Episode 235 – They Just Have to Band Together

Episodes discussed: Buffy 7×19 Empty Places and Doctor Who 10×8 The Lie of the Land

Time Stamp: DW starts at 1:42:50

Empty Places

Written by Drew Z. Greenberg; Directed by James A. Contner

Buffy clashes with the group on how to proceed with investigating Caleb and the First. Discussion points include:

  • Xander’s sacrifice
  • A failure to communicate
  • Of bikes and onion blossoms
  • Anya’s helpfulness
  • The airing of grievances
  • Buffy’s departure
The Lie of the Land

Written by Toby Whithouse; Directed by Wayne Yip

The Monks have taken over Earth, and only Bill can remember that they’re intruders. Discussion points include:

  • The Doctor’s propaganda
  • Is the Doctor elitist?
  • In on the joke
  • Thought-police
  • Bill’s agency
  • Missy helps out

Next time: DW 10×9 Empress of Mars and Angel 4×21 Peace Out.

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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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