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.


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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