Episode 153 – I Just Need to Die for a Minute

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.


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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