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DOCTOR WHO “The Doctor’s Wife” Review

DOCTOR WHO “The Doctor’s Wife” Season 6, Episode 4 – There was quite a bit of anticipation being built up over this week’s episode of Doctor Who, written by Neil Gaiman. After watching “The Doctor’s Wife” it is fair to say that the buzz was well deserved and Gaiman delivered a story that was more about The Doctor’s history with his truest love than the adventure to the bubble outside of the Universe.

Thanks to the sentient asteroid, House, transferring the Tardis’ personality matrix into a patchworkperson, Idris, The Doctor is able to converse with his oldest and dearest friend and for the first time have her talk back. Suranne Jones, who played Idris, did a wonderful job of putting the Tardis into a human container, capturing both the rambling insanity of a being that exists across all time and space and the excited interest of a child experiencing things for the very first time. I loved the look of disbelief and excitement that came across The Doctor’s face once he realized what was being carried inside Idris.

Throughout the episode The Doctor and “Sexy”/Idris discuss their history together from the moment they stole one another in a museum to explore all of time and space together. They bicker affectionately like an old married couple about the little things that both endear and frustrate them about one another. It’s a really special and unique relationship that is different from any of the relationships we’ve seen with The Doctor so far. When The Doctor realized that he would no longer be able to have a two-way conversation with his oldest companion again, his pain and suffering was so real that even though the Tardis was saved, part of me was still hoping this wouldn’t be the last time they talked. Read More...

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