Episode 72 – Not Really the Marrying Kind

Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 5×10 Vincent and the Doctor and Angel 1×7 The Bachelor Party

Vincent and the Doctor

Written by Richard Curtis; Directed by Jonny Campbell

The Doctor and Amy spend an emotional couple of days with Vincent Van Gogh. Discussion points include:

  • Richard Curtis and the real Van Gogh
  • Subtle Rory subtext
  • Avoidance or convalescence?
  • Vincent’s artistry and depression
  • Amy and Vincent’s connection
  • The Doctor’s realism
The Bachelor Party

Written by Tracey Stern; Directed by David Straiton

Things get wacky and kinda sad when Doyle’s surprise ex makes a surprise appearance. Discussion points include:

  • Doyle’s wholesome upbringing
  • The tragic, failed marriage
  • Delayed Cordy/Doyle gratification
  • Is this episode funny or sad?
  • The hilariously integrated demon family
  • Cordy reaches out to Doyle

Next time: Buffy 1×8 Pangs and Doctor Who 5×11 The Lodger.


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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