Episode 78 – To Nullify His Noble Death

Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 6×1 The Impossible Astronaut and Angel 1×10 Parting Gifts

The Impossible Astronaut

Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by Toby Haynes

Mysterious blue envelopes summon Amy, Rory, and River to America to witness a seminal moment in the Doctor’s life. Discussion points include:

  • Messing around with structure
  • A more prominent River
  • Rory ascends the epistemic regime
  • The death of the Doctor
  • Lies and trust
  • The (un)forgettable aliens
Parting Gifts

Written by David Fury & Jeannine Renshaw; Directed by James A. Contner

Cordy and Angel struggle to come to terms with the loss of Doyle and encounter a Rogue Demon Hunter. Discussion points include:

  • Doyle’s gift to Cordy
  • Gift or curse?
  • Cordy’s atonement
  • Barney explores Cordy’s psyche
  • Wesley Wyndham-Pryce: Rogue Demon Hunter
  • Do we have a soul triptych forming?

Next time: Buffy 1×11 Doomed and Doctor Who 6×2 Day of the Moon.


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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