale museum, ne'er-do-well Rodney accidentally awakens the Mummy. Once a beautiful princess, she can now only regain her youth if she regularly kills. Poor Xander has fallen for this enchanting murderess and must choose between her and his best friend. Kristen, Mike, and Chris discuss the similarities between Ampata's and Buffy's fates as "chosen" girls, break down the practicalities of the curse, lament the wasted potential of Ampata's bodyguard, debate the value of Twinkies, and much more!