Episode 63 – What a Disappointment You’ve Been

Episodes discussed: 4×3 The Harsh Light of Day and Doctor Who 5×1 The Eleventh Hour

The Harsh Light of Day

Written by Jane Espenson; Directed by James A. Contner

Buffy grows more intimate with Parker, Spike and Harmony search for a gem that will confer invincibility, and Anya takes her relationship with Xander to the next level. Discussion points include:

  • Idealized expectations vs. painful reality
  • The crushing disappointment of Parker
  • Spike and Harmony’s mutually destructive relationship
  • Comedy of errors with Xander and Anya
  • The one healthy couple – Willow & Oz
  • Speculation about the Gem of Amara
The Eleventh Hour

Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by Adam Smith

The new Doctor crash-lands in the back garden of young girl Amelia Pond. Discussion points include:

  • The charm offensive
  • Physicality & humor
  • Childhood, fairy tales, and growing up
  • Iconic lines and images
  • Cracks, the Pandorica, and Silence
  • The girl who waited and the raggedy Doctor

Link: “The Eleventh Hour” Additional Scene

Next time:  Doctor Who 5×2 The Beast Below and Angel 1×3 In the Dark.


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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