The Husbands of River Song
By Steven Moffat
“Every night is the last night for something. Every Christmas is the last Christmas.”
The Doctor Who Christmas Specials have been hit or miss throughout the shows revival and now we have the 11th Christmas Special and the 6th one that Steven Moffat has written. While the Christmas Specials are supposed to be light hearted and fun we have had some that have been darker and taken a more serious tone like The Snowmen and A Christmas Carole both written by Moffat. I tend to like the stories that take a more serious tone and keep the silliness to a minimum. So when it was announced that River Song will be making her appearance in this year’s Christmas story I had some reservations about The Husbands of River Song.
For the most part if this was any other story it would not be a good Christmas Special but the fact that it was River’s swan song made it a lot better. The story was blah but the plot of River and The Doctor was pretty good and Alex Kingston did not annoy me all that much like she did in most of the Matt Smith stories. The chemistry between the two was really good and it is too bad this might be the last time this pair meets but who knows Steven Moffat has changed his mind before. Overall a pretty decent Christmas story saved by the two stars who were brilliant together.