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September 27th, 2014 176 comments

What Did You Think of Episode 6 The Caretaker

Now that the 6th episode of series 8 has been aired what did you think? Was it everything you had hoped for or not what you expected…

The terrifying Skovox Blitzer is ready to destroy all humanity – but worse, and any second now, Danny Pink and the Doctor are going to meet.

When terrifying events threaten Coal Hill school, the Doctor decides to go undercover.








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176 comments

  • Anonymous

    September 28th, 2014 - 1:21am

    Again, not a great episode. Clara – good. Concept – fair. Script – boring. The Doctor – poor.

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  • Gavin Thorburn

    September 28th, 2014 - 1:11am

    The caretaker for me was the best episode so far this series,it felt like a tennant era episode.the series so far has been brilliant I just understand all the negative comments .I’d love to know exactly what people wanna see because really it’s been a strong series so far

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    • Ian

      September 28th, 2014 - 8:59am

      Funny comment.

      Oh wait – you were serious….

    • the astronaut of death

      September 28th, 2014 - 12:16pm

      I agree gavin

  • Dalekparadigm2

    September 27th, 2014 - 10:55pm

    AAAAAGH! What a fantastic episode. I’ve still got a buzz from it (I’m writing this from 9:30 – My Internet’s very slow).
    Yes there wasn’t much monster dilema but what there was of it was just fantastic. Heaven again with the added Chris Addison (story arcs are forming in my head)
    I’m glad so many people enjoyed this one as they haven’t for previous episodes (except Listen)
    I’m just so happy about it. Moffat, Roberts, my heartiest congratulations. You two should do more together!
    YOWZER!

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  • Anonymous

    September 27th, 2014 - 10:47pm

    This is the wonderful thing about DW…I personally thought this episode was “OK” at best…which is fine, I would be silly to expect to love every episode. Its nice to see that others really enjoyed this episode…it shows SM’s wide appeal…there is something for everyone.

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  • the astronaut of death

    September 27th, 2014 - 10:45pm

    I cant believe where half way through the series already!

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  • Amateur Collector

    September 27th, 2014 - 10:44pm

    I thought Time Heist was okay, but most of this episode was pants. Listen was atrocious so ‘The Caretaker’ wasn’t the worst of the series so far, but Doctor Who is supposed to be an adventure programme that is exciting for children and adults and both ‘Listen’ and ‘The Caretaker’ were jaw-droppingly dull, dull, dull. If I wanted to watch a relationship unfold I would tune in to a different programme. Most viewers are not readers of this website and so don’t care about the minutiae of the series they, especially children I guess, want excitement that makes them think a bit,not a soap opera with some rubbishy robot thing that was about as threatening as a womble! Please can Clara shut up or at least talk in a way that resembles how people do talk and react.
    Best thing was the reference to ‘The Gemini Man’ (the watch).

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    • Sid Rat

      September 27th, 2014 - 11:48pm

      Yes I agree, this was a dull episode. Of course some people will have loved it, some hated it (hello) and some in between, but at the moment I can’t see him as the doctor. Had a debate this evening with a couple of fellow whovians (who also are not enjoying the 12th doctor), the subject of which was based around was the sixth doctor better than the 12th doctor! We all seemed to have a mutual yearning for a regeneration. Really hope rumours of Clara leaving are not true.

    • Ian

      September 28th, 2014 - 9:00am

      If Clara would just shut up maybe the Doctor could develop – but we all know that’s never gonna happen.

    • the astronaut of death

      September 29th, 2014 - 3:47pm

      come on stop moaning

      the epsiodes have been filmed wirtten sand aired

      and alot of people like them so it seems many people dont mind

  • BowtiesplusFezequalsCool

    September 27th, 2014 - 10:25pm

    Oooooh we’re beginning to see more of The Nethersphere. Really enjoyed the episode. Who else noticed Ollie from the Thick of It.

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    • DaveyUS

      September 30th, 2014 - 9:10pm

      Yes, I noticed Ollie (or Toby from In The Loop). It would really play to Capaldi’s strength if they made a character for Jamie and have the two of them go at it.

