Episode 113 – I Told You You Couldn’t Ditch Me

Episodes discussed: Buffy 5×5 No Place Like Home and the 2013 Doctor Who Christmas Special The Time of the Doctor

No Place Like Home

Written by Douglas Petrie; Directed by David Solomon

The introduction of a powerful new villain sheds some light on Buffy’s mysterious kid sister. Discussion points include:

  • The widening of the cosmic worldview
  • Glory, the Beast, and names
  • Dawn is Key!
  • Nostalgia and home
  • The love of capitalism
  • Compassionate Willow, kittenish Riley, & stalkerish Spike
The Time of the Doctor

Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by Jamie Payne

The Doctor faces his final death in the infamous war on Trenzalore. Discussion points include:

  • “Eleven’s hour is over now…”
  • Every enemy ever
  • The Papal Mainframe & origins of the Silence
  • The Doctor grows old
  • A new cycle of Doctors
  • A vision of Amy and a glimpse of Twelve

Next time: Recap of the Eleventh Doctor Era of Doctor Who and Angel 2×5 Dear Boy


About Katherine Sas

Graduate of Messiah College and Signum University with degrees in literature. I'm a student of the imaginative literature, TV, and film, particularly Tolkien and the Inklings, Doctor Who, and the fairy tale tradition.

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