Twelfth: Hell Bent (Part 2)

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.

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Twelfth: Heaven Sent (part 1)

Writer: Steven Moffatt

Director: Michael Talaly

Producer: Peter Bennnett

Companion: none

Series: 9, episode 12

Summary: The Doctor is all alone in a castle, pursued by a shadowy, veiled figure. The events are in an endless loop, and each time the figure kills him, it starts over. This is the Doctor’s Confession Dial.

Review: It is very rare for a companion to die, even in Classic Who. In fact, only three companions died in Classic Who, if you count Sara Kingdom. Most of his companions left of their own accord, and the Doctor is grieving. This was a great exploration of that grief that we all face when someone we love dies. The veiled figure reminded me of the Grim Reaper, and has to be one of the scariest monsters in Doctor Who.

Continuity: The Doctor remembers that Clara told him not to take revenge for her death. He mentions that whoever has trapped him should know better than to put him in a trap, the same thing he once told the Weeping Angels.

Trivia: This episode ran 75 minutes, making it the second episode during Capaldi’s era to run longer than the usual run time.



Twelfth: The Girl Who Died (part 1)

girl who died

Writer: Jamie Mathieson & Steven Moffatt

Director: Ed Bazelgette

Producer: Derek Ritchie

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

Series: 9. ep. 5

Summary: The Doctor and Clara help a Viking village fight a race of warriors called the Mire disguised as their god Odin. However, a girl named Ashildr dies during the battle. Using technology from the Mire’s ship, the Doctor grants her immortality.

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Twelfth: The Doctor Falls (part 2)

doctor fallsWriter: Steven Moffatt

Director: Rachel Talalay

Producer: Peter Bennett

Companions: Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie), Nardole (Matt Lucas)

Series: 10, episode 12

Note: This episode ran for an hour and a half.

Summary: Bill has been converted into a Cyberman! Can the Doctor save her? Can Missy actually be trusted?

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Twelfth: Dark Water/Death in Heaven (dual review)

dark waterWriter: Steven Moffatt

Director: Rachel Talalay

Producer: Peter Bennett

Companions: Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman), Kate Stewart (Jemma Redgrave)

Summary: Clara receives a phone call telling her that Danny Pink has died. She then receives another phone call from a mysterious woman named Missy,  who wishes to contact the Doctor. Missy is actually a new regeneration of The Master, who is turning the dead into her army of Cybermen.

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Twelfth: The Pyramid at the End of the World (Part II)

pyramidWriters: Peter Harness and Steven Moffatt

Director: Daniel Nettheim

Producer: Peter Bennett

Companions: Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie), Nardole (Matt Lucas)

Series: 10, ep. 7 (part 2 of 3)

Summary: A pyramid has suddenly appeared, causing all of the world’s clocks to count down. Bill learns the Doctor has been hiding his blindness from her.

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Twelfth Doctor: Extremis (Part 1 of 3)

extremisWriter: Steven Moffat

Director: Daniel Nettheim

Producer: Peter Bennett

Companions: Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie), Nardole (Matt Lucas)

Series: 10, episode 6

Summary: The Pope requests an audience with the Doctor because they wish to execute Missy. And what is the secret of “Veritas”?

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Twelfth Doctor: The Caretaker


Writers: Gareth Roberts & Steven Moffatt

Director: Paul Murphy

Producer: Nikki Wilson

Series: 8, episode 6

Companion: Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman)

Summary: The Doctor poses as Coal Hill High’s Caretaker, suspecting that an alien called the Skovox Blitzer may be there. He also finally meets Danny Pink.

Review: This was kind of a chore for me because it was so slow. But once things got going, it wasn’t too bad. The Blitzer was a funny alien.

Overall Rating: 5/10

Continuity: The Tenth Doctor also went undercover at a school. The Doctor is once again uncomfortable around soldiers. The Doctor says that a soldier can’t teach math, but forgot that the Brigadier was doing the same thing in “Mawdryn Undead”. The Seventh Doctor was once asked if he was applying to be a caretaker when he returned to 1963 Earth. Both the Doctor and Clara opened the TARDIS by snapping their fingers. The Doctor finds the same junkyard where the TARDIS made its first-ever appearance and says “Home, Sweet Home”. The Eleventh Doctor also posed as a caretaker in Madge’s house. Danny compares the Doctor to the officers who light the flames he carries out. The War Doctor considered himself a lesser man to those forged in the fire he was creating.


Twelfth Doctor: Time Heist

time heist

Writer: Steve Thompson and Steven Moffatt

Director: Douglas McKinnon

Producer: Peter Bennett

Companion: Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman)

Summary: The Doctor and Clara participate in a break-in at the Bank of Karabraxas, the most dangerous bank in the cosmos. The bank is guarded by a monster called the Teller, that can erase thoughts and turn people’s minds into soup.

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