Episode 145 – It’s Not Really Your Fault

Episodes discussed: Buffy 5×21 The Weight of the World and the BSG Miniseries Part 2

Time stamp: Buffy 00:00-1:08; BSG 1:08 to the end

The Weight of the World

Written by Douglas Petrie; Directed by David Solomon

With Buffy comatose, Willow has to explore her subconscious mind to bring her back. Discussion points include:

  • Buffy shuts down and Willow takes charge
  • Buffy’s mind palace
  • Why are the Slayers here?
  • Giles harshes everyone’s buzz
  • Glory debates Ben
  • Something worth dying for
BSG Miniseries Part 2

Written by Ronald D. Moore; Directed by Michael Rhymer

With the Cylon genocide underway, Adama prepares the BSG crew to enter the battle while Roslin rises to a new leadership role. Discussion points includes:

  • Prosna at the Jesse/Clive of BSG (and Boxey)
  • The Hegelian dialectic approach
  • Giving humanity a purpose
  • Selfishness and guilt
  • What the frak is Head Six?
  • Starbuck’s conflicts and non-reconciliations

Next time: BSG 1×1 33 and Angel 2×21 Through the Looking Glass.


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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