Episode 147 – A Man Takes Responsibility for His Actions

Episodes discussed: Buffy 5×22 The Gift and BSG 1×2 Water

The Gift

Written and Directed by Joss Whedon

Buffy prepares to make a big sacrifice in her showdown with Glory. Discussion points include:

  • A potential ending
  • The Adama Paradox
  • Willow the Big Gun
  • Xander and Anya celebrate life
  • Giles does the dirty work
  • Buffy’s gift
Water

Written by Ronald D. Moore; Directed by Michael Rhymer

Boomer wakes up with missing memories just before a bombing attack on the BSG. Discussion points includes:

  • The credits as déjà vu
  • Boomer in media res
  • Chief’s non-reassuring help
  • The other Sharon
  • Should you second guess?
  • Gaeta the fanboy

Next time: BSG 1×3 Bastille Day and Angel 2×22 There’s No Place Like Platz Glrb.

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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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