The Pyramid at the End of the World
Doctor Who Season 10



Critic Ratings: 15
Critics Consensus

"The Pyramid at the End of the World" manages to fill the middle gap of a three-episode arc with thoughtful monologues and needed cliffhanger.

Episode Info

An "ancient" pyramid appears overnight and a countdown to the world's destruction begins as three opposing armies prepare to attack each other.


Peter Capaldi
as The Doctor
Pearl Mackie
as Bill Potts

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Critic Reviews for The Pyramid at the End of the World

This week's episode is the second part of a three-episode arc and felt like a bit of a filler episode, although it had its fun bits.

May 30, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

We're just past the midpoint of the season, which makes this a very interesting time for the Doctor, Bill, and Nardole (sniffle) to go through this sort of arc -- something we usually tend to see come season finale time.

May 30, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The stakes on Doctor Who are at an excruciating high, with the Monks seemingly unstoppable. It's as if demons from the mind of Clive Barker were suddenly in charge of Earth. Next week's episode should be pure madness.

May 30, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Beyond the fact that there should have been an easier solve ... there is no way the Monks and Bill should have been able to come to this agreement at all.

May 29, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Showing just how conniving the monks are, this episode is a reminder of how much power humans have.

May 30, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The politics present within the overall narrative, which deals with ruling over people, are increasingly relevant to the world in which we're actually living.

May 30, 2017 | Full Review…

"The Pyramid at the End of the World"'s escalation in its last fifteen minutes more than made up for the fact that two thirds of its run time was a bit ponderous getting there.

May 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Even if you jumped right over episode 6, you can come right into this week's story and get all the build up to the cliffhanger that you need.

May 30, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

[It] is an engaging middle chapter, confidently told, that glides over its sillier aspects in the pursuit of portents of doom. It chimes with me.

Nov 26, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Doctor regaining his sight comes at a price; one that brings the hour to a close on a cliffhanger that surprisingly feels like a welcome change for the season.

May 30, 2017 | Full Review…

It's another enjoyable outing for Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat's final season, and one that looks to have set up a pretty cool premise for next week's finale.

May 30, 2017 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

There were a number of great lines; the Doctor seems to have picked up an affinity for monologuing at the start of episodes.

May 30, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…