Glass Avatars from the future don’t care about Data Privacy Agreements while the first and then-latest Doctor do Timelord Kegels to keep their respective regeneration at bay
Still doing his Timelord Kegels, The Twelfth Doctor is adamant he’ll hold back his regeneration mid-stream for at least one more episode. In fact, he’s contemplating never regenerating again. Stumbling out onto the Antarctic snow while no one’s watching, just for drama, he encounters not-William-Hartnell, aka the other curmudgeonly grey-haired Doctor we know and love, himself also picturing Rassilon on a rainy day.
And Mark Gatiss as well, of course, because this is the end of the Doctor Who era in which you couldn’t swing a cat out of its timeline a split-second before it dies without hitting Mark Gatiss. It appears someone has frozen time and caused some sort of IT error that has placed all of it in jeopardy. Bill also happens to be there, trying to prove to Twelve she’s the real deal, as transparently as possible.
Glass avatars from the distant future, you see, freeze time whenever literally any person anywhere is about to die, and in blatant disregard of GDPR regulations grab a copy of them to store in some sort of columbarium. And that’s actually a decent blurb to encapsulate this, the very last episode featuring Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor. So… BSCOW and Twelfth Doctor over.
WHOA! This is the second time we’re reviewing this episode on Who Back When. Yep, totes, yup, that’s right, if you haven’t already, do have a listen to the instant(ish) reaction review that Leon recorded with Flapjack shortly after this episode aired as well, for a fully rounded experience: B041 Twice Upon A Time – The 2017 Christmas Special
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