Death in Heaven
By Steven Moffat
After the big reveal in Dark Water that Missy was The Master we are now onto the second part of the series 8 finale. Usually the second part of the series finales or series finales in general have fallen short and not delivered on the hype built up by the first part. Doctor Who has been a good example of this most recently with The Wedding of River Song which was not all that good. It seems in NuWho that the show runners like to go for the big gusto and try to cram a lot of stuff into the finales and that has always hurt the story for the most part even if the newer fans go crazy for it. So did Death in Heaven fall into the disappointing category?
My opinion on Death in Heaven for the most part I really enjoyed it and thought it was one of the better series finales in a long time. I enjoyed seeing the Cybermen flying and adding that element to their arsenal made them that more menacing. Just watching them attack the airplane was pretty creepy. Also having them taking dead people and making them Cybermen was frightening if not a bit creepy. I liked seeing them popping out of the ground at the cemeteries. It was definitely a different feel to the Cybermen as the dead had their conscious put back into their new Cyberman body but what was puzzling me was why Danny did not have his emotions suppressed. When he woke up in Chaplets funeral parlor, how many classic Who fans made the connection with Dodo, he seemed to know what was going on and proceeded to save Clara. Was it his love for Clara or was this a result of not pressing delete. I don’t know but it wasn’t really explained either.
Death in Heaven was a very entertaining and gripping story which capped off a wonderful season. Peter Capaldi has definitely come into his own as The Doctor and you can tell that he was born to play The Doctor. Dark Water/Death in Heaven is by far one of my favorite Finales and one of the best in a long time.