We deserved some clear answers and Stephen Moffat has finally delivered them.
I don’t want to give much away. But we’re finally given answers in a non-convoluted fashion and in a straight line.
All the marketing has been behind the fact they would be going to 1930’s Berlin and come face to face with Hitler. But don’t get your hopes up – Hitler only makes a brief appearance and our characters don’t really ask any deep questions about the prospect of killing Hitler when they have the chance to save millions. Kind of cheating really.
We learn who River Song is. We finally learn who the regenerating little girl is and how she plays into the story that Moffat has lain out.
There’s many surprises in this episode – but also keen viewers probably guessed ahead of time how things would turn out.
It was a good setup for the next 6 or so episodes that are to come in this short season. Let’s hope that things quiet down a little bit and Moffat is able to focus the series on smaller stories.
I’m looking forward to seeing where this goes.
My favorite line: “Shut Up, Hitler”