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.