Episode 179 – Outsized, Outmatched, Outnumbered

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

Time Stamps: Angel 00:00-1:07:38; BSG 1:07:38 to the end


Written by Mere Smith; Directed by James A. Contner

Wesley struggles with what to do after the revelation of the prophecy about Angel and Connor. Discussion points include:

  • Cordy’s conspicuous absence
  • Wesley’s burdens
  • A false sense of security
  • Who is the father?
  • Wesley starts to snap
  • Dreadful surrealism
Lay Down Your Burdens: Part 2

Written by Anne Cofell Saunders & Mark Verheiden; Directed by Michael Rymer

Election Day arrives and produces seismic results for the Fleet. Discussion points includes:

  • Bookending the story with occupations
  • Ambiguous relationships and reconciliations
  • Rigging the election
  • Gaeta dooms them all with good intentions
  • In bed with the enemy
  • One year later…

Next time: BSG Season 2 Recap and Buffy 6×15 As You Were.


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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