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I loved today's Doctor Who. It was a nice mix of fun, quirky, but also rather melancholy. A typical sort of penultimate episode. Not too serious, but with anticipation of very serious things to come. Although I might have to watch this one again soon because my brain is still a little fuzzy from a lingering cold/flu thing (but also just because I want to watch it again), so excuse any ramblings, typos, or anything else that doesn't make sense here!



The Cybermen were clearly added as a sort of obligatory villain, even though they didn't actually feature very heavily until right at the end. The focus was far more on the Doctor, and his fate. Also, obviously focussed on Craig, and the Doctor's friendship with him... which was often mistaken as a relationship, which was fun, and also a theme in Moffat's stuff when it comes to bromances (Sherlock and John).

As I say, it had some nice light-hearted and even funny moments. I cracked up when the Doctor pretends to be in love with Craig to distract him from their surroundings. It was good to see the Cybermats in it again, I always thought those were cute! There was the brief appearance of Amy and Rory, which was nice.

Craig and the Doctor have such a good dynamic between them. The humour at the beginning which quickly turned more serious at the end when the Doctor tells him he's going to die. Then the scene at the end with Craig saying the Doctor's wasted his last day on him, and the Doctor replies that it wasn't wasted because he wanted to be there (which just sums up why I love the Doctor so much).

The second half was more melancholy, with the Doctor accepting that his time had come, and it was time to go to his death. There was of course the confirmation of what most people suspected, that it was River Song in that spacesuit who kills the Doctor.



So yeah, it was a great episode, definitely a contender (along with Night Terrors and The Doctor's Wife) for my favourite episode of this series. Next week's episode looks brilliant too. And there's going to be a new series of Merlin starting then, so that's doubly-awesome! :D

~ Ace.
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