Twelfth: The Woman Who Lived (Part 2)


Writer: Jamie Mathieson & Steven Moffatt

Director: Ed Bazelgette

Producer: Derek Ritchie

Companions: Ashildr (Maisie Williams), Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman)

Series: 9, episode 6

Summary: Several centuries later, the Doctor meets Ashildr again, who now calls herself Me. She’s now a robber baron called the Knightmare and has fallen in love with a fire-breathing creature. When the Doctor learns that an innocent man may die in her place, he has to intervene.

Review: On the first watch, I didn’t like this story much, but after a rewatch, I found it more entertaining. Ashildr’s story was great, and I liked her interaction with the Doctor. The execution scene was pretty funny. Maisie Williams once again puts on a great performance. I was a bit disappointed that Clara was barely in the story though.

Overall Review: 8/10

Continuity: The Doctor mentions the Terilpetils, who he encountered in “The Visitation”. In both “The Claws of Axos” and “The Unquiet Dead”, an alien race deceived humans into thinking they had peaceful intentions. Ashildr asks him how many companions he has lost. Clara tempted fate by saying she isn’t going anywhere, just as Rose did before her departure.





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