Episode 112

Prophecy Girl

Published on: 2nd August, 2022

Xander finally gets the nerve to ask Buffy out, and she feels bad when she has to tell him that she doesn't feel that way about him. Things get far worse, though, when she overhears Giles and Angel discussing a prophecy saying that the Master's ascension is at hand and that she will die trying to stop him. At this, she shouts out, telling Giles that she quits. But the vampires are growing stronger, and after an attack at the school that leaves Willow, in particular, shaken, Buffy decides it is time to face the Master. She is led to him by the Anointed One and is quickly overcome, the Master draining her blood and leaving her face down in the water. Xander, however, performs CPR and Buffy awakes feeling stronger than ever. Meanwhile, Giles, Willow, Cordelia, and Ms. Calendar are fighting off vampires and a huge monster that burst from the Hellmouth at the school. Buffy arrives back at the school to face the Master again and this time wins, throwing him through a glass roof onto a wooden shard below. The monster disappears back into the Hellmouth, and the gang retires to the prom at the Bronze.

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Tabula Rasa, B!tches!: A Buffy Rewatch Show
In Tabula Rasa, B!tches!: A Buffy Rewatch Show, you'll listen as besties Allie Press and Nick Mercer jump back into the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and bask in their love for all things Buffy. Rewatching each episode from the beginning, Allie and Nick will discuss their favorite quotes, lessons learned, new takeaways, and more. Find Tabula Rasa, B!tches! wherever you listen to your podcasts and connect on all social media at @tabularasabpod.

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Nick Mercer

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Nick Mercer (he/him) works as a fundraiser for a nonprofit organization. He was introduced to Buffy by his illustrious co-host when they became fast friends over the summers in elementary school. Nick credits Buffy for his early passion for social justice.

When not cheering on our favorite Sunnydale warriors in their fights against the supernatural, Nick enjoys cooking and engaging in political advocacy in his local community. Nick's favorite quote from Buffy is, "you have to take care of each other. You have to be strong. Dawn, the hardest thing in this world is to live in it. Be brave."

Nick lives in South Carolina with his partner and two perfect dogs.

Allie Press

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Allie Press (she/her) is a Maryland-born actor with aspirations for all kinds of film. Her goal is to play Felicia Hardy for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Allie earned her BFA in Acting from Towson University in 2016.

Allie began watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer during its original airing at just three years old. She's taken many of Buffy's lessons to heart - perhaps none more so than Buffy's reflection that "fortune favors the brave." When not rewatching Buffy or exchanging notes with her dear co-host, you can find Allie with one of her many other hats - maybe as a costume designer, nanny, stage manager, or podcast production assistant with Simpler Media.

Allie currently lives in Baltimore with her partner and puppy. Connect with Allie on Twitter and Instagram at @daughterpick or TikTok at @futureblackcat, and support her work as an artist at buymeacoffee.com/alliepress.