Every year we always try to watch the Doctor Who Christmas Special as soon as we are able and this year was no exception. Even staying out a little later than we probably should have with Geek Baby to watch it with family on Christmas Day…
This year I was particularly curious because I knew that it was going to involve River Song. The dynamic between the Doctor and River Song has always been an interesting one partly because they keep meeting in the wrong order. So the question is when is this in their timeline and how does it fit into their story that we have seen so far? The story of the episode is pretty much secondary to seeing the relationship between the Doctor and River play out. (Spoilers for the Doctor Who Christmas Special after the jump.)
Doctor Who Series 9 finished a few weeks ago and so in anticipation of the Christmas Special, “The Husbands of River Song,” I thought I would discuss my feelings on Series 9. I have really loved Capaldi as the Doctor, but Clara has been a particular disappointment so the past couple of series have been… interesting. I was not sure how 9 would go because originally it was rumored that Clara was supposed to leave during the last Christmas Special and then suddenly she didn’t.
There have been a lot of things that I have enjoyed about this season because they have played a lot with the concepts of war and death. Most of it is really well done, but they kept having Clara almost die, which was a bit overdone. The overall stories have been really well done, but Clara has felt like an obligatory companion and not as the amazing character she could have been.
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