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Jekyll, episode 4 [Jul. 15th, 2007|05:18 pm]
Six Degrees of Doctor Who


Just watched it, and wow, I really liked that episode.

- So, he's not a clone! I'm glad, and I liked the fact Kline Whatstheirnames don't know where he's from (unless they're bluffing).
- Flashbacks can be such a cliche, but I think they worked here. The disjointed backstory helped build tension around what would happen when they opened the box.
- Was the older woman the same actress as Dr. Jackman's 'Mother'?
- The character of Katherine is seeming less and less like an important piece of the story and more and more like an excuse to have a hot girl wear tight things. Miranda, however, gave a good turn with her investigation, and Meera Syal did a great job of the realization she was wrong, and that she was in a great deal of danger.
- Gina Bellman was so good in this episode. I was very impressed with her acting in this episode, and I really enjoyed seeing her character fleshed out. Too often the Wife Character is just the Wife Character, and not really a person. Kudos to Steven Moffat for making Claire a lot more real.
- James Nesbitt really shone in this episode as well, I thought. His bumbling, nerdy Tom meeting Claire for the first time was brilliant. The discussion of the patio was the most painful social interaction I've seen since series two of Extras.
- Steven Moffat, this is the sort of stuff that makes Doctor Who fans want you to script edit the show full time, or produce, or anything, really. Love and kisses, A Lot of DW Fans.
- Oh, almost forgot my "Blink" spoiler... I thought it was amusing when Dr. Jackman and Hyde were communicating through the TV to one another. Reminded me of the Doctor/Sally.
- Cliffhanger! Is it Jackman? Is it Hyde? Or perhaps something else altogether?

[User Picture]From: sashajwolf
2007-07-16 07:37 am (UTC)
I had the same thought about Blink.
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[User Picture]From: wimble
2007-07-16 08:00 am (UTC)
My reaction to Syme saying "We've got no idea where he came from" was "Take that, people on the internet who say it's really obvious that ...<insert plot here> Moffat saw you coming!"

Daddy? Are you my Daddy?

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[User Picture]From: xxshebeexx
2007-07-16 08:47 am (UTC)
Ditto the Blink thing for me too :) And you're right about the flashbacks - they can be overused at times, but they do really work here.

Killer cliffhanger though.
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[User Picture]From: enigmakat
2007-07-19 06:19 pm (UTC)
Haha, and I admit I was one of those "Oh, no, not a droll genetic experiment!!!" I shouldn't doubt Moffat.

The Daddy bit was simultaneously funny and creepy.
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