Here's Your Doctor Who New Years Special Spoiler Discussion Zone

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After most of 2020 away, Doctor Who is back! And this time the Thirteenth Doctor has once again shown up to New Years with a Dalek. Or two. Or maybe more than that. Want a place to talk spoilers as it airs? We’ve got you covered.

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“Revolution of the Daleks” brings back more than just the Doctor’s oldest enemies, this time in many more numbers since we saw them this time last year in “Resolution”—and in radically different form. It brings back John Barrowman’s Captain Jack Harkness, helping to reunite the Doctor and her friends after the events of last season’s climax saw the Doctor separated and, uh, thrown in space jail.

But can the Doctor or her friends stop the titular Revolution? What could happen when the Daleks find themselves at odds with each other? How many people will Jack flirt with? Our usual recap of the episode will arrive via TARDIS on Monday, but for now, talk about the twists and reveals of “Revolution” in the comments below!

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Arcanum Five

Meh. It was there. I watched it. It was OK.

The good.

  • The conclusion to the Dalek conflict didn’t seem rushed. Many of the recent episodes have felt like a third of the script was left on the cutting room floor and the final act was crammed into a few minutes with a speedy verbal explanation. This one didn’t do that.
  • Jack’s back!

The bad.

  • The one-note Daleks aren’t that interesting as bad guys anymore. More and more episodes have had to reach out for almost-but-not-quite Daleks to even get them to be slightly interesting, but then they fall back on the tried-and-true plans to take over the Earth/galaxy/universe through extermination. Rinse, repeat.
  • The departures didn’t seem organic. We didn’t see anything happen to Ryan and Graham that would make them want to leave. We didn’t see anything change for them on Earth, and nothing exceptionally shocking happened in the TARDIS or on the adventure. I don’t know what a graceful companion exit would look like for them, but that wasn’t it.

The ugly.

  • Goddammit. Not ANOTHER contemporary Earthling companion.