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11 “Dark Water” (Doctor Who series 8) [SPOILERS]


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Here we are then. The beginning of the end of this first journey with the twelfth Doctor. Can we really be here already?

The thread of “Missy”, and “Paradise” has been running through this season from the very beginning, and it is clearly going to come to a head in this episode and its concluding part “Death in Heaven”. I have frequently boiled down to the series conclusion approaches of the series since its revival as: Russell T. Davies could set up excellent stakes, and then disappoint in the resolution; whereas Steven Moffat sets up equally gargantuan stakes, alongside a conclusion of bat-shit bonkers.

Capaldi is not Tennant or Smith, and his Doctor is more along the lines of Ecclestone’s. So I don’t think that the over-exaggerated, camp-ish style which they used. I’m hoping for something a little more measured. Insane, I’m sure, but a bit more…Capaldi.

We’ll see.

Read on…(and mind the spoilers!)