The newest season of Doctor Who returned after a summer hiatus this Saturday with the brand new episode "Let's Kill Hitler."
While trying to keep away from spoilers and reviewing the episode in general (there are more than enough more qualified people than I doing this out there on the web), I really thought this episode deserved a little spotlight on my blog. This episode was a great example of why I think Doctor Who has really taken off in America under the current writing of Steven Moffat.
- An episode that can stand on its own two feet, but also involves the greater story arc of the season. (One of my major problems with the finales under Russell T. Davies' stint: they all just came out of nowhere).
- Lots and lots of humor, but also some pretty strong emotions. From putting Hitler into a cupboard to the near death of a main character, this episode had both sides of the spectrum.
- Amy and Rory, who are quickly climbing the list of favorite companions.
- Payoffs. You have to give it to Moffat for giving us lots of little payoffs along the way in this season. From the big reveal before the hiatus, to some pretty big moments in this episode, we're getting pieces to the puzzle all along the way.
If you're not a fan, check out episodes on Netflix or Amazon Prime and see what you're missing. I promise your geeky side will thank you.