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December 3rd, 2016 46 comments

What did You Think of Class Episode 8 The Lost?

Coal Hill acts like a beacon across all of space and time to any being who might want to use it for mischief….you’ll have to be on your guard.

Facing an impossible choice, our heroes must use all they’ve learnt to save Earth. But how far are they prepared to go? And will they have to pay a price?

Unable to recover from the truths they have faced, the gang has splintered. Liberated from enslavement, Quill prepares to take her revenge.
But they must reunite when the Shadow Kin return, raging a ruthless, unrelenting war.

Resolute to claim April’s heart and Charlie’s weapon, Corakinus threatens to kill their families until he has what he desires – and the friends must fight to prevent him.

This time, not everyone will make it out alive.

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46 comments

  • starshipalaska

    December 6th, 2016 - 3:15pm

    Overall, I felt it was quite a flawed series which had a lot of potential. The two main issues that plagued it were a slightly confused tone (although it became more confident of its identity as the series went on) and the hammy dialogue.

    I could see that they were attempting to emulate a Buffy-esque storytelling technique, with emotional character arcs threaded through the action of the plot, but Ness simply wasn’t capable of achieving this to the nearly the same level of elegance as Joss Whedon, or even Russell T. Davies, for that matter.

    I also felt that perhaps he should have been given more guidance on how British teenagers speak, being an American middle-aged man.
    Some good points were the mystery built up around the governors (and the Headmistress in particular, who played the part very well), the genuine emotion in Quill’s storyline and her road to empowerment and Charlie and Matteuszs’ relationship (the ‘normality’ of it was brilliant).

    Other attempts at building up character development fell mostly flat in my opinion, mainly because not nearly enough breathing space was given across a series of just eight episodes (e.g. April and her family backstory, the increasingly convoluted connectivity of the Shadow-kin to her, as well as Tanya and Rams’ journeys made wooden and predictable).

    These are all correctable mistakes in the event of a second series, but some pretty major structural changes will have to be made if the series is to reach the Whedon levels of compelling and involving narrative to which it aspires.

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  • Joe

    December 5th, 2016 - 4:59pm

    A very enjoyable series.

    The best parts:
    *Charlie and Mattesuz relationship
    *Miss Quill, funnier than Missy
    *The Doctor’s cameo didn’t feel forced, although I wonder if he asked UNIT to keep an eye on the kids and Quill (Kate and Osgood in series 2??!!)
    *The Governors story line set up series 2 nicely (I think they’ll be the main enemies)

    The Bad parts
    *Ram and April’s relationship felt forced and uneccasary (realistically nobody would get together that quickly)
    *The Shadow Kin were interesting monsters but I wished there was more aliens (lack of Doctor Who Monsters)
    *Little reference to the wider Doctor Who universe
    *Episodes 4 and 5 felt as though they could have been one episode
    *Tanya was underused
    *Ram’s background was not really explored
    *April’s backstory felt forced in my opinion
    *Dorothea shouldn’t have been killed off (No backstory and I felt there was more potential for her)

    Ranking – from best to worst
    8). The Lost: 9.5/10
    7). The Metaphysical Engine, or what Quill did: 9/10
    6). Detained: 9/10
    3). Nightvisiting: 8/10
    1). For Tonight we might Die: 7/10
    2). The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo: 4/10
    5). Brave…ish Heart: 4/10
    4). Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart: 3/10

    Overall: 8/10: A strong series. My advice: Watch the entire series before making a judgement. Fingers crossed for Series 2

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  • Olliander Woods

    December 5th, 2016 - 12:02pm

    Did anybody else see the Pearl Mackie cameo at the beginning?

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    • Doctor Stu

      December 5th, 2016 - 8:47pm

      Are you talking about the scene just before April starts singing because even though it looks a lot like her i don’t think it’s actually her

    • Olliander Woods

      December 5th, 2016 - 9:06pm

      You may be right but I rewatched the clip and she is eerily similar. Mackie would have been on the same set in Wales…

    • DannyTheNerd

      December 6th, 2016 - 9:40am

      I saw it, not sure if it was her or not.

  • Lol Hayden

    December 4th, 2016 - 2:44pm

    Well I’m really sad it’s over now 🙁 Never mind, I can’t wait for christmas, series 10 and hopefully in the coming months we get a series 2 confirmed.
    Here is my ranking:

    1) Detained
    2) The Lost
    3) The Metaphysical Engine, or What Quill Did
    4) The Coach With the Dragon Tattoo
    5) For Tonight We Might Die
    6) Brave-ish Heart
    7) Nightvisiting
    8) Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart

    Best Parts:
    1) Charlie and Matteusz’ relationship – Literally made the whole show so relatable and enjoyable
    2) Miss Quill’s arn thingy – It gave the whole series an amazing second story line, loved it.
    3) The tears, they were sort of glossed over most of the time but they still made the series amazing.

