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October 17th, 2015 147 comments

What did you Think of The Girl Who Died?

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

Captured by Vikings, the Doctor and Clara must help protect their village from Space Warriors from the future: the Mire. Outnumbered and outgunned, their fate seems inevitable. So why is the Doctor preoccupied with a single Viking girl?




    October 18th, 2015 - 6:59am

    Only thing I largely liked about it was the flashbacks to ‘The Fires of Pompeii’ and ‘Deep Breath’.

  • Dalek105

    October 18th, 2015 - 6:47am

    sorry didnt reply earlier, but that is a good point, I didnt look at the writers

  • NigelM

    October 17th, 2015 - 11:57pm

    What made sense ? That one of the most feared warrior races in the galaxy would bother to use a hologram with a clearly electronic eye-patch ? Why didn’t they just transport the warriors without revealing themselves ? Why give the villagers 24 hours to prepare ? Why did she die after putting on the helmet ? Too many plot holes.

  • Wildthyme

    October 17th, 2015 - 11:25pm

    Not too bad, reminded me of an old DWM 8th Doctor serial. Especially the ending where he uses alien tech to save the samurai that helped him, which made him immortal… Wonder if she’ll follow the same type of path

  • GallifreyanKnight

    October 17th, 2015 - 11:03pm

    “I have a theory that the girl is jenny flint”


  • GallifreyanKnight

    October 17th, 2015 - 11:02pm

    Standard filler type episode.
    Not bad, but not great either.
    Average at best.

  • 76 Totter’s Lane

    October 17th, 2015 - 10:48pm

    Me too.

  • The Figure Adventurer

    October 17th, 2015 - 10:47pm

    Wow. This was… amazing! I loved this episode! A refreshing break from the deep, melodramatic storylines of late. Jamie Mathieson has really topped his game since Flatline which, in my opinion, is one of the best episodes of Doctor Who. It is clear, however, at which point Moffat stepped in… the story actually dips down a little towards the end. But, other than that, this is one of the strongest stories of Doctor Who!

  • The Silent Silent

    October 17th, 2015 - 10:28pm


  • 100,000BC

    October 17th, 2015 - 10:04pm

    Excellent! This episode seems rather ‘marmite’ compared to the previous ones this series, but personally I loved it! Ashildr could become Big Finish spin-off territory at some point (perhaps not immediately), depending on how next episode plays out.

    I loved the bit about his face, I loved Ashildr and I loved that bit with the baby – a tear formed in my eye at some points, but the episode was also a lot of fun.

    I can’t pretend that the destruction of the sonic sunglasses didn’t satisfy me – they were a fun gimmick to start with but ultimately they will probably lose their novelty as time goes on – who knows whether they will make a return?

    Roll on next week, and the second part in the Ashildr duology!


    October 17th, 2015 - 10:00pm

    A simple yet effective episode. It also turned out to be very clever, and it had some brilliant character moments. Although, apart from the ending, I don’t think Williams made much of an impact.

    Nice nods to Pompeii! That was exciting. Tonnes better than last week. Proves single stories can be just as good as two parters! Nice to have a break.

    But, it did get a bit silly at times, although I thought it would be worse in the build up.

    Really enjoyed it!

    Also, THE FORESHADOWING! My English techniques bingo was bursting

  • Anonymous

    October 17th, 2015 - 9:57pm

    Really disappointed.

  • 100,000BC

    October 17th, 2015 - 9:54pm

    Frobisher the shape-shifting penguin?? Now that would be an interesting regeneration :’D

    Just joking, I know who you mean – but Mr. Frobisher’s ancestors probably just migrated from Italy at some point, which explains all of your problems, thank you and goodnight!

  • Doctorfan

    October 17th, 2015 - 9:48pm

    They haven’t they’re on tv trailer quite a lot

  • the astronaut of death

    October 17th, 2015 - 9:46pm

    for now…..

  • The eternal doctor

    October 17th, 2015 - 9:40pm

    He is just happy he is right

  • the astronaut of death

    October 17th, 2015 - 9:38pm

    odin reminded me of tellytubbies baby

  • 76 Totter’s Lane

    October 17th, 2015 - 9:38pm

    And the 1st Doctor having the same face of the Abbot of Amboise in ‘The Massacre (of St. Bartholomew’s Eve)’.

  • The eternal doctor

    October 17th, 2015 - 9:37pm

    Glad glasses have gone

  • The eternal doctor

    October 17th, 2015 - 9:36pm

    Sorry comment was for above

  • The eternal doctor

    October 17th, 2015 - 9:35pm

    So glad the glasses have gone

  • Moog Who Craft!

    October 17th, 2015 - 9:35pm

    One of the best episodes of Doctor Who ever! Steven Moffat is really upping his game here. Series 5: Great Series 6: Ok (ish) Series 7: Great Series 8: Alright

    Series 9: SMASHING! Seriously, one of the best series ever! The first two episodes were superb.
    Episode 3 was great, Episode 4 let it down slightly. But Episode 5.. MY GOD!

    Maisie williams’s character is not what I expected her to be. I am so glad she was a new character, and not River or Susan, as a lot of people assumed. Her dieing, and then coming back to life again was great, and shows us how far the Doctor will go to keep a human alive, even though that has now made Ashilda immortal.. Hmmmm *cough cough* Captain Jack..

    But seriously. A stunning episode, and I really hope we see more episodes like this!
    (Also, clara isn’t in the NEXT TIME trailer… Ummmmm)

  • anon

    October 17th, 2015 - 9:34pm

    CJ, clap clap (!) Everyone else is allowed to have an opinion of who someone is going to be, not just you. So there is no reason to boast, its not like you have written anything in the series. Me and my mates had a bet to guess who she was, a couple said River, 1 said his daughter, i said just a new character to try and get the views up and get a lot of hype during the trailer.

    So yeah, Ashildr is a new character, big whoop. time to get on with life again

  • The super whovian

    October 17th, 2015 - 9:34pm

    Because in The enemy of the world the 2nd doctor had the same face as salamander

  • The eternal doctor

    October 17th, 2015 - 9:34pm

    I know what your saying, but there different writers

  • CJ

    October 17th, 2015 - 9:33pm

    It was the Eleventh Doctor who gave that sonic screwdriver when they visited the singing towers of darillium

  • The eternal doctor

    October 17th, 2015 - 9:31pm

    Watching it again, the only thing that I thought was good about that episode was them on the mire ship, should of been on there longer and the comedy.

  • CJ

    October 17th, 2015 - 9:31pm

    Alot of it made perfect sense… Just saying

  • Dem squiggles

    October 17th, 2015 - 9:30pm

    WHy the second doctor

  • character

    October 17th, 2015 - 9:29pm

    So thats why he took Caecillius’ face, does not explain why we have a doppelganger of Frobisher flying the Tardis though.

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