The other Doctor has a galaxy eating weapon called The Moment and it is sentient and standing in judgment of him as it assumes the form of Rose (Billie Piper and her duck lips). Events cause 10, 11 and the other Doctor to meet up. Does the Doctor have any other repudiated selves? Wasn’t the Time War timelocked? How can all three Doctors just stroll around Arcadia? Why is the continuity so messed up? Why does the Moment box look like the box from the ‘Hellrasier’ movies? Where is Rassilon? Weren't 11 and Clara trapped at the end of 'The Name of the Doctor'?
The Doctors all mock each others foibles and don’t treat the other Doctor with the appropriate dread. In the previous episode it was established that 11 won’t reconcile under any circumstances with the other Doctor. Except now he does. 10 marries Liz I who talks and acts like a Smithfield harlot. 10 and 11 have a sonic screwdriver off. There is a reference to ‘The Three Doctors’, zygons run around, Jack Harkness is mentioned, UNIT annoy, Clara sees a wall covered in photographs of companions past and present and the Doctors power walk.
This drama and pathos free adventure ends with an ass pull ending. Still it had a creepy brief image of 13 and his piercing stare, a cameo and a great last image. Still this was mediocre with too much comedy and John Hurt’s Doctor didn’t live up to the terrifying stories of the War Doctor.
“Arcadia has fallen.”
“They’re not forbidden anymore.”
“There will be consequences for you.”
“I’m not judging you.”
“Am I having a mid life crisis?”
“What are the round things?”
“The warrior. The hero. And you.”
“Three of them. All my worse nightmares at once.”
"No Sir, all thirteen."
“Did I miss a funny thing?”
“The ravens are looking a big sluggish. Tell Malcolm they need new batteries.”
Ward is as dull as a glass of liquid valium as he recalls childhood trauma, a professor with a secret (Peter MacNicol of ‘Numb3rs’) runs around and Coulson’s gangs are all idiots. Even when Ward gets unruly, defiant and violent he is boring. The movie ‘Berserker: Hell’s Warrior’ was better than this. The gang run around ‘Spain’ and ‘Ireland’. Wire fu is carried out and two team members hook up. But I don’t care about any of these people or what happens to them. This episode and the show in general disappoint.
“I have a wonderful explanation.”
“I don’t panic, ever.”
As Liz hunts a chameleon straight up psycho terrorist named Wolff, Raymond pays a visit to Liz’s dad. There is another terrible CGI explosion and Wolff is creepy. Raymond and Liz’s dad have an interesting chat about her. Then Raymond chats to Tom. This was good. Who is Liz’s biological father? How were Raymond and Liz’s dad connected? Is Tom innocent? Who is watching the Keen house?
“I like the money.”
“A true luddite would burn the plane rather than fly in it.”
“They own you.”
Nikita and Michael steal a prion device, get a Division agent killed and Nikita fails to see the obvious due to her rampant selfishness. Michael gets the evil hand sewed on; didn’t ‘Angel’ do this already? The mutiny in Division takes a twist and someone gets shot because they’re stupid. This was not good at all, why are TPTB making Nikita so selfish and stupid?
“What? Are you scared of it?”
“In six months we could be fighting off zombie hordes.”
“Something horrible and nightmare inducing.”
“We have a bad history with people like you.”
“Did you see this?”