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Episode 192 – Where Did Everybody Go?

Episodes discussed: BSG 3×12 Rapture and Angel 3×22 Tomorrow

Time Stamps: BSG 00:00-1:03:37; Angel 1:03:37 to the end

Rapture

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

The Eye of Jupiter is revealed and Number Three has a revelation. Discussion points include:

  • D’Anna’s flawed model
  • Mercy killing
  • Boomer vs. Athena
  • More quadrangle stuff (with bonus kick-ass Dee)
  • The star goes nova
  • The Final Five
Tomorrow

Written and Directed by David Greenwalt

Angel and Cordy come together and break apart. Discussion points includes:

  • Greenwalt’s swan song
  • Holtz’s final revenge
  • The danger of happiness
  • Linwood’s botched ambush
  • Going down and going up
  • Cordy’s sneaky vision

Next time: Angel Season 3 Recap and BSG 3×13 Taking a Break from All Your Worries.

Episode 190 – Some Kind of Soul Colonic

Episodes discussed: BSG 3×10 The Passage and Angel 3×21 Benediction.

Time Stamps: BSG 00:00-1:13:00; Angel 1:13:00 to the end

The Passage

Written by Jane Espenson; Directed by Michael Nankin

A blast from Kat’s past motivates her through a dangerous mission. Discussion points include:

  • Jane Espenson, patron saint of our podcast
  • Is this a major character death?
  • The quest for algae
  • Sasha’s identity
  • Burning out the bad
  • Tigh’s ovation
Benediction

Written and Directed by Tim Minear

Angel tries to bring Connor into the fold. Discussion points includes:

  • Connor torn between identities
  • Holtz’s contrition
  • Cordy flushes Connor out but good
  • Connor’s prejudice
  • Cordy only has eyes for Angel
  • Cordy’s discovery of her own powers

Next time: Buffy 6×20 Villains and BSG 3×11 The Eye of Jupiter.

Episode 188 – All Alone in a Strange World

Episodes discussed: BSG 3×8 Hero and Angel 3×20 A New World

Time Stamps: BSG 00:00-1:02:00; Angel 1:02:00 to the end

Hero

Written by David Eick; Directed by Michael Rymer

The reappearance from a pilot presumed-dead makes Adama question is own role in the Cylon attacks. Discussion points include:

  • A murky backstory
  • Hey, Bulldog
  • Tigh’s trap
  • The Old Man’s betrayals
  • The inappropriate medal ceremony
  • Dreamy Number Three
A New World

Written by Jeffrey Bell; Directed by Tim Minear

After appearing in the hotel, a teenage Connor flees into L.A. Discussion points includes:

  • Connor/Steven/Pete Campbell
  • Connor’s otherness
  • Angel expresses himself
  • They grow so fast!
  • Cordy’s powers
  • Fred’s defiance
  • The deepest circle of hell

Next time: Buffy 6×19 Seeing Red and BSG 3×9 Unfinished Business.

Episode 186 – End of Line

Episodes discussed: BSG 3×6 Torn and Angel 3×19 The Price

Time Stamps: BSG 00:00-56:25; Angel 56:25 to the end

Torn

Written by  Anne Cofell Saunders; Directed by Jean de Segonzac

Starbuck and Tigh exacerbate divisions within the BSG crew. Discussion points include:

  • Baltar returns to his imaginative world
  • Quest for the holy land
  • Immersion in the Cylon world: the Final Five, projection, and the Hybrid
  • The Cylon plague
  • Starbuck and Tigh “hold court”
  • Adama’s ultimatum
The Price

Written by David Fury; Directed by Marita Grabiak

Angel’s dark magic creates a series of demonic invasions into the hotel. Discussion points includes:

  • Even more consequences of dark magic
  • Cordy’s priorities
  • Everyone’s attitude toward Wesley
  • Monster without much metaphor
  • Wesley’s reluctance
  • The final reveal

Next time: Buffy 6×18 Entropy and BSG 3×7 A Measure of Salvation.

Episode 185 – I’m Not Forgetting

Episodes discussed: Angel 3×18 Double or Nothing and BSG 3×5 Collaborators

Time Stamps: Angel 00:00-1:14:00; BSG 1:14:00 to the end

Double or Nothing

Written by David H. Goodman; Directed by David Grossman

A reckless decision Gunn made in his youth comes back to bite him. Discussion points include:

  • The still point of the turning point
  • Losing another member of the family
  • Groo’s desire to belong
  • Fred’s warning and Gunn’s soul
  • “He’s just not that into you”
  • Repeating mistakes
Collaborators

Written by Mark Verheiden; Directed by Michael Rymer

A group of New Caprican Resistance members form a “Circle” to deal with Cylon collaborators. Discussion points includes:

  • The Circle
  • The importance of lists
  • Sam and Tyrol’s morality
  • Tigh and Gaeta return to the CIC
  • Kara’s pain and Gaeta’s guilt
  • Zarek’s hypocrisy, Roslin’s mercy and Baltar’s isolation

Next time: BSG 3×6 Torn Angel 3×19 The Price.

Episode 184 – Blood for Blood Has to Stop One Day

Episodes discussed: BSG 3×4 Exodus: Part 2 and Angel 3×17 Forgiving.

