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
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.