Series 8, episode 2 – Into the Dalek

Really? Do you really think that the Doctorul is a good man? Or a Dalek can be damaged in such measure that his morality stops and he transforms into something more than his original programming and he becomes good? The answers for the two questions are very similar: yes, no, he could be, I don’t know (the last one offered by Clara). And you may be right: the Doctor tries to be good, but from time to time he sacrifice one of the people around him to save the rest. A Dalek can have a moment of “escape” from the original programming, used to create them all, and can feel beauty, but that moment does not last very much time when you have a Doctor around, curious enough and well-meaning in order to repaid the good and the beauty.

But let me tell you about the episode from Saturday. Not very much, I don’t want you to lose your interest for it, but enough not to very shocked. As you may alreay know from the preview of the second episode, the Doctor is invited to offer his (more or less) medical services to help a Dalek that was damaged enough to become good. His morality, as programed by his creators, was not functioning properly. But this happens after saving a pretty girl (Lieutenant Journey Blue) from a spaceship pursued and destroyed by a Dalek ship. She convinced him to bring her to Aristotle, the cruiser belonging to the Combined Galactic Resistance (an alliance headed by humanity to fight the Dalek invasion of the galaxy), led by Colonel Morgan Blue. There the Doctor (at least the new one) has the surprise of his life: in order to repare and save the sick Dalek he had to be shriked to nanometric size and inserted into his enemy. An excelent idea for a movie, bad for the proctologist! exclaimed the Doctor. He gets Clara from the school she was a teacher, excited and almost in love after meeting Danny Pink, the new math teacher, and they go in their mission along with the nanny soldiers that had order to eliminate them if they were discovered to be spies of enemy. The Doctor, Clara, the Lieutenant Journey Blue, Kai Blue, Gretchen Carlisle and Ross were shrinked and entered the casing of a good Dalek..

They succeded in repairing his flaw, but the result is not as expected: the original programming takes over once again, and the Doctor, Clara and their companions have to solve the new problem in order to save their lifes and the lifes of the soldiers on the Aristotle. Not even the merge of 2 minds, the Doctor’s and Dalek’s, does not have the expected result, but for more details watch the episode… expecialluy that Into the Dalek has already been watch by 5.2 millions people (audience rate 24,7%) in UK on BBC1. And the questions from the first episode, who is Missy?, is still valid, expecially that she is appearing again in this episode, inviting a new person in Heaven.

Directed by Ben Wheatley, based on a story by Phil Ford and Steven Moffat. Cast: Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald), Zawe Ashton (Journey Blue), Michael Smiley (colonel Morgan Blue), Samuel Anderson (Danny Pink), Laura Dos Santos (Gretchen), Ben Crompton (Ross), Bradley Ford (Fleming), Michelle Morris (School Secretary), Nigel Betts (Mr Armitage), Ellis George (Courtney), Barnaby Edwards (Dalek), Nicholas Briggs (voices of Daleks).

In the next episode, Robot of Sherwood, written by Mark Gatiss, The Doctor and Clara arrive in the Sherwood forest and meet Robin Hood, the well-known outlow. There they have to allie to stop a hellish plan from outer space, between the stars.

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