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Episode 148: S7 Wrap

June 9th, 2014 by bthomas

btvs_s7e22As season seven, and ultimately the series, comes to a close, J and Brian look back on the favorite parts of both season seven and the series. Favorite characters, favorite moments, favorite episodes, favorite seasons and more. Join us in our final episode of The Art of Slaying.

Podcast Length: 59:38

Podcast Format: MP3

Episode 147: S7E22 Chosen

June 2nd, 2014 by bthomas

btvs_s7e22bBuffy dispatches Caleb once and for all and shares an evening with Angel talking about where they are in life. She admits that Spike now has a soul and is “in her heart,” but she professes no desire for a relationship with either of the vampires. Instead, she wants to discover the person she’s destined to become — if she makes it through the impending apocalypse.

Podcast Length: 51:30

Podcast Format: MP3

Episode 146: S7E21 End of Days

May 27th, 2014 by bthomas

btvs_s7e21Buffy again faces off with Caleb, this time armed with a powerful new weapon: the Scythe, which she slides effortlessly from its rocky resting place. But before Buffy can deploy her new toy, Caleb reveals that Faith and the potentials have fallen victim to his latest experiment in demolitions. Buffy rushes off the find Faith injured, several potentials dead, and three über-vamps on the loose.

Podcast Length: 32:30

Podcast Format: MP3

Episode 145: S7E20 Touched

May 18th, 2014 by bthomas

btvs_s7e20While Buffy searches for someplace to get some sleep, Faith takes command of the Potentials and settles on a scheme to kidnap one of the Bringers. Dawn locates a spell to communicate with the captive enemy, who reveals the location of this brethren. Meanwhile, Spike, having learned of Buffy’s ouster, locates the distraught Slayer and offers comfort to her wounded psyche.

Podcast Length: 23:39

Podcast Format: MP3

Episode 144: S7E19 Empty Places

May 11th, 2014 by bthomas

btvs_s7e19While Xander recovers at the hospital from having his eye gouged out, Buffy has to deal with the emotional fallout of having dragged her friends and the potentials into an ambush. Meanwhile, the citizens of Sunnydale stage a mass exodus from their apocalypse-plagued town.

Podcast Length: 25:20

Podcast Format: MP3

Episode 143: S7E18 Dirty Girls

May 5th, 2014 by bthomas

btvs_s7e18A group of Bringers chase a new Potential into the grasp of Caleb, an agent of the First disguised in priest’s clothing. He gives her a message for the Slayer, burns her, stabs her, and throws her out of the car.  Willow and Faith return to Sunnydale and find the injured girl, who tells Buffy that Caleb says he has something of hers.

Podcast Length: 25:10

Podcast Format: MP3

Episode 142: S7E17 Lies My Parents Told Me

April 28th, 2014 by bthomas

btvs_s7e17Giles shows up with a mystical means of tracing The First’s hold on Spike though he is still upset at Buffy had the chip removed. Spike reluctantly submits to the insertion of a magical slug into his eye socket. Once inside the creature shakes loose lots of memories. Spike recalls the close relationship he shared with his crippled mother and his disastrous decision to sire her once Drusilla entered the picture.

Podcast Length: 32:46

Podcast Format: MP3

Episode 141: S7E16 Storyteller

April 20th, 2014 by bthomas

btvs_s7e16This episode is entirely from Andrew’s point of view as he creates a documentary called Buffy, Slayer of the Vampyres to describe the current situation in Sunnydale to show to future generations. Many emotions are captured during its filming, from Willow and Kennedy’s making out to the recognition of what would have been Xander and Anya’s 1 year marriage anniversary.

Podcast Length: 18:16

Podcast Format: MP3

Episode 140: S7E15 Get It Done

April 13th, 2014 by bthomas

btvs_s7e15Principal Wood tells Buffy to go home and concentrate on her “real” job, killing monsters and getting ready to battle the First. Buffy takes him to the house and introduces him to the rest of the crew, including Spike. The tension between Spike and Wood is visible to all. Principal Wood gives Buffy a bag of items that used to belong to his mother.

Podcast Length: 21:25

Podcast Format: MP3

Episode 139: S7E14 First Date

April 7th, 2014 by bthomas

btvs_s7e14bWhile Buffy and Giles disagree on removing Spike’s chip, Giles reveals how he got away from the Bringers attack. Buffy, wanting to know more about Principal Wood, agrees to go goes on a date with him. They are jumped by a group of vamps and he shows off some slayer-like skills by dusting a few.

Podcast Length: 22:08

Podcast Format: MP3

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