It Takes You Away

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Critic Consensus: Elevated by Bradley Walsh's comedically empathetic performance, "It Takes You Away" overcomes most of its tonal incongruities to offer a compelling meditation on grief and guilt.

Episode Info

On the edge of a Norwegian fjord, in the present day, The Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz discover a boarded-up cottage and a girl named Hanne in need of their help. What has happened here? What monster lurks in the woods around the cottage -- and beyond?

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Critic Reviews for It Takes You Away

Following last week's largely successful zombie witch romp, this episode was even better. What started as a Scandi horror film became something more nuanced - a moving study of guilt and grief, all wrapped up in a supernatural sci-fi package.

Dec 3, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The episode takes us to another foreign land, where the story is at times weak, but the script is always punchy and progressive, with the show's writers providing unexpected twists, moths, and frogs throughout.

Apr 1, 2019 | Full Review…

On many levels, "It Takes You Away" is an episode that viewers can get lost in. It has an adventure, heartbreak, and wonder, and in the end, it makes us feel sorry for a universe that cannot coexist with our own.

Dec 4, 2018 | Rating: 4.4/5 | Full Review…

A lot of unique, surreal elements that I haven't really seen since some of the more out-there Fourth Doctor stuff. Top marks for me, might be the story of the series...

Jan 27, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

This episode has been heralded as 'trying new ideas' but, to me, the incompetence in the writing of dialogue and character and the inaccessibility of these surreal and sometimes embarrassingly convoluted plot threads made the episode almost unbearable.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

It Takes You Away is for the most part staggeringly dull.

Jan 8, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

That one performance, that one scene, that one moment that keeps you coming back for more, even when everything else feels a little half-cocked. I'm delighted to report that the Whittaker/Chibnall Who finally has that.

Jan 8, 2019 | Rating: 7.8/10 | Full Review…

It Takes You Away boasts this year's first truly grand sci-fi concept. Along with an artfully executed backdrop, clever twists, convincingly scary monsters and devastating emotional journeys.

Jan 8, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The opening half of this story is chock full of gorgeous horror movie beats.

Jan 8, 2019 | Full Review…

I for one think the frog was absolutely perfect.

Dec 10, 2018 | Full Review…