For those who want to see the Doctor and Clara tackle something dark, mysterious, and once again frightening, the next new episode of “Doctor Who” season 8 is probably going to provide that and then some. Even the title in “Dark Water” suggests that you have something to worry about, at least if you want to live vicariously through Jenna Coleman and Peter Capaldi’s characters.
Given that showrunner Steven Moffat wrote this hour exclusively, there is obviously some potential for this episode to be extremely important to the entire future of the series … though this is not concerned. It could end up becoming a hot mess like the premiere “Deep Breath.”
Anyway, to get some further insight into what you can expect from this hour, just be sure to take a look at the attached synopsis:
“In the mysterious world of the Nethersphere, plans have been drawn. Missy is about to come face to face with the Doctor, and an impossible choice is looming… ‘Death is not an end’ promises the sinister organisation known only as 3W – but, as the Doctor and Clara discover, you might wish it was.”
There is a reason to worry about at least one or two characters as we inch near the end of the season, mostly because of all the frequent themes of death and destruction as of late. Even during “In the Forest of the Night,” we had constant reminders that only so many within this universe could be saved.
As for the promo below, there are two things to mention: It’s the beginning of the finale, and it looks like Clara could be … evil? Sounds interesting, especially the whole “Clara Oswald never existed” part.
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