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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Critic reviews for The Zygon Invasion
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.
A bold enough turn in the story and makes for a juicy hook for next week's installment, but, again, it felt more predictable than I would have liked.
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.
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