Tonight’s episode on Doctor Who had an important theme that most of the Twittersphere addressed. Here’s a collection of responses with only MINOR spoilers for those who haven’t seen the episode.
Tonight’s episode had the Quiz of Rassilon’s seal of approval.
BANGING episode of #DoctorWho probably the best of this era!!
ONLY CRITICISM :
Totally surprised by The Doctor at the end. She has an opportunity to reassure Graham when he is confiding in her about his cancer but she deliberately dodges it.
Otherwise GREAT, my fave.
— Quiz of Rassilon (@QuizOfRassilon) February 9, 2020
Guy Lambert opened up the conversation to the lovely and compelling episode Vincent and the Doctor.
One of the best ways to open up a conversation about mental health is to dramatise the struggle without being too ‘on the nose’. #DoctorWho did such a fine job of this back in 2010. If you haven’t seen it, you absolutely must! https://t.co/R9mr0ufOhR
— Guy Lambert 🇪🇺 (@GRALambo) February 9, 2020
Paul Cornell like the view point of the companion from tonight’s episode
And Graham made me feel several pangs again. And loads of thought given to what being a companion would really feel like. And the Doctor’s alien awkwardness. Awesome. #DoctorWho
— Paul_Cornell (@Paul_Cornell) February 9, 2020
A number of Blogtor Who’s reviewers agreed with The Women of Who. The closing of the episode was a bit rushed.
The overall concept of that story was interesting, and seeing each character's individual fears was cool.
However, I do think the plot resolution concerning the Gods was *very* rushed at the end. Outside character stuff, I found that story quite average.
— The Women of Who 🌈 (@TheWomenOfWho) February 9, 2020
The detachable fingers were a creepy feature
The detachable fingers freaked me out too. Surprisingly grim for Doctor Who.
— Sean the Mondasian Cyberman (@WhoPotterVian) February 9, 2020
Back to the mental health them – Ron felt both the issue and the male friendship were covered in a positive manner.
Tonight's #DoctorWho has covered mental health in such a beautiful way. It showed kindness, positive male friendships, compassion, weakness, in all the right ways. And there was also space stuff and Sci fi nonsense and this show is brilliant.
— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) February 9, 2020
Doctor Who Returns next Sunday 16th February with The Haunting of Villa Diodati on BBC One and BBC America.