The first half of the season finale of Doctor Who aired Saturday and it was a doozy. There was so much that happened this episode and it has potential Who ramifications. Many people have done discussions or reviews, and so instead I just want to take a moment to discuss a few of my favorite moments from the episode. The episode itself was great, but there were definitely some moments that stood out from the rest. They either really activated the characters or did such a great job of the reveal moments. The tension that these moments created kept us at the edge of our seats!
Spoilers for sure for Doctor Who, Series 8: “Dark Water!”
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Tagged Clara Oswin Oswald, Cybermen, Danny Pink, Dark Water, Doctor Who, Doctor Who Series 8, Missy, Series 8, The Doctor, The Master
Long before Series 8 of Doctor Who started, there were rumors and speculation about the return of the Doctor’s old, eternal nemesis: the Master. Another Time Lord like the Doctor, the Master has been around on the show for decades, with all sorts of evil, sneaky, chaotic schemes.
The Master returned in recent years to be the one other Time Lord not trapped in the time-lock that holds in the Time War. That meant he was even more free to release his schemes on the universe – especially because the Doctor, the one person who could probably stop him, didn’t expect him.
He showed back up, was a connection to the Time Lords, who were manipulating him to return to the universe… and we now know the Time Lords could actually come back, so anything is possible! So even with the Master seemingly defeated and gone, I imagine that’s happened before in the past, and we should never consider him dead and gone. So the stage is set for the return of the Master – so what could happen with him? Thoughts and opinions to follow!
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Tagged Deep Breath, Doctor Who, Doctor Who 50th Anniversary, Doctor Who Series 8, Missy, The Doctor, The End of Time, The Master, The Time War, Time Lord
I had said that I was planning on a character study of Clara, and I was thinking of getting it written before Series 8 started. However, I instead just went with a poll about favorite companions instead. That was very successful – but with all those votes and comments, not a lot of Clara love. Curiosity, but not a lot of love.
I’m glad I waited. Deep Breath, the first episode of Series 8, was very heavily a Clara episode, and I think it helps inform who she is, and who she is going to be. So spoilers later on, for Deep Breath. But before that, I’m going to work through the iterations of Clara leading up to that point.
If you’re finding this post in the future, it’s worth noting that this post was written at a very specific moment in time: right after the start of Series 8. So who knows, what I’m saying might all be changed or proven wrong in the episodes to come!
Okay, that might seem like a bleak sort of title for a Doctor Who fan. What is there to be hopeful about? It’s going to be great. Of course it’s going to be great.
However, some of that may just be the end of Series 7 talking. The last episode – followed by the 50th Anniversary Special and the Christmas Special – I have come to call the “of the Doctor” trilogy: The Name of the Doctor, The Day of the Doctor, and The Time of the Doctor. And this trilogy was amazing.
But as a whole, Series 7 was less well received. So let’s consider that for a moment, and then, why I’m hopeful for Series 8!
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Tagged Amy Pond, Clara Oswin Oswald, Doctor Who, Doctor Who 50th Anniversary, Doctor Who Series 7, Doctor Who Series 8, Peter Capaldi, Rory Williams, The Day of the Doctor, The Doctor, The Name of the Doctor, The Time of the Doctor, Time Lord