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October 3rd, 2015 82 comments

What Did You Think Episode 3 of Under The Lake ?

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

When an Underwater Base comes under attack, the Doctor and Clara must save the frightened crew and defeat an impossible threat. But what is behind these terrifying events? And can they really be haunted by ghosts?



  • The Moffat Paradox

    October 5th, 2015 - 1:24am

    Never going to please everybody there.Think its a LOT better than what Murray Gold first came up with for Matt Smith’s debut.

  • Sid Rat

    October 4th, 2015 - 9:15pm

    And on the point about Osgood, is she actually coming back or is it just a Zygon shapeshift?

  • Sid Rat

    October 4th, 2015 - 9:13pm

    I agree with the other responses, you can’t go back. Peter isn’t my favourite Doctor, but I wouldn’t want to see a regeneration to an older Doctor, that wouldn’t be right. Did enjoy this episode though, I love these ghosts.

  • Jammy2305

    October 4th, 2015 - 8:40pm

    Assuming you’ve never watched “City of Death”?

  • Dalek the Supreme

    October 4th, 2015 - 6:12pm

    Matt Smith was great, but he CHOSE to leave. The Doctor is MEANT to change his appearance, and I personally like that they cast an older actor as the Doctor. We’ve had too many young, accessible Doctors, and it’s wonderful to see such a refreshing change.

  • Dalek the Supreme

    October 4th, 2015 - 6:09pm

    I agree. Getting rid of the Sonic Screwdriver? Fine! The Doctor’s been relying on it too much as of late anyway! But getting rid of it JUST to introduce ANOTHER Sonic device, and one that’s just plain ridiculous to the point of cringing??? I am PRAYING they’ll be destroyed at the end of the season.

  • Dalek the Supreme

    October 4th, 2015 - 6:07pm

    No. Just, no. It was annoying when people kept pining for David Tennant to come back when Matt Smith was the Doctor, and it’s embarrassing to hear people wanting Capaldi to regenerate into Smith now, especially since Matt Smith was my favorite Doctor. Come on, he had a great run, but it’s time to move on.

    And I do NOT want to see the emotional impact of Amy’s and Rory’s death ruined by having one or both of them brought back. Seriously, even if you don’t like Clara, she’s leaving soon, so there’s always the next companion.

  • Dalek the Supreme

    October 4th, 2015 - 6:02pm

    This was definitely a really good episode. The story was great and took time to build itself up. The supporting characters were good, and I love how they just accept that the acting commander is deaf, no questions asked, she’s just the commander. A really nice, subtle touch. The ghosts were creepy, and gave me one or two scares. The Doctor was on form, as was Clara, and the part with the cards was pretty funny. The cliffhanger at the end took me by surprise, but I am a little bemused that the whole “The Doctor’s going to die!” theme Steven Moffat’s run of the show has had going on since The Big Bang was brought up just a week after the last time it was used. It’s being taken up to ridiculous amounts of repetitiveness. At the very least, it looks like it will have more of an affect on the story than the Doctor’s Confession Dial in The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar, which was completely inconsequential. Overall, a terrific episode, and I can’t wait for Before The Flood.

  • Tim M

    October 4th, 2015 - 4:33pm

    Another very strong episode. Although I did feel at times that the story was going quite slow, almost as though the writer suddenly realised that there’s also a part two to this adventure. Nevertheless, great performances, good atmosphere, and a very interesting plot. Good cliffhanger as well. So, at the moment I still prefer the epic openeing Dalek/Davros/Missy two-parter. But this one shows huge promise. 8/10

  • Obsie

    October 4th, 2015 - 2:48pm

    They may well be able to do all that, however the one thing they can’t do is fix the opinions of people who can’t stand the dismal addition of them. As for other sonic devices mentioned, they fortunately vanished after a while.

  • Dalekparadigm2

    October 4th, 2015 - 12:48pm

    Cass wasn’t deaf she had speach problems I think but I do agree that Lunn shouldn’t have been signing what the others were saying. Unless she was partially deaf or something…

  • Dalekparadigm2

    October 4th, 2015 - 12:45pm

    Because Episode 2 of S9 was in sync as was most of S8 but not episodes 1 or 3 of S9 or episodes 10 – 12 and Christmas of S8.

  • Still Not Ginger

    October 4th, 2015 - 11:12am

    How do we know its out of sync? Maybe they just changed it?

  • Moog Who Craft!

    October 4th, 2015 - 10:45am

    The title sequence is out of sync again! FIX IT! But overall, a very good episode and I cant wait for PART 2! 😀

  • MrHaloWho

    October 4th, 2015 - 10:37am

    So, so far (in three episodes), it can rebuild the TARDIS, connect to Wifi under a lake in a flooded village and create a lifelike hologram of Clara.

