We’re exactly halfway through this series, and after last week’s very satisfying episode, I wonder if this week’s will be as good?
SYNOPSIS: The Judoon have marched their way into modern Gloucester on the hunt for a fugitive. Who are they pursuing and why is the Doctor involved? Reserve your space behind the settee for tonight’s slice of Sunday Sci-fi! 😁
Initially, it looked like tonight’s yarn was going to be another ‘Doctor v Monster-of-the-week’ yarn, but wow!, what an episode it turned out to be!!!
Written by showrunner Chris Chibnall with Vinay Patel, and featuring more twists and turns than any Who-episode I ever remember – and I’ve seen a few – this was the best JW episode so far. I don’t think even the most dedicated Whovian could have guessed how tonight’s story would play out!
Without revealing too much here (for those who have yet to see it), this week’s, I predict, will be the most talked about episode so far – maybe ever??? Wholly unpredictable, especially the second half, it kept me riveted from start to finish – as a result, there are now so many questions to be answered!!!
On one level, it was simply a good Who story, but on another, the surprise return of a much loved character from Who-past, put it on another level, together with all the plot-twists. And if that wasn’t enough, by the third act, a massive plot reveal that impacted on everything we thought we knew about Who has got fans wracking their brains and trying to work out what it all means!!
Suffice to say: remember the impact on the Who-community when the War Doctor first appeared? Well, it might be time to re-write the Doctors’ timeline again! Ouch! My brain hurts! 🥴
I don’t think they’ll top this one, but who knows?
Verdict: The best story in a long time, with easily enough unanswered questions to set the Internet on fire!