Episodes discussed: Buffy 5×13 Blood Ties and Doctor Who 9×1 The Magician’s Apprentice
Written by Steven S. DeKnight; Directed by Michael Gershman
Dawn enlists Spike in helping her discover her true nature. Discussion points include:
- Teenage paranoia
- Coming clean
- Spike tags along
- The YA aesthetic
- Glory = Ben, maybe?
- Willow’s powerful spell
The Magician’s Apprentice
Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by Hettie Macdonald
With the Doctor missing, Clara is forced to team up with Missy to find him. Discussion points includes:
- Would you kill baby Davros?
- The Doctor’s best friend
- “Cheap and nasty time travel”
- Meditation and silliness
- Davros’ powerlessness
- Opening with a bang
Watch the prequel “The Doctor’s Meditation.”
Next time: Doctor Who 9×2 The Witch’s Familiar and Angel 2×13 Happy Anniversary.