Episode 149 – Lives Willingly Given

Episodes discussed: Buffy Season 5 Recap and BSG 1×4 Act of Contrition

Time Stamps: Buffy 00:00-1:18:16; BSG 1:18:16-the end

Buffy Season 5 Recap

This week we wrap up our journey through Season 5 of Buffy. Discussion points include:

  • How does season 5 rank?
  • Crossing the streams
  • Devastation and mortality
  • Checkhov’s checklist and narrative collapse
  • Loving and losing family
  • The Scoobies come into their own (except Buffy)
Act of Contrition

Written by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle; Directed by Rod Hardy

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:

  • Introducing Thompson & Weddle
  • Starbuck’s crashing relationships
  • Training the nuggets
  • Adama’s parental affection for Kara
  • Starbuck vs. everybody (except Tigh)
  • The non-coddling Cottle

Next time: BSG 1×5 You Can’t Go Home Again and the Angel Season 2 Recap.

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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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