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The Zygon Inversion 

With the Zygons invading England, and UNIT neutralized, the Doctor stands alone to stop the Zygons from taking over the entire planet. But how can he stop the Zygons? And how can he save his friends?


Daniel Nettheim




Episode cast overview:
Peter Capaldi ... The Doctor
Jenna Coleman ... Clara / Bonnie
Ingrid Oliver ... Osgood
Jemma Redgrave ... Kate
Nicholas Asbury ... Etoine
Aidan Cook ... Zygon
Tom Wilton ... Zygon
Jack Parker ... Zygon
Nicholas Briggs ... Zygons (voice)


With the Zygons invading England, and UNIT neutralized, the Doctor stands alone to stop the Zygons from taking over the entire planet. But how can he stop the Zygons? And how can he save his friends?

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Bonnie glances in a mirror at the UNIT safe house, and for a brief moment, sees Clara instead of her own reflection. Also visible in the mirror, is a photograph of the two Osgoods, which sits on a desk. See more »


[first lines]
The Doctor: Clara! Clara!
Bonnie: You're breaking up!
The Doctor: The invasion has happened; you're probably surrounded by Zygons. Get to the Tardis. Get yourself safe. Apparently my plane is never going to land. Let's see what we can do about that!
Bonnie: I'm sorry. But Clara's dead.
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References Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor (2013) See more »


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Composed by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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Deal or no deal
7 November 2015 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Human Clara has a link with her Zygon counterpart, she has enough influence to delay firing. Zygon Clara, referred to as Zygella, plans to activate all peaceful Zygons, ending the ceasefire and starting a war. Zygella's aim is to locate the Osgood box, she confronts her human self and learns its location. The Doctor and Osgood track Clara's location, they're picked up by Zygon's, but old friend Kate Lethbridge Stewart is on hand to rescue them, they all head to the black archive. Zygella discovers two Osgood boxes, each designed to safeguard a race. Zygella stands poised over one, Kate the other. It falls to The Doctor to stop war breaking out.

I was a little unsure after the first few minutes, the dream sequence seemed to go on a bit, but once that was done this episode left me absolutely speechless, a truly worthy conclusion to the excellent opener. Peter Harness role a wonderful tale, one of morality which has subtle a political message at its heart, condemning the act of war.

The best performance I have seen from Jenna Coleman so far, she was terrific, why has she not been allowed to be as good as this before? I almost wanted her to stay a Zygon, she did 'bad guy' brilliantly. Zygella demanding the whereabouts of the Osgood box from Clara, was one of Jenna's standout moments. She is going out on a high.

I will say hand on heart this is the best performance yet from Peter Capaldi, his speech was the high point of his time as The Doctor, powerful, charismatic, I've been waiting for him to get the chance to be this good!

A special mention of Nicholas Asbury, he played Etoine, the Zygon forced into revealing his true self. He did an incredible job in such a small space of time, it was a wonderful effort, super special effects helped create a cracking scene.

After that showing I get the impression we will be seeing more of Osgood in the near future, The Doctor said he was a fan, and after that so am I.

10/10 so good I had to put it straight back on. This season has been wonderful.

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