The Woman Who Lived

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Critic Consensus: "The Woman Who Lived" concludes a Doctor Who story for the ages, with a performance by Maisie Williams that is both fun and thought-provoking.

Episode Info

The Doctor encounters a deadly highwayman called "The Knightmare" and his sidekick, who are stalking London in search of loot.

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Critic Reviews for The Woman Who Lived

If last week's episode felt rushed, The Woman Who Died unfurled at a steady, considered pace. The story of Ashildr's life was given time to develop, to allow the enormity of living forever time to sink into the audience's consciousness.

Oct 26, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

All things considered, "The Woman Who Lived" isn't terrible. But after "The Girl Who Died," this companion piece is something of a disappointment: a story that gestures at complexity but turns out to be rather simplistic.

Oct 26, 2015 | Full Review…
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This should be an episode that goes down in Doctor Who history.

Oct 26, 2015 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Maisie Williams does it again, being such a superb foil to the Doctor that we don't miss Clara overmuch in this episode.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

What a truly fantastic episode of Doctor Who; possibly even one of the best.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

This episode is pretty much great from beginning to end...

May 18, 2018 | Full Review…

The Maisie Williams/Ashildr story, which started off well last week, reached an even more satisfying conclusion (for now) here.

Oct 26, 2015 | Rating: 9.2/10 | Full Review…

It's a crowning achievement to an already strong half-a-season.

Oct 26, 2015 | Rating: 9.8/10 | Full Review…

The meat of the episode - the complex back and forth between the Doctor and Ashildr/Lady Me - is remarkable.

Oct 26, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The experiences of the woman who cannot die touch on something we've seen time and again in Doctor Who: knowing the Doctor often comes with a cost.

Oct 26, 2015 | Full Review…