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.
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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.
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.
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.
Pearl Mackie has this uncanny ability to transition between emotions flawlessly, with each change so natural that you realise how you'd probably react in the same way.
Team TARDIS found themselves battling through a dystopian Britain literally being brainwashed by fake news. It's a timely take on our modern world, but... disappointingly threw out its most interesting premise by committing the exact same sin.
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