Episode 81 – You Were Mythtaken

Episodes discussed: Buffy 4×12 A New Man and Doctor Who 6×4 The Doctor’s Wife

A New Man

Written by Jane Espenson; Directed by Michael Gershman

Giles goes through a bit of a mid-life crisis. Discussion points include:

  • Giles struggles to find his place
  • Walsh’s mean-spirited bluntness
  • The ever-chaotic Ethan
  • The ominous Room 314
  • Willow and Tara’s tentative relationship
  • Is Riley too dispassionate?
The Doctor’s Wife

Written by Neil Gaiman; Directed by Richard Clark

The Doctor follows a distress call to a bubble universe, hoping to meet surviving Time Lords. Discussion points include:

  • Celebrity writer and superfan Neil Gaiman
  • The Doctor’s most constant companion
  • The Last of the TARDISes
  • Goodbye/Hello
  • The Time War bubbles back up
  • House messes with Amy and Rory’s heads

Next time: Doctor Who 6×5 The Rebel Flesh and Angel 1×12 Expecting.

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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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