And they’ll be bigger on the inside!

To prepare for the new season of Doctor Who we’re spending 6 weeks taking a look back at some of the most essential episodes from New Who, hosted by Hannah Hart! Join us for our first look back with ‘Blink’ on August 15th at 8/7c.

I love this beginning a lot for a number of reasons. Firstly, it’s a pretty huge way to reintroduce Missy into the program, and they go out of their way to prove that she hasn’t lost her edge, killing two secret servicemen for no reason. Think Gomez is amazing in the role; she’s easily my favorite interpretation of the Master since Roger Delgado. Everybody else is utter hogwash by comparison.

Second, Clara is now totally in control, which is something I am so happy to see. She’s no longer learning from the Doctor, she’s learned and now she can stand in when he’s off doing whatever, and even Kate Stewart knows it. We also had a whole beginning of an episode where the only people in authority were women: Clara, Kate, Missy, and the computer tech woman. Super great, I think.