Episode 75 – The Bluest Blue Ever

Episodes discussed: Buffy 4×9 Something Blue and Doctor Who 5×13 The Big Bang

Something Blue

Written Tracey Forbes; Directed by Nick Marck

Sick of being a victim, Willow does a spell to bend reality to her will…to hilarious effect. Discussion points include:

  • Willow is our something blue
  • Romantic notions of magic
  • Buffy/Spike (Spuffy?) shipping
  • Buffy and her bad boys
  • The nonchalant vengeance demons
  • Spike’s tenuous position
The Big Bang

Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by Toby Haynes

All of time is being slowly erased, with the Doctor and his companions at the eye of the storm. Discussion points include:

  • “This is where it gets complicated”
  • Escalating threats and causal loops
  • Meta-fiction and stories
  • The lone Mr. Centurion Pond who waited
  • A happy ending (for once)!
  • Rule 1: The Doctor and River lie

Next time: Doctor Who Series 5 Recap and Angel 1×9 Hero.

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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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