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April 22nd, 2017 61 comments

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What did You Think of Series 10 Episode 2 Smile?

Now that the second episode of series 10 has been aired what did you think? Was it everything you had hoped for or not what you expected.

In the far future, at the edge of the galaxy, there is a gleaming, perfect city. This brand new human settlement is said to hold the secret of human happiness – but the only smiles the Doctor and Bill can find are on a pile of grinning skulls.

Something is alive in the walls, and the emojibots are watching from the shadows, as the Doctor and Bill trying to unravel a terrifying mystery…

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Peter Capaldi returns as Doctor Who for twelve thrilling adventures. He is joined by new companion, Bill (played by Pearl Mackie), along with returning loveable alien, Nardole (played by Matt Lucas).



  • The Surgeon

    April 22nd, 2017 - 10:24pm

    Not really the moral is it, but OK. If you want to prove to everyone you know the word capitalism then don’t let me stop you

  • Jordan Scott

    April 22nd, 2017 - 10:22pm

    My gut feeling from the start has been that he will be killed off (or something similar) either before of during the finale.

  • The Surgeon

    April 22nd, 2017 - 10:21pm

    You should probably wait till the end of the series to say if it’s convoluted. It’s not particularly complex at the moment, and at least it’s more interesting than the Hybrid or Torchwood

  • Tim M

    April 22nd, 2017 - 10:16pm

    Very good episode. I actually felt it worked really well as a vehicle to show how the Doctor and Bill’s relationship developed. The second episode needed to be more about the two them. So it was good the guest characters were mostly sidelined, in a story that was both compelling and engrossing to watch. The ‘Emoji’ bots were effective and will be memorable foes. A much better story this time from Cottrell Boyce. 9/10.

  • J0k3r

    April 22nd, 2017 - 9:41pm


  • Dalekparadigm2

    April 22nd, 2017 - 9:34pm

    Really quite good. A lot better than I was expecting. Even still, the emojibots turned out to be quite tame…again…

  • prototype dalek

    April 22nd, 2017 - 9:24pm

    No footage of him in the final so that might be the case but I am sure he will make an appearance of sort

  • J0k3r

    April 22nd, 2017 - 9:16pm

    I sort of see what you mean with the end of trodm but i think he should just be left out of the final

  • Mr. J

    April 22nd, 2017 - 8:57pm

    I liked it! Okay, not brilliant or the best episode, but it kept me interested and I loved watching the doctor and Bills chemistry! Can’t wait for thin ice!

  • techruyc

    April 22nd, 2017 - 8:56pm

    Yea, really liked it, another decent episode from season 10.

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    April 22nd, 2017 - 8:52pm

    It’s not especially convoluted at the moment. There’s something in the vault. That’s about the extent it goes to.

    I understand your frustration with plot arcs though. The hybrid one had so much potential but was just ruined in Hell Bent to be honest.

  • Chaz

    April 22nd, 2017 - 8:47pm

    I thought it was pretty underwhelming with a poor ending.I also not a fan of the vault arc, I’ve had enuff of these convoluted season long arcs. But still love the show!!!!

  • Jordan Scott

    April 22nd, 2017 - 8:42pm

    Nardole hasn’t really been in a “serious moment” as of yet, so I would presume that if he is in one his character would adjust to fit that scene. Also his character appears to be developing into a more serious tone over the course of the series.

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    April 22nd, 2017 - 8:39pm

    These could change, but so far in series 10…

    The Pilot: 8/10
    Smile: 6/10

    Average score so far: 7/10

  • J0k3r

    April 22nd, 2017 - 8:35pm

    Sorry if sspelling are wrong my keyboards broke

  • J0k3r

    April 22nd, 2017 - 8:34pm

    Nardole makes serious moment’s so awkward and takes the drama out. Imagin the final with him. Its the most dramatic episode of the series and his cheesy cringe worthy humour ruins it. Jack harkness had a good humour and it was funny even in dramatic scenes with his sarcasam. Why moffat. Why didnt you bring him back. Thinks for a moment. Is he in the vault

  • 100,000BC

    April 22nd, 2017 - 8:34pm

    I’m so glad the term “emoji-bots” isn’t actually canon. Good episode, too.

  • The Dalek Whovian

    April 22nd, 2017 - 8:33pm

    I quite liked this episode it was light hearted but was also quite dark at the same time

  • Jordan Scott

    April 22nd, 2017 - 8:31pm

    It was just ok for me, nothing special but I’m liking the continuous mentioning of the vault as it’s got me very intrigued! I actually prefer it when Nardole is there as he creates a nice dynamic between the characters and has fantastic comic timing! 🙂

  • Dr RevWho

    April 22nd, 2017 - 8:23pm

    I really enjoyed it. Far from brilliant television, but much better than ‘ITFOTN’. I enjoyed Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie, and the story was pretty interesting and fun to watch play out.

    And the moral of the story, kids is: YAY CAPITALISM!

    My score: 8/10

  • Anonymous

    April 22nd, 2017 - 8:23pm

    Enjoyed it. Not sure about the resolution of the story though….


  • JA

    April 22nd, 2017 - 8:22pm

    Better than I expected. It really helps that my expectations weren’t as a high for decent television viewing. Also, MUCH BETTER than Frank Cottrell-Boyce previous story.

  • prototype dalek

    April 22nd, 2017 - 8:21pm

    Really enjoyed it, and not over using Nardole which is good. Use of the emoji bots was better than I expected!

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    April 22nd, 2017 - 8:17pm

    Decent. Sums it up for me really. Nothing special, but a decent episode of Doctor Who! And you know what? I was expecting less than decent so it exceeded my expectations and I’m happy.

  • Anonymous

    April 22nd, 2017 - 8:16pm

    That means no nardole in ep3. I only hope hes not in the finally

  • Mark Belsom

    April 22nd, 2017 - 8:15pm

    Bill has certainly figured the doctor out,she got it one. The episode was better than I thought it would be.

  • When The Doctor Was Me

    April 22nd, 2017 - 8:14pm

    My only niggle was the resolution was to easy.

  • When The Doctor Was Me

    April 22nd, 2017 - 8:12pm

    Do you know what… I kinda liked that, much better than was expecting.

    The execution was good and the pacing was nice. Bill was brilliant, asking the right questions and her reactions to things is spot on.

    I love it when an episode ends in the next! And that was a great way to do it. The Doctor having a little game with Bill only to wow her again!

  • Anonymous

    April 22nd, 2017 - 8:10pm

    I find nardole cheesy so not having him was great

  • Anonymous

    April 22nd, 2017 - 8:09pm

    No nardole. Get in

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