last week, Doctor Who tends to introduce a new companion (and even new Doctors, come to think of it) with a specific trio of episodes, and although a couple of companions (Martha and Donna) got their historical episode before they went into space, Bill follows the majority by getting her trip to the past in her third episode. And unlike the space episodes, "Thin Ice" has some generally decent ones to follow. Fortunately it's the third hit in a row in Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi's final series.
"Thin Ice" by Sarah Dollard, directed by Bill Anderson. Spoilers after the cut.
Saturday, 29 April 2017
Saturday, 22 April 2017
It also seems to be as much of a template for that second, space-set episode to be a bit of a confusing mess, so "Smile" is a pleasant surprise to the point of almost being a format-breaker.
"Smile" by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, directed by Lawrence Gough. Spoilers after the cut.
Monday, 17 April 2017
"The Pilot" by Steven Moffat, directed by Lawrence Gough. Spoilers after the cut.