The Doctor and co have face the Village of the Angels, but what did YOU think of it?
It was the closest Doctor Who: Flux is likely to have to a standalone episode. But it mixed creepy Weeping Angel scares with a shocking set of cliffhangers. And it certainly pushed all of Twitter’s buttons. Here’s what fandom had to say!
The general consensus was this was perhaps the best episode of not just Flux, but the Thirteenth Doctor era. Some even think it may be their new favourite Weeping Angel story! @TweetingCosplay and @MaxCCurtis and @JohnWMentor were among those praising the spine tingling story.
Best episode of this series. Best episode of this era. Best Weeping Angel episode. Possibly the greatest cliffhanger ever done in the show. New Who's equivalent of The Daemons! I just can't, that was so so so so so bloody fantastic! #DoctorWhoFlux
— The Tweeting Cosplayer is @LFCC (@TweetingCosplay) November 21, 2021
Best episode of Flux by miles. Best episode in three years, easily. Best Jodie Whittaker performance, maybe, with so many little touches. And better than anything else this series, Village of the Angels married the monster of the week with the overarching plot. #DoctorWhoFlux
— Max Curtis (@MaxCCurtis) November 21, 2021
OMG! WHAT. AN. EPISODE!!! I actually applauded at the end. This was definitely the best episode in a while and the best Weeping Angels episode ever. Even the theme music was pretty shocked by the ending!😱👏 #DoctorWho #DoctorWhoFlux #WeepingAngels
— John Wells (@JohnWMentor) November 21, 2021
And, as a couple of fans pointed out, including @merryarty ,it being so good was particularly nice for Kevin McNally. After all, his previous appearance, The Twin Dilemma, is not exactly a fan favourite.
It's only taken 37 years, but at last the BBC have given Kevin McNally a decent episode of #DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/JViSIBFubn
— Russell Merryman (@merryarty) November 21, 2021
Others, like @QuizOfRassilon @DoccyWhoLover and @MeganBa5 took to Twitter to praise the way the Angels themselves were used in Village of the Angels. It used all the various ‘rules’ from down the rules, but also innovative new images like the Angel made of fire and the Doctor, Claire and the Angel on the strand with the water coming in from both sides.
Very strong camera work with the Weeping Angels. Best there’s ever been IMO #DoctorWhoFlux
— THE QUIZ OF RASSILON (@QuizOfRassilon) November 21, 2021
Yo okay this was the coolest thing ever #DoctorWhoFlux #FlamingAngel pic.twitter.com/OnPeo9YDwR
— DWObsessed (@DoccyWhoLover) November 21, 2021
Ahh this is the money shot, for this week <3 #DoctorWhoFlux #DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/sMoo2kvTPv
— Meg 🧷⚢︎ (@MeganBa5) November 21, 2021
Our course, one of Village of the Angels’ killer images was THAT cliffhanger. As you’d expect, it dominated Twitter after the episode aired. Plus a special shout out to all the fans on Twitter who liberally deployed F Bombs to express their shock and excitement. You know who you are. But @lewiisjefferies and @megsponchoboys were just a few of the others who managed to keep it clean while praising the cliffhanger.
Mate, this is one of the best #DoctorWho cliffhangers the show has ever seen. Wow wow wow.
Best of the series so far for sure! #DoctorWhoFlux pic.twitter.com/l5ZCSOL3df
— Lew Jefferies: Flux (@lewiisjefferies) November 21, 2021
My face after that episode!
Loved it. Genuinely creepy, stunning visuals, an amazing cliffhanger and THAT NEXT TIME TRAILER!!!!!! #DoctorWhoFlux #DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/HkdyQAAljC
— The Poncho Boys (@megsponchoboys) November 21, 2021
Of course, the only thing to come close to eclipsing the Division ‘recalling’ the Doctor was the Next Time trailer’s reveal of the surprise return of Kate Stewart of UNIT! @JodieIsMyDoctor and @tomgardineruk were just two of the fans who helped get Kate Stewart trending on UK Twitter.
#DoctorWhoFlux UNITS IN THE HOUSE pic.twitter.com/Z1qpRJMTMI
— Jude 🏳️🌈 FLUX SPOILERS (@JodieIsMyDoctor) November 21, 2021
EXCUSE ME KATE STEWART IS BACK WHAT ICONS I LOVE YOU pic.twitter.com/FVcs6kF5ZZ
— Tom Oliver Gardiner (@tomgardineruk) November 21, 2021
With the trailer also hinting that UNIT will take on Craig Parkinson’s Prentis/Grand Serpent, @gallifreyvn was ready to see the former bent copper destroyed. (And in fairness, he doesn’t have a good history with women called Kate)
kate stewart is gonna absolutely mess up dot cotton next week and i for one cannot wait #DoctorWhoFlux pic.twitter.com/DMVa8wRumD
— luke #dwspoilers (@gallifreyvn) November 21, 2021
Finally @GavinWinters was far from the only one calling for Village of the Angels co-writer Maxine Alderton to be back for Series 14.
RTD would be nuts if he doesn’t hire Maxine Alderton as a writer in his new era. #DoctorWho #DoctorWhoFlux
— Gavin Winters (@GavinWinters) November 21, 2021
Doctor Who: Flux continues next Sunday at 6.25pm on BBC One, and on BBC America and AMC+ in the US, with Chapter Five: Survivors of the Flux
As the forces of evil mass, the Doctor, Yaz and Dan face perilous journeys and seemingly insurmountable obstacles in their quest for survival.