Episode 180 – The Wheel Never Stops Turning

Episodes discussed: BSG Season 2 Recap and Buffy 6×15 As You Were

Time Stamps: BSG 00:00-1:24:20; Buffy 1:24:20to the end

BSG Season 2 Recap

We discuss the broader themes, character development, and favorite episodes of Season 2 of Battlestar Galactica. Discussion points include:

  • BSG’s place in the Golden Age of TV
  • “Final Cut” and the emphasis on character
  • Emotional fatigue
  • “Downloaded” and the shift in perspective
  • Real World: BSG
  • “The Resistance” webisodes
As You Were

Written and Directed by Douglas Petrie

Buffy struggles with her self-confidence when Riley and his new wife come to Sunnydale. Discussion points includes:

  • Dullness
  • The insecurity of young adulthood
  • Confessing to Riley
  • The annoyingly nice other woman
  • Breaking up with Spike
  • “It’s all uphill from here”

Next time: Angel 3×16 Sleep Tight and BSG 3×1 Occupation.

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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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