Episode 148 – Why Do People Keep Putting Me in Charge of Things?

Episodes discussed: BSG 1×3 Bastille Day and Angel 2×22 There’s No Place Like Platz Glrb

Time Stamps: BSG 00:00-1:11:39; Angel 1:11:39 to the end

Bastille Day

Written by Tonia Graphia; Directed by Allan Kroeker

A mission to recruit help from the Fleet’s resident prison ship goes wrong when the prisoners revolt. Discussion points include:

  • Sharon’s programmed act
  • Baltar’s intuitive reasoning
  • Tigh’s issues
  • The radical Mr. Zarek
  • Billy vs. Dee
  • What Apollo stands for
There’s No Place Like Plrtz Glrb

Written and Directed by David Greenwalt

The conflict between the priests and the human rebels comes to a head with Angel and the gang caught in the middle. Discussion points includes:

  • Lorne’s talking head
  • Cordy’s honor
  • Angel’s disturbing lack of ambiguity
  • Wesley’s pragmatic leadership
  • Gunn’s temperance
  • Home over the rainbow

Next time: Buffy Season 5 Recap and BSG 1×4 Act of Contrition.

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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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