Monday, 23 November 2015

Doctor Who 9.10

I have no idea if the big thing in this episode was well known to those that watch trailers and read magazines and such...and I'm still not sure if I believe it actually happened.

The initial mystery is provoking enough, and then there's the padding about trying to find the missing street. But just before she turns I thought "Maisie Williams is in this isn't she?" and there she is. And my investment starting dropping. Then Clara takes the clock, and I thought (thinking back to an earlier episode) "this is what the Doctor needs to solve that particular problem". And then...

Um... I'm going to go ahead and say "what a stupid death". Clara opens herself to death to save... just who the hell is Rigsy anyway? Can't remember him, but I presume this is a character we saw last season, and yet he clearly made no impression on me. If they do stick with her death, I will give the series an actual impact, but it didn't feel like much of an end scene. And Clara didn't even make it to the end of the series? Huh.

Then that is all overshadowed by the Doctor being teleported away by what it seems is the Time Lords. All over companion leavings end up with the Doctor looking sober and then the credits. Not here. Just another reason to find this suspicious.

No doubt Clara and Maisie (she changes name, so why should I bother to remember it) will be back, so we'll just wait for that.

Next week: After the build up from the end of this episode... they jump into a slow paced character piece. Let's see if that's as bad as it sounds.



evildicemonkey said...

Rigsby was the graffiti guy in the 2D horror/small TARDIS episode.

Jamas Enright said...

What an anniversary episode, eh?

evildicemonkey said...

Having had time to think on the episode now, I think Rigsby is around because they needed an emotional connection for Clara to feel she could sacrifice herself for, and they had reasonable chemistry last time he was around.

I thought perhaps the mother of Rigsby's kid was an alien at first, and that was why he was targeted (and we didn't even get to see her) but no, it's all about the doctor, even Clara's death doesn't detract from the fact that it's his show.