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6.12 - Closing Time

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Reviewed By: MercuryReview Date: 2/4/19 6:50 pm
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This episode is a bit of a filler with a small scale plot and a lot of light humour. That is actually a great strength in an era of too many huge epic event stories and convoluted overarching plots (which sadly end up being largely illogical). It was never going to be a classic though with such flimsy, comedic content so the best it could aim for was to be a great second tier episode providing great entertainment. I think this falls short of that due to the ending which is rather silly. Effectively Craig escapes the Cybermen's conversion process and causes them to explode simply through the power of his love for his baby son. While that is cute and sweet it is not convincing. Don't all the people who have been converted before have intense love for people they are about to lose forever? Why do all other emotions not explode Cybermen but only love does? It is quite a touching ending but just does not really work as a genuine plot resolution.

There is fun and pleasure along the way in this nice, funny episode (which acts as a sequel to the previous series much better episode The Lodger) but it falls a bit flat with that overly contrived ending and it has a few overly silly jokes such as the Doctor translating things the baby is 'saying'. Overall I rate it 6/10.

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Reviewed By: Omega3000Review Date: 4/17/18 2:37 pm
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Love defeats the Cybermen. No strategy, no wit, but love. Does anger also have the same effect, how about fear?
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 7/6/16 10:09 am
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The penultimate episode of Series 6 finds the Doctor travelling and saying goodbye to old friend as he prepares to travel to the place and day of his death. However, when he visits Craig (from "The Lodger,") he discovers some mysterious goings on that demand an investigation.

Overall, the story is a nice sequel to "The Lodger," and has and a very similar appeal to it. At the same time, it completes a trilogy of episodes in Series 6 about fathers. The Eleventh Doctor good moments as he's facing his own mortality.

The negative is that the Cybermen plot is weak and has a low budget feel to it. Still, for what it is, it's an enjoyable episode.