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5.5 - Flesh and Stone

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Reviewed By: MercuryReview Date: 1/5/19 5:39 pm
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

This is the second part of a two part story so the previous episode needs to be seen first.

The first part was really entertaining and interesting but had a number of lapses in logic which you could call plot holes or just poorly thought through story points. This second part is fine in that respect and is exciting, scary enough to have kids hiding behind the sofa and has high production values. The cast all do very well and the script is very good. It continues the story of the Doctor battling the Weeping Angels and also under threat from the crack in time which is an ongoing story arc. The element of the crack in time is great here and the Angels are menacing so all in all this is really thrilling.

The only real downside to this episode is the cringe-making scene where Amy tries to seduce the Doctor. It is truly embarrassing and somewhat inappropriate as well as completely unnecessary. Even in an episode as good as this I have to say that maybe makes this 9.5/10 instead of 10/10 because that scene is bad. It certainly does not drop down to 9/10 or below though as overall this is a cracking Who episode.

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 7/26/16 11:17 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The second part not only maintains the momentum of the earlier Angels adventure with the angels chasing the Doctor and friends but the story interacts with the "cracks in time," story arc from Series 5. The Doctor and Amy both shine with the Doctor showing a slightly rougher grumpy side while Amy is put through her paces. The big plot twist at the end is genuinely clever and surprising.

The only thing that hurts this one are Amy's attempts to come on to the Doctor at the end of the story. Otherwise, this is a very well-produced story that's an example of Series 5 at its best.

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