Episode 175 – When the Iron is Hot

Episodes discussed: Angel 3×13 Waiting in the Wings and BSG 2×16 Sacrifice

Time Stamps: Angel 00:00-58:00; BSG 58:00 to the end

Waiting in the Wings

Written and Directed by Joss Whedon

A trip to the ballet puts the relationships within Angel’s team center stage. Discussion points include:

  • Summer Glau dances her way into Angel
  • Angel and Cordy’s budding feelings
  • The love triptych
  • The joys of ballet (and Hamilton)
  • Wesley and the Count
  • Groo’s return

Written by Anne Cofell Saunders; Directed by Reynaldo Villalobos

Dee tries to decide between Lee and Billy while a vigilante group takes Cloud Nine hostage. Discussion points includes:

  • A wishy-washy love triangle
  • Sad, emo Lee
  • Taking the temperature of the fleet
  • Fear and revenge
  • The death of innocence and idealism
  • The individuality of Cylons

Next time: BSG 2×17 The Captain’s Hand and Buffy 6×13 Dead Things.


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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