Saturday, October 3, 2015

Doctor Who In Review: The Witch's Familiar

The Witch's Familiar is part 2 in the Doctor Who series 9 opener.  This episode is best watched with The Magician's Apprentice to get optimum enjoyment.

Anyone that has any objections to Peter Capaldi's Doctor should hae their worries put to rest. In fact, all the main players seem to have found balance now.

Clara and Missy seem to be perfect for each other. Let's face it, both have massive egos and its fun to see these two together, just as The Doctor and Davros play off each other perfectly. (Though the Missy/Clara moments provide the most comic moments of the episode). Oh and Missy gets evil on in a way that makes it impossible not to love her.

Compassion figures in with the dying Davros, and it involves The Doctor losing some regeneration energy. I'm sure this will somehow figure in somewhere down the line, much like 10 and his hand and The War Doctor.

One of the best bits in this episode will have you wondering if a certain companion will start making souffles again. (If Moffat would ever really tie up some loose end)

This has to be one of the most solid Who stories we've had in a long time.

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