Episode 130 – He’s an Energy Sucker

Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 9×2 The Witch’s Familiar and Angel 2×13 Happy Anniversary.

The Witch’s Familiar

Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by Hettie Macdonald

Following the cliffhanger, the Doctor has a showdown with Davros in an effort to save Clara. Discussion points include:

  • Who are the magician, the witch, the apprentice, and the familiar?
  • The nationalism of good men
  • Clara’s passivity
  • The acceptance of the Hanged Man
  • Why the Doctor always wins
  • Compassion and mercy
Happy Anniversary

Written by David Greenwalt; Directed by Bill Norton

With the Doctor missing, Clara is forced to team up with Missy to find him. Discussion points includes:

  • An awkward & unsatisfying relationship
  • The melody of life
  • The Host takes initiative
  • Finding your path
  • Growth and stagnation
  • Wesley’s deductions

Next timeBuffy 5×14 Crush and Doctor Who 9×3 Under the Lake.


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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