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What Did You Think of Episode 9 Flatline?

Separated from the Doctor, Clara discovers a new menace from another dimension.

But how do you hide when even the walls are no protection? With people to save and the Doctor trapped, Clara comes up against an enemy that exists beyond human perception.

Now that the 9th episode of series 8 has been aired what did you think? Was it everything you had hoped for or not what you expected…

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  • goldie3070

    October 25th, 2014 - 9:08pm

    Just how domesticated is the new series. The doctor is powerful isn’t he yet he looks like he taking his orders from Clara.I hoped for so much from this series and I love Peter but the series is becoming a bit twee and it is concentrating on the relationship. It is looking all a bit naff.

  • The Moffat Paradox

    October 24th, 2014 - 12:18am

    Only one other thing to say about the Boneless. Bring them BACK!!

  • The Dark Doctor

    October 22nd, 2014 - 5:28pm

    If you look behind Missy, there is windows that to me resemble the old Tear Drop Cyberman eyes.

    Is she perhaps, inside an older version of a Cyberman or onboard a Cyber ship…

    • Oncoming Storm 2

      October 24th, 2014 - 7:31pm

      I generally liked episode However Clara
      Strutting around thinking she The doctor
      was ludicrous. Both Rose and Donna
      Became temporary Time Lords by
      absorbing the full power Of the
      Time Vortex. Clara had no power at
      all. Being clever doesn’t make you
      a Time Lord.

  • doctor no more

    October 22nd, 2014 - 5:01pm

    at last a semi decent story/episode,felt like a good 9th or 10th doctor episode with it been set in modern day and on earth.still missing the dr theme music and sadly cant take to this doctor at all,trying to run round the tardis was laughable,thought he was going to fall over.theres no character to him at all.just watched a couple of 11th doc episodes,i wish matt hadn’t finished when he did,he must of known it was getting tired with moff in charge.

  • whomeverafan

    October 20th, 2014 - 11:56pm

    Loved Flatline. It’s just getting better and better with each episode.
    I thought that the Tardis’ cube actually looked like the Pandorica. Is that a coincidence?


      October 21st, 2014 - 4:38pm

      Your not the only one. We’ve all thought it looked like the Pandorica.

  • David

    October 20th, 2014 - 9:11pm

    Can’t anybody see it, Clara is the next Doctor!!

    • Anonymous

      October 24th, 2014 - 4:44pm

      Can’t stand her

  • Ian

    October 20th, 2014 - 7:56pm

    Pretty good – I could almost see Colin Baker’s Dr playing this episode perfectly.

    But I’m sorry, Clara has gone beyond the point of being interesting. I just have to see her face now to be irritated. That aside, it is good to see the shrinking TARDIS again (1st time in Logopolis).

    Missy? Hmmmmmm. Hope she is the Rani and not the Master (Could be the Valyard….), merely just to bring a new villain into the new series.


      October 21st, 2014 - 7:14am

      Actually, it’s the 3rd time the Tardis has shrunk.

      1)Planet of the Giants.

      Don’t worry, I forgot it shrunk in a William Hartnell story, not that I’ve seen it which I haven’t, it’s just that I learned the Tardis had shrunk in an early 1960’s adventure but forgot myself so I too thought she first shrunk in Logopolis just as you thought.

  • Whoever

    October 20th, 2014 - 4:54pm

    Another brilliant episode. Why say more?

  • timestream

    October 20th, 2014 - 3:52pm

    Finally a good episode but it was a long time coming, more like this one please.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    October 20th, 2014 - 3:22pm

    Possibly the best one of the series. The side character was alright, the villain was threatening, the characters were handled well, and the Doctor’s speech when he destroyed the “Boneless” was epic. Outside of a few nitpicks, I can’t find any faults with this episode.

  • Matt Hester

    October 20th, 2014 - 9:29am

    “Flatline” was really good! Although the episode was mainly centred around Clara, I loved it. I was dreading this episode because I thought there was going to be too much Clara, but I genuinely liked it. I cant wait to see what the connection will be between Missy and Clara, so heres hoping for a great plot twist. Overall, I rate “Flatline”a 9.5/10!

  • anthem68

    October 20th, 2014 - 3:24am

    Well fudge me! I really liked this episode. The best one, yet. But that’s not saying much, because I’ve been bashing every episode until now. Clara was actually enjoyable to watch in this one. It’s amazing how good something could be when the pieces come together. But here’s the thing: my expectations were zero. I was actually dreading watching yet another episode of this series. But I’m glad I’ve hung in there… I pray and hope they keep the ball rolling… More, please!

    • rt

      October 20th, 2014 - 1:03pm

      Well said!

  • Gallifrey Will Rise Again

    October 20th, 2014 - 12:44am

    I think missy is the tardis. And I think clara is the doctor somehow

    “He can be very mean sometimes. Except to me
    of course, because he loves me so much”

    It’s a well known fact the doctor loves the tardis

    “clara , my clara I have chosen well”

    From the doctors wife:
    Idris: did you ever wonder why I chose you all those years ago
    The doctor: I chose you. You were unlocked
    Idris:Of course I was. I wanted to see the universe, so I stole a timelord and ran away.

    Remember it was clara who persuaded the first doctor to take the other tardis instead.

    And clara was essentially the doctor in flatline.

    As usual we’ll all be wrong but it’s always fun trying to figure it out.

