The One With

The One With is a regular feature on Back of the Box where folks talk about their favorite episode–of anything. Could be from a TV show, a serialized story, R Kelly’s In the Closet, a podcast, or whatever first comes to mind. Feel free to submit your own!

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Racheline Maltese and The Random Shoes

The Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood was mostly about the interpersonal drama of a team of dysfunctional investigators dealing with Cardiff’s ongoing intergalactic role as a dumping ground for space alien detritus. But the ninth episode of the first season, “Random Shoes,” is barely about the Torchwood team at all.

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Joel Derfner and The Storyteller

“What is your favorite episode?” No question whatsoever. It’s “Storyteller,” episode 16 of season 7 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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Patty Bryant and The Gift

I was a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer all through my teenage years. From age twelve to my freshman year of college, I spent every Tuesday night in front of the TV, basking in leather-clad bad guys, quippy good guys, and the romantic drama between the two. I never missed an episode, and taped most of them so I could watch them again whenever I wanted.

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The One With… Max Gladstone

The One With Darmok - We didn’t watch television when I was a kid. We had a television, yes, for Olympics and election nights, but most of the time it sat on my folks’ dresser, a boxy gray-black paperweight.

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Mur Lafferty and Runner Five

I ran track in high school. Hated it. Was terrible at it.

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