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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?



  • Olga

    October 19th, 2015 - 6:24pm

    I guess the next episode will be 1/10 because you’re counting down.

  • the ergon

    October 19th, 2015 - 5:44pm

    I apologise, it was ed bazalgette who directed. In any case as toby mentioned, they are aware but prepared for it to go out, accepting Vikings didn,t have horns on their helmets. Wasn,t the Viking helmet the first doctor found in ‘the time meddler’ a Viking helmet?

  • MrHaloWho

    October 19th, 2015 - 5:37pm

    It was Robot of Sherwood – the worst episode yet – all over again!

  • MrHaloWho

    October 19th, 2015 - 5:36pm

    And an average of 4/10 isn’t great. D,oD

  • MrHaloWho

    October 19th, 2015 - 5:34pm

    My ratings:
    The Magician’s Apprentice: 6/10
    The Witch’s Familiar: 5/10
    Under the Lake: 4/10
    Before the Flood: 3/10
    The Girl Who Died: 2/10

    Somehow, the series seems to be going downhill from the horrible first episode!

  • the ergon

    October 19th, 2015 - 5:28pm

    No but he directed it knowing this inaccuracy.

  • Exterminator

    October 19th, 2015 - 5:13pm

    I’ve been a fan since the 70’s. I’m just saying that compared to other hit shows, Who is tame in comparison.

    This weeks episode wouldn’t have been out of place on CBEEBIES!

  • Anonymous

    October 19th, 2015 - 4:55pm

    It was not written by Whithouse though…

  • Anonymous

    October 19th, 2015 - 3:59pm

    @Exterminator the type of show you want is not Doctor Who

  • Anonymous

    October 19th, 2015 - 3:58pm

    @Exterminator the over night ratings are dropping but the final ratings aren’t and those are the ones that matter


    October 19th, 2015 - 3:53pm

    Well, I wasn’t trying to come across as a know-it-all to begin with, just wanted to share an interesting fact that maybe others had not been aware off that I thought maybe they’d find interesting 🙂

  • starshipalaska

    October 19th, 2015 - 3:20pm

    Just an expression DOCTOR WHO ONE, it means that although you are about to point something out, you still don’t want to come across as a know-it-all :).


    October 19th, 2015 - 3:18pm

    Oh wait, I think I just understood your comment about ‘that guy’ being Clarice because they said episodes not stories.

    Yeah, ‘The Crimson Horror’ is indeed the 100th episode of the new series, while this current 2-parter is the 100th story 🙂


    October 19th, 2015 - 2:57pm

    Cyber Squirrel and Starship Alaska – THAT GUY ? what are you two on about ?.

  • Exterminator

    October 19th, 2015 - 1:40pm

    Who is about being scared of the monsters and aliens and hiding behind the sofa and telling your school friends how scary it was.

    It takes more to scare audiences these days. That’s the point I’m trying to make.

    The Dire (lol) were just terrible.

  • starshipalaska

    October 19th, 2015 - 1:28pm

    I hate be that other guy, but I think the Crimson Horror was the 100th episode, while this is the 100th story 🙂

  • the ergon

    October 19th, 2015 - 12:51pm

    If you read this months doctor who magazine, writer toby whitehouse explains that the look was intentional for the program a misconception of how vikings really looked. A mythologised look. I don,t think his idea was to patronise the audience.

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    October 19th, 2015 - 12:16pm

    The Magician’s Apprentice: 9/10
    The Witch’s Familiar: 10/10
    Under the Lake: 7/10
    Before the Flood: 8/10
    The Girl Who Died: 6/10

    Average score so far: 8/10.
    That’s a pretty good average. 🙂

  • Rufus

    October 19th, 2015 - 10:18am

    Who is not about blood and guts and pointless head smashing.

  • 47

    October 19th, 2015 - 10:03am

    Apart from Peter Capaldi in a couple or three scenes near the end which highlight how good he is, this was a rather poor episode. Nonsense story, nonsense ‘villain’ and yet another re-treading of the Doctor/Clara relationship and character ‘dilemas’, the whole episode was a dull, waste of time, just to set up a new character/plot/story point. After the last four excellent episodes, this was a big step backwards……. Hopefully just a filler, though………

  • The Cyber Squirrel

    October 19th, 2015 - 7:31am

    I hate to be that guy, but it was actually the crimson horror.

  • Anonymous

    October 19th, 2015 - 1:29am

    Remember Toby Whitehouse wrote Vampires of Venice and A Town Called Mercy…hardly the finest scripts. Kind of proves many of these comments are not even thought through.

    The point is…it doesn’t matter who is leader writter…their will always be haters and complainers.

    SM is doing a fantastic job, not only with his own writing but recruiting other writers and directing their scripts.

  • Clarice

    October 19th, 2015 - 12:33am

    I’d have to agree with you about Flatline! That one is one of the absolute best. To clarify, do you mean that the point at which Moffat stepped in and took over the script, is clear? If so, how can you tell? Very curious about this, as you’re not the first commenter to mention that!

  • Clarice

    October 19th, 2015 - 12:29am

    @Dalekparadigm2 I agree that the Day of the Doctor and the Time of the Doctor are some of the best, but I disagree that he’s had enough time on the show. I think he has an incredible attention to detail–the little snide comments and under-the-breath remarks he writes into every episode he’s a part of, prove that. This might’ve not been his best yet, but I still look forward to all the new episodes and wild ideas he has to bring to the series. I guess only time will tell how he does this season!

  • Clarice

    October 19th, 2015 - 12:26am

    Whoa that’s amazing! 100 episodes FLEW by…

    Cheers to 100 more! 🙂

  • Dalekparadigm2

    October 18th, 2015 - 10:46pm

    I personally think that The Day of the Doctor and The Time of the Doctor have been the best Moffat episodes. I do also think that he has had enough time on the show. He’s run out of ideas. This episode could’ve been so much more but if you look at my other ratings, out of 5 episodes so far, all that were written or co-writen by Moffat have been at the bottom of the list. Toby Whithouse for lead writer. Those last two were great!

  • Exterminator

    October 18th, 2015 - 10:05pm

    Well the ratings are dropping every week, they need to do something and quickly.

  • LaurenceC

    October 18th, 2015 - 9:21pm

    An excellent episode with some nice fun parts thrown in. Masie seemed to be a bit disconnected from things at some points, but she was a very worthy addition – I hope she is not overused. One major gripe though – Moffat seems to treat viewers like idiots sometimes. Every schoolchild know that Viking helmets did NOT have horns on them!

  • starshipalaska

    October 18th, 2015 - 7:30pm

    Wow, really, 2/10? There were some really nice moments, continued subtle development of Clara, some decent comedy bits, brilliant shock revelations at the end relating to Capaldi’s face and the Hybrid. Seems a little harsh but whatever.

  • Olga

    October 18th, 2015 - 7:22pm

    I agree with you but I still think the vilain should have been either more funny or more serious. He was silly but not in that funny way (raher in “was that for real?” way). It’s just my opinion but I’m still optimistic about the series.

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