Episode 161 – We Don’t Live in Normal Circumstances

Episodes discussed: Angel 3×6 Billy and BSG 2×2 Valley of Darkness

Time Stamps: Angel 00:00-1:05:30; BSG 1:05:30 to the end


Written by Tim Minear & Jeffrey Bell; Directed by David Grossman

Billy, who Angel set free from imprisonment by The Powers That Be, comes back to cause trouble for Angel’s friends. Discussion points include:

  • Billy, the (evil) boy next door
  • Powerful family ties
  • A darker form of misogyny
  • Cordy’s empowerment
  • Lilah the battered woman turned hero
  • “You just keep laughing”
Valley of Darkness

Written by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle; Directed by Michael Rymer

The Cylons invade the Galactica while the Kobol mission deteriorates. Discussion points includes:

  • The CIC’s longest day ever
  • Horror in the belly of Galactica
  • Billy and Dee’s false starts
  • Tigh and Lee’s acknowledgment
  • A trip into Starbuck’s past
  • Baltar’s dream baby

Next time: BSG 2×3 Fragged and Buffy 6×6 All the Way.


About Katherine Sas

Graduate of Messiah College and Signum University with degrees in literature. I'm a student of the imaginative literature, TV, and film, particularly Tolkien and the Inklings, Doctor Who, and the fairy tale tradition.

3 thoughts on “Episode 161 – We Don’t Live in Normal Circumstances

    1. We checked and the RSS feed seems to be pointing to the correct file, and we confirmed that the audio is actually of episode 161. Perhaps try deleting then re-adding the feed?

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