Episode 52 – Still My Girl

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.


About Katherine Sas

Graduate of Messiah College and Signum University with degrees in literature. I'm a student of the imaginative literature, TV, and film, particularly Tolkien and the Inklings, Doctor Who, and the fairy tale tradition.

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