Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 3×9 The Family of Blood and Buffy 3×3 Faith, Hope & Trick.
The Family of Blood
Written by Paul Cornell; Directed by Charles Palmer
Human schoolteacher John Smith finds himself faced with an impossible choice while the Family of Blood closes in. Discussion points include:
- The deliberately evil Family of Blood
- Kindness, cruelty and justice
- Invasion of the body snatchers
- “Facing death is part of being human”
- Cowardice, kids with guns and the Lost Generation
- “I must look so very small”: Joan’s stature
Faith, Hope & Trick
Written by David Greenwalt; Directed by James A. Contner
There’s a new Slayer in town and her wild and crazy life disrupts Buffy’s attempts to return to normalcy. Discussion Points Include:
- The Slayer trinity: Faith contrasted with Buffy and Kendra
- Faith’s traumatic backstory
- Ancient Kakistos and newfangled Mr. Trick
- What does Faith’s name signify?
- The super sweet Scott Hope
- Angel’s back!
Next time: Buffy 3×4 Beauty and the Beasts and Doctor Who 3×10 Blink.