Episode 141 – Not One Living Thing Is Worth You

Episodes discussed: Buffy 5×19 Tough Love and Doctor Who 9×13 The Husbands of River Song

Tough Love

Written by Rebecca Rand Kirshner; Directed by David Grossman

Buffy tries to be a strict parent to Dawn while a fight between Tara and Willow makes them vulnerable to Glory. Discussion points include:

  • Buffy leaves school and tries to keep Dawn in school
  • Buffy’s tunnel vision
  • Spike and Dawn’s kindred spirits
  • Willow and Tara’s First Big Fight ™
  • Changes and insecurities
  • Willow’s scary dark magic
The Husbands of River Song

Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by Douglas Mackinnon

The Doctor gets a glimpse at the other side of River’s life. Discussion points includes:

  • Marriages of convenience
  • Security and doubt
  • Unfettered psychopathy
  • Mature love
  • A full marriage

Next time: Doctor Who Series 9 Recap and Angel 2×19 Belonging.

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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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