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"Oh my god"

By:Clive T Wright, St Lawrence, United Kingdom
Date:Tuesday 21 June 2011
Rating:   9

Everything comes together in an explosive and surprising end.

Difficult to say much without giving everything away, but simply this is great, it tests everyone, shakes things up and leaves you hanging.


There should have been another way...

By:Quanna Moulmans, Brussels, Belgium
Date:Tuesday 30 August 2011
Rating:   10

There should have been another way...

As the Title Says

By:David Layton, Los Angeles, United States
Date:Monday 21 March 2022
Rating:   7

"To the Death" is a double sequel, both to "Lucie Miller" and to "Patient Zero." The Daleks are reinvading Earth a couple of decades after the failure in "The Daleks' Invasion of Earth," and using mostly the same plan they are succeeding this time thanks to the help of The Monk and to the strategies of the Dalek Time Controller. The Doctor is seemingly dead, but Lucie doesn't believe it, and sets out to get back to him by getting back to the TARDIS. The situation is desperate, and writer Nicholas Briggs has upped the emotional impact by killing off important characters, just to remind us that The Daleks are a real threat. Tamsin learns that The Monk has led her astray. The Monk is portrayed as a grown-up child, not fully understanding his emotions, wanting to do good but unable to overcome his selfishness, unable to accept when he's done wrong. The story works on the whole. For me, there is a sense that this is rehashing "The Daleks' Invasion of Earth," only making the plan and the stakes bigger. Thus, there are not many surprises about where this story is going.

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