Time Stamps: BSG 00:00-1:23:25; Forgiving 1:23:25 to the end

Exodus: Part 2

Written by David Weddle & Bradley Thompson; Directed by Felix Alcala

Adama leads the rescue of the humans off of New Caprica. Discussion points include:

  • The virtue of not dragging it out
  • Ellen’s fate and Kara’s despair
  • The cycle of violence
  • Gaeta’s crushed ideals
  • BSG’s big battle
  • The saddest reunion ever
Forgiving

Written by Jeffrey Bell; Directed by Turi Meyer

Angel deals with his rage at Wesley’s part in Connor’s kidnapping. Discussion points includes:

  • A slightly misleading title
  • How do you go on without Wesley?
  • Cordy’s absence and Fred’s denial
  • Meddlesome Sahjahn and fallible Lorne
  • Weird creepy girl
  • Angel’s revenge

Next time: Angel 3×18 Double or Nothing and BSG 3×5 Collaborators.

Episode 181 – I Made a Lot of Devil’s Bargains

Episodes discussed: Angel 3×16 Sleep Tight and BSG 3×1 Occupation

Time Stamps: Angel 00:00-55:13; BSG 55:13 to the end

Sleep Tight

Written by David Greenwalt; Directed by Terrence O’Hara

Wesley makes a dark decision in order to protect Connor. Discussion points include:

  • Angel’s manic behavior
  • Wesley’s isolation
  • The mysterious motives of Sahjahn
  • Wesley’s epic fail
  • Slippery Holtz
  • WHERE IS CORDY
Occupation

Written by Ronald D. Moore; Directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan

The story resumes fourth months into the Cylon occupation of New Caprica. Discussion points includes:

  • The dark reality of the situation
  • Everyone’s trapped
  • Gaeta the mole
  • Tyrol’s new cause
  • Leoben and Kara switch roles
  • Frustration aboard Galactica

Next time: BSG 3×2 Precipice and Buffy 6×16 Hell’s Bells.

Episode 179 – Outsized, Outmatched, Outnumbered

Episodes discussed: Angel 3×15 Loyalty and BSG 2×20 Lay Down Your Burdens: Part 2.

Time Stamps: Angel 00:00-1:07:38; BSG 1:07:38 to the end

Loyalty

Written by Mere Smith; Directed by James A. Contner

Wesley struggles with what to do after the revelation of the prophecy about Angel and Connor. Discussion points include:

  • Cordy’s conspicuous absence
  • Wesley’s burdens
  • A false sense of security
  • Who is the father?
  • Wesley starts to snap
  • Dreadful surrealism
Lay Down Your Burdens: Part 2

Written by Anne Cofell Saunders & Mark Verheiden; Directed by Michael Rymer

Election Day arrives and produces seismic results for the Fleet. Discussion points includes:

  • Bookending the story with occupations
  • Ambiguous relationships and reconciliations
  • Rigging the election
  • Gaeta dooms them all with good intentions
  • In bed with the enemy
  • One year later…

Next time: BSG Season 2 Recap and Buffy 6×15 As You Were.

Episode 178 – Thanks for the Pep Talk

Episodes discussed: BSG 2×19 Lay Down Your Burdens: Part 1 and Angel 3×14 Couplet

Time Stamps: BSG 00:00-1:07:00; Angel 1:07:00 to the end

Lay Down Your Burdens: Part 1

Written by Ronald D. Moore; Directed by Michael Rymer

Starbuck leads the rescue mission to Caprica, Tyrol has a disturbing dream, and Roslin and Baltar face off in the fleet’s presidential election. Discussion points include:

  • A dark time approaching
  • Chief’s nightmare
  • Caviling Cavil
  • Debate time: Roslin vs. Baltar
  • A place to rest
  • Rescuing the resistance refugees
Couplet

Written by Tim Minear & Jeffrey Bell; Directed by Tim Minear

Romantic tension between the dual love triangles within the group . Discussion points includes:

  • Angel as a rom-com
  • Cordy’s visionity
  • Groo’s place in the group
  • Wesley’s frustration
  • Fred & Gunn’s distraction

Next time: Angel 3×15 Loyalty and BSG 2×20 Lay Down Your Burdens: Part 2.

Episode 175 – When the Iron is Hot

Episodes discussed: Angel 3×13 Waiting in the Wings and BSG 2×16 Sacrifice

Time Stamps: Angel 00:00-58:00; BSG 58:00 to the end

Waiting in the Wings

Written and Directed by Joss Whedon

A trip to the ballet puts the relationships within Angel’s team center stage. Discussion points include:

  • Summer Glau dances her way into Angel
  • Angel and Cordy’s budding feelings
  • The love triptych
  • The joys of ballet (and Hamilton)
  • Wesley and the Count
  • Groo’s return
Sacrifice

Written by Anne Cofell Saunders; Directed by Reynaldo Villalobos

Dee tries to decide between Lee and Billy while a vigilante group takes Cloud Nine hostage. Discussion points includes:

  • A wishy-washy love triangle
  • Sad, emo Lee
  • Taking the temperature of the fleet
  • Fear and revenge
  • The death of innocence and idealism
  • The individuality of Cylons

Next time: BSG 2×17 The Captain’s Hand and Buffy 6×13 Dead Things.