Episode 178 – Thanks for the Pep Talk

Episodes discussed: BSG 2×19 Lay Down Your Burdens: Part 1 and Angel 3×14 Couplet

Time Stamps: BSG 00:00-1:07:00; Angel 1:07:00 to the end

Lay Down Your Burdens: Part 1

Written by Ronald D. Moore; Directed by Michael Rymer

Starbuck leads the rescue mission to Caprica, Tyrol has a disturbing dream, and Roslin and Baltar face off in the fleet’s presidential election. Discussion points include:

  • A dark time approaching
  • Chief’s nightmare
  • Caviling Cavil
  • Debate time: Roslin vs. Baltar
  • A place to rest
  • Rescuing the resistance refugees

Written by Tim Minear & Jeffrey Bell; Directed by Tim Minear

Romantic tension between the dual love triangles within the group . Discussion points includes:

  • Angel as a rom-com
  • Cordy’s visionity
  • Groo’s place in the group
  • Wesley’s frustration
  • Fred & Gunn’s distraction

Next time: Angel 3×15 Loyalty and BSG 2×20 Lay Down Your Burdens: Part 2.


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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