The ninth Season/Series of DOCTOR WHO reaches its half-way point this weekend (discounting the Christmas Special) with The Woman Who Lived. The story returns GAME OF THRONES’ Maisie Williams to the fold as Ashildr (introduced last week), and enigmatic sort whose life path has now been indelibly impacted by the Doctor.
Scripted by Jamie Mathieson and Steven Moffat, The Girl Who Died (this episode’s progenitor tale) brought forth many laughs and a tremendous amount of well-considered heart. This successor episode, however, is written by Catherine Tregenna (TORCHWOOD, LAW & ORDER: UK), suggesting a story of a very different flavor may be in the offering here. A notion borne out by episodic previews teasing a bit more high-adventure and rowdiness than last Saturday’s story - as well as an exploration of the ramifications of the Doctor’s recent handing of the Ashildr matter.
The reality of a TORCHWOOD scripter taking on the second part of an episode I enjoyed very much fills me with no small amount of pause, but I’m going in with an open mind and heart…and with fingers crossed.
Below you’ll find an an atypically large gallery of unusually nice publicity shots from The Woman Who Lived. This gallery will be updated throughout the week should more material become available. Also be sure to keep an eye on the discussion stream below, where various media (video previews, further image material) may be embedded and discussed as well.
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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: The Zygon Invasion (S09E07)