'Doctor Who' Season 7 episode 11 review: 'Crimson Horror' with Diana Rigg and daughter Rachael Stirling

It's a long time before we actually see the Doctor in "The Crimson Horror," but when he does arrive in this alternately silly/creepy/fun installment it's one of the best moments of this "Doctor Who" season so far.The extended wait for that burst of brilliance and the terrific sepia-tinged montage that follows represents exactly the kind of episode "Crimson" is: not a standout, not a disappointment, but full of great little scenes you'll be happy to rewatch later. Aside from the Doctor's grand entrance -- when Jenny Flint (Catrin Stewart) releases him from his Sweetville prison -- most of that great stuff involves the inspired guest casting of British TV legend Diana Rigg as conniving old hag Mrs. Gillyflower and Rigg's real-life daughter Rachael Stirling as Gillyflower's put-upon blind daughter Ada.Rigg and Stirling are simply sensational, both together and individually, throughout the episode and arguably top the superb work from Dougray Scott and Jessica Raine as...



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