SATAN’S PIT

Season 2 Episode 9

Thoughts:

This episode was promising due to the fact that it was preceded by a goo episode. This episode gave a mysterious atmosphere similar to labyrinth movies but with a futuristic touch. Personally, I find the episode good because it was not as predictable compared to other episodes of Doctor Who.

There are several thoughts that we can ponder in the episodes as well. One is the Ood. Is it really slavery if the Ood needs to serve someone in order to live? It is a great concept which actually made me thinking.

The second one is fear. Everyone has fears and this might be the tool that the devil uses against you. It is actually a delicate thing in a sense that these fears can be manipulated against you. Because of our fears, we tend to stop doing things that we should do, we tend to just shy away because we don’t want to take risks, we don’t fight back because we are afraid of the repercussions.

Third is faith. Sometimes we have to take the leap of faith to achieve something. This was even presented literally by the Doctor when he jumped to the pit blindly. Of course I knew that his jump would be successful. Similarly, when the Tardis was gone, I knew that some point in time, it would again show up. All my predictions were correct and I’m sure you would have predicted it too.

Fourth is patriotism and heroism. People are willing to sacrifice their lives for the benefit of the common good. I’m happy that this concept still lives on until now. This is evident during typhoon Ondoy.

Villain Review:

The Beast epitomizes evil. How can you defeat evil in that kind of setting? But still, it is quite saddening to see that what we have imagined the Beast to like is the smae as what was presented.

Furthermore, I’m disappointed with the limited power of the Beast. I’m sure that it has more power than what was presented. I inferred this because they hyped up its power during the previous episode.

Favorite Scene:

I find the scene where the Beast is talking to them and tells them their fears. I find it actually hilarious. Now the Beast has funny bones?

THE VOICE OF THE BEAST
You know nothing. All of you. So small

Cut to Zach.

THE VOICE OF THE BEAST (CONT’D)
The Captain, so scared of command.

Cut to Jefferson.

THE VOICE OF THE BEAST (CONT’D)
The soldier, haunted by the eyes of his wife. The scientist, still running from daddy.

Ida shifts uncomfortably in the capsule.

THE VOICE OF THE BEAST (CONT’D)
The little boy who lied…

Cut to Danny, who is uncomfortable.

THE VOICE OF THE BEAST (CONT’D)
The virgin…

Toby turns, on edge. Then cut to Rose –

THE VOICE OF THE BEAST (CONT’D)
And the lost girl, so far away from home. The valiant child who will die in battle so very soon.

ROSE
Doctor, what does it mean?

THE DOCTOR
(quietly)
Rose, don’t listen.

ROSE
What does it mean?

THE VOICE OF THE BEAST
You will die… and I will live.

Verdict:

Strong episode. Worth the risk.

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