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
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 time: Buffy 5×14 Crush and Doctor Who 9×3 Under the Lake.