Pepperdrone on recce. Nothing to report.
“A Chaud” can begin. Great, thanks! “Ascension of the Cybermen” is over.
It’s time to react instantly. A baby is adopted by a loving British family. Meanwhile, in the distant future,
Cybermen have wiped out almost all humanity. This episode includes two stories: First, the one about Brendan, soft, moving, but increasingly weird and completely different from the second,
taking place post CyberWars. The episode takes its time to settle the backgrounds and we end up with many questions. So it’s complicated to have a definitive opinion on this episode
as it fully depends on next week episode. The Cybermen story is quite classical but “classical” doesn’t mean it can’t be good,
as it is the case here. I especially loved the Doctor in this episode.
Jodie Whittaker is brilliant. She goes through so many different emotions. She is tense and yells to companions, but she makes clear she does it
only because she fears they could die. As for the companions, they follow the dynamics
installed in the rest of the series. But I start to realise that, soon,
some will leave, and it starts to break my heart. As for the humans…
I don’t have much to say. They were nice, but not really memorable. Next to them, we have the Lone Cyberman who is charismatic and enigmatic. He sometimes reminded me of Tim Shaw, but as he is more settled in the Doctor Who lore and as he is better written, he was much more interesting. Are you ready for the spoilers?
We are going to talk about the ending. Let’s start with…
the Cybermen’s awakening. It was quite predictable and an army of Cybermen doesn’t scare me more
than a lone Cyberman. But it’s epic
and it raises a lot of questions. Like how a handful of people
who couldn’t beat three Cybermen will defeat thousands of Cybermen
without falling into an easy denouement. Let’s finish with the cherry on top: the return of Sacha Dhawan’s Master and of the Gallifrey story line. Even if we had no doubt they would come back. Even the BBC knew we knew. Like with their advertisement based on anagrams… They wouldn’t fool anyone. But it didn’t prevent me to jump on my couch. He arrives, hectic and explosive, in the middle of a rather calm episode. Like if he jumped here from the next episode. So we have many questions
and parts of answers which wait for more development. These parts vaguely fit together for now so I can’t wait to know
what I actually think of this episode, depending of the answers of next week episode,
“The Timeless Children”. Hi, this is the Pepperdrone. What did you think of this episode? I loved it as there were my friends
the floating Cybermen heads, wow! Leave a comment. And then… a thumb up. That’s it, I’ll go now. Kisses Zarbis and see you next week.