Critic Consensus: "Face the Raven" delivers the much anticipated departure of a beloved Doctor Who character in a farewell handled admirably by both Coleman and Capaldi.
Critic reviews for Face the Raven
Can we talk about how good Capaldi looks in burgundy velvet? The words "damn" and "fine" spring to mind... It's Jon Pertwee's Third Doctor meets Paul Weller and it works. Don't think about the upcoming sadness. Just focus on the jacket.
The oddest thing about "Fear the Raven," and the most interesting, is just how resigned to it all the Doctor seems. Sure, he fights to save Clara, but he also seems to know what's coming.
A resounding yes. The final farewell between the Doctor and Clara may have teetered onto the wrong side of overwrought, but the story was beautifully played out with yet another stand-out performance from Capaldi.
We found practically everything about the first 2/3 of this episode to be sheer nonsense.
In one of the show's most effective, emotional moments, Clara tells the Doctor that he mustn't become a warrior -he has to stay the Doctor, no matter what.
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