    Worst Parts:
    1) The Shadow Kin – 4 episodes was way too much. Yeah, episodes one and eight were good but they were ruined in 4 and 5 which could have been an amazing way to bring more monsters in and to widen the universe.
    2) The family characters – I didn’t like a lot of the family characters and they just seemed quite unrealistic especially in episodes 4 and 5, which I don’t think they should have been so included.
    3) April and Ram’s relationship – Their relationship was okay and I saw it coming but it just moved way too quickly and should have been investigated more

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    • Oh No Not the Adipose

      December 5th, 2016 - 10:35am

      Couldn’t agree more with your ranking!

  • prototype dalek

    December 4th, 2016 - 12:23pm

    Loved it, best episode of the series I think, very good and loved the cliff-hanger with the Weeping Angels and what happened to April! My mum stopped watching it after episode 4 but I convinced her to watch the finale and she thought it was the best of the series and very good, so its got to be good 🙂

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  • Doctor Stu

    December 4th, 2016 - 12:01pm

    What if the Angels are feeding off the tears in time and they’re giving the governors all this knowledge of whatever creatures come through the tears so that they can deal with the problem quickly and efficiently before it becomes a large threat so they have a reason to keep the tears open and keep feeding

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  • Anonymous

    December 4th, 2016 - 10:39am

    Oh, Y’all Wanted A Twist Eh! Come On Series 2, Let’s Get WORKING ON IT!

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    • Katya Zamolodchikova

      December 8th, 2016 - 10:40pm

      OMG Let’s get SICKENINNNNG

    • Kingoftheshadowking

      December 10th, 2016 - 10:29pm

      Yasss another drag race fan btw anonymous was me

  • The Outcast

    December 4th, 2016 - 2:29am

    I watched the weeping angel scene from this episode. Probably will be something that will be resolved in either Class series 2 (if that happens) or series 10.

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  • Doctor Stu

    December 4th, 2016 - 12:51am

    Thank god Matteusz and Charlie are still alive. I saw Rams dad coming but Aprils mom threw me hard. I had the weeping angel reveal ruined in a thumbnail on YouTube so that annoyed me. Honesty haven’t been on the edge of my seat for so long. Much better than the series 9 final

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    • Ja

      December 4th, 2016 - 7:08pm

      Haha same here! I saw the YouTube thumbnail and got excited and annoyed 🙁

  • glawton

    December 4th, 2016 - 12:09am

    series 2 now please

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  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    December 3rd, 2016 - 11:55pm

    Generally I liked Class as I thought the first half of the season was really good, but I do think that some things could’ve been toned down. April and Ram are in love, Charlie and Matteusz are in love, like did we need both? It all felt a bit heavy
    But there were really good moments in it, and the characters were all really good

    I think the main thing I didn’t like it was the Shadow Kin, as I didn’t think they were very ‘young adult’
    I could not take Corakinus seriously sometimes with his corny ‘maggot’ lines and that whole thing in episode four with the moment of cuddling. The vashta nerada were much better ‘shadow people’ and were much more scary
    It was also weird how a punch from Quill could knock him down considering he’s some towering huge guy. and how did he get knocked back when ram hit him with the chair? While ram is bleeding out and only with one leg?

    and to be honest, I don’t know why April just couldn’t get her heart back from him. It was a good plot, but it’s just way too complicated now, and totally random… another thing that makes Corakinus look less scary and makes everything make less sense

    also in ep 5 the shadow kin just looked silly. all that time april and ram and all the parents (who didn’t add much to the plot) were chatting, Corakinus or any other shadow could’ve just killed them all – their not exactly honourable as they invade shadows

    also how did Corakinus get his kingship back while he was trapped in that cell? April was fully in charge

    Overall I did enjoy most of Class, but I think the main thing that let it down was the shadow kin. they were just weak villains, and at times they were poorly handled, in episode 4 and 5, and their story at times didn’t make sense – especially the whole april transfer thing

    even though the resolution was good, from day one it was just a bit like – ‘ok he’s definitely going to use it eventually’

    I think the series should’ve been longer, and had more time to explain things… a bit like Torchwood series one I think series one of class has just been finding its feet

    having said all that if there’s no series 2 i’ll be really annoyed as I hate unresolved cliff hangers and need to see what happens to april!

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  • DoctorFan

    December 3rd, 2016 - 10:40pm

    Won’t be surprised if (probably a two parter at least) will have one of the episodes titled arrival of the angels or angels of hell

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  • Anonymous

    December 3rd, 2016 - 10:38pm

    Arrival of what??

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  • Anonymous

    December 3rd, 2016 - 10:37pm

    How do you think they will get April’s body back and how will they stop it from aging and rotting?
    Could they perhaps put her body in the cabinet until they find a way ?

