Episode 165 – She Wants Her Baby to Live

Episodes discussed: Angel 3×8 Quickening and BSG 2×6 Home: Part 1

Time Stamps: Angel 00:00-56:40; BSG  56:41 to the end

Quickening

Written by Jeffrey Bell; Directed by Skip Schoolnik

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

  • Holtz’s tragic backstory
  • The “chosen” family
  • History download
  • Wolfram & Hart nonsense
  • The baby cult
  • Angel and Darla reverse roles
Home: Part 1

Written by David Eick; Directed by Sergio Mimica-Gerzzan

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

  • The motley Kobol crew
  • Zarek moves away from myth
  • Lee vs. Sam
  • Sincerity and ruthlessness
  • The dissolution of rank
  • Dee calls the family home

Next time: BSG 2×7 Home: Part 2 and Buffy 6×8 Tabula Rasa.

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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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