Episode 50 – Why Don’t We Phone the Real Police?

Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 4×7 The Unicorn and the Wasp and Buffy 3×15 Consequences

The Unicorn and the Wasp

Written by Gareth Roberts; Directed by Graeme Harper

The Doctor and Donna join Agatha Christie for a murder mystery dinner party. But whodunnit? Discussion points include:

  • Literary homage and period humor
  • “I’m British, I carry on”
  • Murder mysteries and motives
  • The morality of Agatha Christie
  • Agatha’s missing memories
  • The hilarious poisoning scene

Written by Marti Noxon; Directed by Michael Gershman

Faith and Buffy face the repercussions of Alan’s death. Discussion points include:

  • Faith’s downward spiral
  • Faith bullies Buffy
  • The disturbing pseudo-rape
  • Angel’s interrogation
  • The Watchers’ questionable actions
  • Willow’s bonds with Buffy and Xander

Next time: Buffy 3×16 Doppelgangland and Doctor Who 4×8 Silence in the Library.


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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