Episode 126 – Dead Already? Bad Soldiers!

Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 8×12 Death in Heaven and Angel 2×11 Redefinition

Death in Heaven

Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by Rachel Talalay

The ghosts of the dead rise as Cybermen while the Doctor confronts Missy. Discussion points include:

  • Clara Who
  • Danny’s despair
  • Cybermen, death and ghosts
  • Missy’s dangerous friendship
  • Warrior in Chief
  • A pair of lies
Redefinition

Written by Mere Smith; Directed by Michael Grossman

Angel sets off to kill Darla and Dru once and for all while his friends figure out what to do with their lives since their firing. Discussion points includes:

  • Gunn’s changing attitude
  • Cordy’s anger and Wesley’s acceptance
  • The Host is in tune
  • The problematic monologue
  • Going medieval on Darla & Dru
  • Advancing in Wolfram & Hart

Next time: Buffy 5×12 Checkpoint and Doctor Who 8×13 Last Christmas.

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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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