Now I don’t want you to think that I forgot about reviewing this episode of Doctor Who, but I do want to keep it very short. I didn’t love this episode and it seems like mostly a filler, but at the same time I didn’t hate it either. The mystery was generally neat and like I keep saying, they’re using time to effectively tell stories now that don’t just include a trip back to the past or forward.
Time is more than a means to move characters to interesting places. It’s integral to the plot.
That’s what the episode did right. It didn’t really do much wrong, but it didn’t really do anything amazing. It did actually make me jump once when the monster was around the corner and she turned to see it. But jump-scares are a dime a dozen.
There’s something to be said about Moffat and his love of the best or biggest thing in the universe. Karabraxos is the biggest most secure prison. The Library is the biggest, best library that has every book in existence. There’s probably more examples of this peppered throughout his writing tenure on the show. Some might mind this, but I really don’t. Show me the biggest and best and for the love of all that’s holy don’t confine the show to Earth.
Probably the most interesting person this go round was Miss Delphox who was played by Keeley Hawes. She was part Dolores Umbridge, part sexy business woman and they played her controlling demeanor off of the Doctor’s in kind of a twist ending when you find out that the Doctor was the person who set the heist up all along and she was the person who owned the bank all along.
Though they kind of need to let up on this stuff where the Doctor plays tricks on himself. That is getting a little old.