TV Show Review: Doctor Who, The Girl Who Died and The Girl Who Lived, Series 9, Episode 5 and 6

The first two episodes of Doctor Who were great, but the following two didn’t really interest me. The two who followed that however, were just fantastic.

When it was introduced that Maisie Williams was going to be on Doctor Who, speculation was that she would play the Doctor’s granddaughter. I’m so glad those theories were wrong because the character that Williams plays in so much more interesting and treads on new ground.

Episode five was a good episode but merely an introduction Williams’ character. The real meaty parts happen in episode six where we explore what has happened to Williams’ and the existential implications of what has happened to her. In many ways, the side story doesn’t really matter. It’s just a fun vehicle to explore Williams’ character and what she has experienced.

In regards to performances, Williams is just great, matching the stage presence of Capaldi even though Capaldi is a much more experienced actor.

Score: 8.3/10 Loved the introduction of Williams’ character. I sincerely hope to see more of her in future episodes.

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