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