It's here! It's finally here! After 8 long months, tonight saw the return of our favourite Doctor and his companions...and WHAT a return it was!
What a HUGE, HUGE spoiler those of use that were lucky enough to be at the screening had to keep!
WHAT IS THE NEW COMPANION DOING IN A DALEK?!?
And IS she the new companion? Or a relative of the new companion?! And if she is Clara, how did she get out of there alive?!
SO MANY QUESTIONS, as usual, which is one of the many things I LOVE about this show!!
We begin with Rory and Amy getting a divorce. What?!? Nooooooo!
Suddenly, the Doctor, Amy and Rory are all kidnapped by people with Dalek eye-stalks coming out of their foreheads and taken to the Dalek Parliament ship!
The Daleks need to the Doctor to save them, and Amy and Rory have to go along for the ride because he does better with a companion around. Ha!
Apparently a ship has crashed into the Dalek asylum--y'know, the place where they keep all the CRAZY Daleks-- and they need the Doctor to go in and fix things.
Suddenly, we meet the girl who's ship crashed...Oswin Oswald, played by JENNA FRICKIN' LOUISE COLEMAN!
The rest of the episode is spent trying to rescue Oswin--with the Doctor fixing the Pond's marriage along the way.
When he finally gets to the room Oswin is in, he's attacked by the Dalek's that have survived the Oncoming Storm.
In a HUGE plot twist, she makes them forget who he is! HOLY COW.
And in the second HUGE twist, we see that Oswin is NOT a human female! She's a DALEK!
She dreamed up the world around her because reality is too painful. How heartbreaking and sad is that!?
The Doctor makes her remember what she is and, after fighting for control, she allows him to run AND wipes the memories of ALL of the Daleks on the Parliament ship before the asylum planet is destroyed.
What did we think of the series 7 premiere?!
Mine won't be a popular answer.
I thought it was a BRILLIANT episode, but a sub-par premiere. This would have been a GREAT mid-season episode.
I did love the episode-- don't get me wrong! The twists and turns and the Clara/Oswin thing was mind-blowing!
What questions do we have after this episode?
-Who is Oswin?
-Is Oswin Clara?
-Is Oswin a relative of Clara?
-If Oswin is Clara, does the Doctor find her BEFORE the Dalek's do? Or does she somehow survive the asylum?
-How does he recognize her (he only saw a Dalek in this episode!)?
-Or maybe it's completely coincidence and he has NO idea his companion is going to end up a Dalek?!
-Will Amy and Rory be okay now?
-What does it mean that the Dalek's don't remember the Doctor? What will the fallout from that be?!
-How will they finally remember him again--and when?!
-How will Clara be introduced in the Christmas episode? Reports say she's a companion from the PAST. how will that work?!
-Jenna's little glance at the screen as she says, "Remember." HA!
-"Out of ten? Eleven." Hahahaha!
-"Don't be fair to the Dalek's when they're firing me at a planet!"
-"The nose and the chin."
-Oswin! I LOVED her character!
-The scene between Amy and Rory. "I gave you up!" *SOB*
-"I'm not looking for the countermand, dear. I'm looking for reverse." *BOOM*
-The Doctor straightening his bow tie after the Amy/Rory scene!
And here's the trailer for next week's episode, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship!
I'd love to hear what YOU thought of Asylum of the Daleks! Did you realize who Oswin was right away, or did someone explain it to you afterwards? (I've had to explain it to a bunch of people. We don't get as much press over here and so not many know who the new companion is!)
See you back here next week, Whovians!