  • Cyber10Dalek

    September 27th, 2014 - 10:21pm

    In my personal opinion the episode was ok but could have been better.The moments with Danny and The Doctor clashing with Clara in the middle were hillarious and i did like how many of the supporting characters were portrayed,i favored Courtney in particular,plus the Skovox looked and sounded awesome.However,it all felt a bit tightly squeezed in to the 45 minute time limit the episode was restricted too and the Skovox didn’t feel as threatening a foe as i hoped it would,however it’s final appearance was fantastic! Overall a decent episode,but next week’s Kill The Moon looks terrifying(especially for anyone terrified of spiders.)I am intrigued by the return of the Promised land in this episode,especially since the policeman and other guy that are there seem to be in a building of some kind.And is anyone else wondering what the policeman saw out the window?Please reply and give your theories on Missy and the Promised land.

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  • 100,000BC

    September 27th, 2014 - 10:14pm

    Just a small thought, but if Clara was named after Elisabeth Sladen, maybe Courtney (who seems to be just as much a recurring character as Danny) was named after Nicholas Courtney…?

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    • the astronaut of death

      September 27th, 2014 - 10:16pm

      oh yeah

  • the astronaut of death

    September 27th, 2014 - 10:11pm

    I really loved this episode it was funny scare and cool and that monster was brilliant and the story was very good this is by far one of favourite episode of the series

    1. listen
    2. the caretaker
    3. into the dalek
    4. deep breath
    5. robot of Sherwood
    6. time heist

    what did you think of the caretaker booboo?

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  • Prof Horner

    September 27th, 2014 - 10:08pm

    I do not see why Moffat thinks we want kids in Doctor Who. Still I think Clara and Danny are a much more appealing couple than Amy and Rory. I enjoyed this episode alot.

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  • daleksean

    September 27th, 2014 - 10:07pm

    This was the best episode so far better than listen and the rest of the episodes this series

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    • Dalekparadigm2

      September 27th, 2014 - 10:53pm

      seconded

  • Gallifrey Will Rise Again

    September 27th, 2014 - 9:56pm

    Enjoyed every episode so far.

    1. Deep Breath
    2. Listen
    3. Into The Dalek
    4. The Caretaker
    5. Robot Of Sherwood
    6. Time Heist

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  • the eternal doctor

    September 27th, 2014 - 9:55pm

    In order of my favorites so far

    1st. Listen. – 9.6/10 perfect
    2nd. Time heist. – 9.3/10. Perfect
    3rd. Robots of sherwood. – 8.9/10. Perfect
    4th. The caretaker. – 8.4/10. A bit rushed
    5th. Into the dalek. – 8.2/10 be longer
    6th. Deep breath. – 7.9/10. To long

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  • StetsonDoctor

    September 27th, 2014 - 9:49pm

    1. Listen
    2. Deep Breath
    3. Time Heist (sorry!)
    4. Robot of Sherwood
    5. Into the Dalek
    6. The Caretaker

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    • The Temporal Jelly Baby

      September 27th, 2014 - 9:55pm

      1) Into the Dalek
      2) Time Heist
      3) The Caretaker
      4) Listen
      5) Deep Breath
      6) Robot of Sherwood

    • StetsonDoctor

      September 27th, 2014 - 10:05pm

      Interesting…go and teach PE 😆

    • Dalekparadigm2

      September 27th, 2014 - 10:52pm

      1. The Caretaker
      2. Time Heist (but the end was rushed)
      3. Listen
      4. Deep Breath
      5. Into the Dalek (Just didn’t make the mark for me)
      6. Robot of Sherwood (Funny but didn’t go anywhere)

    • Smith…John Smith

      September 27th, 2014 - 11:30pm

      1st- Time Heist
      2nd- Listen
      3rd- The Caretaker
      4th- Deep Breath
      5th- Into the Dalek
      6th- Robots of Sherwood

  • Gallifrey Will Rise Again

    September 27th, 2014 - 9:45pm

    Peter capaldi continues to excel as the doctor, he is absolutely superb in my opinion. And props to jenna coleman too she really has excelled as clara this series.Really enjoyed the episode it was brilliant, very very funny in places.

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  • Jamie

    September 27th, 2014 - 9:42pm

    Very enjoyable!

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  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    September 27th, 2014 - 9:42pm

    Borinng.
    The whole Clara thing went on for 25 mins until the Blitzer turned up for two minutes. I didn’t find the whole Danny and Doctor thing ‘electric’, and quite frankly the whole clara thing is unoriginal.
    had lots of bits that were unnecessary, should’ve been more action, best part was the last five minuted.
    next week looks good, but will try not to get excited

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    • StetsonDoctor

      September 27th, 2014 - 9:42pm

      7&8 sound excellent. I really hope they’re not let downs, like this story. Finger crossed, although I’m not really worried. Episodes 1-5 were great…

    • the eternal doctor

      September 27th, 2014 - 9:44pm

      What about when danny jumped over the robot

    • StetsonDoctor

      September 27th, 2014 - 9:46pm

      Hm…it was OK, but not the ‘defining moment’ that was promised in a review I read. Not sure, sorry.

