Doctor Who - Season 10, Episode 8 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Lie of the Land



Critic Consensus: "The Lie of the Land" closes a significant chapter for Doctor Who's tenth season -- yet leaves some major characters' fates tantalizingly open.

Episode Info

Bill and Nardole must embark on a deadly mission to rescue the Doctor.


Peter Capaldi
as The Doctor
Pearl Mackie
as Bill Potts
Matt Lucas
as Nardole

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Critic reviews for The Lie of the Land

Forming a beautiful contrast at episode's end, as Missy reveals her real struggle as she tries to become good: the memories.

June 6, 2017 | Full Review…

It appears that Twelve will remain intact midseason after all, which is a relief since his and Bill's relationship has been such a joy, and we only have them together for a few more episodes.

June 5, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Pearl Mackie put in another marvellous performance here: authentic but controlled, never histrionic, equally convincing whether she was threatening to "beat the s--t" out of Nardole or saying a fond farewell when she thought she was sacrificing herself.

June 5, 2017 | Full Review…

The monk storyline ends on a strong note, giving us SJW food for thought, a couple of exciting set pieces, and some great if tantalizing Missy scenes.

June 5, 2017 | Rating: 8.7/10 | Full Review…

"The Lie of the Land" brings the biggest story arc of the season to a close with mostly satisfying results, opening the door for more involvement from Missy, and proving that Bill can determine the course of the narrative in more ways than one.

June 5, 2017 | Full Review…

Perfectly entertaining, but after a certain point of the episode, it just felt less interesting, with the ending less exciting than the build up.

June 1, 2017 | Full Review…

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