WARNING:
THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS A HUGE SPOILER ABOUT THE MAGICIAN’S APPRENTICE. DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE EPISODE!

Peter Capaldi has been speaking to the BBC about the opening episode of Doctor Who Series 9, The Magician’s Apprentice. Read what he had to say below the pic. [SPOILERS!]

In The Magician’s Apprentice we see The Doctor freely hand himself over to Davros – why does he do this and why does Davros affect him so much?
He does it because he has unfinished business, he’s let himself down, he did the wrong thing with the child Davros. He abandons the child Davros to his fate which is not the right thing to do, so he’s haunted by his moral failure.
The opportunity to square that circle, to resolve that failure, to make up for it, to make peace with it is why he goes to Davros. He owes him, and knows in essence that he’s responsible for the creation of Davros.
He’s played a part in that so he accepts that he has the responsibility to try and resolve it, and that’s why he goes.
Read the rest of the interview HERE. The Magician’s Apprentice aired on BBC One earlier this evening. Read a spoiler-free review HERE.

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Cameron K McEwan was the first owner and site editor of Blogtor Who since its creation in May 2008 until Dec 2015. A lifelong Doctor Who fan, Cameron has also written two books, The Who’s Who of Doctor Who and Doctor Who: The Big Book of Lists, and directed a film all about Doctor Who fans throughout the years, Who’s Changing - An Adventure In Time With Fans. Cameron also contributes TV and film news and reviews to BBC Radio London, Metro, Digital Spy, New York Observer and Den of Geek. He lives in London with his one trousers.

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