It’s fair to say that last night’s outing of Doctor Who was mediocre, with a lot of things not really working too well. Aside from a superb guest spot by Alan Cumming – which the fans went crazy for – there wasn’t much that stuck out as being memorable. Thankfully, then, the next episode looks to get things back on track as we return to the present day.
The promo for the upcoming installment, titled “It Takes You Away,” can be seen above and teases a Norwegian nightmare for the Doctor and her companions. Written by Ed Hime (Skins) and directed by Jamie Childs, who’s already given us “The Woman Who Fell to Earth,” and “Demons of the Punjab” this season, the gang’s next outing will see them wind up in the Scandinavian country, where they encounter a “boarded-up cottage and a girl named Hanne who is in need of their help.”
Unfortunately, we don’t get to see a whole lot in the trailer, but it seems there’s some kind of nasty alien causing problems, with the official synopsis teasing the following:
“On the edge of a Norwegian fjord, in the present day, The Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz discover a boarded-up cottage and a girl named Hanne in need of their help. What has happened here? What monster lurks in the woods around the cottage – and beyond?”
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With only two episodes left this season – including this one – fans are hopeful that Jodie Whittaker’s first run in the role will finish off on a high. Overall, it’s been a pretty enjoyable few months of Who, with only a couple of minor stumbles along the way. With any luck then, “It Takes You Away” will provide another fun adventure for viewers before the big finale arrives the following week.
And after that? Well, then there’ll be no new Doctor Who until 2019, when the show airs its first ever New Year’s special. And given how much controversy is swirling around the move from Christmas Day to the week after, it’ll be interesting to see what the BBC has planned for us.