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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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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