Episode 124 – Stop Calling Us a Team

Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 8×10 In the Forest of the Night and Angel 2×10 Reunion

In the Forest of the Night

Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce; Directed by Sheree Folkson

Everyone wakes up to find Earth covered in trees while Danny and Clara supervise a school field trip. Discussion points include:

  • “More natural than natural”
  • Songs of Innocence and Experience
  • Danger and protection in the forest
  • The gifted and talented group
  • Lying and trickery
  • Where do you get your wonder?

Written by Tim Minear & Shawn Ryan; Directed by James A. Contner

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

  • Drusilla the classicist
  • Grandmother Darla
  • The slightly incestuous vampire lineage
  • Blinded by success
  • Angel makes a dark decision
  • Firing the team

Next time: Buffy 5×11 Triangle and Doctor Who 8×11 Dark Water.


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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