Who View (2) : S8 E6 - The Caretaker

Title: The Caretaker
Written by: Gareth Roberts and Steven Moffat
Directed by: Paul Murphy
Air Date (UK): 09/27/14

When terrifying events threaten Coal Hill School, the Doctor decides to go undercover. The Skovox Blitzer is ready to destroy all humanity - and worse, any second now, Danny Pink and the Doctor are going to meet.


Wow, wow, wow, that was a wicked episode. Wow. It was freakish, suspenseful and action-packed with just enough personal detail input and wit. Also, easter egg galore!!

Danny finally won me over! Well, kind of.

It was a great improvement for me in this last episode. I hadn't been fond of him very much so far. He had seemed way too whiny and easy to offend and not treating Clara as she would have deserved. However, in The Caretaker, it was almost as if a different person were dating her. He was tough - he got over the fact that the Doctor was an alien quicker than I would have given him credit for, he even stood up to him not a bit - and was very protective of Clara. And let's admit it, he was pretty damn amazing flipping over that monster about to blow up half of Earth. I'm not saying he made me all swoony and doting on him, but I found him decent for a change.

Yet another new villain

I really appreciate all these new, quite dandy monsters we get this season. First the Teller, who became one of my favorite villains despite its short appearance. Then now, the Skovox Blitzer, a.k.a one of the deadliest killing machines created ever. (A little cybermen-nostalgia somebody?) I've got to say, it lived up to the title. In spite of its not-so-grandiose appearance even the Doctor seemed to be a tad bit scared in an up-close face off. Who could blame him? The thing had laser guns on the end of both of its arms. And when its eyes lit up for the first time and it said 'destroy', the scene that was showed in the trailer, too, that was creepy as hell.

For more information on the Blitzer click here.

The Promised Land

After a few episodes off, the Promised Land is back! In a whole different perspective. This time, we didn't see Missy welcoming the newcomer, it was a man who heard out the cop's last story. The landscape had changed as well. We weren't at a nice, lush garden, having tea, or sitting in a comfy chair, we were in the middle of a long white corridor. It didn't look like Heaven at all. The cop's face proves that when he looks out the window.

At a point, we did get a glimpse of Missy though. She didn't seem very happy. I wonder what made her upset. I'd guess it was related to something big, the arc of the season, and I'd also say, it wasn't something like a dog peed on her shoes. No. We're getting closer to the big revelations. And I'm so. Freaking. Excited.


Courtney was another newbie to the show. She looked alright, however, I feel like we didn't get enough of her to indeed judge her. In the view we did get of her, she seemed a bit obnoxious, the kind who talks more bluntly than she is for real. But she's going to be in the next episode, too, and I am looking forward to learning more about her.

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