Episode 135 – Where’d She Go?

Episodes discussed: Buffy 5×16 The Body and Doctor Who 9×7 The Zygon Invasion

The Body

Written and Directed by Joss Whedon

Buffy, Dawn, and their friends react to a shocking loss. Discussion points include:

  • Joss writes and directs a powerful episode
  • The bored “mundanity” of death
  • Buffy’s helplessness
  • Dawn’s negative space
  • The Scoobies bring humor and pathos
  • Facing The Body
The Zygon Invasion

Written by Peter Harness; Directed by Daniel Nettheim

The Zygons in hiding around planet Earth are threatened with exposure by an extremist faction. Discussion points includes:

  • Peter Harness’ political interests
  • The Zygon-Human link
  • Operation Double
  • Fear of the other
  • Why stay on Earth?
  • Jenna Coleman’s dark side

Next timeDoctor Who 9×10 The Zygon Inversion & Angel 2×16 Epiphany.

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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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