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7.5 - The Angels Take Manhattan

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 4/24/15 10:43 pm
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“Together. Or not at all,” this story brings to a close Amy and Rory’s time in the TARDIS and breaks the Doctor’s heart as well as that of the audience. The dramatic core of the episode is Rory facing death by weeping angels in 1930s Manhatten. The scene atop the building is emotionally packed and represents Amy’s best moment on the series as she makes her final choice between her travels with the Doctor and her love for Rory.

It’s a pity the rest of the episode doesn’t work as well. The story is full of over-grand set-ups and a sort of “bigger is better” mentality that has the absurd idea of the Statue of Liberty as a weeping angel. The dynamic between the Doctor and River is off. Moffat seems to rewrite the rules for how the Angels operate every episode and this is no exception. It’s not that everything in this episode is bad, but a lot of it is unnecessary. In isolation, I enjoyed the Film Noir opening with a hard boiled private eye wandering about Manhattan. It was stylistic, it was gorgeous, and well-done, but why was it there? It served to bury the lead and take time away from what we needed.

But, the emotional core is so strong that it holds the episode together despite its flaws. It’s a beautiful last bow for Amy and Roy with some great artistic moments. Such artistry deserved a more coherent story, but it’s still worthwhile watching.