Reviewed By: Lorcan
Review Date: 7/19/19 10:11 pm
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Lies in ruins is a solid start to the legacy of time and sees river song and bernice summerfield meet for the first time. The interactions between these two were very good and were one of my favourite parts of the story, i only wish there were more scenes where these two got to play off of each other. The eighth doctor is very tired in this story and seems like he is nearing the end of his life as he is just fed up with the time war and so is likely nearing his regeneration. I thought the doctor was very good in this story and i liked how we got to see just how much the time war has broken him down and made him consider doing things that he would never normally do. His characterisation is a little different in this story to reflect how sick of the time war he is but i liked it and felt like it did a good job of showcasing that eight is not a warrior and a war like this has just destroyed him.
New companion ria was an interesting idea who was purposefully annoying but she did get a nice little moment near the end of the story. The villain of the story is a bit shit and the ending is also a bit anticlimactic but overall i did enjoy this story and the performances were, as always, very good.