"So, uh, who makes you smile? Or is nobody up for the job?"
"My brother. But he burnt to death a couple of hours ago, so he’s really letting me down today."
I was so bummed out when the doctor refused to take her on the Tardis. I loved her character and I hope we get to see more of her. Plus, she cute ^^
I doubt we’ll see more of her, but I’d like to as well.
I don’t know what it was about this episode, but I really enjoyed it. One of the best, I think.
Ever? Some seem to think so. It wasn’t THAT mind-blowing to me, but it was the first normal epìsode (not counting specials) in… a long while that hasn’t had a big flaw I’d like to correct. I liked season 7 better than most, but even my favorite episodes had big flaws. This was… just really well done, and my favorite Dalek episode since “Dalek” in the first ever season of the new series.
I can’t think of a single episode from last season that would come anywhere close to this one. Nowhere close.
You’re not including the out-of-season specials, I imagine? I mean, “The Day of the Doctor” was better than this. But as for a normal episode, yes, I’m pretty sure this was better than anything in Season 7. And, having watched the first five episodes of this seasons, I can assure you it only gets better. Well, okay, episode 3 is gonna be a bit shallow, but it’s fun. Episode 4 is an instant classic. Episode 5 is an awesome action story. And that’s not even half the season. Hope the quality doesn’t go to shit in the second half.
Yeah, out-of-season specials don’t count as part of the season… :P
I’m trying to think of a really good 11 episode and can’t come up with anything this quality, though.
Oh, come on! You must have a bad memory. No episode this good in 3 years? Here’s my two cents:
The Eleventh Hour, the 11th Doctor’s debut. It had the responsibility of basically “rebooting” the show —technically it’s not a reboot, but practically that’s the case: new production crew, whole new cast, new style. Widely considered to be the best or one of the best Doctor introductions ever. Certainly better than 10th’s The Christmas Invasion, in my opinion better than last week’s Deep Breath and miles better than 9th’s “Rose”.
Vincent and the Doctor. Do I need to explain? The “alien” parts may not have been particularly interesting, but emotionally this just hits the spot for me. I admit this is highly subjective, but I think it’s a great episode nonetheless.
The Pandorica Opens. I am not a great fan of how this double episode resolved itself (that’s the next episode, The Big Bang), but the first one is absolutely awesome.
A Christmas Carol. Technically not a normal episode; it was the 2010 Christmas episode. Absolutely beautiful. Moffat at his best, doing a proper fairy tale.
The Impossible Astronaut / Day of the Moon. The proper introduction of the Silence, the Doctor and company in America. Just… really, really good.
A Good Man Goes to War. Just watch it, if you don’t remember.
The Girl Who Waited. Amy’s best, but it’s also wonderfully produced.
And that’s my own personal list. I’m sure others will disagree on some of them and would want to add their own. I welcome suggestions.
The thing is… I loved Into the Dalek. It was awesome. But it wasn’t the most awesome thing we’ve had in three years, me thinks. Anyway, if you cannot think of any Matt Smith episode on par with this one, can you think of any one from the 9th or 10th Doctors that’s better? I’m not being facetious; I really wanna know, and if that’s the case, I’d wanna know which ones.