Episode 122 – The Chase Can Be Exhilarating with the Proper Companion

Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 8×8 Mummy on the Orient Express and Angel 2×9 The Trial

Mummy on the Orient Express

Written by Jamie Mathieson; Directed by Paul Wilmshurst

The Doctor and Clara take a trip on the Orient Express (in space) for their last hurrah. Discussion points include:

  • Egyptomania
  • Who is behind all this?
  • Where is Heaven?
  • Clara’s non-departure and the Doctor’s introversion
  • Clara’s lies
  • The Doctor’s bedside manner
The Trial

Written by Douglas Petrie & Tim Minear; Directed by Bruce Seth Green

Angel agrees to perform three magical tasks with the hope of saving Darla. Discussion points includes:

  • The continuing adventures in flashback
  • Angel’s quest to save Darla
  • Does Lindsey understand love?
  • Did the Host eat his bartender?
  • True neutral Jeeves
  • Angel’s trials and Darla’s acceptance

Next time: Buffy 5×10 Into the Woods and Doctor Who 8×9 Flatline.

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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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