Episode 166 – Balderdash and Chicanery

Episodes discussed: BSG 2×7 Home: Part 2 and Buffy 6×8 Tabula Rasa

Time Stamps: BSG 00:00-1:08:23; Buffy 1:08:23 to the end

Home: Part 2

Written by David Eick and Ronald D. Moore; Directed by Jeffrey Woolnough

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

  • Nonbelievers interpreting scripture
  • Roslin’s push to the finish line
  • Acknowledgement and reconciliation
  • Future President Billy
  • Sharon and Helo’s reintegration
  • Sharon, but a different Sharon
Tabula Rasa

Written by Rebecca Rand Kirshner; Directed by David Grossman

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

  • Silliness without resolution
  • Giles breaks his sad news
  • Buffy’s depression
  • Willow’s betrayal
  • Wacky hijinks ensue
  • Everyone runs away

Next time: Angel 3×9 Lullaby and BSG 2×8 Final Cut.

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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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