The X-Cast blog team are going to share their daily predictions about the Episode Tournament fixtures coming up, talking about who they think will win (not crucially who *should* win – that’s up to you!).
AUBREY vs ESSENCE
Tony: “ESSENCE – S8 mythology should see itself clear by a fair margin here, even though Aubrey is very underrated.”
Carl: “Well, Existence did well against a scary Vancouver-era episode, so ESSENCE probably will too. It’s not quite as surefooted as the S8 finale, though. I hope Aubrey puts up a strong showing.
Paige: “I’m hoping Aubrey comes through by some supernatural force, but yeah, I’m predicting Essence.”
Baz: “ESSENCE is another great season 8 mythology episode, with a very Terminator-vibe. It’s much stronger than AUBREY so I think it should win.”
SUNSHINE DAYS vs KITSUNEGARI
Tony: “SUNSHINE DAYS – purely for Michael Emerson & the Brady Bunch connections perhaps, but neither will last long.”
Carl: “I am aware of fans who absolutely loathe Sunshine Days, I wonder if there are enough people who feel like that to give the Pusher sequel the victory? I doubt it – SUNSHINE DAYS.”
Sarah: “That surprises me coming from you, Tony. I thought you’d be into KITSUNEGARI.
Tony: “Oh, I really like Kitsunegari, yeah. I’m a man alone on that in many ways though.”
Baz: “SUNSHINE DAYS is one of the best season nine episodes and so much fun to watch. KITSUNEGARI is a disappointing (but not terrible) sequel to an all time classic. SUNSHINE DAYS will win, but not by a landslide because it is from season nine…”
Sarah: “I’m going with KITSUNEGARI for the win because I haven’t seen SUNSHINE DAYS.”
Michael: “Definitely SUNSHINE DAYS!!!”
Paige: “I’m guessing SUNSHINE DAYS will take it with some competition from Kitsunegari.”
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