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.