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What Did You Think Episode 4 of Before the Flood ?

On a remote Army outpost, a fearsome alien warlord – the Fisher King – sets in motion a twisted plan to ensure his own survival. The ripples will be felt around the universe. Is this chain of events inevitable? And can the Doctor do the unthinkable?




  • Whovianboy

    October 16th, 2015 - 7:55pm

    Am I the only one who hates the doctors guitar

  • Clarice

    October 16th, 2015 - 4:17am

    I completely agree. Throwing in Cass’ character was so important, and I loved the depth they gave to a guest actor/supporting character.

    They threw in such great narrative aspects in this episode! The breaking of the Fourth Wall, the fact that the character with the disability was actually one of the strongest and most resilient, and of course all the timey wimey stuff I can’t live without. All in all the entire two parter was so deep (no pun intended), and I can’t wait for more in the remainder of the seasons

  • Clarice

    October 16th, 2015 - 4:13am

    ^^^ Oh my god, BRILLIANT. These writers deserve Emmy’s.

  • Clarice

    October 16th, 2015 - 4:12am

    That was super cool, it’s like the Doctor always tells stories to Clara but now it was so much more immersive because it was like he was talking directly to us!

    Agree though, even though the Fisher King gave me the heeby jeebies, I’d love to see him in future episodes/learn more about his story.

  • Clarice

    October 16th, 2015 - 4:08am

    I think about Flatline ALL the time!!! So creepy. But Before the Flood, all of it was SO clever I couldn’t believe it

  • GallifreyFalls,NoMore

    October 14th, 2015 - 2:22pm

    The rock version of the theme needs to be used for EVERY episode of the rest of this series, moment it started, i turned my tv volume almost all the way up…. Absolutely EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • yognot

    October 13th, 2015 - 3:39pm

    Aren’t they all voiced by the same person? I could be wrong though.

  • yognot

    October 13th, 2015 - 12:00am

    4th doctor did it several times in one serial ( I think it was invasion of time)

  • Dalek the Supreme

    October 12th, 2015 - 8:33pm

    Same here.

  • Dalek the Supreme

    October 12th, 2015 - 8:32pm

    I would say:

    The Magician’s Apprentice: 7/10

    The Witch’s Familiar: 8/10

    Under The Lake: 9/10

    Before The Flood: 10/10

    Average: 8.5/10

  • Dalek the Supreme

    October 12th, 2015 - 8:30pm

    Well, that was a really enjoyable episode. Under The Lake/Before The Flood and Flatline, are probably tied for my favorite Twelfth Doctor episode.

  • The Moffat Paradox

    October 12th, 2015 - 11:11am

    Reply to others comments stopped working or in main browser I’m using anyway.

  • The Moffat Paradox

    October 12th, 2015 - 10:53am

    Particulary the VERY quaint TVs in “The Idiots Lantern”.

  • The Moffat Paradox

    October 12th, 2015 - 10:44am

    Not really much of a back story as yet to The Fisher King.

  • CJ

    October 12th, 2015 - 6:24am

    So we all know Clara is leaving this series, but how do you want her to go? I would like to see her go by sacrificing herself to save the Doctor or something, basically I like her to die similar to Adric’s death in Earthshock… So yeah, Clara is the impossible girl and she was always meant to save the Doctor plus killing her off will a great her end to her story.

  • daleksean

    October 11th, 2015 - 10:59pm

    I guess it was House then

  • Obsie

    October 11th, 2015 - 10:42pm

    Perhaps a name unknown to newer Doctor Who fans, but to the rest of us specially during the Pertwee years is familiar. R.I.P. Derek Ware, taking his rightful and earned place in The Matrix of Gallifrey.

  • Anonymous

    October 11th, 2015 - 6:21pm

    Daleks and cybermen are always gonna be our favs. I’m worried more though that when Jenna Coleman leaves the writers Are gonna overlook that the best replacements shud be the lizard woman and her maid. . They awesome.

  • the astronaut of death

    October 11th, 2015 - 3:53pm

    yeah i thought it sounded like house

  • Jammy2305

    October 11th, 2015 - 3:05pm

    I thought of House too!

  • Jammy2305

    October 11th, 2015 - 3:05pm

    “And there was this one race that invaded our planet, but after 5 weeks of enslaving us, they did not like it sir, no they did not like it!”

  • Dalek Krane

    October 11th, 2015 - 2:08pm

    Under the Lake and Before the Flood are my favorite episodes so far, but I give all episodes 10/10

  • Aidan Gula

    October 11th, 2015 - 12:04pm

    The Magician’s Apprentice – 10/10
    The Witch’s Familiar – 10/10
    Under the Lake – 8/10
    Before the Flood – 7/10

    Series 9 (so far) Average – 9/10

  • Prof, Horner

    October 11th, 2015 - 11:23am

    Sad here the news of the death of Derek Ware , RIP.

  • The Surgeon

    October 11th, 2015 - 10:56am

    I felt the Fisher King could have been given more background, but as a two-parter, that’s probably the best episode I’ve ever seen.

    Also, the pre-credits sequence… just wow! I’d love it if every time it was the Doctor talking to the audience.

  • 47

    October 11th, 2015 - 10:52am

    A terrific episode, and a great two – parter !! I hope the consistency of this season continues in this form, as, for me, this has been the best Doctor Who for years !!

  • Doctor Rules

    October 11th, 2015 - 10:40am

    Perfection, I just wished The Fisher King had been used a bit more.

  • ghosts in the lake

    October 11th, 2015 - 10:27am

    Because to add an extra person to talk to,give the story more depth and to add an extra ghost to the pack

  • Anonymous

    October 11th, 2015 - 10:07am

    I know what you mean….he did that in Listen too….I like the monologue but uncomfortable with him talking to the audience….but who is to say the Doctor hasnt set up a camera drone in the Tardis to record his thoughts 🙂

  • Anonymous

    October 11th, 2015 - 10:04am

    Doctor Whi One – It had everything to do with the concept of the episode….he told that story to explain the paradox of time travel. If the time traveller had beethovens sheet music but it turned out that he became beethoven by using the sheet music that was already produced.then who actually wrote the music….translated to the episode… if the Doctor got the idea for his plan from the ghost hologram which was already programmed by the doctor in his own future, then who actually came up with the plan. Bootlace Paradox….as the Doctor said….Google it 😉

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