Written by Ollie C.
This review does NOT contain spoilers for 'It Takes You Away'
Well, this episode eh. Where do I begin. 'It Takes You Away' might be the most bonkers but beautiful episode of Doctor Who in a long time.
Set on the hillside of a Norwegian fjord, this episode is immediately stunning- directed by the wonderful Jame Childs. But that isn't the beauty of this story, as Ed Himes perfectly encapsulates Doctor Who... by breaking the norms.
With gut punches coming at you thick and fast, this could have easily been a finale episode if it was called for, and quite frankly given the writer for the next episode is a certain C.C. I'd rather take this, thanks. 'It Takes You Away' is amazingly well written, with some fantastic twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat. Throughout the whole episode, the entire cast gives it their everything with special mention to Ellie Wallwork as Hanne giving a beautifully nuanced and complex performance.
And yes, if you have watched the episode, you will know what I'm talking about when I mention that scene with that moment, but quite frankly, the moment was right and it wouldn't be Doctor Who if we didn't have that.
As mentioned, the cast give it their all this episode with Bradley Walsh (again!) being the star of the show, blimey, give that man a spin-off! And Jodie has some seriously interesting moments, one which is hard to watch but a necessary one.
This episode didn't just 'take me away'... it blew me away. After 2 previous solid episode of Doctor Who, I was unsure whether a spooky cottage on a hill could top it, but my God does it deliver. 'It Takes You Away' will be an episode to remember. And I feel like I've being saying this a lot but can the guest writers be the permanent writers?
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