Episode 17 – Farewell, We Kiss, and They Are Gone

Episodes discussed: Buffy 2×4 Inca Mummy Girl and Doctor Who 2×2 Tooth and Claw

Inca Mummy Girl

Written by Matt Kiene; Directed by Ellen S. Pressman

Xander becomes enamored of a beautiful foreign exchange student.  Discussion points include:

  • Ampata: Monster and victim
  • Chosen ones and kindred spirits
  • Death and unhappy endings
  • “Only mostly dead”
  • Bittersweet high school romance
  • Willow, Oz, and Cordy
Tooth and Claw

Written by Russell T. Davies; Directed by Euros Lyn

The Doctor and Rose try to stop a werewolf from biting Queen Victoria in 19th century Scotland. Discussion Points Include:

  • Series 1 and 2 parallels
  • The Torchwood Estate
  • Ghost stories and fairy tales
  • The Doctor’s love of monsters: Healthy or perverse?
  • Musical taste and rudeness
  • Rose: “There’s something of the wolf about you”

Next time: Doctor Who 2×3 School Reunion and Buffy 2×5 Reptile Boy.

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About Katherine Sas

I graduated from Messiah College in 2009 with a B.A. in English Literature. I'm a student of all things arts and humanities, in particular Tolkien, the Inklings, and the fantastic and imaginative tradition in storytelling.

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