The 19th Century “Current War” battles for top billing with a malevolent alien invasion as the most entertaining conflict in the fourth episode of Series 12.
Hot on the heels of a wild series opening salvo, we knew we’d have a change of pace going into the third episode. The building blocks of a great story are there, but we’re not sold on the execution.
Chris Chibnall doubles down on the intensity for the conclusion of his Series 12 opening story, and it definitely takes its toll on us as viewers. Some things thrill, others shock, and if we’re being completely honest, some things outright offend.
We’re rocked back on our heels with the Series 12 opener, getting a storyline we love, questions that challenge us, concerns for characters, and…THAT moment. “Hi.”
They say you can’t go back again…assuming you want to at all. Gwen, Jack, and Owen each take charge of caretaking an unexpected time traveler, coming to three very different ends.