  • MrHaloWho

    October 4th, 2015 - 10:33am

    +The Living Shadow
    I thought Lunn (Zaqi Ismail) wasn’t a very good actor.
    I also didn’t understand why Cass, the woman who couldn’t talk needed Lunn to sign to her. She clearly wasn’t deaf, as she could hear the Doctor talk.

    I don’t think he crossed his timeline, as he went back to before he arrived. He must have to leave before the past/future self arrives with Clara, though. The idea is that, there can only be one Doctor at a time. Apart from the Three Doctors, the Five Doctors, the Two Doctors, Father’s Day, Time Crash, the Name of the Doctor and the Day of the Doctor.

  • MrHaloWho

    October 4th, 2015 - 10:23am

    Somehow, I’ve only just realised the episode was set under a lake. I thought it was an Atlantis-style thing where the island… just… fell… down.

    I wasn’t really paying much attention, as I found it very boring. It felt like the end of World War Z, but with Ghosts: a couple of people running round corridors from strange monsters, and people directing them by watching on CCTV.

  • CJ

    October 4th, 2015 - 10:00am

    Well Pete you just met him! I love the sonic SUNglasses! 😀 I’m surprised no one else likes them, I mean seriously! We’ve had a Laser Screwdriver, a Sonic Gun, A SONIC LIPSTICK!!! And a silly old Sonic Pen! IMO I think the Sonic Sunglasses are cool!

  • Pete

    October 4th, 2015 - 9:58am

    I am confused as to how it is now apparently fine for the doctor to cross his own timeline and go back to an earlier point of the events he is part of?! It’s always been a principle of the show that he can’t do this, otherwise in every story he could just nip back a bit earlier and try again! Yet at the end of this episode he travels back to before the flood? Surely this sets a dangerous precedent that undermines much of the story telling in the show, but nobody seems to be noticing this?

  • CJ

    October 4th, 2015 - 9:54am

    I completely agree!

  • Pete

    October 4th, 2015 - 9:52am

    I haven’t met a single person yet who does not hate the sonic glasses thing. Sonic screwdriver or nothing please.

  • Anonymous

    October 4th, 2015 - 9:50am

    I totally agree about the music, it has no menace or depth, just silly high pitch hits. It needs to return to a more sinister throb.

  • daleksean

    October 4th, 2015 - 9:40am

    I agree it was a bad idea getting rid of the sonic screwdriver

  • The Living Shadow

    October 4th, 2015 - 9:11am

    Great episode! Acting was brilliant from all the cast and seeing Capaldi as one of the ghosts at the end was unexpected and equally terrifying. Can’t wait to see part 2!


    October 4th, 2015 - 9:10am

    Just wish to share this very positive view on Doctor Who from a 66 year old fan called Viv Jackson who wrote this in ‘TV Magazine’. I’m glad someone appreciates Doctor Who, and has done since it started in 1963, no matter what changes the show has undergone. This is her letter which was the star letter in the ‘TV Magazine’ –

    As a 66 year old fan, I can remember watching the first series of Doctor Who with William Hartnell. He had long white hair and the program was very scary. Many of the subsequent Time Lords were younger. But now there’s been a swing back to an older version. I, for one, love this character and I’d like to go on enjoying the thrills until I am 90 !.

  • Sydney the Whovian

    October 4th, 2015 - 9:07am

    I loved this weeks episode! I have been watching back through from the ninth with the boyfriend this month! (I finally converted him!) It’a made me love and under stand the doctors actions unpon his generations more and more. This series is truly protected and guided by the best of hands and i cannot wait to see what comes next.I’m saddened by the loss of clara eventually but Ive finally accepted that the series is infallible in the best sense. I just love Doctor Who!

  • poobar73

    October 4th, 2015 - 8:25am

    are you one of these sad fans that can’t get over ms because pc is old and not matt smith when pc is way more like the doctor.

  • CJ

    October 4th, 2015 - 8:20am

    Matt Smith is GONE! Get over him… 😆 And anyway, theres no need to bring Amy back because her story is done. But atleast we are are getting old characters back like Osgood, Rigsy and River Song.

  • Doctordredd67

    October 4th, 2015 - 8:17am

    Another great episode. Full of good one lines from the doctor, and plenty of thrills and spills ( sorry couldn’t resist ) through this episode. Yet again a good cliffhanger, a n d I also think the doctor is in the white coffin/ suspended animation crate. 9/10

    AND PLEASE GET THE TITLE MUSIC CHANGED….the screeching is embarrassingly awful.


    October 4th, 2015 - 8:15am

    Peter’s Doctor is still new, and regeneration’s can’t be reversed.

    Amy Pond is dead, best to leave her in peace, Karen Gillian had a great time on the show but as they say, all good things must come to an end.

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