Monthly Archives: June 2017

Episode 193 – Kara Thrace and Her Special Destiny

Episodes discussed: Angel Season 3 Recap and BSG 3×13 Taking a Break from All Your Worries

Time Stamps: Angel 00:00-1:11:09; BSG 1:11:09to the end

Angel Season 3 Recap

We discuss the broader themes and character development of season 3 of Angel. Discussion points include:

  • Awards, reception, and the domination of the Whedonverse
  • The departure of Greenwalt and the ascension of Bell & Minear
  • Arc-driven narrative and serialization
  • Frustrating characters
  • Favorite episodes
  • Darla, Connor & Wesley
Taking a Break from All Your Worries

Written by Michael Taylor; Directed by Edward James Olmos

Adama and Roslin try various techniques in their effort to get intelligence from Baltar. Discussion points includes:

  • Poetic writing and editing
  • Baltar’s lack of control
  • Roslin’s pardon and Baltar’s spin
  • Hypocrisy and contradiction
  • Gaeta the carrot
  • “To marriage: why we build bars”

Next time: BSG 3×14 The Woman King and Buffy 6×21 Two to Go.

Episode 192 – Where Did Everybody Go?

Episodes discussed: BSG 3×12 Rapture and Angel 3×22 Tomorrow

Time Stamps: BSG 00:00-1:03:37; Angel 1:03:37 to the end

Rapture

Written by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle; Directed by Michael Rymer

The Eye of Jupiter is revealed and Number Three has a revelation. Discussion points include:

  • D’Anna’s flawed model
  • Mercy killing
  • Boomer vs. Athena
  • More quadrangle stuff (with bonus kick-ass Dee)
  • The star goes nova
  • The Final Five
Tomorrow

Written and Directed by David Greenwalt

Angel and Cordy come together and break apart. Discussion points includes:

  • Greenwalt’s swan song
  • Holtz’s final revenge
  • The danger of happiness
  • Linwood’s botched ambush
  • Going down and going up
  • Cordy’s sneaky vision

Next time: Angel Season 3 Recap and BSG 3×13 Taking a Break from All Your Worries.

Episode 191 – The Less This Man Speaks, the Better This Will Go

Episodes discussed: Buffy 6×20 Villains and BSG 3×11 The Eye of Jupiter

Time Stamps: Buffy 00:00-1:21:05; BSG 1:21:05 to the end

Villains

Written by Marti Noxon; Directed by Michael Nankin

After Warren’s attack on the Scoobies, Willow reclaims her dark magic to hunt him down. Discussion points include:

  • Buffy’s latest near-death experience
  • Willow’s dark willpower
  • Relying on the justice system
  • The flaw in Warren’s plan
  • Willow’s bloody revenge
  • Leaving Dawn alone
The Eye of Jupiter

Written by Mark Verheiden; Directed by Michael Rymer

While harvesting food on the algae planet, the Chief discovers an ancient temple. Discussion points includes:

  • The thinness of part ones
  • The frustrated, and frustrating, quadrangle
  • Chief hears the call
  • Boomer’s bitterness
  • Escalating explosions
  • Negotiations with Cylons

Next time: BSG 3×12 Rapture and Angel 3×22 Tomorrow.