If the Daleks have a problem, if no one else can solve it, maybe they can hire…. the Doctor?
“Well, this is new,” indeed.
Trouble in Pondsville, the Parliament of the Daleks and a big junkyard where the broken ones are left to fester all add up to make “Asylum of the Daleks’ a decent but not earth-shattering return for our favourite Raggedy Man and his two pals.
It’s nice to see them again although Amy (still a model, still no explanation as to when that happened) may look absolutely gorgeous but has become even more annoying over the hiatus. At least Rory has a nice new hairdo (amazing what a spot of product will do) and is as sweet as ever. There is, however, a definite sense that their story is played out and it is time for the Pond-Williams to go, although I imagine the final farewell will still be gut-wrenchingly sad.
But I’m getting ahead of myself. Thankfully, Matt Smith’s Doctor is his usual self this week and therefore ace. New friend Oswin meanwhile is awesome at first, then irritatingly, but logically I guess, Mary Sue-ish for a while, before becoming heartbreakingly awesome again in the end, taking the prizes for both best twist and best scene, bless her. Yes, the episode takes a bit of time to get going but, once it does, it’s a lot of fun. Not the best episode of Who ever written, then, but still a very enjoyable one.