This is the first season finale in the revived series to be set primarily on another planet. See more »
After River's projection says she was the one to open the door, she walks to the right hand side. At this point no one except Clara can see her, however although he is out of focus, you can see Dr Simeon's eye-line follow her as she disappears off camera. See more »
Everyone who is even just a bit of a Whovian was looking forward to this episode. Only the title 'The name of the doctor' divided the fandom in pro and contra. Even I had doubts about this: revealing the doctors name after almost 50 years of secrecy? Maybe Moffat was going a bit to far?
He wasn't. Steven Moffat is a genius and it's clear that he used all his creative potential for this ultimate episode. Just like River, I will keep the spoilers from you, but this episode was perfectly written and directed. Smith was strong as ever and Jenna-Louise Coleman did a great job playing Clara. All the other actors were terrific too.
From the beginning you get the feeling you are climbing towards a climax. The suspense really grows throughout the episode. The duologue's are great and the scenery is magnificent and imposing. It is a really dark episode at times. Nonetheless there is still time for some great sense of humor too.
The climax itself is breathtaking. When the episode was over, I was completely overwhelmed by it. It has so much going on that I immediately watched it again. The story is also very solid this time (which was not the case in 'Cold War' and 'The Rings of Akhaten'). It truly is a remarkable finale to a decent season. It's definitely my favorite Doctor Who final from the reboot.
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