Episode 131 – I Want to Kiss It to Death

Episodes discussed: Buffy 5×14 Crush and Doctor Who 9×3 Under the Lake

Crush

Written by David Fury; Directed by Daniel Attias

Spike’s titular crush on Buffy results in a dangerous confrontation. Discussion points include:

  • Who’s crushing on whom
  • Chip vs. soul
  • Can (or does) Spike love Buffy?
  • Spike’s romantic misogyny
  • Xander’s disappointment
  • Victim blaming
Under the Lake

Written by Toby Whithouse; Directed by Daniel O’Hara

The Doctor and Clara confront a bunch of ghosts in an underwater base. Discussion points includes:

  • Underwater science
  • Artificial ghosts
  • Clara’s disconnection from home
  • The Doctor talks about feelings
  • Talking without saying anything
  • Cass’ contribution

Next timeDoctor Who 9×4 Before the Flood and Angel 2×14 The Thin Dead Line.

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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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