Well, that was quite a cliffhanger, wasn’t it? I, for one, didn’t see it coming, but it only made me look forward to next Saturday’s episode even more! What a start.
Knowing that the Daleks would be involved, the big revelation of ‘The Magician’s Apprentice’ (apart from the delight of seeing Missy side with the good guys to fight a bigger enemy) was that the Doctor had met Davros when he was a kid and pretty much left him all alone to “die”, albeit with his sonic screwdriver to sort things out. It was the classic “Would you kill a kid if they told you that the kid was going to grow up to become Hitler?”
It was quite a straightforward plot that, despite the sobriety and tension that took place in Skaro, offered some lighter moments thanks to Capaldi’s comedy chops (I honestly think we need to exploit those a bit more this season, to counterbalance his so-called grumpiness – which I personally love).
Of course, no one thinks that Clara is dead, or that Missy is also dead or that the TARDIS has been destroyed. Ha! We will just have to wait in anticipation for the resolution in ‘The Witch’s Familiar’.
I can’t really write anything else at the moment, I’m just too exhilarated by the Doctor’s return!
“I approve of your new face, Doctor. So much more like mine”
-Kudos to the make-up department! That Colony Sarff guy’s face was impressive.
-So many throwbacks to things past. The Shadow Proclamation, Tom Baker. Love it.
-And allusions to things to come this season! Just like series 8 premiere. What’s it with the book shop?
-Was that Capaldi actually playing the guitar? He just got himself some extra points.
-Those checked trousers were very First Doctor-y.