Episode 69 – Bad Dream I Guess

Episodes discussed: Buffy 4×6 Wild at Heart and Doctor Who 5×7 Amy’s Choice

Wild at Heart

Written by Marti Noxon; Directed by David Grossman

Oz grows closer with Veruca, changing his relationship with Willow forever. Discussion points include:

  • Farewell, Seth Green
  • Seductive Veruca
  • Rape, consent, and cheating
  • Oz’s denial and betrayal
  • Old injuries resurface
  • Riley’s niceness, Spike’s ineffectiveness, and Giles’ boredom
Amy’s Choice

Written by Simon Nye; Directed by Catherine Morshead

The Doctor, Amy, and Rory are trapped trying to distinguish between dream and reality. Discussion points include:

  • Dreams and reality
  • The Doctor’s subconscious
  • Has Amy really chosen?
  • False dichotomies
  • Conflict in the Doctor
  • Amy’s suicide

Next time: Doctor Who 5×8 The Hungry Earth and Angel 1×6 Sense and Sensitivity.


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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