About this Story
|Title||The Girl Who Died|
|Broadcast Dates||17th Oct 2015|
|Overnight Ratings (UK)||4.85 Million|
|Odin and the Mire attack the Viking village|
- Pacing - I usually criticise an episode for its stop-start pace, but this time it seemed to work. The cutting between action and dialogue gave a chance to take the story in little bits at a time, as well as being teased about when the climactic action would come. Another compelling script by Mathieson!
- Setting - Excellent graphics and set design effectively established the Viking setting of the story.
- Quality Acting - Capaldi and Coleman on top form as ever, with Maisie Williams contributing brilliantly too. It should be good to see the less controlled part to her character next week.
- The Face Thing - I have to say that I'm not disappointed with the way the face choice was resolved: we even got some flashbacks of Donna! Does make you wonder why Sixie took Maxil's face though...?
- Immortality - It was quite shocking to see the Doctor grant someone immortality despite him being completely against it in the past. It also shows Twelve's development of human skills by giving her a second one for the person she falls in love with, though I theorise that she may pick the wrong person to use it on... We'll see next week....
- Sonic Glasses - The Vikings snapped them. The Viking dudes are cool!
|What is so special about Ashildr?|
- Vikings - They didn't have horned helmets. It had to be said....
- The Mire - Another enemy of the week that slipped through the fingers of the writers - underused and underwhelming. I'd also liked to have seen more of what was under that armour.
- Odin's Cloud - Did it not seem all a bit Teletubbies?