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.