The Girl Who Died
By Steve Mathieson
And Steven Moffat
“I am The Doctor and I save people. And if anyone happens to be listening and you’ve got any kind of problem with that. To hell with you!”
The Girl Who Died had a lot of buzz going in mainly to see who Maisie Williams would be playing. Back in the summer was the Doctor Who Series 9 trailer and at the end Maisie Williams said this to Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor, ‘What took you so long old man?” Now that made the interwebs abuzz with speculation that she was playing Romana, The Rani, Susan and Jenny. I myself was hoping for the Terrible Zodin as some thought it was a younger Missy. Guess what? You’re all wrong as she is playing an original character. Leave it to Steven Moffat to prop up an episode that in all fairness is not that good.
Now back to the face. Was it necessary? Did they have to explain why The Doctor looks like Caecilius from the David Tennant story The Fires of Pompeii? They didn’t explain it back in 1984 or 1985 when Colin Baker had the same face as Maxil from the Peter Davison story Arc of Infinity and Colin Baker was Peter Davison’s successor. Just another example of Steven Moffat pandering to the fans or as is most of the case proving that he smarter than everyone and can do what he wants and make it seem clever. It doesn’t really matter why he has that face it was mainly the fans complaining about why he had the same face as Caecilius. It didn’t really matter to most fans as we have already experienced that happening in 80’s and it didn’t really bother us.