Doctor Who recap: 'The Caretaker'

September 28, 2014 2:02 AM

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Doctor Who recap: 'The Caretaker'

If there was still anyone hoping that Twelve and Clara were somehow going to end up in yet another romance, that ship is sure to have sailed after tonight's episode. The era of the romantic Doctor is gone, replaced by the era of the Dad Doctor. We've seen glimpses of the Doctor taking on a fatherly role with various others throughout the season but "The Caretaker" hammers that image in until all we have left is the image of the Doctor as the begrudging father who is slowly starting to accept his daughter's boyfriend.

It's no surprise that this comes to us care of Gareth Edwards (alongside Steven Moffat), the same writer as the hilarious episodes "The Lodger" and "Closing Time," both of which throw the Doctor into mundane settings to explore how awkwardly the Doctor fits into regular life. But those episodes were...

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