Episode 158 – I’m Not a Bad Guy

Episodes discussed: BSG 1×13 Kobol’s Last Gleaming: Part 2 and Buffy 6×04 Flooded

Time Stamps: BSG 00:00-1:04:49; Buffy 1:04:49 to the end

Kobol’s Last Gleaming: Part 1

Written by Ronald D. Moore, Story by David Eick; Directed by Michael Rymer

Roslin recruits Starbuck for a mission while the crew of the BSG prepares an attack on a Cylon basestar. Discussion points include:

  • Shock and awe in the writing and music
  • Tension between Crashdown and Tyrol
  • Magic enters the scene
  • Convergence at the arrow
  • Adama’s coup and Lee’s mutiny
  • Boomer’s betrayal

Listen to Bear McCreary’s “Passacaglia” & “The Shape of Things to Come”

Flooded

Written by Douglas Petrie & Jane Espenson; Directed by Douglas Petrie

When Buffy’s basement floods she’s confronted with her financial obligations. Discussion points includes:

  • Transitioning into adulthood
  • Buffy’s financial woes
  • Jonathan still doesn’t get it
  • The Geek Trio
  • Getting warmer with Spike
  • Giles dresses down Willow

Next time: Angel 3×5 Fredless and the BSG Season 1 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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