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The Woman Who Lived



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.

October 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.

October 26, 2015 | Full Review…

This should be an episode that goes down in Doctor Who history.

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

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

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

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

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

The episode makes good use of its weightier elements, using them to underline the indescribable loneliness of being the Doctor or Ashildr, and the pain that comes from knowing the finitude of everyone around you.

October 26, 2015 | Full Review…

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