Cold Blood   1 comment

The second part of the Silurian 2-parter is fairly depressing. We have terrible examples of both species in Ambrose and Restac. Props to Nia Roberts, who sells the frightened, overzealous, and then repentant mother well. We have a near agreement shot to pieces. We have bitterness and loss on both sides, and no way to win. And we have Rory.

(I neglected to comment on ‘Hungry Earth’ about the first appearance of Neve McIntosh, now best known for Madame Vastra. Here she plays militant sisters. All the Silurian cast members are excellent. The production choice to make use of the actors’ faces was a good one.)

On the other hand, we have Nasreen’s spectacular negotiations, and her willingness to continue representing the human race alongside her new love in a lizardy future. We need to meet her again. Come on, time travel!

Not a happy-ending episode. Some setup for the season arc. I wonder if the payoff is better the second time through.


Posted October 23, 2014 by Elisabeth in Season 5, The Great Re-Watch

Tagged with

One response to “Cold Blood

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. Pingback: The Chibnall oeuvre | Type 40 Travels

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: