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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.
If there's anything that this episode (...) suffers from, it's that there are one too many "gotcha!" double-backs, and not all of them are that smart.
But as whole, it didn't feel like this episode felt fully resolved - or even that this story needed two full hours to tell.
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