Episode 80 – Not the Father He Needs

Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 6×3 The Curse of the Black Spot and Angel 1×11 Somnambulist

The Curse of the Black Spot

Written by Stephen Thompson; Directed by Jeremy Webb

The Doctor, Amy, and Rory are becalmed in the ocean among pirates and a seductive siren. Discussion points include:

  • In what does its badness consist?
  • Rory dies (again) and Amy gives up
  • Doctor Who does a pirate story
  • Amy cosplays and Rory is clumsy
  • The Siren Doctor and screwy biology
  • Pursuing death and absent fathers
Somnambulist

Written by Tim Minear; Directed by Winrich Kolbe

A rash of serial killings seem to point towards Angel as the culprit. Discussion points include:

  • Actor promotions and cameos
  • Cordy and Angel’s budding buddy relationship
  • Sires and fathers
  • Staying the same and changing
  • Fitting the serial killer profile
  • Kate’s startling revelation

Next time: Buffy 4×12 A New Man and Doctor Who 6×4 The Doctor’s Wife.

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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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