Episode 171 – Free of This Life

Episodes discussed: Buffy 6×11 Gone and BSG 2×12 Resurrection Ship: Part 2

Time Stamps: Buffy 00:00-47:12; BSG 47:12 to the end

Gone

Written and Directed by David Fury

When the geek trio turn Buffy invisible she enjoys a day of responsibility-free mischief-making. Discussion points include:

  • Buffy’s irresponsible joy
  • Dawn’s precarious situation
  • Pushing the envelope without showing anything
  • Awkward direction
  • Andrew who?
  • Non-confrontational confrontations
Resurrection Ship: Part 2

Written by Michael Rymer & Ronald D. Moore; Directed by Michael Rymer

Starbuck’s plan to attack the Resurrection Ship comes to a head while Adama and Cain plot against each other. Discussion points includes:

  • Randomness and hypocrisy
  • “Don’t flinch”
  • Cylon death and rebirth
  • The safety vs. freedom debate
  • Brutality and mercy
  • Lee’s despair

Next time: BSG 2×13 Epiphanies and Angel 3×11 Birthday.

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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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