Episode 119 – Tick Frickin’ Tock

Episodes discussed: Buffy 5×8 Shadow and Doctor Who 8×5 Time Heist

Shadow

Written by David Fury; Directed by Daniel Attias

Glory summons a monster to track down the missing Key, and Joyce undergoes some medical tests. Discussion points include:

  • Her magnificence Glorificus
  • Dawn’s reaction to the snake monster
  • Buffy pummels a rubber snake
  • The shadow monster
  • Riley’s needs and Ben’s insight
  • Tara’s growing confidence
Time Heist

Written by Steve Thompson & Steven Moffat; Directed by Douglas Mackinnon

The Doctor and Clara break into the most secure bank in the universe. Discussion points include:

  • The basic watchability of Steve Thompson
  • Does the plot make sense?
  • The Doctor’s cluelessness
  • Doctor Who does Ocean’s 11
  • Competition over Clara
  • “I hate the Architect”

Next time: Doctor Who 8×6 The Caretaker and Angel 2×8 The Shroud of Rahmon.

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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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