    • Gallifrey Will Rise Again

      October 20th, 2014 - 12:55am

      I’ve just remembered something else.
      Remember in listen could that toy solider be a clue too. It was a family air loom handed down generations presumably from clara and danny but at the end when Clara’s on gallifrey under the doctor’s bed in that barn she leaves it with him?

    • Ian

      October 20th, 2014 - 7:59pm

      Something about the first sentence is interesting. I could almost see this plot thread playing out. Of course if Clara does turn out to be the Doctor, sadly I think it could be a natural conclusion to my association with the series after 35 years.

    • Gallifrey Will Rise Again

      October 21st, 2014 - 1:51am

      i have three serious passions in my life
      1. doctor who
      2. sunderland a.f.c Season ticket holder (sigh)
      3. British Sitcoms.

      My absolute dream is for steve pemberton & reece sheersmith to write a doctor who episode together……… my god they would take the doctor to a dark place

    • paddy

      October 22nd, 2014 - 3:12pm

      Methinks some of you try to look into things too deeply. It reminds me of when I studied A level English lit and am convinced we were being encouraged to read things into some works of lit which weren,t written in by the author. In truth you could do the same with Noddy

  • Longtime Whofan

    October 19th, 2014 - 9:11pm

    I think they should rename the series “Dr Clara”. There has only been 1 episode in the series where the Dr seemed like the Dr

    • Anonymous

      October 19th, 2014 - 9:18pm


    • Ian

      October 20th, 2014 - 8:00pm

      Well said!!!

  • The Flying Shark

    October 19th, 2014 - 7:15pm

    I thought this episode was great!

  • the astronaut of death

    October 19th, 2014 - 5:21pm


    in the forest of the night trailer there is an image of a London bus in the forest and on the bus there is an image of the 12th doctor and clara no joke!!!!!

    • Doctor Stu

      October 19th, 2014 - 7:58pm

      Omg there actually is its the twelfth doctor, Clara and the TARDIS

  • Inferno

    October 19th, 2014 - 4:06pm

    Both myself and my 11-year-old son (who was fidgeting with excitement) thought this was the best episode of series 8 so far. Some great comedy moments, (Adams Family) and some great spooky moments as the monsters became three dimensional. Clara was brilliant and some great effects, writing and acting. Now if all the episodes had been this good no-one would be complaining…or would they?

    • booboo

      October 19th, 2014 - 4:22pm

      I dont think there has been one bad episode to be honest, this one wasn’t one of my favourites but should have been, probably because of all the wrong reasons

      it was new concept with a terrifying monster, seemed like it was a feature film trying to burst out of its very confined filming area and time scale into something much grander

      The special effects of the doctor in the shrunk Tardis were really good, normal things like that just dont look right but they were terrific i thought .

      Good resolution as well

    • Harold Saxon

      October 19th, 2014 - 4:48pm

      I think the shrunk tardis worked really well,even though it was toy tardis like we all have

    • the astronaut of death

      October 19th, 2014 - 4:59pm

      for me the only bad one has been time heist

    • Anonymous

      October 19th, 2014 - 9:05pm

      the only 1 bad episode for me was the Robots of Sherwood.

  • The ergon

    October 19th, 2014 - 3:51pm

    A doctor lite episode? Set on a rundown estate,peole disappearing. Thought it might be another ‘Fear her’.I was wrong it surpassed expectations and gave us more light comic relief.The 12th doctor has really come into his own now. Thoroughly enjoyed like last weeks mummisode. So much for my second guessing krynoids for next weeks episode. That tiger in the forest something to do with the kipling poem?

    • the ergon

      October 21st, 2014 - 11:00am

      Not kipling-william blake.


    October 19th, 2014 - 2:35pm

    Best episode for me since ‘Into the Dalek’.

  • Harold Saxon

    October 19th, 2014 - 1:18pm

    Very Good indeed,very pacy and lots going on,the dimensional thing was fun and i thought clara was great in the absence of the doctor,the appearance of missy at the end is intriguing,she i up to something big,seems very evil,hope she turns out to be the master!

  • The Moffat Paradox

    October 19th, 2014 - 11:44am

    Easily for my money one of the best episodes of what has been the BEST series since the relaunch back in 2005.

    We were promised a more darker classic like Who under Peter Capaldi with more actual hide behind the sofa moments and we’ve got it.I think it benefits from being on nearer the watershed although if it’s nearer kiddies bedtimes and clashing with X Factor I hope it is’nt impinging on the viewing figures.

  • Exterminator

    October 19th, 2014 - 11:20am

    Another good episode I thought. I loved the shrinking Tardis idea, it was very funny seeing the Dr’s face and hand poking out the little doors.

    When the Dr gave Clara the big club hammer, it looked like she had a magic bag like Mary Poppins (who Missy dresses and looks like!)

    It actually made me jump when the big 3d hand grabbed the bloke in the tunnel. I thought the community service supervisor character was going to turn out to be involved somehow, especially when the psychic paper didn’t work on him.

    Would’ve liked a little more deaths and more horror though just to make it even more scary.

  • john sharkey

    October 19th, 2014 - 11:04am

    Well done all Flatline was fantastic very scary loved it scariest since Blink and the Angels.
    Series 8 is great Listen was brilliant so much to look forward to Capaldi gets better each time one thing Clara must stay

    • Ian

      October 20th, 2014 - 8:01pm

      ‘out of the series’ was how the sentence was supposed to finish 🙂

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