Monthly Archives: January 2018

Episode 220 – I’m Not Being Diplomatic, You Oversensitive Jackass

Episodes discussed: BSG 4×19 Someone to Watch Over Me and Angel 4×11 Soulless

Time Stamps: BSG 00:00-1:26:35; Angel 1:26:35 to the end

Someone to Watch Over Me

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

Starbuck bonds with a mysterious pianist while Tyrol tries to save Boomer. Discussion points include:

  • Kara’s routine
  • Who and what is Slick?
  • Stars and notes
  • Citizen Sonia
  • Tyrol’s retcon
  • Boomer’s escape(s)

Written by Sarah Fain & Elizabeth Craft; Directed by Sean Astin

The gang interrogates Angelus about the nature of the Beast. Discussion points includes:

  • Yes, that Sean Astin
  • Wesley’s many failures
  • Fred caught in the middle
  • Oedipal Connor
  • Cordy’s deal
  • Angelus’ motivations

Next time: Buffy 7×14 First Date BSG 4×120 Islanded in a Stream of Stars.

Episode 219 – Just One Soul Touching Another

Episodes discussed: Buffy 7×13 The Killer in Me and BSG 4×18 Deadlock

Time Stamps: Buffy 00:00-1:22:37; BSG 1:22:37 to the end

The Killer in Me

Written by Drew Z. Greenberg; Directed by David Solomon

A mysterious spell causes Willow to take on the appearance of Warren. Discussion points include:

  • Kennedy’s privilege
  • Willow’s guilt
  • Bringing Warren out in Willow
  • Amy’s last hurrah
  • “Just like in fairy-tales”
  • Spike’s chip and Giles’ touch

Written by Jane Espenson; Directed by Robert M. Young

The return of Ellen to the Fleet causes conflict between Tigh and Caprica Six. Discussion points includes:

  • Ellen comes back from the dead (again)
  • The importance of love
  • Tyrol’s loyalties
  • Adama’s great love affair
  • “More guns, bigger guns!”
  • Baltar makes an effort

Next time: BSG 4×19 Someone to Watch Over Me and Angel 4×11 Soulless.

Episode 218 – Please Don’t Take This Away from Me

Episodes discussed: BSG 4×17 No Exit and Angel 4×10 Awakening

Time Stamps: BSG 00:00-1:27:15; Angel 1:27:15 to the end

No Exit

Written by Ryan Mottesheard; Directed by Gwyneth Horder-Payton

Flashbacks trace the journey of the ultimate member of the Final Five. Discussion points include:

  • Hell is being a person
  • A new system of government
  • The importance of networking
  • Sam’s infodump
  • The new old Ellen
  • Cavil’s nightmares

Written by David Fury & Stephen S. DeKnight; Directed by James A. Contner

The gang decides to remove Angel’s soul in order to get vital information about the Beast from Angelus. Discussion points includes:

  • The frame story
  • The sneaky vision quest
  • Red herrings, cliches, and twists
  • Angel’s wish-fulfillment
  • Angelus returns

Next time: Buffy 7×13 The Killer in Me and BSG 4×18 Deadlock.

Episode 217 – Standing in the Remains of My Fallen Brethren

Episodes discussed: Angel 4×9 Long Day’s Journey and BSG 4×16 Blood on the Scales

Time Stamps: Angel 00:00-1:05:18; BSG 1:05:18 to the end

Long Day’s Journey

Written by Mere Smith; Directed by Terrence O’Hara

Gwen returns to lend a hand in the fight against the Beast. Discussion points include:

  • …into night
  • “Get over it”
  • The return of Gwen
  • Connor will be Connor
  • Wesley and Gunn’s sniping
  • The diverse Totems
Blood on the Scales

Written by Michael Angeli; Directed by Wayne Rose

The mutiny comes to a bloody conclusion. Discussion points includes:

  • Getting the plot holes out of the way
  • Using the Fleet for cover
  • Tyrol makes the machine stop
  • Arguing past each other
  • Gaeta’s tragic flaw
  • Tugging on the heartstrings

Next time: BSG 4×17 No Exit and Angel 4×10 Awakening.