HOMIES I AM SHOOK OVER THAT EPISODE.
Man I’ve had my issues with Moffat over the years and YES I’m more of a fan of the RTD era but SHIT. Moffat earned a lot of points with me this season. And that first part of the finale is the first time I’ve been this impressed over one of his episodes in a long ass time. I LOVED every minute of it. It’s been almost 2 hours since it ended and I’m still 100% REELING.
One of the things I always had problems with when it came to Moffat’s writing was the pace. It always seemed too rushed for my liking, and sometimes I’m just not a fan of twists? And I always felt like he would put needless twists into things. But this was not like that at all. The pacing of this was EXCELLENT, everything built up magnificently and the twists were GOOD and CALLED FOR.
Another thing I have always appreciated when it comes to Moffat is that he has consistently pushed that Time Lords are genderfluid. And he brought it up again here, having the Doctor clearly stating that Time Lords change gender all the time, that it’s completely normal to them and it doesn’t mean anything. Regardless of the things I didn’t like from him over the years, I’ll always give him the highest of marks for that, cause it’s how I’ve always pictured Time Lords to be as well. Not caring about gender.
Anyway, I am super fucking pumped for next week!