Episode 168 – Let’s Make with the Fun

Episodes discussed: BSG 2×9 Flight of the Phoenix and Buffy 6×9 Smashed

Time Stamps: BSG 00:00-1:01:20; Buffy 1:01:20 to the end

Flight of the Phoenix

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

While the CIC crew try to eliminate a computer virus which has infected the BSG, Chief Tyrol leads the deck crew in a project to raise everyone’s spirits. Discussion points include:

  • Snapping under pressure
  • Helo ostracized
  • Sharon’s humanity
  • The Chief’s passion project
  • Telling them what they need to hear
  • Tyrol and Sharon save the day
Smashed

Written by Drew Z. Greenberg; Directed by Turi Meyer

When Amy is turned back into a human she and Willow start experimenting more heavily with magic. Discussion points includes:

  • Intuitive magic
  • Willow unleashed!
  • Where is everybody?
  • Buffy and Spike’s relationship escalates
  • Watch out for the responsible ones
  • Buffy a demon?

Next time: Buffy 6×10 Wrecked and BSG 2×10 Pegasus.

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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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