New Moon Rising / The Yoko Factor
In "New Moon Rising", as the gang gathers to discuss the growing number of demons in The Initiative's cells, an old friend returns - Oz. He's traveled the world and come home during a full moon to show Willow his newfound control over the wolf. As Buffy takes Riley's demon-prejudice personally, Willow is caught in-between her last love and her new one. Kristen and Mike compare Oz's transformation to Willow's, and discuss why this episode was so crucial at this point in the series.
In "The Yoko Factor", Adam enlists Spike to help him separate Buffy from her greatest strength - her friends. But with the chip in his head, Spike can't simply kill them - he'll have to manipulate them into splitting up. Spike preys upon their conflicts and insecurities - the gang's acceptance of Tara and Willow's relationship, Giles' unemployment and age, Xander's aimlessness, and Riley's reaction to Angel. Kristen and Mike develop ways to improve the character of Adam, and dissect Riley's extreme jealousy.
PLUS! We answer Erika's question: Would you want to see a sequel, reboot or remake of Buffy or Angel?