Episode 127 – Interrogate Everything

Episodes discussed: Buffy 5×12 Checkpoint and Doctor Who 8×13 Last Christmas

Checkpoint

Written by Douglas Petrie & Jane Espenson; Directed by Nick Marck

The Watchers Council arrives in Sunnydale to advise Buffy on how to deal with Glory. Discussion points include:

  • The Watchers try to regain control
  • Set up for failure
  • The power of information
  • Is Spike trustworthy?
  • The Knights of Byzantium
  • “Well, of course he’s attractive!”
Last Christmas

Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by Paul Wilmshurst

Santa Claus appears on Clara’s roof, warning her and the Doctor that they are in danger. Discussion points includes:

  • A dreamlike beginning
  • Santa vs. the Dream Lord
  • The crew (especially Shona)
  • Tangerines and second chances
  • Clara goes deeper into her lies
  • Clara grows old

Next time: Doctor Who Series 8 Recap and Angel 2×12 Blood Money.

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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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