The Zygon Inversion

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Critic Consensus: While "The Zygon Inversion" isn't the most compelling conclusion to a Doctor Who two-parter, it allows for a stirring performance by Capaldi while hinting at Clara's fate in the episodes to come.

Episode Info

Shapeshifting Zygons run wild in the U.K. and with UNIT neutralized, only the Doctor can put a stop to them.

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Critic Reviews for The Zygon Inversion

On the basis of "The Zygon Inversion," I'm now ready to call it: Series 9 is the best season of Doctor Who yet. Hands down.

Nov 9, 2015 | Full Review…
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Today, the four principal characters all get a good chunk of the action, each showing a side of themselves we're not used to.

Nov 9, 2015 | Rating: A++ | Full Review…

Capaldi can make the most writerly lines sound natural, a talent upon which this episode made great demand.

Nov 9, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

"The Zygon Inversion" deserves major props for taking a seemingly standard aliens-invade plotline (even with the added resonance of the War on Terror) and turning it, essentially, into a treatise about war and its ultimate uselessness.

Nov 9, 2015 | Rating: 8.8/10 | Full Review…

In fact, it was a very thoughtful, interesting hour that gave us much to ponder and gave Capaldi a chance to really shine.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

I'm not 100 percent sure if "a series of electrifying Peter Capaldi monologues" is enough to be an entire TV show in the long term. For now, though, it's working.

May 18, 2018 | Full Review…

'Inversion' grows bleak as it strains to make its point, but it should be forgiven that. Because ultimately this is smart, powerful science fiction - a television drama that educates and entertains.

Nov 18, 2015 | Full Review…

I feel like we have finally met Peter Capaldi's Doctor for the first time. At last.

Nov 9, 2015 | Full Review…

Doctor Who wrapped up its Zygon storyline with another great outing, pushing the horror and mystery elements from last week to new highs for a thrilling hour of television.

Nov 9, 2015 | Full Review…

The second half to this year's Zygon two-parter is refreshingly inventive, an episode that may not be big on action, yet feels like a dramatically satisfying conclusion to last week's set-up.

Nov 9, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…