Critic Consensus: With "The Zygon Invasion," Doctor Who delivers a thrilling episode that pays special attention to character development and the consequences of time travel.
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This is the point at which I usually gripe about all the things in the episode that didn't really make a whole lot of sense... But for me these strange quirks actually added to the interesting weirdness of the episode.
The Doctor Who team may take two years to close a plot hole, but they get there eventually.
The return of fan-favorite aliens the Zygons would have been enough to get most viewers' hopes up, but when you throw in UNIT, a seemingly-resurrected Osgood and another appearance of the Doctor's electric guitar, you've got a classic in your hands.
It's a story in which the "status quo" is really, really weird -even though it ostensibly takes place in present-day Earth. And it's hard to tell what exactly would constitute a happy resolution of this situation.
Just when I've lost almost all hope for my show... we get an episode like this one. 'The Zygon Invasion' is incredibly good science fiction storytelling. Incredibly good Doctor Who.
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