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ShowDoctor Who / Series X / Episode 3
First Broadcast2017/04/23 - 19:40 (Link: ABC Details)
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Previous EpisodeThe Pilot
Next EpisodeThin Ice

After a promising start to the season, I felt the underlying story in this episode to be poor. Sentient robots that communicate in emoji? Really? And then they start murdering everyone because the cannot understand grief. This is simply too much and is reminiscent of Death In Heaven for treating the macabre far too lightly.

The relationship between the Doctor and Bill is showing promise. Bill questions the Doctor about his modus operandi and calls him out for trying to protect. I think she will make a good companion. Overall, this was not enough to redeem the episode. We end with a cliffhanger of an elephant walking on the frozen Thames. Not exactly encouraging, but we'll wait and see.