Episode 29 – A Good Day to Break Up

Episodes discussed: Buffy 2×16  Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered and the Doctor Who 2006 Christmas Special The Runaway Bride

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

Written by Marti Noxon; Directed by James A Contner

This go predictably and hilariously awry when Xander makes a love potion.  Discussion points include:

  • The snubbing of Cordelia Chase
  • “We don’t fit”: Cordy and Xander’s odd relationship
  • The hubris and stupidity of Amy and Xander
  • The escalating scenes of seduction
  • Joyce’s repression
  • Incest and competition among the vamps
The Runaway Bride

Written by Russell T Davies; Directed by Euros Lyn

The Doctor tries to foil an alien conspiracy and help bride Donna make it back to London for her wedding day. Discussion Points Include:

  • What is a companion, anyway?
  • Donna and the Nobles
  • Donna’s rejection of the Doctor
  • A new spin on the Doctor’s loneliness
  • The Doctor goes all “Oncoming Storm” on the Racnoss
  • Echoes and callbacks

Next time: Doctor Who 3×1 Smith and Jones and Buffy 2×17 Passion

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.

3 thoughts on “Episode 29 – A Good Day to Break Up

  1. Really enjoying your podcast. I have seen both series many many times and I am enjoying listening to newbies to each show and hearing your reactions to them. I am also frightening people in the street with my headphones in as I join in your conversations.

    1. Thanks so much! Although we can’t hear you while you’re walking on the street, we’ll be happy to converse here, on Twitter, or on FB as well. We love talking about both of these shows!

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