Want to know what lies ahead on Doctor Who season 11 episode 8 when it airs on the BBC next week? A good jumping-off point is simply noting that for this episode, danger is virtually all around.
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The title here for this episode is “The Witchfinders,” and this name in itself seems to strongly suggest a supernatural element or two entering the mix. This is going to be a creepy, challenging episode, and one where we imagine a number of strange and unusual things could occur. In terms of the era, The Doctor and her friends are heading back in time. While there, they will encounter everything from witch trials to a potentially-unusual version of King James I. Insofar as imagination goes, we like the idea of this episode — it’s creepy and, in some odd way, it’s topical. We do think that we are in an era right now where people in power strive to seek out and divide us from those we consider to be different. It’s an odd time that we live in and definitely one that can be troublesome unless you find ways to keep your head on straight.
Below, the Doctor Who season 11 episode 8 synopsis offers up some more information and insight on what is coming up next:
The Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz arrive in 17th-century Lancashire and become embroiled in a witch trial run by the local landowner. As fear stalks the land, the arrival of King James I only serves to intensify the witch hunt. But is there something even more dangerous at work? Can the Doctor and friends keep the people of Bilehurst Cragg safe from all the forces that are massing in the land?
This episode should prove to be rather pivotal, if for no other reason than that the end of this season really is not all that far on the horizon! The finale will be coming up in a few weeks, and following that, the series will go off the air until New Year’s Day. A new adventure will air then rather than on Christmas, and given that it is being penned by none other than showrunner Chris Chibnall, we do think that there are some reasons to be greatly excited about it. Of course, we do think that the start of the season for Chibnall was a little bit better than some of the episodes he’s done since — there has to be a way in which to preserve some greater balance here.
We don’t have any enormous expectations that this Doctor Who episode is going to have some sort of story that carries over; yet, that sentiment will likely change moving into the final two episodes.
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