Episode 136 – All That Matters Is What We Do

Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 9×10 The Zygon Inversion & Angel 2×16 Epiphany

The Zygon Inversion

Written by Peter Harness & Steven Moffat; Directed by Daniel Nettheim

In the second part, the Doctor confronts Bonnie about the moral consequences of her rebellion. Discussion points include:

  • An actionless episode
  • Inverted expectations
  • Bonnie’s humanity
  • Osgood’s refusal
  • Thinking like the Doctor
  • The Doctor’s guilt and anger
Epiphany

Written by Tim Minear; Directed by Thomas J. Wright

Angel has a change of heart and decides to go back to his friends, who are in need of some rescuing. Discussion points includes:

  • Parallels between “Surprise” and “Epiphany”
  • Darla’s epiphany
  • Kate’s lucky rescue
  • Applying Angel to the real world
  • The Host’s neutrality
  • Cordy’s hurt feelings

Link: A Russian Woman Speaks Out for LGBT Rights Using a Line from a Joss Whedon show

Next time: Buffy 5×17 Forever and Doctor Who 9×11 Sleep No More.

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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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