Episode 103 – I Know This Fool

Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 7×8 Cold War and Angel 1×22 To Shanshu in L.A.

Cold War

Written by Mark Gatiss; Directed by Douglas Mackinnon

The Doctor and Clara find themselves trapped in a Soviet sub with a very bellicose alien. Discussion points include:

  • The Hunt for Red October vibe
  • Reintroducing the Davies formula
  • The power of music
  • The Ice Warriors
  • Heroism and mercy
  • Clara’s quest for validation
To Shanshu in L.A.

Written and Directed by David Greenwalt

Wolfram & Hart attempt to take by Angel by targeting his friends. Discussion points include:

  • The cycle of life and death
  • Angel gets some hope
  • Kate, Gunn & Nabbit
  • Angel’s family
  • Cordelia’s suffering and empathy
  • The baddies

Next time: Buffy Season 4 Recap and Angel Season 1 Recap.


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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