    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      September 27th, 2014 - 9:51pm

      thank god I’m not the only one that thinks so!
      Deep breath was enjoyable, but half faced man story flopped.
      Into the Dalek was amazing, as was time heist. Probs my fave three

    • Amateur Collector

      September 27th, 2014 - 10:57pm

      I agree.

  • simon w

    September 27th, 2014 - 9:38pm

    Is it me or is the running thame around Chalk this season?. give me ur apinion. And Danny Pink I think he’s a UNIT soldier undercover in the school keeping a eye on Clara? It was a good epiosde.

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    • the eternal doctor

      September 27th, 2014 - 9:59pm

      I thought it was eating

      Deep breath- whisky
      Into dalek – tablet
      Robots of s- apple
      Listen. – cup of tea
      Time heist – take away
      Caretaker. – spilt juice

    • Sid Rat

      September 27th, 2014 - 11:53pm

      Whilst I don’t think the Danny Pink/UNIT sub plot is actually true, I think that its a great idea and would have been a superb sub plot!!

    • Anonymous

      September 28th, 2014 - 10:54pm

      It’s what I think he is. U never know. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    September 27th, 2014 - 9:35pm

    Pretty average. I’m afraid. First let down of Series 8 so far. And I seem to be the only person on the internet that thinks this?

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    • Dalekparadigm2

      September 27th, 2014 - 9:42pm

      yes you are. no offense

    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      September 27th, 2014 - 9:52pm

      No, he’s not

    • daleksean

      September 27th, 2014 - 10:02pm

      I disagree Listen was a big let down this episode was the best episode so far this series

    • Sid Rat

      September 27th, 2014 - 11:54pm

      You are not the only person that was disappointed (again) tonight.

    • Ian

      September 28th, 2014 - 9:04am

      No you’re not.

      This episode was complete tosh. Can anyone wipe the master tape???

    • booboo

      September 28th, 2014 - 9:15am

      why would they do that for an episode the vast majority of people enjoyed

    • Ian

      September 28th, 2014 - 9:17am

      Define vast majority.

      This really was complete rubbish.

      Another episode of Clara guest starring the Doctor.

    • booboo

      September 28th, 2014 - 9:22am

      I dont have to define anything, its right above you, you only have to look at the poll

    • Ian

      September 28th, 2014 - 9:26am

      I think what people expect from a Dr Who story is changing. The Doctor as the main star is fading into the past.

      When humans prove to be as intelligent as the Doctor then something is wrong.

      Lets wait and see what the rest of the season brings. Maybe the next episode will have a plot.

    • Dalek The Supreme

      September 29th, 2014 - 1:28pm

      Overall, I’m not impressed with this series so far. I can think of only two outstanding episodes (Deep Breath and Into the Dalek), but Robot of Sherwood, despite being incredibly funny, has terrible logic, Listen made Steven Moffat lose his place as my favorite Doctor Who writer, Time Heist was good up until they brought back the two characters we saw die and pulled the same, forced “monster-just-wants-to-find-its-lover” plot twist as Hide, only it was even MORE forced, and The Caretaker made the Twelfth Doctor even more unbearable than he’s been so far this season, gave us a completely nonthreatening monster, and the only upside was Clara developing. Also, we’re halfway through the series, and the central story arc has only been brought up three times, and the Doctor’s main character arc was shown twice, but forgotten by the third episode. Gone are the days, it seems, of Series 5, where every episode was leading into the finale. Please don’t think I’m only saying this because Matt Smith was my favorite, because I’m not. I was genuinely looking forward to Peter Capaldi as the Doctor. I just hate how he’s been written. I think Steven Moffat needs to step down and let someone else take over as head-writer next series.

    • the astronaut of death

      September 29th, 2014 - 3:45pm

      the people who have negative opinions say there opinion like a fact

      any way this was a good epsiode good monster good plot good doctor

      the poll speaks for it self

      so im afraid more people will diagree

  • Anonymous

    September 27th, 2014 - 9:32pm

    I wonder what the guy in the suit and the police officer who died at the beginning saw out the window…

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    • Cyber10Dalek

      September 27th, 2014 - 10:35pm

      IKR.What do you think he saw?I think he either saw the majority of the Promised Land/Nethersphere as a planet or maybe something else,like all the characters who have died so far in this season.Or perhaps something more sinister…

  • Dalek Supreme

    September 27th, 2014 - 9:29pm

    Quite enjoyable, new third place. Only really 2 specific problems and 1 kinda general one.
    1: The robot thing (Can’t remember the fancy name) looked pretty badass, but the way it moved around made it look very cheap and bit rubbish.

