The Magician’s Apprentice Review

The Doctor, Missy and Clara return in Season 9’s premiere, “The Magician’s Apprentice.”

The Doctor has an ethical dilemma: kill a young Darvos and eradicate the Daleks or save him and kill billions of people.

It’s a thought experiment called “The Trolley Problem,” but with a Doctor Who twist.

The show wastes no time bringing Missy and Clara on screen. There’s some banter between the two, but neither were heavily used in this episode.

But, there was one line that caught my ear.

During Missy and Clara’s conversation, Missy rattled off a few things from the Doctor’s past, illustrating how well she knew him. One of those statements was “I knew him ever since he was a little girl.”

This is Missy we’re talking about, so that can be lie. It could be Moffat messing with the fans. Either way, it’s worth pointing out as some fans want the next Doctor to be a woman.

And no, we still don’t know how Missy is still alive. That might come out in the future , but for now, just like she says in the episode, we need to move past it.

“The Magician’s Apprentice” falls into one of the more serious episodes since the show’s return, which works wonderfully with Capaldi’s surly, angrier version of The Doctor.

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