Episode 54 – Back Where We Started

Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 4×11 Turn Left and Buffy 3×19 Choices

Turn Left

Written by Russell T. Davies; Directed by Graeme Harper

Who knew such a simple decision could have such widespread implications? Donna gets to see what would have happened if she never met the Doctor. Discussion points include:

  • One little choice
  • The return of Rose and Bad Wolf
  • Smug and insufferable Sylvia
  • Donna’s regression and naivete
  • Why is Donna “the most important woman”?
  • “You’re gonna die”: Donna’s sacrifice
Choices

Written by David Fury; Directed by James A. Contner

As the Ascension approaches, Buffy decides to take the fight to the Mayor with some unintended effects. Discussion points include:

  • “Proactive with pep”
  • Buffy and Angel: Neither friends nor lovers
  • The Mayor’s feelings and Faith’s envy
  • Willow’s “night for suave”
  • What’s going on with Cordy?
  • Wesley speaks the truth

Next time: Buffy 3×20 The Prom and Doctor Who 4×12 The Stolen Earth.

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