DOOMSDAY

Season 2 Episode 13

Thoughts:

This episode did not fall short of my expectations. I was glad about how they really played out the Daleks and the Cybermen in this episode. This also the episode wherein Rose actually “died.” Well at least the fact that she is now stuck in another parallel universe and she will not be world’s apart with the Doctor.

This episode showcased why fans really loved Doctor Who. It puts all the elements of Doctor Who goodness. To start it off, two big villains in the same episode is good enough. Moreover, the Genesis Ark is a concept/element which the show really gave justice.

The plot has really good structure. It really shows the climax and resolution really well. Some episodes end prematurely, this episode is different than the others as it really gives time to develop its last episode. In all honesty, I was actually quite teary eyed when I saw the interactions between the Doctor and Rose. It was so heart warming to the point that I was actually quite moved by the scenes. Technically, the script was well-written. I can say that this is the best dramatic scenes that Doctor Who pulled off. I guess since any separation is quite saddening and moving.

Villain Review:

The more dominant in this episode is clearly the Dalek Supreme.

Clearly, the dominant force is the Dalek race. And it is such a fun to see the Daleks and Cybermen interact with each other.

Favorite Scene:

Undoubtedly, my most favorite scene is the interaction and conversation between the Daleks and Cybermen. I was really laughing so hard and really entertained the whole time!

DALEK THAY
Identify yourselves.

CYBERMEN
You will identify first.

DALEK THAY
State your identity.

The Doctor is staring at the image on the laptop, like this is worse than he could have ever imagined.

INT. TORCHWOOD, CORRIDOR

CYBERMEN
You will identify first.

DALEK THAY
Identify!

MICKEY
It’s like Stephen Hawkins meets the Speaking Clock.

CYBERMEN
… illogical, you will modify.

DALEK THAY
Daleks do not take orders.

CYBERMEN
You have identified as Daleks.

DALEK SEK
Outline resembles the INFERIORspecies known as ‘Cybermen’.

CYBERMAN
Daleks, be warned: you have declared war upon the Cybermen.

DALEK SEK
This is not war. This is pest control.

CYBERMAN
We have five million Cybermen. How many are you?

DALEK SEK
Four.

CYBERMAN
You would destroy the Cybermen with FOUR Daleks?!

DALEK SEK
We would destroy the Cybermen with ONE Dalek. You are superior in only one respect.

This really made my day.

Verdict:

Best episode. Enough said.

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