Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 4×9 Forest of the Dead and Buffy 3×17 Enemies
Forest of the Dead
Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by Euros Lyn
The Doctor and River take on the deadly Vashta Nerada and try to work out the secrets of the Library. Discussion points include:
- “Everybody lives”: Ambiguity, sadness, and death
- Minds, memories, and meta-fiction
- “Nostalgia for the future”
- CAL and Dr. Moon “save” people
- Donna’s cyber-family
- The Doctor and River’s circular relationship
Written by Douglas Petrie; Directed by David Grossman
Faith’s allegiances are put to the test. Discussion points include:
- Friends or foes?
- Faith and Angel con each other
- “The fine line between Angel and Angelus”
- Faith as Buffy’s shadow
- Do Faith and the Mayor really care for each other?
- Rounding out the Scoobies
Next time: A very special Anniversary Bonus Episode.