The Mind Robbers VS Buffy Ep. 4

Versus -- Buffy144Scott and Matt take on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes “Never Kill a Boy on the First Date” and “The Pack”.

(WARNING: Please beware of full spoilers for all of Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, and all things Joss Whedon.)

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2 thoughts on “The Mind Robbers VS Buffy Ep. 4

  1. I actually love The Pack, but whatev’s. My biggest issue with episode is the question of Xander’s vegetarianism. At the end of the episode he tells Buffy and Willow he’s going vegetarian. It seemed sincere. So, for five more seasons I imagined him as a vegetarian, which was cool because I’M a vegetarian. But then in Doublemeat Palace by Jane Espenson they have Xander willingly eat a burger, of course the joke being that it was thought to have been made of human flesh. So much for even more veggie Scooby. Normally the writers are amazing at remembering those little continuity points, so I’m not sure if Jane just forgot about the reference or it was meant to be a joke the whole time. This is one of my biggest disappointments of the series [which, considering how minor the issue is, shows how much I love the series]. Another major disappointment for me was that they never had Anya watch Night of the Lepus. Why why why!!??

    • That’s an interesting reading of it. I’ve never much paid attention to that line as it always felt like a television convention of “I’m never doing that again” only to be summarily forgotten. Robert Holmes actually did attempt to make the Sixth Doctor a vegetarian after the events of “The Two Doctors”, but that never stuck either.

      It really reminds me of that time I convinced a friend of mine to do the “milk” challenge. He threw up immediately following it and swore off milk for good. Less than a month later he was drinking milk at dinner.

      Now, if Xander had partaken in the eating of the principal I’d probably agree…

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