Doctor Who: The Zygon Inversion


The best Capaldi episode yet, coming into his own as the Doctor, fierce pacifist and cynical optimist, culminating in one of the best Doctor speeches ever. With a distinct Invasion of the Body Snatchers feel, the episode hits on issues of terrorism, fanaticism and reconciliation. So much good here, from Osgood’s mastery of Who-Lore to Clara attempting to psyche out herself (Bonnie), to my surprising observation that Capaldi looks damn near exactly like Eccleston when he grins maniacally.

“I’m over 2,000 years old. I’m old enough to be your messiah.”

“Five rounds rapid.”

“Why does peace-keeping always involve killing?”

“Nobody wins for long.”

“I will not change my mind.” “Then you will die stupid.”

“You must know, I’m a very big fan.”

“I’ll be the judge of time.”


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