Triangle / Checkpoint
In "Triangle", Giles leaves for England to get information about Glory from the Council. Anya's excited to be in charge of the Magic Shop, but Willow is less confident in her abilities. When Willow takes advantage of Giles' absence to try out a new spell, she accidentally releases a Troll! Willow and Anya have to work together and talk our their differences to defeat Anya's giant ex-boyfriend. Kristen and Mike discuss Spike's unhealthy mingling of love and violence, and how Buffy's handling the Riley breakup.
In "Checkpoint", The Watcher's Council comes to Sunnydale. They refuse to share any information about Glory until Buffy passes a review. After Quentin, her professor, Glory, and a mystery medieval knight all tell Buffy just how unimportant she is, Buffy comes to an important realization. Kristen and Mike discuss the Council's plan if Buffy fails, Spike's pathological lying, and the punchability of Quentin's face.
PLUS! We celebrate Valentine's Day with Stacker-submitted love poems.