Looky here, two posts in just a few hours. It’s a red letter day! Or something. Anyway, I’m trucking right along on the scarf. Finished the mini-stripes and the next full red stripe. I’m on a bit of a roll!
So. The Empty Child. I knew (well, hoped) that I’d like this episode from the moment I saw the title. It by no means escaped me that it was a nod to the first Doctor Who episode ever, An Unearthly Child. That’s the Hartnell episode I’ve seen the most times, hands-down. (As an aside, a Doctor-loving friend and I wrote a radio play for acting class in high school. The main characters were, naturally, named Ian and Barbara.) Titular allusion aside, this is a great episode. Thank you Steven Moffat for another (well, technically, this was his first) creepy, enthralling, and delightful episode of Doctor Who. Not only does it have the shiver-factor in spades, but we meet dreamy Captain Jack Harkness for the first time. I tell ya, tv doesn’t get much better than this.
And this is just the first episode of a two-parter. I am going to force myself to go to bed because I have to get up for work in the morning, but trust that I’d much rather stay up and watch The Doctor Dances. Sigh. Instead, I expect that both the dear Doctor and the captivating captain will be dancing through my dreams.