Suddenly, there's much, much more to the Doctor–and yet this new "retcon" to the Doctor's past winds up being staggeringly respectful to everything that's gone before on television. Let's talk about a challenge to The Master–and to Doctor Who fans themselves.

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Execution: pretty darn good! Cybermen: terrifying! Confidence that Part Two will stick the landing: (flailing gestures)?

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On emotional Cybermen and erstwhile flat team structures.

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Sometimes, the plot isn't the point and the bad guys are a side issue. Sometimes, the point is how humans treat other humans.

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A mostly solid story by McTighe and Chibnall, but I'm REALLY here for a Doctor-ish Yaz and a Doctor-ish Ryan.

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That sound you heard was a podcaster's brain exploding, trying to figure out how to compress everything from "Fugitive of the Judoon" into roughly two minutes. Listener, this episode was A LOT.

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Would you believe, Nikola Tesla in the TARDIS? Now that's just nuts. (See also theincomparable.com/radio)

It took longer than two minutes to explain–heck, longer than six days to figure out–why "Orphan 55" confounded me.

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"Spyfall Part Two" was a strong conclusion to the opening Series 12 two-parter, but there was one creative decision I'm wary of, and another that really should have been done differently.

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Chris Chibnall and company knocked the first episode of Series 12 out of the park but there's a caution: where there is a Part One, there must always be a Part Two. Here are three things to look for in the conclusion of "Spyfall" on January 5.

Sacha Dhawan in "Spyfall"

Sacha Dhawan as You-Know-Who

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