Episodes discussed: Buffy 5×17 Forever and Doctor Who 9×11 Sleep No More
Written and Directed by Marti Noxon
Buffy struggles to be the parent to Dawn, while Dawn just wishes she could bring her mother back. Discussion points include:
- Getting back to a routine
- Pressure to be a parent
- The subtextual Angel scene
- Does Willow encourage Dawn?
- Spike’s genuine grief
- Buffy and Dawn let it out
Sleep No More
Written by Mark Gatiss; Directed by Justin Molotnikov
The Doctor and Clara arrive on a spaceship full of sleep-deprivation machines. Discussion points includes:
- An interesting idea…
- The found footage concept
- Meta moments
- Why are the Sandmen evolving, again?
- Surface action only
- A non-ending
Next time: Doctor Who 9×10 Face the Raven and Angel 2×17 Disharmony.