Writer: Steven Moffatt
Director: Rachel Talalay
Producer: Peter Bennett
Companion: Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman)
Series: 9, episode 13
Summary: The Doctor arrives on Gallifrey and attempts to extract Clara from her death. Thanks to Time Lord technology, she is now still conscious and affected by the world around her, but she no longer ages, breathes, or anything else one does in life.
Review: I want to put this out there right now. I was not one of the many, many fans who didn’t like Clara. I actually thought she was all right. When she died, I was surprised because the last time we had a companion actually die was all the way back in Peter Davison’s era. This episode, I feel, almost cheapens her sacrifice. What’s the point of killing off a character if you’re just going to bring her back anyway?
It was great to see Gallifrey again and see what happened to Rassilon after he was attacked by the Master. That part I liked. The cinematography for Gallifrey was great.
So was this a great finale for Series 9? Yes and no. There were some things I was disappointed with, but even with that it was a fitting conclusion for Clara.
Overall Review: 7/10
Continuity: We can still see the countdown on the back of Clara’s neck. Clara had died in “Face the Raven”. She is joined by Ashildr, who was last seen in that episode as well. The General regenerates into a woman, which may be considered a foreshadowing of the upcoming regeneration into Jodie Whittaker.