Episode 74 – How Could I Ever Forget You?

Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 5×12 The Pandorica Opens and Angel 1×8 I Will Remember You

The Pandorica Opens

Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by Toby Haynes

The Doctor and Amy travel to Roman-occupied Britain to investigate the mythical Pandorica. Discussion points include:

  • The seasonal tour and puzzle boxes
  • The tale of the Pandorica
  • The monster alliance to stop the Doctor
  • Where do we go from here?
  • Rory the plastic Roman
  • Why doesn’t Amy’s life make sense?
I Will Remember You

Written by David Greenwalt & Jeannine Renshaw; Directed by David Grossman

A brush with some demon blood gives Angel back his soul and a chance for a normal life with Buffy. Discussion points include:

  • Distance and forgetfulness
  • Buffy gets her dream of normality
  • Angel’s tragic flaw
  • “The best Buffy episode never made”
  • The benevolent Oracles
  • What is Doyle’s relationship to TPTB?

Next time: Buffy 4×9 Something Blue and Doctor Who 5×13 The Big Bang.

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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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