Doctor Who

Season 6 Episode 8

Let's Kill Hitler (2)

13
Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Aug 27, 2011 on BBC America
SUBMIT REVIEW

Episode Fan Reviews (15)

8.6
out of 10
Average
307 votes
  • So many perfectly good plot elements wasted.

    6.5

    I really don't get this, River Song's character is built up so slowly during the last seasons. It took ages to begin hinting at River Songs relation to the doctor and that was great.


    Now, in a single episode, Rivers whole youth, the identity of the young girl regenerating in the alley and the entire backstory of how River Song was brainwashed by "The Silence" as well as the fact that she CAN regenerate is wasted away "just" to save the Doctor because it isn't his time. Think about it, there have already been myriad instances where the Doctor survived without having to resort to regeneration. (Even "fish fingers and custard" could have provided a useful antidote for just about 200 years, right in time for the doctor to be "killed".)


    Think of the potential of having a second regenerating character added to the series with the econo/technical advantage of switching actors for free is gone in a single episode.


    It feels to me that someone higher up in the tree has pulled the plug on River because she cannot be allowed to become official Doctor Who canon. :( The store could have kept going for years with the Doctor getting older and her getting younger and eventually either one regenerating if absolutely necessary.

Today
1:00am
BBC
3:40am
BBC
8:00am
BBC
9:45am
BBC
10:45am
BBC
11:45am
BBC
12:45pm
BBC
1:45pm
BBC
2:45pm
BBC
4:45pm
BBC
6:45pm
BBC
7:45pm
BBC
9:00pm
BBC
11:45pm
BBC
Friday
1:10am
BBC
2:30am
BBC
5:00am
BBC
8:00am
BBC
9:00am
BBC
10:00am
BBC
11:00am
BBC
12:00pm
BBC
1:00pm
BBC
2:00pm
BBC
5:00pm
42
BBC
6:00pm
BBC
7:00pm
BBC
8:00pm
BBC
10:00pm
BBC
11:00pm
BBC
12:00am
BBC
Saturday
1:00am
BBC
2:00am
BBC
3:00am
BBC
4:00am
BBC
5:00am
BBC
6:00am
BBC
7:00am
BBC
9:00am
BBC
10:00am
BBC
12:00pm
BBC
1:00pm
BBC
2:00pm
BBC
4:00pm
BBC
5:00pm
BBC
6:00pm
BBC
8:00pm
BBC
9:00pm
BBC
11:00pm
BBC
More
Less