Episode 32 – You Stink of Lies

Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 3×3 Gridlock and  Buffy 2×19 I Only Have Eyes for You

Gridlock

Written by Russell T Davies; Directed by Richard Clark

The Doctor takes Martha to New New York where they find some familiar faces and get stuck in an endless traffic jam.  Discussion points include:

  • The Doctor opens up about Gallifrey and the Time War
  • Martha’s maturity and crush on the Doctor
  • The past, present, future pattern
  • The dystopia of New Earth
  • Boe’s death: “Don’t you go dying on me you big old face”
  • Boe’s shadowy backstory
I Only Have Eyes for You

Written by Marti Noxon; Directed by James Whitmore Jr

Buffy faces her personal demons when a ghost starts reenacting his tragic fate using Sunnydale High’s students and teachers. Discussion Points Include:

  • Catharsis and Eucatastrophe
  • Gender swapping
  • Speculative and imaginative fiction
  • The Buffy and Angel confrontation
  • A vampire love triangle
  • Snyder’s level of knowledge

Next time: Buffy 2×20 Go Fish and Doctor Who 3×4 Daleks in Manhattan

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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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