Making headlines with more supposition than surprise, we take apart this past week’s announcement that Chris Chibnall and Jodie Whittaker will be exiting Doctor Who in 2022 after no less than three special feature broadcasts.
Gwen learns of another disturbing aspect of dealing with the Rift, and we all take a blow from Chris Chibnall’s ability to write emotionally charged scenes.
After ten months of waiting, we dip back into the daily doings of the three isolated companions to see how they’ve fared with their ten months away from the Doctor. We have an answer to the frenetic final moments of Series 12, and all four of us are quite satisfied with the outcome, albeit very, very bittersweet.
It wasn’t anything like what we expected, and even less what we predicted, but with Series 12 now behind us we reflect on the wild ten-week ride we just experienced.
Diving in with more unanswered questions than we thought was physically safe to carry, we throw caution to the wind and absorb the finale of the twelfth modern season.
Bracing ourselves for a tumbling, screeching, the-brakes-are-out ride into the final story arc of the season, we’re given even more questions to add to the existing pile, with little time left for answers.
Hot on the heels of a wild series opening salvo, we knew we’d have a change of pace going into the third episode. The building blocks of a great story are there, but we’re not sold on the execution.
Chris Chibnall doubles down on the intensity for the conclusion of his Series 12 opening story, and it definitely takes its toll on us as viewers. Some things thrill, others shock, and if we’re being completely honest, some things outright offend.
We’re rocked back on our heels with the Series 12 opener, getting a storyline we love, questions that challenge us, concerns for characters, and…THAT moment. “Hi.”
When official word on the progress, production, or even pulse of Series 12 development is far and few between, even the most devoted fans start wondering what’s going on behind the curtain.