Episode 35 – End of the Line

Episodes discussed: Buffy 2×22 Becoming: Part 2 and Doctor Who 3×6 The Lazarus Experiment

Becoming: Part 2

Written and Directed by Joss Whedon

Buffy and Spike team up to prevent Angel from initiating the apocalypse.  Discussion points include:

  • The process of becoming
  • Buffy’s reliance on others
  • Joyce’s initiation to the higher levels of knowledge
  • Buffy’s tenuous alliance with Spike
  • Comparisons between Spike and Screwtape
  • Angel’s death, Willow’s magic, and Xander’s lie
The Lazarus Experiment

Written by Stephen Greenhorn; Directed by Richard Clark

The Doctor drops Martha back at home only to get caught up investigating Tish’s new boss, Mr. Lazarus. Discussion Points Include:

  • Keeping up with the Joneses
  • The mysterious Mr. Saxon
  • The problem of Tish
  • Martha becomes a companion for reals
  • The Doctor as James Bond
  • Repeated memes: Evolution, humanity and death

Next time: The Buffy Season 2 Recap

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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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