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A Favourite Which is Familar

New twist on an old familiar favourite or a re-hash of past glories? Or neither (but not Nyder)? We’ll let you decide. Let us know if you loved the episode or if you didn’t like it. And if you didn’t, don’t be afraid to show some mercy.


Part 1 had me a little worried - it was almost too much for a season opener.  Too many surprises, too many plot threads, too much at stake, a clearly manipulative cliffhanger, etc.

But Part 2 rounded it out beautifully - rarely has there been a more satisfying conclusion to a story than this.  The threads tie together; the characters have powerful moments together; and the cliffhanger that didn’t quite work a week before is suddenly re-evaluated and packs a whollop of an emotional punch. 

And, not surprisingly, Missy continues to prove what a great Master she is, and what a great foil for the Doctor. 

If this is a representative sample of what this season is going to offer, we’re going to be in for an amazing ride!

Posted by dl  on  09/27  at  02:35 PM

Somebody give that Julian Bleach guy an acting award thingy.

Posted by Douglas Grandy  on  09/27  at  03:58 PM

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