Episodes discussed: Buffy 4×20 The Yoko Factor and Doctor Who 7×4 The Power of Three
The Yoko Factor
Written by Douglas Petrie; Directed by David Grossman
Spike clears the way for Adam’s plan by turning the Scoobies against each other. Discussion points include:
- Losing its way or coming together?
- Breaking up the band
- What’s up with Adam and Riley?
- Angel and Buffy reconcile
- Spike’s tenacity and Giles’ insecurity
- Who is the most wronged?
The Power of Three
Written by Chris Chibnall; Directed by Douglas Mackinnon
When billions of plain black cubes suddenly appear on Earth, the Doctor is forced to take the slow path to discover their origin. Discussion points include:
- The Slow Invasion
- Real life vs. Doctor life
- The significance of three
- The Doctor who waited
- “The first face this face saw”
- The reintroduction of UNIT
Next time: Doctor Who 7×5 The Angels Take Manhattan and Angel 1×20 War Zone.