Doomed / A New Man
Now that Buffy and Riley have discovered each other's secret identities, Buffy's convinced this relationship is doomed. Their vastly different methods will be put to the test as some demons decide to perform a ritual to reopen the Hellmouth. As the Initiative uses science to track the demons' pheromones, the Scoobies use research to try to anticipate the next move in their evil Scavenger Hunt. Kristen and Mike discuss the Initiative's derision of magic, and debate the shelf life of "Mayor Meat".
In "A New Man", Giles is feeling all of his middle-aged years. With Buffy dating someone new and impressed with a different scholastic elder, his "gentleman of leisure" lifestyle suddenly seems a little pathetic. This is the perfect time for Ethan Rayne to come to town to exact a little revenge and turn Giles into a Fyarl demon. While Buffy and Riley (assuming that Giles has been attacked) track the demon all over town, Giles enlists Spike to help him find Ethan. Kristen and Mike review the unlikely duo of Giles/Spike, and rank the Ethan Rayne episodes.
PLUS! We answer Chris' question - You have the power to save one character who died and kill off another who survived... who do you choose?