Spiders were all over the UK in this week’s episode (well, all over Sheffield at least) and we discovered quite a bit about them (who knew they didn’t like the smell of garlic!) But what did we learn about our favourite Time Lord this time around?

Doctor Who - Series 11 - Ep 4- Arachnids in the UK - Ryan (TOSIN COLE), Graham (BRADLEY WALSH), Jade (TANYA FEAR), The Doctor (JODIE WHITTAKER) - (c) BBC Studios
Doctor Who – Series 11 – Ep 4- Arachnids in the UK – Ryan (TOSIN COLE), Graham (BRADLEY WALSH), Jade (TANYA FEAR), The Doctor (JODIE WHITTAKER) – (c) BBC Studios

 New TARDIS controls can be tricky

 The Doctor doesn’t necessarily know which controls do what. It seems the reconfiguration of the TARDIS takes a bit of getting used to for The Doctor.

Doctor Who Series 11 - Episode 2 - The Ghost Monument - The Doctor (JODIE WHITTAKER), The TARDIS - (C) BBC / BBC Studios - Photographer: Coco Van Oppens
Doctor Who Series 11 – Episode 2 – The Ghost Monument – The Doctor (JODIE WHITTAKER), The TARDIS – (C) BBC / BBC Studios – Photographer: Coco Van Oppens

She really doesn’t want to travel alone

Well, this isn’t new but we will go with it.

With the shuffling of feet, the awkward lingering and looks away as she’s saying goodbye at the beginning of the episode, it is pretty obvious she doesn’t want Team TARDIS to leave. She dragged out the goodbye because The Doctor never really does well travelling alone, and 13 seems to know it.

Doctor Who - Series 11 - Episode 1 - Yaz (MANDIP GILL), Ryan (TOSIN COLE), The Doctor (JODIE WHITTAKER), Graham (BRADLEY WALSH), Grace (SHARON D CLARKE) - (C) BBC / BBC Studios - Photographer: Sophie MutevelianDoctor Who - Series 11 - Episode 1 - Yaz (MANDIP GILL), Ryan (TOSIN COLE), The Doctor (JODIE WHITTAKER), Graham (BRADLEY WALSH), Grace (SHARON D CLARKE) - (C) BBC / BBC Studios - Photographer: Sophie Mutevelian
Doctor Who – Series 11 – Episode 1 – Yaz (MANDIP GILL), Ryan (TOSIN COLE), The Doctor (JODIE WHITTAKER), Graham (BRADLEY WALSH), Grace (SHARON D CLARKE) – (C) BBC / BBC Studios – Photographer: Sophie Mutevelian

She’s still figuring herself out

“Maybe I’m nervous, or just socially awkward. I’m still figuring myself out”. She’s still trying new things about her personality out. New things like turns of phrase “I call people ”Dude’ now”

Doctor Who - Series 11- Ep 4 - Arachnids in the UK - The Doctor (JODIE WHITTAKER) - (c) BBC Studios
Doctor Who – Series 11- Ep 4 – Arachnids in the UK – The Doctor (JODIE WHITTAKER) – (c) BBC Studios

She used to have sisters

But does she mean blood relatives? She immediately says “I used to BE a sister – in an aqua-hospital ……….” so perhaps these medical sisters were the sisters she used to have. Like most things about The Doctor’s history, it’s left ambiguous. Which do you think it is?

 

Adventures with Amelia Earhart

In conversation with Yaz’s family, The Doctor indicates she has had some kind of adventure with Amelia Earhart in which they had to deal with spider web silk that was woven as thick as a pencil and was able to stop a plane

Doctor Who - Series 11- Ep 4 - Arachnids in the UK - Jade (TANYA FEAR), The Doctor (JODIE WHITTAKER), Ryan (TOSIN COLE), Graham (BRADLEY WALSH) - (c) BBC Studios
Doctor Who – Series 11- Ep 4 – Arachnids in the UK – Jade (TANYA FEAR), The Doctor (JODIE WHITTAKER), Ryan (TOSIN COLE), Graham (BRADLEY WALSH) – (c) BBC Studios

She’s a hugger

Upon meeting Yaz’s mum for the very first time she immediately gives her an enormous hug. Quite the change from Peter Capaldi’s early attitude. Does anyone else want them to meet and for her to give her earlier self a massive bear hug now?

Doctor Who - Series 11 - Ep 4- Arachnids in the UK - Picture Shows: The Doctor (JODIE WHITTAKER), Sonya (BHAVNISHA PARMAR), Ryan (TOSIN COLE), Hakim (RAVIN J GANATRA), Yaz (MANDIP GILL) - (c) BBC Studios
Doctor Who – Series 11 – Ep 4- Arachnids in the UK – Picture Shows: The Doctor (JODIE WHITTAKER), Sonya (BHAVNISHA PARMAR), Ryan (TOSIN COLE), Hakim (RAVIN J GANATRA), Yaz (MANDIP GILL) – (c) BBC Studios

Still has her Psychic paper

Looks like this useful wallet didn’t get thrown out of the TARDIS or blown up along with Capaldi’s sonic.

The Doctor Who adventure continues…..

Doctor Who continues this Sunday at 7pm GMT on BBC One and at 8pm EST on BBC America with The Tsuranga Conundrum by Chris Chibnall. Series 11 stars Jodie Whittaker (The Doctor), Mandip Gill (Yasmin Khan), Bradley Walsh (Graham O’Brien), and Tosin Cole (Ryan Sinclair). The Tsuranga Conundrum guest stars Brett Goldstein, Lois Chimimba, Suzanne Packer, and Ben Bailey-Smith, and is directed by Jennifer Perrott.

“RISK TO LIFE: ABSOLUTE.”

Injured and stranded in the wilds of a far-flung galaxy, The Doctor, Yaz, Graham and Ryan must band together with a group of strangers to survive against one of the universe’s most deadly — and unusual — creatures.

The first four episodes of Series Eleven, plus the ten previous seasons, are all available on iPlayer’s Doctor Who page.

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