Episode 138 – Why Can’t I Be Like You?

Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 9×10 Face the Raven and Angel 2×17 Disharmony

Face the Raven

Written by Sarah Dollard; Directed by Justin Molotnikov

The Doctor and Clara help their old friend Rigsy investigate some missing memories. Discussion points include:

  • Fearing the reaper
  • Clara’s non-regeneration
  • Rigsy’s local knowledge
  • Mayor Me’s sanctuary
  • Clara’s reckless abandon
  • Fridging and Poe

Written by David Fury; Directed by Frederick King Keller

Cordy looks after her old friend Harmony when she comes to LA for a visit. Discussion points includes:

  • Cordy’s strained relationship with Angel
  • Speaking of friends who’ve gone to the dark side…
  • Cordy accepts Harmony
  • Self-actualization
  • Another betrayal
  • Reconciliation with clothes

Next time: Buffy 5×18 Intervention and Doctor Who 9×11 Heaven Sent.


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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