Episode 125 – They Have a Miraculous Love

Episodes discussed: Buffy 5×11 Triangle and Doctor Who 8×11 Dark Water

Triangle

Written by Jane Espenson; Directed by Christopher Hibler

Willow and Anya find their patience for each other wearing thin when they watch the magic store in Giles’ absence. Discussion points include:

  • Humor and Buffy’s acceptance
  • Giles appeals to the Council
  • Anya vs. Willow
  • Oafish Olaf
  • The strongest couple in the Buffyverse
  • Spike’s troubling obsession
Dark Water

Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by Rachel Talalay

In the wake of a tragedy, Clara and the Doctor take a trip to hell. Discussion points includes:

  • Clara goes dark
  • The problem of a boring death
  • The Doctor’s forgiveness
  • The revelatory Missy
  • Exploring the Nethersphere
  • The ghostly Cybermen

Next time: Doctor Who 8×12 Death in Heaven and Angel 2×11 Redefinition.

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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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