This week’s episode was like a Hustle special of Doctor Who.
Did you ever think The Doctor would be a criminal? No?
This week’s episode will prove you wrong.
Following the tradition of the new series, the episode was filled with sarcastic humour from The Doctor, usually with the intent of belittling Clara. This frequent humour seems to be a very key part of The Doctor’s personality, perhaps to quell his dark side. Leading you to consider that perhaps under the funny and sarcastic exterior there is a much darker side to this new Doctor that we may get to see in a later episode. We do see hints of this darker side on the odd occasion in this episode.
This week’s episode had a “Mission Impossible/ Tower Heist” feel to it, making The Doctor even more badass than he's shown himself to be previously. The plot is clever. Managing to lead the audience to believing one thing before subverting the entire premise and heading off in a new direction.
The episodes are improving week by week, Steven Moffat and Steve Thompson have proved with this episode that you don’t have to stick to very simple storylines designed for kids.