This weekend brings us Sleep No More, S9’s expected (obligatory?) Mark Gatiss scripted episode.
Notably, Sleep’s continuance, next week’s Face the Raven, is authored by Sarah Dollard (NEIGHBOURS, BEING HUMAN). A turn which might suggest that any substantive/canonical developments may not forthcoming just yet. Given the title of these eps, some had conjectured that these stories might see Clara’s already-announced departure from the show - although this would seem unlikely to occur in an episode not scripted by Moffat. But, is this necessarily the case? The official synopsis for Raven reads thusly:
"Have you ever found yourself in a street you’ve never seen before? The next day, could you not find that street again? You weren’t dreaming. Your memory isn’t playing tricks. Like many lost souls throughout the ages, you have stumbled on an extraordinary secret - be grateful you survived it. The Doctor and Clara, with their old friend Rigsy, find themselves in a secret alien world, folded away among the streets of London. Not all of them will get out alive. One of the three intruders must face the raven..."
The Zygon arc which concluded last week failed to engage me on the whole, although the potency and brilliance of this Peter Capaldi monologue is indisputable…
I’m hoping that Gatiss and Co can jump the show back onto the rails this week, as…one way or another…we’ve got some potentially large payoffs on the horizon: the return of Maisie Williams' character, the departure of Clara, and the two part Season finale. I'd love to S9 go out with a bang. It seems like it may well be poised to do so.
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The Zygon Inversion
The Zygon Invasion
The Woman Who Lived
The Girl Who Died
Before the Flood
Under the Lake
The Witch's Familiar
The Magician’s Apprentice
Ongoing DOCTOR WHO Season/Series 9 Multi-topic Megathread
COMING NEXT WEEK: Face the Raven (S09E10)