Episode 68 – Some Scraps for the Homely Looking Fellas

Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 5×6 The Vampires of Venice and Angel 1×5 Rm w/ a Vu

The Vampires of Venice

Written by Toby Whithouse; Directed by Jonny Campbell

The Doctor interrupts Rory’s stag night to take him and Amy on a romantic date to medieval (vampire infested) Venice. Discussion points include:

  • Toby Whithouse & parallels to “School Reunion”
  • Rory’s initiation
  • Safety vs. adventure
  • Amy’s ambivalence about her boys
  • The Eleventh Doctor’s social skills
  • Fish from space
Flesh and Stone

Written by Jane Espenson; Directed by Scott McGinnis

Doyle helps Cordy find a too-good-to-be-true, rent-controlled, and ghost haunted apartment. Discussion points include:

  • Comedy and drama
  • Angel and Cordy’s lovers’ spat
  • The ghostly apartment
  • Perspectives on the “bitch” scene
  • Cordy’s anti-redemption
  • “The past – she don’t let you go”

Next time: Buffy 4×6 Wild at Heart and Doctor Who 5×7 Amy’s Choice.


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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