Lessons / Beneath You
In "Lessons", Sunnydale High has reopened and Buffy is aprehensive about Dawn's freshman year. Rightly so, because as Buffy creepily stalks the hallways, her younger sister is attacked by ghosts. When the Slayer follows her to the basement, she finds a basketcase Spike hiding there. Kristen and Mike discuss this season's upgraded technology, the uninspired baddies, and the mind-blowing ending.
In "Beneath You", a Tremors-like worm is burrowing through the streets of Sunnydale, targeting innocent Nancy. As the depleted Scoobies assemble, a seemingly sane Spike arrives to offer his help. Anya confesses to turning Nancy's ex into a giant worm. So when Spike accidently stabs non-worm Ronnie, the guilt forces him into a confession. Kristen and Mike examine Spike's reaction (or lack thereof) to his Season 6 misdeeds, and offer ideas to fix the Spike-sanity-switch.