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There’s really nothing that I can say particularly bugged me about this episode, but on the other hand, there’s not much about it that I was super impressed with. It just felt like another meh episode, a tad of character development here and there for the Doctor and Clara, a plot that didn’t make me feel like there was a ton at stake, and not much emotional investment into any of the side characters.
Then again, like I said about Mummy on the Orient Express, all the emotional relevancy I felt had been tossed out the window and sadly this episode didn’t bring that back. Nor did it really harm it. But I will say that Clara and Danny’s relationship isn’t doing any favors for me due to the fact that there shouldn’t be this situation where she’s having to lie about still traveling with the Doctor.
Like she’s a free person, she shouldn’t have to make up lies to make her boyfriend happy or to convince the Doctor that she needs his approval to travel. And that honestly kinda puts me off from their already forced and rushed relationship. (“Danny gets territorial”, I’m sorry but what kind of “healthy” relationship is that?)
Just the biggest thing about this season so far is that I have pretty much zero attachment to any of the characters right now. Clara really has come into her own within this season and I’m happy for that, she’s more than a plot device now. While Twelve is great, he really is, there’s nothing that I can say I’m attached to him for. But there just hasn’t been anything to resonate with me and make me really care.
I digress. This episode was another pretty meh episode among a pretty meh season (although it’s better than 6 or 7; but I can definitely say that Capaldi deserved better for his first season). Definitely not a bad episode, but it’s not particularly great either.
Oh boy, that’s a dangerous question, love. Glad you didn’t ask me about this yesterday, I might’ve exploded ahaha. I’ll stick this under a Read More just to be safe. Please keep in mind this is just my opinion and doesn’t mean it has to influence any of yours. You like Moffat? That’s great and perfect! You like what you like, and I don’t want to change that. Please, please remember that it’s only my opinion. Apologies if there are any typos in this thing, I didn’t get as much sleep as I would’ve liked to last night.