Episode 79 – Get Your Stupid Face Outta Here

Episodes discussed: Buffy 4×11 Doomed and Doctor Who 6×2 Day of the Moon


Written by Marti Noxon, David Fury & Jane Espenson; Directed by James A. Contner

Buffy and her friends head back to high school as she and Riley struggle with learning the truth about each other. Discussion points include:

  • The necessary blocking episode
  • Heading back to high school
  • Riley: The sincere boy next door
  • Self-fulfilling prophecy
  • Spike’s revelation
  • Willow and Xander toughen up
Day of the Moon

Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by Toby Haynes

The Doctor and friends use the footage of the moon landing to outwit the malevolent Silence. Discussion points include:

  • Disappointed expectations
  • The ubiquitous Silence
  • The moon landing conspiracy
  • The mysterious little girl
  • Back to front
  • The Ponds growing and growing up

Next time: Doctor Who 6×3 The Curse of the Black Spot and Angel 1×11 Somnambulist.


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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