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.
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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.
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.
This should be an episode that goes down in Doctor Who history.
The Maisie Williams/Ashildr story, which started off well last week, reached an even more satisfying conclusion (for now) here.
It's a crowning achievement to an already strong half-a-season.
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