Episode 137 – I Fell Apart

Episodes discussed: Buffy 5×17 Forever and Doctor Who 9×11 Sleep No More

Forever

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.

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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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