Series 9 is upon us, the Doctor is back once more. Lets start our yearly adventure with everyone’s favourite Time Lord!
For the first time in a long time I’m going into the season completely cold with none of us bothering to really follow spoilers or reviews or even watch the trailers.
I’m happy I didn’t! Nothing at all was known for me, I’d heard Davros’s name thrown around but then again we always hear his name thrown around the second the Doctors is mentioned so I thought nothing or it. To see the Doctor face Davros as a child and then at the end of his life was brilliant. It looked magnificent. The hand mines that the child Davros got stuck with scared the hell out of me and I wasn’t breathing through the whole opening exchange…
Then to end the episode with the Doctor coming back after seeing what he saw in the episode to kill Davros before he could do any of the damage that Davros does just shocked me.
Everything in between I was a little bit confused with!
I liked the journey of the snake person (I don’t know if I missed the name of him but he was basically a man made up of many snakes, a democracy of snakes at that!) at the beginning visiting many planets and places we haven’t seen for a while and showing off some past friends and foes we haven’t seen in a lifetime.
After that I was left scratching my head. I got that Davros wanted to see the Doctor, I realised for some strange reason Missy is now everyone’s best friend (just not good.) I don’t get why suddenly Clara is a complete smart ass and if she’s actually not with the Doctor but on UNITS speed dial then why doesn’t she just work with UNIT?
Missy and Clara brought the episode down for me because even though they were fun to watch together at times both of them together is one unbearable fight over who is more important to the Doctor.
It was a bit of a jumbled mess but a enjoyable one for the first episode. Of course it was made more enjoyable by seeing Davros for the first time in ages and man was it fun to see him!
The realisation that they were actually on Skaro worked perfectly though and I was there with my mouth gaping open at how beautiful it looked. Honestly such a beautiful version of Skaro! And I loved that the Daleks had just hidden it! Then you had Missy asking the Daleks whether they would rather kill her or use the TARDIS! Is Missy brain dead or something?!
Not the best episode in the world but highly entertaining and such a welcome back to the Doctor! I’ve missed him greatly!
Still not liking the Missy/Doctor dynamic and starting to tire of Clara. Still missing Eleven. But so can’t wait till next week!