We celebrate the Peter Capaldi era by revisiting the 12th Doctor's adventures as we count down the days to his last adventure.
Face the Raven
By Sarah Dollard
“Let me be brave.”
Well they finally did something that I didn’t think they had the courage to do. Even though the clues were there with Clara being so reckless I didn’t think Steven Moffat would actually go ahead and kill of Clara. Yes he has killed a version of Clara before but this is was the death of an actual companion since 1982’s Earthshock. Since Adric’s death came as a surprise and no one knew what was coming as social network did not exist back then there were a lot of rumors that Clara would meet her demise. I have to say they kept the secret pretty good and most fans did not realize that it would be in episode 10. There were leaks about her leaving and it was spoiled on radio and on some sites but most did not know that she would be killed off. But the clues were there and I was one to put two and two together.
I’m getting a bit tired of Ashildr. Yes Maisie Williams is a great actress but I’m tired of the character. It seems Steven Moffat is using her more for shock value and the scenes where The Doctor goes “You” is getting tiring. Hopefully she will not be around in the finale but knowing Steven Moffat he likes to throw in the kitchen sink for his finales.
Face the Raven was a pretty good story and to trust a new writer to the show in Sarah Dollard was pretty impressive as I like how she tells a story and I hope she gets a chance to write a story for Series 10. In fact I hope a lot of the newer writers from this series get another shot also. Face the Raven sets up the finale pretty well and hopefully we get a finale that is really good considering what took place in Face the Raven.