The Harsh Light Of Day / Fear Itself
Love is in the air in The Harsh Light Of Day and the Scoobies are breathing deep. It seems everyone has a new sweetie. Xander has Anya. Buffy has Parker... briefly. And Harmony has Spike? The old nemesis is back and he's looking for the Gem of Amarra, which will turn him invincible. Kristen and Mike discuss the different types of heartbreak and abuse in the episode, and draw parallels between Angelus and Parker.
Happy Halloween! In Fear Itself, the Scoobies attend a haunted fraternity house party that turns out to be actually haunted. As the gang roams the halls, their deepest fears become true. Buffy is all alone, no one sees Xander, Oz can't control his wolf side, and Willow's magic backfires. Kristen and Mike examine the gang's fears, and Kristen needlessly explains Oz's "God" costume and ensuing puns.