    2: The Doctor said he didn’t have enough time? HE’S GOT A DAMN TIME MACHINE! He has all the tome he needs to make the zappy doodad.

    General problem: Danny Pink is still a drearily bland character. His ONLY purpose is argument device and bland generic love interest. His Soldier backstory tries to give him depth, but it’s all mystery and no explanation, bearing in mind we’re half way in (I know, so many average episodes!)

    But, generally enjoyable. Not quite as good as Time Heist, so 3rd overall I’d say.

    1st-Time Heist (All round quite good, if somewhat overcomplicated)
    2nd-Into the Dalek (Not enough world building, too much in 1 episode)
    3rd-The Caretaker (See above)
    4th-Listen (A mish-mash of previous ideas, all done better previously)
    5th-Robot of Sherwood (Funny, but swaps humour for plot)
    6h-Deep Breath (OH GOD IT DRAGS ON AND ON BUT NOTHING HAPPENS)

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    • DoctorPlatypus

      September 27th, 2014 - 9:35pm

      Meh. I wouldn’t quite agree with you on your favourite episodes list, but your opinion is interesting. Overall, I think Series 8 so far has been a great run of episodes, much better than Series 7. But, I think it is about to get more interesting with Kill the Moon, Mummy on the Orient Express, Flatline, In the Forest of the Night, Dark Water and Death in Heaven. What do you think?

    • Anonymous

      September 27th, 2014 - 9:40pm

      in answer to 1, Scovox Blitzer (which frankly sounds like a wartime bomber)

      in answer to 2, he would be crossing his own timeline which is very dangerous

      lastly, front flip makes danny awesome by default

    • Dalekparadigm2

      September 27th, 2014 - 9:40pm

      in answer to 1, Scovox Blitzer (which frankly sounds like a wartime bomber)

      in answer to 2, he would be crossing his own timeline which is very dangerous

      lastly, front flip makes danny awesome by default

    • simon w

      September 27th, 2014 - 9:40pm

      It was called a Skovox Blitzer played by Jimmy Vee

    • Dalek Supreme

      September 27th, 2014 - 9:47pm

      About the time travel thing, he can do it without crossing his timeline. Just go away somewhere, then come back not even 10 seconds after he left! There problem solved, or is that too easy?

      I’m certainly interested in the rest of the episodes, and I am hoping this promise land thing pays off for a good finale.
      Btw, DoctorPlatypus, what’s your list?

    • Dalekparadigm2

      September 27th, 2014 - 10:46pm

      I am anonymous btw. Anyhoo, he didn’t have time to have time. If you catch my drift.

  • matt9982

    September 27th, 2014 - 9:26pm

    Best episode of the Series yet! 🙂

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  • the eternal doctor

    September 27th, 2014 - 9:22pm

    magnificent Danny pink is awesome made me laugh courtneys parents

    Reply
  • T4RD1S

    September 27th, 2014 - 9:21pm

    AWESOME DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, and finally missys back

    Reply
  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    September 27th, 2014 - 9:21pm

    My expectations were low for this episode, which is probably part of the reason why I really enjoyed it. It definitely exceeded expectations.

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  • thedaleksdeath

    September 27th, 2014 - 9:20pm

    The series has redeemed it’s self after that god awful ‘Time Heist’. ‘The Caretaker’ was brilliant.

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    • Anonymous

      September 27th, 2014 - 9:34pm

      Omg, I’m sorry WHAT? This was awful, Time Heist was brilliant. Sorry…

    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      September 27th, 2014 - 9:40pm

      Agreed

    • StetsonDoctor

      September 27th, 2014 - 9:42pm

      That was me BTW

  • Michael

    September 27th, 2014 - 9:19pm

    Loved the episode and the Pink Floyd reference.

    Reply
  • The Real McCoy

    September 27th, 2014 - 9:17pm

    WOW! That’s all I can say. My favourite episode this series (apart from Deep Breath). Still not sure who Missy is though?

    Reply
  • The Silent Silent

    September 27th, 2014 - 9:16pm

    AMAZING EPISODE!!!

    Reply

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