Monthly Archives: April 2017

Episode 185 – I’m Not Forgetting

Episodes discussed: Angel 3×18 Double or Nothing and BSG 3×5 Collaborators

Time Stamps: Angel 00:00-1:14:00; BSG 1:14:00 to the end

Double or Nothing

Written by David H. Goodman; Directed by David Grossman

A reckless decision Gunn made in his youth comes back to bite him. Discussion points include:

  • The still point of the turning point
  • Losing another member of the family
  • Groo’s desire to belong
  • Fred’s warning and Gunn’s soul
  • “He’s just not that into you”
  • Repeating mistakes
Collaborators

Written by Mark Verheiden; Directed by Michael Rymer

A group of New Caprican Resistance members form a “Circle” to deal with Cylon collaborators. Discussion points includes:

  • The Circle
  • The importance of lists
  • Sam and Tyrol’s morality
  • Tigh and Gaeta return to the CIC
  • Kara’s pain and Gaeta’s guilt
  • Zarek’s hypocrisy, Roslin’s mercy and Baltar’s isolation

Next time: BSG 3×6 Torn Angel 3×19 The Price.

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Episode 184 – Blood for Blood Has to Stop One Day

Episodes discussed: BSG 3×4 Exodus: Part 2 and Angel 3×17 Forgiving.

Time Stamps: BSG 00:00-1:23:25; Forgiving 1:23:25 to the end

Exodus: Part 2

Written by David Weddle & Bradley Thompson; Directed by Felix Alcala

Adama leads the rescue of the humans off of New Caprica. Discussion points include:

  • The virtue of not dragging it out
  • Ellen’s fate and Kara’s despair
  • The cycle of violence
  • Gaeta’s crushed ideals
  • BSG’s big battle
  • The saddest reunion ever
Forgiving

Written by Jeffrey Bell; Directed by Turi Meyer

Angel deals with his rage at Wesley’s part in Connor’s kidnapping. Discussion points includes:

  • A slightly misleading title
  • How do you go on without Wesley?
  • Cordy’s absence and Fred’s denial
  • Meddlesome Sahjahn and fallible Lorne
  • Weird creepy girl
  • Angel’s revenge

Next time: Angel 3×18 Double or Nothing and BSG 3×5 Collaborators.

Episode 183 – Caught Up in Our Own Little World

Episodes discussed: Buffy 6×17 Normal Again and BSG 3×3 Exodus: Part 1.

Time Stamps: Buffy 00:00-1:13:00; BSG 1:13:00 to the end

Normal Again

Written by Diego Gutierrez; Directed by Rick Rosenthal

Another attempt of the Trio to mess with Buffy causes her to question her reality. Discussion points include:

  • Warren’s toxicity
  • Couples on breaks
  • Revelations of Buffy’s past
  • A tempting escape from reality
  • Scary Buffy
  • The show commenting on itself
Exodus: Part 1

Written by David Weddle & Bradley Thompson; Directed by Felix Alcala

Sharon makes contact with the Resistance as the humans prepare for the rescue on New Caprica. Discussion points includes:

  • The missing survivor count
  • Jammer’s reversal and Ellen’s reveal
  • The look in Sam’s eyes
  • Baltar’s impotence
  • Toilet paper vs. nukes
  • Three, Sharon and Hera

Next time: BSG 3×4 Exodus: Part 2 and Angel 3×17 Forgiving.

Episode 182 – On the Side of the Demons

Episodes discussed: BSG 3×2 Precipice and Buffy 6×16 Hell’s Bells

Time Stamps: BSG 00:00-1:02:10; Buffy 10:02:10 to the end

Precipice

Written by Ronald D. Moore; Directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan

Both Cylons and humans face the consequences of the Resistance’s suicide-bombing tactics. Discussion points include:

  • Alternative facts
  • Does Baltar care?
  • Tyrol: the moral compass of the Resistance
  • Gaeta, Jammer and Ellen caught in the middle
  • The domestication of Kara Thrace
  • Cliffhangers converge
Hell’s Bells

Written by Rebecca Sinclair; Directed by David Solomon

Xander and Anya’s happy day finally arrives. Discussion points includes:

  • Anya’s beauty
  • Demonic families
  • A guy like Xander
  • Anya’s conviction and Xander’s conflict
  • Xander’s fear
  • “I know what love is”

Next time: Buffy 6×17 Normal Again and BSG 3×3 Exodus: Part 1.