“Doctor Who” | Series 8, Episode 10: “In The Forest Of The Night” | Date: Oct. 25, 2014
- In interviews before Series 8 began, Peter Capaldi mentioned that we would struggle to understand his incarnation of the Doctor until midway through the series and that has proven to be spot on.
- In both “Flatline” and this week’s “In The Forest Of The Night,” we finally begin to understand the testiness that accompanies the 12th incarnation of the Doctor: He’s got a lot on his mind, what with always averting the end of the world and often the universe.
- Clara (Jenna Coleman) received rare insight into the stresses that beset the Doctor in “Flatline” and by “In The Forest Of The Night,” she seems more empathetic to his burdens.
- I enjoyed the Coal Hill School children’s interaction with the Doctor and his seemingly lack of interest yet passionate effort to rescue them, especially the special girl who sees the visions of Earth’s magical tree protectors.
- I liked “In The Forest Of The Night” perhaps the best of Series 8 so far and the teaser for next time suggests I might have been onto something with Clara being the villain behind the scenes this season.