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Critic Consensus: "Extremis" expertly juggles several of Doctor Who's more thought-provoking themes, enlivened by a sharp-witted script and a fast-paced plot.

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In the Vatican's secret library there is a book known only as "The Veritas." Throughout history, anyone who has ever read it has immediately taken their own life. Now a new translation is online, and only the Doctor can stop the danger from spreading.

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Critic Reviews for Extremis

"Extremis" [is] a marvelous piece of narrative legerdemain that manages to slip from religion to sci-fi to existentialism and back again, all interspersed with a separate framing tale about morality and fear and friendship.

May 23, 2017 | Full Review…
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There was typical Moffat wit and verve to the dialogue, which kept what could have been an overly complex episode fizzing along nicely.

May 23, 2017 | Full Review…

This is such confident, breath-taking television from Steven Moffat. Peter Capaldi is totally commanding - a strong but nuanced performance week after week.

Nov 27, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

"Extremis" was bogged down by trying to do too much at once.

May 19, 2018 | Full Review…

The problem with Extremis isn't in the watching of the episode though. The problem with Extremis is afterwards, when you stop and think about the episode.

May 23, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

"Extremis" also works nicely as a prologue to the real showdown with the Monks, giving us an idea about what the world is up against, without actually telling us any of their plans.

May 23, 2017 | Full Review…

If the previous five episodes nestled you into a comfort zone of sorts, "Extremis" aims to knock you flat on your back. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Moffat's greatest strength is his unpredictability.

Dec 12, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

My first reaction coming off of Doctor Who Season 10 Episode 7 pretty much amounted to, "Wow, that was intense."

May 23, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Doctor Who doesn't get better than this.

May 23, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Tonight's Doctor Who is a turning point for the season.

May 23, 2017 | Full Review…