Series Twelve – Jodie Whittaker

Spyfall, Part 1

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Spyfall, Part 2

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Orphan 55

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Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror

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Fugitive of the Judoon

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Praxeus

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Can You Hear Me?

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The Haunting of Villa Diodati

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Ascension of the Cybermen

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The Timeless Children

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Series Twelve Review

Holiday Special: Revolution of the Daleks

This is an episode that inspires mixed feelings when I look around the social media, and I can see why. There are many positives, such as the return of Captain Jack, and he is really in this story unlike Fugitive of the Judoon. Yaz takes more of a prominent role, while Ryan and Graham fade into the background. By the end they decide to leave the Doctor, and it is telegraphed through the episode. The return of John Robertson brings back a character people love to hate, there are Daleks, and they even have a small Dalek Civil War. All of this is good. And there is character development of Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor. Her decades in prison may have done her some good in helping her to see how much she missed the “Fam”, and she can now relate to them a bit more as people, something she previously said she was not good at.

I do think that the script could have been tighter, and the Robertson character is pretty one dimensional, and I would have been happier if they had left him on the Dalek ship before it blew up. And the overt political messaging will be a turn-off for some, thought it didn’t bother me that much. Robertson is clearly a “Trump” analog, and the British PM embracing fascism doesn’t seem so far fetched these days. So while it was a little heavy-handed, it comes at a time when political leaders in both the UK and the US have been so awful that it is hard to overdo the critique. I just hope we have seen the last of Robertson.

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