Episode 133 – Someone She Can’t Bear to Lose

Episodes discussed: Buffy 5×15 I Was Made to Love You and Doctor Who 9×5 The Girl Who Died

I Was Made to Love You

Written by Jane Espenson; Directed by James A. Contner

Buffy and the gang confront a lonely inventor and his robotic girlfriend. Discussion points include:

  • Espenson comedy with a dramatic twist
  • Monster of the week: Warren or April?
  • Is the episode dated?
  • Anya’s robotic quirkiness
  • Spike orders himself a Buffy doll
  • Night and day gods
The Girl Who Died

Written by Jamie Mathieson & Steven Moffat; Directed by Ed Bazalgette

The Doctor and Clara are captured by a band of medieval Vikings and encounter a strange girl. Discussion points includes:

  • The Harry Potter vibe
  • Tidal waves and ripples
  • “Immortality is everybody else dying”
  • Opportunity for new life
  • Silliness and subversion
  • Bad luck and foresight

Next time: Doctor Who 9×6 The Woman Who Lived and Angel 2×15 Reprise.


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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