Life Serial / All The Way
In "Life Serial", the bills are due and Buffy needs a life plan. So she takes turns shadowing each of the Scoobies to see what fits. But when she audits Tara's class, evil lint sends her on a time jump to crazy-town. And while she excels at construction work, the damage caused by her fighting demons results in a swift termination. And at the Magic Shop, that dang mummy hand makes the tedium of retail even more repetitive. A woeful, drunken Slayer teams up with Spike to discover who's been messing with her all day. Kristen and Mike discuss this season's treatment of "nerd culture", and try to figure out what the evil lint actually does.
Happy Halloween! In "All the Way", Xander finally announces his engagement to Anya. During the ensuing Engagement Party, Dawn leaves for some teenage mayhem with *gasp* boys! Their adventure quickly escalates from eggs throwing, to creepy old neighbors, and finally surreptitious smoochies. When the Scoobies learn that Dawn's gone AWOL, they rush to find her while she fights off the advances of a hormonal teenage vampire. We discuss the quickly discarded creepy neighbor, and how the script could have been altered to make it feel less formulaic.
PLUS! Your kitten poker puns and "parking" stories.