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Buffy: Choose Your Own Adenture, Part 2

Angelus: Now that’s everything, huh? No weapons… No friends…No hope. Take all that away… and what’s left?
Buffy: Me.

Last week, we discussed creating our own themed Buffy marathons. I suggested a Buffy-Saves-The-World-athon, a mistaken identites set, and the Xander-is-hapless-in-love episodes. This week, we’ll look at some of your suggestions.

Don’t forget that the live blog/group view of “Graduation Day, Parts 1 and 2″ will be this Sunday evening, July 15th, 8:30pm EST. That will close out our season 3 recap series.

Courtesy of @Liza :

Doin’ It and Doin’ It and Doin’ It Well

This set could also be called “Let’s Get It On” or “Horizontal Mambo” – all the sexy-sex episodes.

  • Surprise (Season 2 ““ Buffy and Angel)
  • The Zeppo (Season 3 ““ Xander and Faith)
  • Graduation Day, Part 2 (Season 3 ““ Willow and Oz)
  • Where the Wild Things Are (Season 4 ““ Buffy and Riley)
  • Who Are You (Season 4 ““ Faith and Riley)
  • Once More With Feeling (Season 6 ““ Willow and Tara)
  • Smashed (Season 6 ““ Buffy and Spike)
  • Entropy (Season 6 ““ Spike and Anya)
  • Touched (Season 7 ““ Wood and Faith, Willow and Kennedy, Anya and Xander. It is up to you to decide if Spike and Buffy had sex.)


@Sheena offers up a Giles-A-Thon

  • Welcome to the Hellmouth (Season 1)
  • Prophecy Girl (Season 1)
  • Lie to Me (Season 2)
  • The Dark Age (Season 2)
  • Passion (Season 2)
  • Band Candy (Season 2)
  • Revelations  (Season 3)
  • Helpless (Season 3)
  • Bad Girls (Season 3)
  • Pangs (Season 4)
  • A New Man (Season 4)
  • Primeval (Season 4)
  • Restless (Season 4)
  • Checkpoint (Season 5)
  • The Body (Season 5)
  • The Gift (Season 5)
  • Once More With Feeling (Season 6)
  • Chosen (Season 7)


@LittleOrangeElephant brings in a Joyce centered playlist:

Mom Sometimes Knows Best

  • School Hard (Season 2)
  • Ted (Season 2)
  • Becoming Part 2 (Season 2)
  • Dead Man’s Party (Season 3)
  • Gingerbread (Season 3)
  • Band Candy (Season 3)
  • Lover’s Walk (Season 3)
  • Shadow (Season 5)
  • Listening to Fear (Season 5)
  • The Body (Season 5)


@BooksandChocolate is the only one who took up the Xander challenge. Is there so little Xander love around here?

Xander Is Maybe, Sometimes, Not A Douche

  • Prophecy Girl (Season 1)
  • The Zeppo (Season 3)
  • The Prom (Season 3)
  • Replacement (Season 5)
  • Grave (Season 6)
  • Potential (Season 7)

Have some other ideas? Maybe some further evidence in support of Xander Harris? Drop them in the comments!

By [E] Slay Belle

Slay Belle is an editor and the new writer mentor here at Persephone Magazine, where she writes about pop culture, Buffy, and her extreme love of Lifetime movies. She is also the editor of You can follow her on Twitter, @SlayBelle or email her at

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5 replies on “Buffy: Choose Your Own Adenture, Part 2”

I have to add “Where the Wild Things Are” to the Giles set, too. It’s the only other episode, besides OMWF, where Giles sings, and all the girls get all swoony, just like me. I love, LOVE when Giles sings. I even bought ASH’s album, which was really bad, but I just love his voice. *le sigh*

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