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Critic reviews for The Witch's Familiar
Gomez continued to excel as Missy, whirling around dementedly while chewing on dialogue with real relish.
It's a relief to see that the season premiere wasn't a fluke and that showrunner Steven Moffat is back on form.
Through all of its twists and turns and set-pieces... the heart of the episode turns out to be a meditation on the nature of friendship and enmity.
But as whole, it didn't feel like this episode felt fully resolved - or even that this story needed two full hours to tell.
That this storyline works as well as it does is pretty much entirely down to Peter Capaldi, who is in rare form this time around.
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