David and Holly are on vacation for the next couple of weeks, and I’m a bit swamped, so giving Comparative Geeks some love for the next couple of Wednesdays. I chose this post today rather than a comics post because I like the way Holly breaks down the Doctor’s relationships here, and it this seems like a good post to share as the last word on series 8. I’ve got a couple of comics posts in progress, so we’ll be back up to our usual tricks on Wednesdays soon enough.
There were a lot of people who have been praising this season finale as the best ever. Now as a combination of two episodes for the season finale this would definitely be pretty high up there. As a stand alone I felt that the first part of the two-parter was actually stronger. This episode beautifully finished out what the previous episode had started, but it did not quite have me at the edge of my seat as part 1. I enjoyed it, but there was just not the same tension. At the same time they did a beautiful job of tying up some of the relationship drama that has been going on and showing more of the heart of the Doctor. Here are a some of the relationships that the season finale dealt with. (Spoilers for Doctor Who finale after the jump.)
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