Monthly Archives: November 2017

Episode 213 – I’m Beyond Tired

Episodes discussed: Buffy 7×10 Bring on the Night and BSG 4×13 Sometimes a Great Notion

Time Stamps: Buffy 00:00-1:11:25; BSG 1:11:25 to the end

Bring on the Night

Written by Marti Noxon & Doug Petrie; Directed by David Grossman

Buffy and the Scoobies struggle to come to grips with the seemingly impossible task of beating the First. Discussion points include:

  • Visions of Joyce
  • The temptation of rest
  • Andrew’s worldview
  • The Ubervamp
  • Buffy’s plan
  • Giles and the Potentials
Sometimes a Great Notion

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

“Frak Earth.” Discussion points includes:

  • “To jump in the river and drown”
  • Investigating the nuclear wasteland
  • The Tigh-shaped hole in Adama’s heart
  • Roslin gives up
  • Starbuck finds herself
  • Dee’s despair

Next time: BSG Season 4 Webisodes The Face of the Enemy and Buffy 7×11 Showtime. 

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Episode 212 – The Weasel Wants to Sing

Episodes discussed: BSG 4×12 Revelations and Buffy 7×9 Never Leave Me

Time Stamps: BSG 00:00-1:02:15; Buffy 1:02:15 to the end

Sleeper

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

D’Anna takes human hostages until the Final Five are returned safely to the Cylon baseship. Discussion points include:

  • Secrets revealed and an apocalyptic wasteland
  • Hostage negotiations
  • Tory’s new attitude
  • Tigh’s confession
  • Starbuck’s signal
  • Earth
Never Leave Me

Written by Drew Goddard; Directed by David Solomon

Willow captures Andrew during his preparations for another blood ritual. Discussion points includes:

  • Andrew’s inept villainy
  • Don’t mess with Willow
  • Good cop, bad cop
  • Spike’s faulty chip
  • The First
  • What the heck is up with Principal Wood?

Next time: Buffy 7×10 Bring on the Night and BSG 4×13 Sometimes a Great Notion.

Episode 211 – Just Shut Up, William, and Take Me

AKA The Jane Espenson Happy Fun-Time Podcast Hour!

Episodes discussed: Buffy 7×8 Sleeper and BSG 4×11 The Hub

Time Stamps: Buffy 00:00-1:11:20; BSG 1:11:20 to the end

Sleeper

Written by Jane Espenson & David Fury; Directed by Alan J. Levi

Buffy investigates Spike’s renewed killing streak. Discussion points include:

  • Trademark Espensonian characterization and humor
  • Sleeper agent Spike
  • Anya’s seduction
  • Triggers
  • The temptation of suicide
  • Giles in peril!
The Hub

Written by Jane Espenson; Directed by Paul Edwards

Roslin and Baltar accompany the rebel Cylons on their mission to destroy the Resurrection Hub. Discussion points includes:

  • Roslin’s mid-jump projections
  • Helo’s dilemma
  • Unboxing D’Anna
  • Baltar preaches to a Centurion
  • “Nobody blames the flood”
  • Roslin chooses love

Next time: BSG 4×12 Revelations and Buffy 7×9 Never Leave Me.

Episode 210 – Hope is the Last Thing We Need

Episodes discussed: BSG 4×10 Sine Qua Non and Angel 4×7 Apocalypse, Nowish

Time Stamps: BSG 00:00-1:11:45; Angel 1:11:45 to the end

Sine Qua Non

Written by Michael Taylor; Directed by Rod Hardy

The Adamas struggle with tough decisions in the wake of Roslin and the Cylons’ sudden disappearance. Discussion points include:

  • Natalie’s fate
  • Adama’s anger
  • Athena’s betrayal
  • Tigh + Caprica = baby
  • “We all need our family”
  • President Lee
Apocalypse, Nowish

Written by Steven S. DeKnight; Directed by Vern Gillum

The Beast of Cordy’s visions finally emerges. Discussion points includes:

  • Lorne’s recovered motivation
  • Cordy & Connor’s icky relationship
  • Fred’s angency
  • Lilah’s jealousy
  • Battling the Beast
  • Prophecies fulfilled

Next time: Buffy 7×8 Sleeper and BSG 4×11 The Hub.