Doctor Who Review: Save the Daleks

The biggest surprise of the night was the unexpected appearance of the Doctor's new assistant, Clara. Or, as she was called in "Asylum of the Daleks," Oswin Oswald. Oswin described herself as shipwrecked and being held captive. Things turned out to be quite different indeed, and only time will tell if the Oswin we met as a Dalek will be the same Clara purported to be the Doctor's future companion.

Frankly, it doesn't matter. How they managed to keep the lid on such a big reveal in the season premiere was pretty fantastic no matter who she turns out to be. Jenna-Louise Coleman, who reminds me a lot of a young, spunky Christina Ricci, was an incredible match for the Doctor, and I think meeting her, or a version of her or a relative or whoever she may be, will make the departure of Amy and Rory a little more tolerable when it happens. Read More...


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