Episode 66 – Beware What May Enter There

Episodes discussed: Angel 1×4 I Fall to Pieces and Doctor Who 5×4 The Time of Angels

The Time of Angels

Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by Adam Smith

River Song returns and recruits the Doctor to take on the Weeping Angels. Discussion points include:

  • The Angels: Images, physical danger, and emotional manipulation
  • River the adventuring femme fatale
  • River’s crime
  • The tripartite relationship of the Doctor, River, and Amy
  • Amy’s baptism by fire
  • The Eleventh Doctor’s characterization
I Fall to Pieces

Written by David Greenwalt; Directed by Vern Gillum

The team assist a woman who he is being stalked by her doctor, while Doyle urges Angel to charge his clients. Discussion points include:

  • Creepy stalkers
  • Does the metaphor work?
  • The mundane fake-out
  • Kate and Angel (awkwardly) team up
  • Angel’s chivalry vs. Doyle’s practicality
  • Angel’s insight into the villain

Next time:  Doctor Who 5×5 Flesh and Stone and Buffy 4×5 Beer Bad.

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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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