Episode 24 – Doesn’t Fit My Rules

Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 2×9 The Satan Pit Buffy 2×11 Ted

The Satan Pit

Written by Matt Jones; Directed by James Strong

Rose continues the fight against the possessed Ood while the Doctor encounters the Beast in the pit.  Discussion points include:

  • The questionable servility of the Ood
  • Questions without answers
  • The Beast and Tolkien’s refracted light theory
  • The truly agnostic Doctor
  • “The urge to fall”: Exploration and temptation
  • Rose and the Doctor’s belief in each other
Ted

Written by David Greenwalt and Joss Whedon; Directed by Bruce Seth Green

Joyce brings home her new boyfriend Ted, who bothers Buffy on multiple levels. Discussion Points Include:

  • Ted: The Stepford boyfriend
  • The victim-blaming of Buffy
  • Buffy’s “homicide”
  • Ted’s condescension and motivations
  • Joyce’s blame and ignorance
  • Couples and supporting characters

Next time: Buffy 2×12 Bad Eggs Doctor Who 2×10 Love & Monsters

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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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