Posted By Kathleen David on September 26, 2011
Again I ask no spoilers for the final episode beyond what we have seen in the series not the ads. And, as usual, everything behind the cut and in the comments very well may have spoilers up to and including Closing Time
This was one of those episodes that you could have pretty much dropped any Doctor into and pretty much gotten the same result. Which is nice to have an episode that could be any Doctor rather than a specific incarnation of the character.
It was nice seeing Craig from The Lodger and see how he has gotten on with his life after having encounter with the Doctor.
Overall I enjoyed this episode even thought we were in yet another bottle episode but this one didn’t feel like a limited bottle episode.
I am grateful that this was the episode I saw before the finale.
Who’s a good little Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All? Who’s a good little Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All? You are. Yes, you are.
OK I loved the baby and the fact that the Doctor could speak baby so the baby had his own little character arc. And it was nice to see by the end of it all Alfie decided that he wanted to be Alfie and his dad was pretty cool.
Sure it was the Cybermen again but this was a different twist on the usual plot. Sort of like the last of the Daleks in some ways but we won’t hold that against the writer.
Then there is the multi-faceted use of the word “companion”. I did like seeing Craig and I thought the actor did a dynamite job with the role again.
Overall the story was well paced. We did have an Amy moment with a lovely not so cryptic message.
This episode is what a lot of the old Who use to be like. Doctor finds something strange decides to investigate and adventures ensue. Not much connecting the episodes to each other but it was a fun time.
And then there is the end with River being put into the suit and sent to the lake. We knew it was coming but I am expecting another pandorica flip-flop timey-whimey sort of explanation if we even get that.
So next week is the end of the season and it is anybody’s guess as to when we will see the Good Doctor again.