A re-review of that superhero episode that half of everyone enjoyed, yet most of everyone thought was a little meh
After 24 years of an all-night-long River Song bing-bong, the Twelfth Doctor has returned to Manhattan to build a kind of time-catcher on the roof using the Hazandra, the Ghost of Love and Wishes, which was voted the most over-the-top name in the universe by the Apocalypse Monks of Andorax, who know a thing or two on that subject.
However, mere seconds away from plastering over New York’s time cracks Doc makes the naive mistake of trusting a kid not to stick whatever’s in its hands in its mouth. Compounding his misfortune, the gemstone formed in the heart of a red hole doesn’t fancy passing through another, and so young Grant soon finds his DNA bonded to it.
Gifted with the powers of flight, X-ray vision, and super-sadness, Grant is limitlessly powerful but metaphorically powerless to prevent his high-school crush from falling for his bad-boy bezzie. Now he helplessly nannies their daughter by day while fighting crime by night. But with 12 back in town investigating Harmony Shoal, will hilarity finally ensue?
This is the second time we’ve tackled the 2016 Christmas Special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio. Have a listen to our first, instant(ish) reaction review here!