Episode 107 – That Girl… You Haven’t Explained

Episodes discussed: Buffy 5×2 Real Me and Doctor Who 7×11 The Crimson Horror

Real Me

Written by David Fury; Directed by David Grossman

Dawn laments the fact that no one understands her to her journal. Discussion points include:

  • Dawn’s metafictional introduction
  • Is Dawn likeable? Does she need to be?
  • Dawn’s maturity level
  • Buffy’s increased work ethic
  • Giles buys the magic shop
  • Anya’s cluelessness, Tara’s compassion & Harmony’s minions
The Crimson Horror

Written by Mark Gatiss; Directed by Saul Metzstein

The Paternoster Gang investigate a series of gruesome deaths in Victorian York. Discussion points include:

  • Bi-polar Victoriana
  • Penny Dreadfuls
  • The nutty Mrs. Gillyflower & Mr. Sweet
  • Ada and her special monster
  • Jenny takes the lead
  • The non-explanation

Next time: Doctor Who 7×12 Nightmare in Silver and Angel 2×2 Are You Now or Have You Ever Been.

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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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