As the ghosts of loved ones appear, the whole world celebrates. But as the Doctor investigates he believes that there is a more sinister motive behind their appearence. And deep within the ... See full summary »
As the ghosts of loved ones appear, the whole world celebrates. But as the Doctor investigates he believes that there is a more sinister motive behind their appearence. And deep within the Torchwood tower, a mysterious sphere containing the greatest enemies of the Doctor is opened... Written by
The working title for this episode was Torchwood Rises. See more »
Throughout the series, Rose (and the audience) have had all languages translated for them by the TARDIS. Yet when clicking the television around, all the the foreign correspondents are untranslated. See more »
Oh, well there goes the advantage of surprise. Still! Cuts to the chase. Stay in here, look after Jackie.
I'm not looking after my mum!
Well you brought her!
I was kidnapped!
Doctor, they've got guns.
And I haven't. Which makes me the better person, don't you think? They can shoot me dead, but the moral high-ground is mine.
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Lots of surprises and high-intensity action make a great episode
This isn't my favorite episode. That ranking still belongs to The Girl in the Fireplace, but this hour may be the most intense episode of Doctor Who yet. It has a number of surprises that I wouldn't dream of spoiling for those who haven't seen the episode yet. Be warned that the worst part of seeing this episode is having to wait a week for 2.13.
It should be safe to say that Rose is at the top of her form. Jackie is back, and coping better with Rose and the Doctor than we've seen before. The ghosts of the episode title make a great starting place for the Doctor's inquisitive spirit, and even with dramatic foreshadowing, the resolution of the nature of the ghosts is chilling. What comes immediately afterward takes everything in a new direction, and makes it far worse than I had expected.
There is a pleasant surprise in the return of an old friend, but without having seen 2.13, I have no idea who will survive. Relax, and prepare for a great episode of Doctor Who. Just don't expect to stay relaxed for long.
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