Doctor Who: “The Doctor Falls”

“This is a strong contender for the saddest ending for a companion we’ve had since the new series began. But an equally strong contender for the happiest.”

Doctor Who: “Extremis”

“I was going to put a spoiler warning at the top of this, even though I usually don’t, because it seemed like an episode where much of the appeal would be undermined by knowing all the surprises from the outset. As it turns out, the opposite is true: it’s better the second time. Nevertheless, maybe don’t read this until you’ve seen the episode.”

Doctor Who: “The Magician’s Apprentice”

That Moffat! Who else would be so clever as to start off a new season with an RTD finale? The first time I saw this episode, I was almost certain the boy on the battlefield would reveal he was “Adolf Hitler.” And to all intents…