Episode 96 – We All Carry Our Prisons with Us

Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 7×3 A Town Called Mercy and Angel 1×19 Sanctuary

A Town Called Mercy

Written by Toby Whithouse; Directed by Saul Metzstein

The Doctor and the Ponds find themselves pitted against a Gunslinger in the Old West.  Discussion points include:

  • Fairy, folk and tall tales
  • Mercy’s angel
  • The Doctor goes dark
  • Comparing alien Doctors
  • The idealized Sheriff and restrained Gunslinger
  • Hardened Rory and merciful Amy

Written by Tim Minear & Joss Whedon; Directed by Michael Lange

Angel and his friends and foes debate how to handle the newly-reformed Faith. Discussion points include:

  • Faith’s moment of clarity
  • “It’s the thought that counts”
  • Angel breaks free of Buffy
  • L.A. misfits
  • The thuggish Watchers
  • Wesley’s journey and Kate’s temptation

Next time: Buffy 4×20 The Yoko Factor and Doctor Who 7×4 The Power of Three.


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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