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The Girl Who Waited

A powerful episode, including a veritable tour de force from Karen Gillan playing an older version of Amy, which sees Rory and Amy separated for a long period yet again and finishes with a terrible choice for Rory.

The Doctor takes Amy and Rory to Apalapacia, where a simple mix-up results in Amy entering a different, faster time-stream to Rory and the Doctor. The Doctor eventually figures out what is going on and manages to crash through to Amy's time-stream. Unfortunately Amy has had to wait 36 years, has aged visibly and now hates the Doctor.

Night Terrors

A dark, spooky episode with a happy ending centred on the love of a father for his son. Overall not too bad, but a bit of an interruption to the flow of the last two episodes.

A little boy in his bedroom wishes for someone to save him from the monsters. Somehow this message finds it way through the time vortex to the Doctor's psychic paper (is there nothing it cannot do?) and he decides to make a house call.

Let's Kill Hitler

A fast-paced, zany, humorous, almost slapstick episode with some new information about River Song and the Doctor gets us going again after a mid-season break. The story is okay, but at the end, after the relentless pace, you're left a little bewildered.

A Good Man Goes To War

An extremely fast-paced episode that didn't leave time to dwell on all the things that were going on. For the second time in two episodes the Doctor is defeated by the same trick. The cliff-hanger ending involves the revelation of a big secret: who is River Song.

The Doctor assembles an army of friends and people who owe him a debt. Intriguingly River Song cannot help this time. She warns Rory the Doctor will rise higher than he ever has and fall so much further. The eye-patch lady is revealed to be Madam Kovarian. She is leading an army in a battle against the Doctor.

The Almost People

Another dark episode with a killer plot twist at the end. This ending, explaining a couple of threads, almost overshadows what's a pretty good episode. The humans and the gangers eventually reconcile with the exception of Jennifer. The Doctor engineers an escape for those that survive. But we're left asking, what's the story with Amy?

The Doctor's Wife

Brilliant, utterly brilliant. After last week's poor effort, this week's episode was superb. The TARDIS personified. Like all great ideas, it seems so obvious. So why didn't anyone think of it before.

The Curse Of The Black Spot

A disappointing, weak episode. The story line and setting had some potential, but was let down by plot holes, so-so story-telling and ill-defined characters.

Day Of The Moon

Steven Moffat seems determined the leave us with nothing but questions in this episode which wraps up a two-part storyline, but hints at so much more. The Silence are revealed to the Doctor and he realises he's been warned about them. Their defeat (on Earth at least) is very clever, but almost a sideshow compared to all the hints and suggestions about what is to come.

The list of questions is quite long:

The Impossible Astronaut

After a marketing blitz like no other and the very sad passing of Elizabeth Sladen, the Doctor is back. The stated intention of this episode was to improve the series and to introduce a new, scary monster, The Silent. For mine, the episode failed on both counts. There was little new here. It wasn't a bad episode and there many little things that will no doubt play out over the series. But it was a bit of a let down after all the pre-publicity. Perhaps that was the problem. Without it, it would have been just fine?

A Christmas Carol

After waiting less than a day since the original broadcast on the BBC, the Doctor returns to our screens on Boxing Day with a clever retelling of Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

Amy and Rory are on their honeymoon on a spaceship which gets into trouble. They send a distress signal to the Doctor who duly arrives. He quickly finds the solution to their problem only to find that the device he needs to use to save them is isomorphically locked to a bitter Kazran Sardick who declines to help.


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