Monthly Archives: December 2017

Episode 216 – Nobody’s Watching Me

Episodes discussed: BSG 4×15 The Oath and Buffy 7×12 Potential

Time Stamps: BSG 00:00-1:19:00; Buffy 1:19:00 to the end

The Oath

Written by Mark Verheiden; Directed by John Dahl

Gaeta and Zarek lead a mutiny against Adama and Roslin. Discussion points include:

  • Too little, too late
  • Zarek takes first blood
  • Unlucky Felix
  • Orchestration and manipulation
  • Getting out of their funk
  • The range of motivations
A Disquiet Follows My Soul

Written by Rebecca Rand Kirshner; Directed by James A. Contner

A spell reveals that Dawn might be a potential Slayer. Discussion points includes:

  • Buffy’s lessons
  • Dawn’s (lack of) specialness
  • Taking the Potentials for a tour
  • Amanda
  • Dawn the Slayer
  • Xander’s empathy

Next time: Angel 4×9 Long Day’s Journey and BSG 4×16 Blood on the Scales.

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Episode 215 – One Day Soon There’s Gonna be a Reckoning

Episodes discussed: Angel 4×8 Habeas Corpses and BSG 4×14 A Disquiet Follows My Soul

Time Stamps: Angel 00:00-57:59; BSG 57:59 to the end

Habeas Corpses

Written by Jeffrey Bell; Directed by Skip Schoolnik

The Beast turns its attention to Wolfram & Hart. Discussion points include:

  • Angel rage and disgust
  • How should we feel about Connor?
  • Wesley’s loyalties
  • What’s the fate of Wolfram & Hart?
  • The death of the little girl
A Disquiet Follows My Soul

Written and Directed by Ronald D. Moore

The Fleet starts to self-destruct as Adama struggles to hold things together. Discussion points includes:

  • Absent parents
  • Baltar’s condemnation
  • Med-bay situations
  • Alliance pros and cons
  • Gaeta vs. Starbuck: Take 2
  • Executive overreach and brewing rebellion

Next time: BSG 4×15 The Oath and Buffy 7×12 Potential.

Episode 214 – You’re on the Verge of Seeing Ghosts

Episodes discussed: BSG Season 4 Webisodes The Face of the Enemy and Buffy 7×11 Showtime

Time Stamps: BSG 00:00-1:12:00; Buffy 1:12:00 to the end

The Face of the Enemy

Written by Jane Espenson & Seamus Kevin Fahey; Directed by Wayne Rose

Tigh sends Gaeta for some R&R which turns into the worst raptor ride ever. Discussion points include:

  • The development of the webisodes
  • Gaeta’s state of mind
  • A softer side of Tigh
  • Prejudice at work
  • A list of names
  • The road to hell…

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Showtime

Written by David Fury; Directed by Michael Grossman

Buffy shows the Potentials what it means to be a Slayer. Discussion points includes:

  • The hierarchy of Potential
  • Eve the First woman
  • The temptation of fear
  • A bit of theater
  • What monsters fear
  • Andrew starts rooting for Buffy

Next time: Angel 4×8 Habeas Corpses and BSG 4×14 A Disquiet Follows My Soul.