Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 9×4 Before the Flood and Angel 2×14 The Thin Dead Line
Before the Flood
Written by Toby Whithouse; Directed by Daniel O’Hara
Clara tries to evade the ghosts while the Doctor confronts the Fisher King in the past. Discussion points include:
- The Doctor explains the Bootstrap Paradox
- The Fisher King who rules the Wasteland
- Clara’s marginalization
- “Die with whoever comes next”
- Better than no future at all?
- Loving while you have the chance
The Thin Dead Line
Written by Shawn Ryan & Jim Kouf; Directed by Scott McGinnis
When the LAPD come into violent confrontation with the local street kids, Angel Investigations gets caught in the crossfire. Discussion points includes:
- Police brutality: then and now
- The cure is worse than the disease
- Anne’s back!
- Wesley get shot! OMG!
- Sunnydale Cordy makes a return
- The tension thaws between Kate and Angel
Next time: Buffy 5×15 I Was Made to Love You and Doctor Who 9×5 The Girl Who Died.