07/06/20 • 67 min
This week on the podcast Buffy and the Art of Story Becoming Part 2 (Season 2 Episode 22 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer): This podcast episode covers (1) why the pace of Part 2 is so fast compared to Becoming Part 1; (2) how to show emotion through a character’s actions; (3) the elements of a pyrrhic victory; (4) and how the episode plays out Season 2 themes and foreshadows future relationships. As always, the discussion of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is spoiler-free, except at the end (with plenty of warning). Last Week: Becoming Part 1 Next Up: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2 In Review Work On Your Story Download free Story Structure worksheets Check out Super Simple Story Structure: A Quick Guide to Plotting And Writing Your Novel in ebook, audiobook, or workbook form Become a patron and access to bonus episodes and content Check out Help With Your Story at Writing As A Second Career Writing a novel? The One-Year Novelist: A Week-By-Week Guide To Writing Your Novel In One Year can help (available in ebook or workbook form). More Episode Links Watch Full of Grace/Sarah McLachlan Buffy and the Art of Story Season One: Writing Better Fiction by Watching Buffy Book 1 in The Awakening Supernatural Thriller Series by Lisa M. Lilly free for Kindle, Kobo, Nook, GooglePlay, and AppleBooks. Or download and listen from Audible. Where You Can Find Buffy the Vampire Slayer DVDs Season 2 Buffy DVDs Buffy DVD Complete Box Set As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases made through this site, but that doesn’t change the purchase price to you as the buyer or influence my love for the Buffy DVDs and all things Buffy. About Lisa M. Lilly In addition to hosting the podcast Buffy and the Art of Story, Lisa M. Lilly is the author of the bestselling four-book Awakening supernatural thriller series and the Q.C. Davis mysteries, as well as numerous short stories. She also writes non-fiction, including books on writing craft, under L.M. Lilly. She is the founder of WritingAsASecondCareer.com. Episode Transcript for Becoming Part 2 Hello and welcome to the podcast Buffy and the Art of Story Season Two. If you love Buffy the Vampire Slayer and you love creating stories – or just taking them apart to see how they work – you’re in the right place. I am Lisa M Lilly, author of the Awakening supernatural thriller series and the Q.C. Davis mysteries and founder of WritingAsASecondCareer.com. This Monday we're talking about Becoming Part Two. That is Season Two episode Twenty-Two. The second half of the two-episode finale. What’s Included We’ll cover: the plot points from the Midpoint of the two-episode arc through the end; episode plot turns; how the pace of Part Two differs From Part One showing emotion through a character's actions; the concept of a Pyrrhic victory; and how the episode plays out themes that are present throughout Season Two and foreshadows future relationships and developments. As always, there will be no Spoilers except at the end to talk about foreshadowing, but I’ll give you plenty of warning. Okay, let's dive into the Hellmouth. Becoming Part Two was written and directed by Joss Whedon. Opening Conflict Of Becoming Part Two We start right where we left off. And it is a fantastic opening conflict for the episode. Kendra is lying dead on the library floor. We hear a cop say, “Freeze,” as Buffy is leaning over Kendra. There are two police officers. They pull Buffy away. One determines that Kendra is dead. The other says, “What about up there?” And for the first time Buffy looks up and sees Xander lying in front of the bookshelves. She tries to get to him. But the police officer drags her out. She is protesting that she didn't do anything, and Snyder comes in with more police and says, “Why do I find that so hard to believe?” He then tells the cops that if there's trouble, Buffy is behind it.
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