Saturday, 1 November 2014
Doctor Who: Dark Water
Well then. I'm still stunned. I truly have no idea how to feel about what I just watched. I mean, as episodes go, this one was average. Why does it take Danny's death for the Doctor to visit the afterlife? Of all the people he's lost--Adric, The Brig, Amy and Rory--why is Danny's death the one that makes him decide to have a gander? Ugh, nope. NOPE.
But that reveal, you guys. THAT F**KING MISSY REVEAL. WITH THE DRUMS AND EVERYTHING.
I honestly thought it was too obvious. I honestly thought that all of you that thought Missy = Master were crazy because it's just *too* obvious. But for once, Moffat went obvious, and I'm not sure whether I'm okay with that.
Michelle Gomez, who plays Missy, is a great Master. Holy crap, do I call her Missy or the Master now? I DON'T KNOW. Regardless, Missy, the character, is great. I have no issues with her actress, although I truly hope we get to see a John Simm regeneration ("Whoa, new vagina. Weird.").
IF this is an incarnation of the Master that's after Simm. Of course, if could be from BEFORE Professor Yana. He's had a long life, and we haven't seen anywhere near all of it yet. How effing brilliant would it be if the events of the next few episodes lead to Missy regenerating into Yana and fob-watching himself?! OH MY GOD WHY AM I NOT WRITING FOR THIS SHOW I'M DAMN BRILLIANT.
Regardless, I'm still pretty confused, so I guess everything will be wrapped up in the finale? Was Missy the woman in the shop? What did she mean by, "My Clara" and "I chose well" and "I like his accent, I think I'll keep it"?
Did Missy somehow choose Clara as a companion for the Doctor? How, and why?
How did she escape Gallifrey? How is she back on earth? Who's Seb? Does the Master now have a companion?
Lets move onto Danny--by the way TOTALLY CALLED HIS DEATH LAST WEEK. Will Danny stay dead? Will Danny be turned into a Cyberman? Seeing the reflection of the boy Danny killed in the iPad just as Danny was about to push "delete"; what effect will that have on Danny? Will he keep his feelings, and become a Cyberman who feels and remembers? I'ma go with that theory. CyberDanny with feels. Man, it was sad to find out that he'd unknowingly killed a kid...and then that kid came back and wanted to see him in death...so, so dark. So, so sad.
What about Clara? Holy hell, I hated her in this episode. HATED. HATED SO MUCH. Okay, she and Danny have been dating for a few months, right? Poor Danny dies. SO CLARA EFFING BLACKMAILS HER BEST FRIEND AND A MAN SHE'S KNOWN FOR YEARS AND THREATENS TO TAKE HIM AWAY FROM HIS HOME (the TARDIS) AND TRAP HIM ON EARTH FOREVER BECAUSE HE WON'T CROSS THE TIMESTREAM AND SAVE A BOY?!?! WHAT?!?!?!??!?!
Yeah, I HATED that. A LOT. I don't care if it was all a dream--wtf was that all about anyway, a dream sequence?! Yeah, THAT'S not overused at all.
Also, why does the Doctor need the TARDIS keys, exactly? He can open the door with a snap of his fingers. Or a kick to the door, as we've seen this season.
If Missy was the woman in the shop, wouldn't Clara recognize her now? Unless she used a disguise, I suppose...
This was a very dark episode. Like, incredibly dark. In Britain, Doctor Who is still very much considered a show for kids. This episode was NOT for kids. Most of this season wasn't for kids, but most especially this episode. The 3 words--Don't cremate me.
My god. So disturbing. So dark. It almost hurt to watch some of this episode, and I worry for those viewers that have suffered a recent loss.
How did the Doctor not know Missy was a Timelord? I thought Timelords could detect each other? Did he know when Missy had the Doctor feel her, er...hearts?
How will he cope with the return of the Master? Will this lead them back to Gallifrey? OH MY GOD PLEASE LET SERIES 9 BE GETTING BACK TO AND FINDING GALLIFREY.
What's going to happen with the Cybermen? Are all dead and buried people going to rise up? "All the graves of the planet earth are about to give birth." Can you imagine if the Doctor encountered a Cyberman that called him "Raggedy Man"? OH MY GOD I SHOULD TOTALLY WRITE FOR THIS SHOW, CYBER-AMY WOULD BE AMAZING.
How will the Cyber army be defeated? I bet Danny will have something to do with it.
Will Danny then be allowed to come back to life somehow? Will he and Clara get their happily ever after? I still think Clara is pregnant...Is that the reason for the odd phone call that got Danny killed in the first place? Or will CyberDanny kill Clara? Would that make the Doctor change things, and bring Clara back? Make it so that CyberDanny never existed, and Danny never died? Will that be Danny's "bad day"? The day he killed Clara? I HAVE ENTIRELY TOO MANY THEORIES. MY BRAIN IS MUSH RIGHT NOW.
...or is Missy lying? Is she really the Master? Moffat lies...Maybe it's Seb. Maybe it's Missy. Maybe its neither.
And what the hell does the Master have to do with Cybermen? What is the Nethersphere?! Why are they using the dead to make Cybermen?!
And who the hell is Dr. Skarosa? SKAROsa. SKARO....sa. I HAVE NO FREAKING IDEA. I NEED TO GO LIE DOWN NOW. MY BRAIN HURTS. OKAY, BYE.