Hello everyone, last week’s episode concluded the storyline of “Before The Flood” in short my take on it was that it was very anti climactic, and save from the last episode I found that it really didn’t keep my interest very well. Though I shouldn’t have to say it be prepared for spoilers, so if you haven’t watched it yet, and don’t want to find out what happens, then please come back to this article afterwards.
The only thing that sparked my interest was the explanation of a bootstrap paradox at the beginning of the episode. Which if you think about it even a little kind of gives away the ending…
In this episode we are introduced to a doctor ghost who is saying something completely different than the other ghosts. As with the last one the now commander of the small group helped to read his lips and decipher what he was saying.
The Doctor and two other crew members went into the past in order to see what exactly happened to cause the ghosts to appear and repeat the “message.” We meet the flesh version of the first ghost who happens to be an undertaker and his charge (supposedly dead) is known as the fisher king.
I don’t really want to write too much that would give it away but basically as per usual the doctor confronts the Fisher King, after which we do not see what happens to the Doctor. As per usual the Doctor emerges unscathed and victorious.
Despite the timer on the “coffin” and the ghosts being ever so threatening it was pretty much more of the same from the last episode and there wasn’t really much “Action.” It didn’t make me worried about any of the main characters, and didn’t cause me to use the edge of my seat at all.
With that said I give this episode 3 out of 10. I give it this rating as it could have finished the story off way better and with even more panache and a bit more dread making the week long wait a bit more worth it.
What did you think of last week’s episode? Please feel free to comment below. As I did last time you can find a behind the scenes video below for your enjoyment brought to you by the people at Doctor Who Extra.
Until next time: Stay awesome Everyone!!
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REVIEW - 3/10