Episodes discussed: Buffy 6×1 Bargaining: Part 1 and BSG 1×8 Flesh and Bone
Time Stamps: Buffy 00:00-1:11:55; BSG 1:11:55-the end
Bargaining: Part 1
Written by Marti Noxon; Directed by David Grossman
The Scoobies struggle to carry on the good fight in a world without Buffy. Discussion points include:
- Bringing Buffy back without Buffy
- The Buffybot’s cognitive uncanny valley
- Willow takes charge
- Tara’s reservations and Xander’s reluctance
- Giles isn’t in the credits!!!
- Spike leads the pack
Flesh and Bone
Written by Toni Graphia; Directed by Brad Turner
Starbuck is tasked with the interrogation of a new Cylon. Discussion points includes:
- When is it a military decision?
- Leoben’s eerie humanity
- Puritanism vs. mysticism
- Prescience and foreknowledge
- Role reversals
- Ruthlessness and moral ambiguity
Next time: BSG 1×9 Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down and Buffy 6×2 Bargaining: Part 2.