Episode 76 – We’re All Stories In the End

Episodes discussed: Doctor Who Series 5 Recap and Angel 1×9 Hero

Doctor Who Series 5 Recap

We discuss our favorite episodes, some overarching themes, and our impressions of the first season of the Moffat/Smith/Eleventh Doctor era. Discussion points include:

  • Critical and popular reception
  • Kat and Curt’s favorite episodes
  • Seasonal structure
  • An unusually happy ending
  • Is Doctor Who a comedy or tragedy?
  • Eleven’s bow tie and River’s mystery

Written by Howard Gordon & Tim Minear; Directed by Tucker Gates

Angel, Doyle and Cordy assist a group of half-demons fleeing a violent cult of demonic purists. Discussion points include:

  • Glenn Quinn’s exit and real-world tragedy
  • Doyle’s intensity and darkness
  • Doyle’s reluctant heroism
  • Doyle’s lasting influence on the story
  • Cordy’s decreasing shallowness
  • Nazi parallels and nuanced religion

Next time: Doctor Who 6×0 A Christmas Carol and Buffy 4×10 Hush.


About Katherine Sas

Graduate of Messiah College and Signum University with degrees in literature. I'm a student of the imaginative literature, TV, and film, particularly Tolkien and the Inklings, Doctor Who, and the fairy tale tradition.

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