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Doctor Who, Series 5, episodes 11-13

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A tremendous end to an awesome series.

The Lodger
Stuck on Earth, the Doctor has to pretend to be a normal human being while investigating mysterious happenings on the top floor of a flat. The former turned out to be the cause of the most entertainment, and Matt Smith nailed the fish out of water effect. The truth behind the upper floor (and I notice that Prime's advert for this episode is sporting a major spoiler as far as this goes) is kind of throw-away, and I'm wondering if it'll be revisited in a later story.

The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang
Utterly spectacular as an end-of-season finale. Like most of Doctor Who, it pays not to think about things too much, or you'll realise that some of it seemed quite a lot like cheating, and that there wasn't as much plot as there seemed to be on the face of it. Great to have River Song back, and it seems like they should have four people in the TARDIS crew more often — the Doctor/Rose/Mickey/Jack combo for Boomtown! was great too. Steve Moffat gives us possibly the best ending I could have hoped for, and I look forward to the Christmas Special, whatever it brings!

Previously: Episodes 8-10

Posted July 11, 2010 4:41 PM


It amazes me that people still think Boom Towm's title has a ! mark on the end. It doesn't. :)

Posted by: Jeff Stone | March 6, 2011 8:28 PM

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