This is a weekly feature (Wednesdays) where Christa of More Than Just Magic and myself will be watching and discussing all of the reboot of Doctor Who. Posts will contain spoilers for that episode and ones before it, so you may want to watch the episode before reading. I hope you’ll join us in enjoying this fantastic show, and don’t forget to check out Christa’s post (with past posts over here) as well! Allons-y!
The Lodger by Gareth Roberts
When the Doctor demateterializes without the Doctor, the Doctor must discover what’s wrong before Amy’s sucked into the time vortex and he’s trapped on Earth forever.
I really enjoyed this episode. There’s something about getting to see the Doctor in a very human situation of which I never get tired. While we often got to see Ten’s human side, whether through his relationship with Rose or because he was…actually human…, this is the first time we really get to see Eleven in the same position. Eleven isn’t quite as good at blending in as Ten or Nine, which could be considered poor character continuity (he’s suddenly forgotten how to greet people?), but it’s easy to ignore thanks to Matt Smith’s performance, which is perfect as always.
I really enjoy Craig as a character because he’s the average guy whose happy with his average life, and that’s enough to save the day. It’s not something you get to see very much. Not everyone is built to be a companion, and that’s okay.
(I mean, I would have liked him better if he’d been a girl, but hey, you can’t have everything. And I’m not even touching the unnamed female character who looked like she had just been attacked and then gets killed by the alien…nope. Nope. Nope.)
Strangely, I think this might be my favourite episode of the season. Not at all influenced by the fact that I’m in love with this song…