Episode 120 – Can You Do Deep Cover?

Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 8×6 The Caretaker and Angel 2×8 The Shroud of Rahmon

The Caretaker

Written by Gareth Roberts & Steven Moffat; Directed by Paul Murphy

The Doctor goes undercover as the caretaker at Clara’s school. Discussion points include:

  • Caring vs. taking care
  • Can Clara keep this up?
  • Looking for trouble
  • Danny’s difference from Mickey & Rory
  • Clara’s Doctorish perspective
  • Soldier and officer
The Shroud of Rahmon

Written by Jim Kouf; Directed by David Grossman

Angel goes undercover in order to foil a plan to steal a dangerous magical shroud. Discussion points include:

  • The mystery structure
  • Wesley’s interrogation
  • Angel does Ocean’s 11
  • Friction between Gunn & Angel
  • Angel takes control
  • What’s the takeaway for Kate?

Next time: Buffy 5×9 Listening to Fear and Doctor Who 8×7 Kill the Moon.


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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