Like I’ve already mentioned in a previous post, the new episode of Doctor Who, Starring Peter Capaldi, is EPIC.
Words cannot describe it.
So I thought I’d count down my top 5 moments from this first episode. It took me ages to make this post, because I kept on changing my mind! Enjoy!
5. The Opening Scene
Super memorable first scene, a perfect blend of hectic humour, reintroductions to characters and an unfamiliar Doctor- confusing but amusing! I found it hard not to think ‘How did I go 8 months without this!?’ and it was impossible not to grin. I thought it was a really great scene to ease us all back into the show.
Throughout the episode the Half Faced man references ‘The Promised Land’, I didn’t really think a lot of, until in the denouncement of the episode was see the Half Faced man arrive in a garden (?). Here were are introduced to Missy, a woman I could easily mistake for a really, really extreme fangirl, with a very unhealthy obsession with the Doctor. Missy then informs the Half Faced man that he is in Heaven, and that is when the end credits star rolling. This meeting with Missy in ‘Heaven’ was confusing, and gave me loads of questions I want answered. All these unanswered questions sends my mind into overdrive and I will be sure to watch again next week!
3. The Phone Call
I thought it was such a nice touch to add this scene, and have it planned since the Day of the Doctor. Hearing Matt’s voice was great, magical and elicited a large emotional response, as it gave Clara and her Doctor the chance to say goodbye.
I did cry.
2. The Bickering
There were so many good scenes between Clara and the Doctor, but by far the best was when the were sitting in the restaurant, and ended up talking about Clara’s ‘egomania’. It had me in stitches laughing and definitely shows the relationship between Clara and the Doctor is shaping up to be excellent and very entertaining.The combination of clashed and moments of genuine friendship make it really engaging.
Best lines were “Nothing is more important than my egomania!” “You actually said that.”
THE BEST TARDIS TEAM AWARD GOES TOO…. THE TWELFTH DOCTOR AND CLARA! yayyyyy
1. “Too slow, no point in him catching both of us!”
This took me by surprise, because I have grown so used to the Doctor putting his companion’s safety above his own, so to see him abandon Clara to apparently save his own skin, really shocked me. This really does show the ‘darker’ Doctor that we were promised. Teamed with Clara’s uncertainty about whether he was coming back for her gave it an edge that I don’t think we really saw with Matt Smith as the Doctor.