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    (Original post by pryngles)
    at the end of this series clara dies and doesn't come back and the doctor gets amnesia
    You'd better be joking.
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    (Original post by tomtjl)

    By the way, did anybody else find issue with the fact that 'the end of the universe' didn't at all correlate with what were were told was the end of the universe when Tennant was The Doctor? The episode when we meet The Master?
    YES!! This irritated the hell out of me!

    I did rather like the premise of this episode. The whole idea that the Doctor might just come up with an idea, and investigate it, rather than the usual "Doctor lands somewhere random - OMG there's trouble afoot - oh how convenient the Doctor is here to save us all" thing. I mean, that's great , but I loved that Listen was something different.
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    That was meh. Really it was, 2mins for a story wrap up.

    Cue the praise for this episode.
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    Really disappointed with that episode tbh, I am partial to storylines with twists and turns, but this episode was too unclear in what was actually happening. It kind of reminded me of the blinking angels episode with the gradual un-raveling of the storyline which I do really like, but I just found this one very cheesy and not unique enough, almost like a rip off of every action film ever. Next weeks doesn't look too promising either
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    I thought that was great!
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    Meh, didn't cover how the Doctor had managed to get in to put those cases in etc.
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    It was obvious from too early on that the Doctor was the architect, so no big surprise when he realised it himself.

    Did this episode have any previous episode links? I couldn't see anything obvious, but was wondering whether I'm just forgetful.
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    Am I the only one who really enjoyed this episode? :P
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    Was really hoping that those teleport beams would have led to the characters dying and going onto Missy.
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    Was also hoping that the Teller was going to be the architect. That would have been a good twist.
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    (Original post by Aula)
    It was obvious from too early on that the Doctor was the architect, so no big surprise when he realised it himself.

    Did this episode have any previous episode links? I couldn't see anything obvious, but was wondering whether I'm just forgetful.
    Couldn't see any apart from perhaps the minotaur and the psychic thing both looked kinda similar jaw wise and both fed off thoughts (one belief, one guilt)
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    (Original post by greeneyedgirl)
    Couldn't see any apart from perhaps the minotaur and the psychic thing both looked kinda similar jaw wise and both fed off thoughts (one belief, one guilt)
    Mmm, could be that one I guess.
    Or maybe my thought that episodes this season were going to link back to a previous one was just wrong.

    Or... maybe only episodes with Missy in will obviously link back :holmes:
    (or I may just be being hopeful now)
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    (Original post by Aula)
    Mmm, could be that one I guess.
    Or maybe my thought that episodes this season were going to link back to a previous one was just wrong.

    Or... maybe only episodes with Missy in will obviously link back :holmes:
    (or I may just be being hopeful now)
    Ahhh there were links to Bells of St John and the first official Clara one (phone ringing, no-one has the number etc.)
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    I thought this was an ok episode - It was really more of a filler than an episode that gave us more info on missy. I found it a bit confusing as did the doctor actually go to the woman at the end and give her what she asked for? I didn't really understand it to be honest but I did enjoy si and would love to have him feature again. I think I am going to hate next week's episode as it's focused on Clara and her love story which I don't mind but would rather not have an entire episode focused on it. I can already predict that Pink is going to be confused about how clara is always disappearing and then when she stops hanging around with the doctor to spend time with him, the doctor is going to get a job at her school where there is for some strange reason a monster. Pink is at the end going to discover the tardis and the doctor and join them on their travels after they defeat the monster. I presume it will follow that ind of storyline although I really hope that I am wrong because I would rather there be an amazing plot twist to salvage the season! I do like capaldi but I just stull don't see him as the doctor - he hasn't really helped save anyone in any of the recent episodes and I know he is apparently meant to be the darker doctor but I'm sure no matter how far the doctor goes he would always try to save someone. Also, I think Clara and the doctor need to separate more; Capaldi is much better without her - but I may be biased since i don't really like Clara. She would probably be my worst companion from the new who, with Donna being my favorite!
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    I thought that was poor tbh
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    (Original post by Teddysmith123)
    I thought this was an ok episode - It was really more of a filler than an episode that gave us more info on missy. I found it a bit confusing as did the doctor actually go to the woman at the end and give her what she asked for? I didn't really understand it to be honest but I did enjoy si and would love to have him feature again. I think I am going to hate next week's episode as it's focused on Clara and her love story which I don't mind but would rather not have an entire episode focused on it. I can already predict that Pink is going to be confused about how clara is always disappearing and then when she stops hanging around with the doctor to spend time with him, the doctor is going to get a job at her school where there is for some strange reason a monster. Pink is at the end going to discover the tardis and the doctor and join them on their travels after they defeat the monster. I presume it will follow that ind of storyline although I really hope that I am wrong because I would rather there be an amazing plot twist to salvage the season! I do like capaldi but I just stull don't see him as the doctor - he hasn't really helped save anyone in any of the recent episodes and I know he is apparently meant to be the darker doctor but I'm sure no matter how far the doctor goes he would always try to save someone. Also, I think Clara and the doctor need to separate more; Capaldi is much better without her - but I may be biased since i don't really like Clara. She would probably be my worst companion from the new who, with Donna being my favorite!
    Not having it. Nobody can be as bad as Martha. Nobody. :unimpressed:
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    (Original post by Aula)
    It was obvious from too early on that the Doctor was the architect, so no big surprise when he realised it himself.

    Did this episode have any previous episode links? I couldn't see anything obvious, but was wondering whether I'm just forgetful.
    As GEG has said the Minotaur is the stand out, but also Hide with the "monster is only doing what it is to find it's partner" twist?

    I quite enjoyed it tbh - Heist movies are generally quite a fun romp, but I was disappointed that it ended up in one of the attempts to be complex - where the doctor breaks in so he can break in again later, so he can give the owner his number so she can set up the break-in, but it was generally a decent bit of filler.
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    (Original post by SirMasterKey)
    Not having it. Nobody can be as bad as Martha. Nobody. :unimpressed:
    Yes but the good thing about martha was she was only present for one season!

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    I really enjoyed that. This series has been fairly 'meh' for me so far and that was the first exciting one. The Teller was a much, much better version of the Minotaur, but having an episode with such a similar episode is a bit questionable. I maintain that Moffat episodes tend to focus on psychological enemies and time gimmicks way too much.
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    I loved that episode - then again I am always one for the futuristic Doctor Who episodes.
 
 
 
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