General impressions of the latest episode, Flatline: really good. It's becoming a cliché, saying after each story, "yeah it was great". But there's nothing else one can say, especially when faced with such high quality material. For those who want a larger summary of our thoughts, make sure to keep reading.
Otherwise, enjoy our podcast review below! :)
- The plot was solid even if it wasn't outstanding. It was largely a good retrieval of Series 2's Fear Her.
- Owen and I were agreed that one of the best bits about this episode was its visual flair and imagination. There was such a diversity of concepts and setting and colours, it felt like a great video game (such as The Last of Us).
- I especially was pleased to see the Doctor take on his heroic side ("I name you the boneless!"), something we predicted in the last review.
- We see Clara's dip into her addiction again, this time becoming the Doctor, even if it meant making decisions that weren't good and she wouldn't have made otherwise.
- Jamie Mathieson, the director, made this explicitly about cheekily providing a look at a 'female doctor'. Owen and I discuss this in detail in the podcast. Suffice to say: we're not convinced of this experiment.
So that's it for Flatline. Next week: The Forest of the Night, a riff on a William Blake poem that every child in the UK has read, probably.