Monthly Archives: November 2016

Episode 164 – She Needs Backup

Episodes discussed: BSG 2×5 The Farm and Buffy 6×7 Once More, with Feeling

Time Stamps: BSG 00:00-1:15:59; Buffy 1:15:59 to the end

The Farm

Written by Carla Robinson; Directed by Rod Hardy

While on a mission with Sam’s resistance, Starbuck is shot and wakes up in an unknown hospital. Discussion points include:

  • Sam and Kara’s chemistry
  • Simon the not-so-friendly doctor
  • Kara’s separate destiny
  • Ratcheting up the creep factor
  • A duty to procreate
  • Adama’s shift and Roslin’s mission
Once More, with Feeling

Written by and Directed by Joss Whedon

The Scoobies declare their innermost feelings in song when a demon puts a musical spell on Sunnydale. Discussion points includes:

  • Having fun with magic and music
  • Buffy’s lack of feeling
  • Turning the spotlight onto Tara
  • Xander and Anya’s fears
  • Giles and Tara make decisions
  • “Give me something to sing a

Next time: Angel 3×8 Quickening and BSG 2×6 Home: Part 1.

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Episode 163 – Haven’t You Done Enough?

Episodes discussed: Angel 3×7 Offspring and BSG 2×4 Resistance

Time Stamps: Angel 00:00-1:02:10; BSG 10:02:10 to the end

Offspring

Written by David Greenwalt; Directed by Turi Meyer

When a pregnant Darla returns, Angel’s gang has to deal with new tensions. Discussion points include:

  • Holtz’s personal vendetta
  • How Fred changes the group dynamic
  • Cordy the champion
  • Enter Darla, to break everything up
  • “What is it and how do I stop it?”
  • Lorne redecorates
Resistance

Written by Toni Graphia; Directed by Allan Kroeker

Kara and Helo meet the Caprican resistance while the BSG crew try to resist Colonel Tigh. Discussion points includes:

  • What does Adama see in Tigh?
  • Listening to your subordinates
  • Lee & Dee’s rebellion
  • Zarek’s help and Billy’s refusal
  • Cally snaps
  • Sam Anders and the Caprica Buccaneers

Next time: BSG 2×5 The Farm and Buffy 6×7 Once More, with Feeling.

Episode 162 – So Begins Your Life of Crime

Episodes discussed: BSG 2×3 Fragged and Buffy 6×6 All the Way

Time Stamps: BSG 00:00-1:14:43; Buffy 1:14:43 to the end

Fragged

Written by Dawn Prestwich & Nicole Yorkin; Directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan

Terrible leadership on Kobol and Galactica create tough situations. Discussion points include:

  • Killing your superiors
  • Volunteers vs. draftees
  • Tyrol’s reason and Baltar’s action
  • “One of you will turn against the others”
  • Tigh vs. everyone
  • #I’mWithHer
All the Way

Written by Steven S. DeKnight; Directed by David Solomon

Dawn sneaks out to enjoy Halloween with a friend and some older guys. Discussion points includes:

  • Dawn’s rebellious phase
  • Villainous red herrings
  • The allure of the vampire
  • “The rough and tumble”
  • Willow’s dangerous magic
  • Xander’s big announcement

Next time: Angel 3×7 Offspring and BSG 2×4 Resistance.