ReWatchable Episode #219: ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ 6x07, 'Angel' 3x07 - Stunt Doubles and Tongue Kissing
Join us as we discuss Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 6, episode 7, “Once More, With Feeling” and Angel season 3, episode 7, “Offspring.”
Superfans: Caitlin Newbies: Ariana, Mitch, and Kristen
Fun Facts: Mitch wants to warn everyone not to watch Fear the Walking Dead because it’s completely unrealistic. Kristen shares that “Once More With Feeling” put her in a musical mood so she and Karen watched Chicago immediately afterward. Ariana recommends Andy Mack on Disney Channel for all kinds of reasons, including a storyline with a young boy discovering his sexuality. Caitlin binged Wynonna Earp this week. It’s a supernatural western about the great, great granddaughter of Wyatt Earp.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 6, episode 7, “Once More, With Feeling”: -Synopsis -Joss was inspired by a Shakespeare reading at this house when everyone gathered around the piano. -The cast thought Joss was going to end their careers with this musical episode. They. Were. Terrified. -Ariana gives us her “real” fun fact. -The opening credits are shorter than usual and absolutely delightful. -The villain’s name is Sweet, which isn’t actually said in the episode. -“Going Through the Motions” was inspired by “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid. -Sarah Michele Gellar didn’t really want to sing, but when she learned how emotional the episode was, she relented. -Jewel was initially planned to do Sarah’s singing. -“If We’re Together” is the first group number, which lets everyone sing a little, and gets us used to the format. -“The Mustard” gave Kristen major “Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit” vibes, and featured writer/producer David Fury. -“Under Your Spell” was the hardest song for Joss to get through the network. It seems romantic, but it’s uncomfortable because of what Willow did the night before. -“I’ll Never Tell” has Anya and Xander laying out all their worries about their impending marriage. -They immediately run to Giles to get this musical thing to stop. -The woman getting a parking ticket is Executive Producer Marti Noxon. -Spike’s song, “Rest In Peace,” is basically what we think Buffy needed to hear from Spike. -Mitch is not a fan, but Ariana is totally here for this. -Dawn makes Tara aware of the fight/Willow’s spell. -Dawn gets kidnapped, so we only get two lines of “Dawn’s Lament.” -We have a chat about Dawn’s kleptomania. -Michelle Trachtenberg requested an extended dance number in place of extensive singing. -“What You Feel” introduces us to Sweet and starts us figuring out what is going on with this MotW. -Sweet reminds Mitch of Him from The Powerpuff Girls. -Sweet’s minions were waaaay creepier than Sweet himself. -Giles’ singing was wonderful in “Standing” (even if we got distracted by the stunt double and the green screen). -“Under Your Spell”/”Standing” Reprise gives us the answer to Tara’s question about the sprig she found under her pillow. She’s hurt and pissed. -“Walk Through the Fire” is Caitlin’s favorite, especially when Buffy kicks in the door. -“Something to Sing About” gives us the big reveal of the episode. We were all really affected by Buffy’s admission that she was in heaven. -“What You Feel” Reprise features Xander admitting that he summoned Sweet. -Sweet peaces out when he realizes it’s Xander that summoned him and he has no interest in taking him for a husband. -Spike leaves during “Where Do We Go From Here” and Buffy follows, which leads to the coda, and… -Buffy and Spike kiss!! -Favorite Scenes -Favorite Lines
Angel season 3, episode 7, “Offspring”: -Synopsis -Pregnancy plot lines have a purpose! -Darla and Angel make a HUGE mistake in the flashback. -There’s definitely some flirting going on here. Thanks, Fred, for pointing it out. -“Moira is the gut physical attraction between two larger than life souls.” There’s definitely some moira going on here. -We are finally getting a good look at the real Fred. -Caritas is coming back. Lorne is rebuilding. -Fred gets her calculations a little off and Holtz is ...