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  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    December 3rd, 2016 - 10:13pm

    Well, I wasn’t expecting that for a twist! Surely not even someone with lots of experience at guessing plot twists would have got anywhere close to a WEEPING ANGEL APPEARING! Patrick Ness, you’re such a liar…

    Anyway, that was a fantastic episode. Time to rank them all! Easier said than done since the top 6 are all good episodes in my opinion. I’m less fond of the 2-parter in the middle but still enjoyed it.

    1) The Lost
    2) For Tonight We Might Die
    3) Detained
    4) The Metaphysical Engine or What Quill Did
    5) The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo
    6) Nightvisiting
    7) Brave-ish Heart
    8) Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart

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  • Part Gollum Part Time Lord

    December 3rd, 2016 - 8:57pm

    What a way to finish it- phenomenal. Left speechless (also, WEEPING ANGELS!!!!! AGGGHHH!!!!!)

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  • Jordan Scott

    December 3rd, 2016 - 8:44pm

    THAT WAS ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! WEEPING ANGELS! That’s got to tie into series 10! What a finale!! 🙂

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  • Anonymous

    December 3rd, 2016 - 8:32pm

    I hope the arrival/weeping angel storyline ties in with series 10 of doctor who, cause I just can’t wait a year to find out whats happening.

    Also, think about it, moffats final series seeing his greatest creation launching a full scale invasion, it has to happen!

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  • The Flying Shark

    December 3rd, 2016 - 7:15pm

    So good! If there isn’t a Series 2, I’ll be so furious.

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  • James

    December 3rd, 2016 - 7:14pm

    Weeping Angels! I did not expect them to show up. The finale of Class was brill and I hope it will tie into doctor who series 10. I also hope there is a second series of Class!

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  • The Dalek Whovian

    December 3rd, 2016 - 6:19pm

    I though Class was good… but I think it could have been so much better if it hadn’t focused on the Shadow Kin so much. SPOILER WARNING: anyway I feel like this series would have been better if it had a better range of monsters. A good story needs a good villain but as cool as they look I think the Shadow Kin are not as interesting compared to the other monsters in this series. And they were in half of the episodes. What annoys is that this episode teased a Weeping Angel invasion of Earth which sounds a billion times more interesting than the whatever the Shadow Kin want to do. I hope there is another series that can focus on other monsters but by the looks of that ending maybe not.

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  • IntoDarkness

    December 3rd, 2016 - 6:18pm

    I’ve been thinking about something and no one has even mentioned it …
    Was the guy at the end the Shopkeeper from SJA.
    I know it is the same actor but is it the same character ?

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    • The Dalek Whovian

      December 3rd, 2016 - 6:19pm

      Now that would be cool

    • Haza14

      December 8th, 2016 - 9:49pm

      Was just thinking exactly the same! The Shopkeeper was never explained in the Sarah-Jane Adventures, but they obviously had plans too. I’d be so delighted if it is the same character as it was such a shame they never got the chance to explain it as he was very interesting in SJA.

      Another neat tie in that doesn’t rob Class of it’s own identity but allows it to contribute to the Doctor Who universe.

      Overall it was an okay first series, they need to tailor a few things in my opinion but its a promising start, and I can see it developing into a very good show now they’ve found there feet. Here’s hoping for a series 2!

  • Jay Glover

    December 3rd, 2016 - 4:42pm

    10/10
    Hell Bent Must be in Shame Now

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  • Anonymous

    December 3rd, 2016 - 1:28pm

    CLIFFHANGERS!

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  • Anonymous

    December 3rd, 2016 - 1:14pm

    Series 2 needed!!!

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  • Dalekparadigm2

    December 3rd, 2016 - 11:09am

    HOLY MOTHERING FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDGE!!!

    Ima die Ima die. Dad it, ima die….

    Firstly, WEEPING ANGELS!!!!!! – your show was scary enough, now this?! AAAAAAAGH

    I actually gave myself brown trousers when Tanya’s mum got done in. We knew Ram’s dad was gon die cos it was in last week’s trailer…

    Patrick Ness you madman, give us another series boi!!

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  • Thewhoman

    December 3rd, 2016 - 10:53am

    Oh wow! The Weeping Angels?! We need a series 2!

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  • Leaderoftheshadowkin

    December 3rd, 2016 - 10:50am

    Aaaaah! That Was SOOOOOO GOOD! When the weeping Angels turned up I was woah! When corakinus woke up I was like omg AND THEN IT WAS APRIL! I actually screamed when Tanya’s mum died I wasn’t expecting it! Woah that was amazing! Series 2 is needed!

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  • Anonymous

    December 3rd, 2016 - 10:46am

    I NEED SERIES 2!!!!!!!!!

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  • CyberDalek123

    December 3rd, 2016 - 10:37am

    Brilliant! Can’t wait to see what happened to April at the end and the Arrival

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