Episode 116 – You’re Deeply Ambivalent

Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 8×2 Into the Dalek and Angel 2×6 Guise Will Be Guise

Into the Dalek

Written by Phil Ford & Steven Moffat; Directed by Ben Wheatley

The Doctor and Clara are shrunk down and voyage, you guessed it, into a Dalek. Discussion points include:

  • Sci-fi voyages
  • Should this have been a two-parter?
  • Sensitive soldiers who cry
  • The Doctor’s zero tolerance gun policy
  • The Doctor’s disturbing mindset
  • Eyes and seeing
Guise Will Be Guise

Written by Jane Espenson; Directed by Krishna Rao

When Angel goes off to visit a spiritual guide at the Host’s suggestion, Wesley is forced to take his place. Discussion points include:

  • Who Wes & Angel really are
  • Wes’ comedy and competence
  • Advice for evil men who want to sacrifice their virgin daughters
  • The ambiguity of T’ish Magev
  • Angel gets some clarity
  • Gunn gets more involved

Next time: Buffy 5×7 Fool for Love and Doctor Who 8×3 Robot of Sherwood.


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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