‘Doctor Who’ finale teasers: ‘Death in Heaven’

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On a cold Tuesday evening in Cardiff, a screening was hosted at the National Museum of Wales for this weekend’s Doctor Who finale, ‘Death in Heaven’.

CultBox were in attendance, and without giving too much away (or the Cybermen will find us), here are some of the things viewers have to look forward to:


1. I laughed so hard I cried. Then I cried so hard I embarrassed myself in a public venue.

2. Keep an eye out for a few familiar names and faces – including one blast from the past that literally made me punch the air with I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE joy.

3. There were a good number of I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE moments for both classic-Who and nu-Who fans. I’d suggest you make a game of it by having a jelly baby every time you spot one, but this may result in a sugar rush so intense that you don’t sleep for days afterwards.

4. Keep an eye out for some very interesting and at times deeply moving parallels with past stories.

5. Indeed, it’s fair to say I think they’ve been planning some of this stuff for quite a while.

6. The pay-off after finding out why Clara Oswald declared that she never existed in that Next Time trailer will delight fans of Jenna Coleman.

7. Michelle Gomez continues to be delightfully bonkers as Missy. Watching her playing opposite Peter Capaldi feels like a pair of exes who really should have stopped bothering to try and still be friends years ago, but make for a magnificent trainwreck every time one of them inevitably forgets this and decides to drunk-dial the other.

8. It is a testament to both Clara’s strength and Jenna Coleman’s performance that she makes the impossible choices she’s given with such a beautifully nuanced display of emotion, restraint, and resolve.

9. We see the consequences of Danny’s choice, and Samuel Anderson is heartbreaking.

10. Be good to yourself. No matter which characters you love best or which characters you want to be together forever, prepare yourself for feelings. Keep a box of tissues, a security blanket, and a mug of hot chocolate (with extra marshmallows) on hand for when you inevitably start bawling. This episode blasted through my hardened journalista exoskeleton like laser canon through soft butter and got me right in the feels.

And on a personal note to executive producer Brian Minchin: Brian, I meant every bit of that high five. Well played, you beautiful people.


‘Death in Heaven’ airs at 8pm on Saturday 8 November on BBC One.

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