Episode 83 – I Choose to Feel Threatened

Episodes discussed: Buffy 4×13 The I in Team and Doctor Who 6×6 The Almost People

The I in Team

Written by David Fury; Directed by James A. Contner

Professor Walsh tries to bring Buffy into the Initiative but becomes dangerous when Buffy starts asking too many questions. Discussion points include:

  • The Whedony death of Walsh
  • Weird mother/son bonds
  • The Initiative underestimates Buffy
  • Obedient Riley disobeys orders
  • Spike gets his comeuppance
  • Why does Willow lie?
The Almost People

Written by Matthew Graham; Directed by Julian Simpson

The two Doctors try to mediate between the increasingly hostile humans and Gangers. Discussion points include:

  • The Almost-Doctor
  • The Doctor researches the Flesh
  • The regeneration metaphor
  • Ganger!Amy and her dubious pregnancy
  • Rory’s trust and gullibility
  • Are humans and Gangers really equal?

Next time: Doctor Who 6×7 A Good Man Goes to War and Angel 1×13 She.

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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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