Episode 140 – And Besides, I’m Leaving

Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 9×12 Hell Bent and Angel 2×18 Dead End

Hell Bent

Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by Rachel Talalay

Back on Gallifrey, the Doctor confronts the Time Lords over Clara’s death. Discussion points include:

  • Opening vs. ending frames
  • Whose POV?
  • The Doctor as dougboy
  • Hybrids and red herrings
  • A necessary break-up
  • Clara and Me
Dead End

Written by David Greenwalt; Directed by James A. Contner

When given a new prosthetic hand with magical qualities, Lindsey starts to question his place at Wolfram and Hart. Discussion points includes:

  • Cordy’s visions keep getting worse
  • Wesley the leader
  • Lindsey’s artistry and contrarianism
  • Idle hands
  • Lilah’s protection
  • Lindsey follows his path

Next time: Buffy 5×19 Tough Love and Doctor Who 9×13 The Husbands of River Song.


About Katherine Sas

Graduate of Messiah College and Signum University with degrees in literature. I'm a student of the imaginative literature, TV, and film, particularly Tolkien and the Inklings, Doctor Who, and the fairy tale tradition.

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