Anyone who still compares Matt Smith to Tennant by now have NEVER watched a Patrick Troughton adventure because Smith was eerily channeling him throughout. Smith certainly does not handle being the "Last Time Lord" like Tennant did.
Nice adventure with good pathos and a dash of George Lucas. Amy Pond has proved to be a solid companion.
This season seems to be going for an Eccleston-like uninterrupted series of adventures, which I can't say I mind the slightest bit.
As for this episode, holy shit it was so good. I'll not mention anything specific out of respect for those of us who chose to wait for legitimate means to watch it, but it's definitely distinguishing itself from Davies' work on the series so far.
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The big debate between my friend and me is how the execution was going to be delayed. I said the other C.O. or the electrician was going to come forward. My friend said Sucre planted another rat. We were both wrong.