I Am Afraid, But I Will Sing – “The Girl Who Died”/”The Woman Who Lived” Review

As all my dear friends know, I am somewhat of a Doctor Who devotee. The current series, Peter Capaldi’s second as the 12th incarnation of the Timelord, is particularly powerful and thought-provoking.

The two episodes, so beautifully reviewed by ravingsanity’s Katherine Sas, are ‘The Girl Who Died‘ and ‘The Woman Who Lived‘, starring ‘Game of Thrones” Maisie Williams as the eponymous Girl/Woman. I may well cover the subjects of the moral conundrums of immortality and time travel on one of my shows but I thoroughly recommend reading this incredible review. Viewing of the episodes is also essential.

Thank you Katherine 🙂

ravingsanity

ash-women-who-died-pub-scene-570x321The thing that really stands out about this melancholy and lyrical pair of episodes is how much they appear to be setting up and playing into, even more than the first four, the seasonal arc regarding the departure of Clara. In fact, I don’t think there’s been a series so focused on the impending exit of a companion since series two, which teased Rose’s exit with the notion of the “valiant child who will die in battle” and Rose’s own ironic (and hubristic) assertion that “people keep on trying to split [her and the Doctor] up but they never, ever will.” With Martha and Donna each in residence for only one full season, their stories were more or less told in one fell swoop. Leaving only five episodes in series 7, the Ponds’ exit (though certainly foreseen and foreshadowed) happened a bit more suddenly in the narrative. In contrast, series…

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