Dead Things / Older and Far Away
In "Dead Things", the Trio combine their skills to create a cerebral dampener - a device that allows them to control the actions of whomever they want. And these geeks want girls. Warren specifically wants Katrina back. When the effects wear off, Warren accidentally kills Katrina, then frames Buffy for the murder. Kristen and Mike debate the grossest thing Warren says, and break down why we're so creeped out by Spike's actions this ep.
It's Buffy's birthday! HIDE! In "Older and Far Away", Dawn's visit to the guidance counselor unwittingly traps Buffy's party guests in the house. Binging cartoons and Monopoly is all well and good until Tara accidentally releases a demon that can hide itself in the walls. Buffy must confront an angsty Dawn and free them from the house before one of the guests bleeds to death. Kristen and Mike discuss the stakes (get it?) in this episode, and Dawn's regression to toddlerish whining.
PLUS! Your favorite minor demon characters!