Monthly Archives: October 2018

Episode 253 – The Walls Scream with the Blood of the Innocent

Episodes discussed: Angel 5×11 Damage and Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell 1×3 The Education of a Magician

Time Stamp: JSMN starts 1:15:00

Damage

Written by Steven S. DeKnight & Drew Goddard; Directed by Jefferson Kibbee

Angel’s team encounters a new Slayer. Discussion points include:

  • Madwomen in the attic
  • What to do about Eve?
  • The monsterification of the Slayer
  • The rocky road to redemption
  • Character nods and allusions
  • Watcher-in-training Andrew
The Education of a Magician

Written by Peter Harness; Directed by Toby Haynes

Strange experiments with dangerous new magic in service of the war effort. Discussion points include:

  • Arabella and Emma
  • Interpreting the tapestry
  • Norrell’s threat and Childermass’ sacrifice
  • The Gentleman’s advances
  • Strange goes to war
  • Raising the dead

Next time: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell 1×4 All the Mirrors of the World Angel 5×12 You’re Welcome.

Episode 252 – We Shall Have to Do Something About This Friendship

Episodes discussed: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell 1×2 How is Lady Pole? and Angel 5×10 Soul Purpose

Time Stamp: Angel starts 1:06:25

How is Lady Pole?

Written by Peter Harness; Directed by Toby Haynes

Strange and Norrell finally meet, and Lady Pole begins to exhibit strange behavior. Discussion points include:

  • Three beach scenes
  • Gentleman magicians
  • Strange and Norrell’s contrasting methods
  • Kindred spirits
  • The occupation of social climbing
  • The Gentleman’s collection
Soul Purpose

Written by Brent Fletcher; Directed by David Boreanaz

Eve makes Angel sick and Spike meets someone named “Doyle”. Discussion points include:

  • Boreanaz’s directorial debut
  • Shades of gray
  • Lindsey aka “Doyle”
  • Are Lindsey and Eve equal partners?
  • Taking over while the boss is out
  • Angel’s hallucinations
  • Spike helps the helpless

Next time: Angel 5×11 Damage and Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell 1×3 The Education of a Magician.

Episode 251 – I Require a Mirror and Something Dead

Episodes discussed: Angel 5×9 Harm’s Way and Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell 1×1 The Friends of English Magic

Time Stamp: JSMN starts 1:06:25

Harm’s Way

Written by Elizabeth Craft & Sarah Fain; Directed by Vern Gillum

Harmony seeks to clear her name when she is framed for a crime in the office. Discussion points include:

  • Harmony gets her “Zeppo”
  • Just a working gal in the big city
  • Taken for granted
  • Is the zero tolerance policy smart?
  • Gal pals Harmony and Fred
  • Spike’s quick return
The Friends of English Magic

Written by Peter Harness; Directed by Toby Haynes

The reclusive scholar, Mr. Norrell, seeks to reawaken English magic in the early nineteenth century and make it “respectable”. Discussion points include:

  • Introducing another new series
  • Point of view and textual history
  • Theory vs. practice
  • John frakkin’ Childermass
  • Norrell moves to London
  • Strange gets a job

Next time: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell 1×2 How is Lady Pole? and Angel 5×10 Soul Purpose.