Doctor Who

Season 7 Episode 5

The Angels Take Manhattan

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Sep 29, 2012 on BBC America

Episode Fan Reviews (9)

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    I honestly think Moffat's lost his touch. This episode was doing alright until the jump and then it was all downhill from there. Too many 'wait, what' or overly-dramatic moments at the end of this episode shattered the suspension of disbelief and completely destroyed any of the emotions the Ponds' farewell should have entailed. It really felt like a two-parter crammed into one episode.

    Also, seriously, there were moments when neither Amy nor Rory had their eyes on the Statue of Liberty and it SHOULD HAVE MOVED (also, how did it get there in the first place?) and didn't. I understand it was a background rather than an actual prop, but still. Don't bring it in and then not utilize it. That's just sloppy.

    The abandonment of subtlety surrounding foreshadowing was equally disappointing. So many clues in this episode pointed to the end of River Song's time on the show - the device on her wrist (she has in the library when she meets 10), the fact that she's a professor (her title when she meets 10) and that she was wearing a startlingly similar dress to the one she wore during her introduction to 11.

    Hopefully they've been saving all the magic for the introduction of the new companion.
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