The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos

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Critic Consensus: After a season of swashbuckling adventures, "The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos" feels too familiar to truly satisfy as a Doctor Who finale -- but it does well enough to inspire hope that future seasons of Jodie Whittaker's tenure may pack more of a punch.

Episode Info

On the planet of Ranskoor Av Kolos, lies the remains of a brutal battlefield. But as the Doctor, Graham, Yaz and Ryan answer nine separate distress calls, they discover the planet holds far more secrets. Who is the mysterious commander with no memory? What lies beyond the mists? Who or what are the Ux? The answers will lead the Doctor and her friends towards a deadly reckoning.

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Critic Reviews for The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos

As with much of this series, it felt like a reiteration of things we'd seen before.

Dec 10, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Overall, the finale successfully concluded the unresolved themes of the season for the Doctor's companions, but lacked any new depth to the Doctor herself, and we'll have to wait until 2019 for more TARDIS adventures.

Apr 1, 2019 | Full Review…

The stakes are at least high with Earth next on Toothface's list. And it takes some creative problem-solving from the Doctor to restore order to the universe. But it wasn't the big finish I was expecting. Still, Jodie Whittaker continues to shine.

Feb 8, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Though Doctor Who is far from perfect, it never feels like wasted time. It earns our commitment to the characters and our interest in the plot the old-fashioned way, by going back to basics and trusting the viewer to play along. That's refreshing.

Feb 8, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

A generic slice of harmless Who, which is a shame as it was the series finale and the last chance for Chris Chibnall to show he deserves the reigns of the beloved series...

Jan 27, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

As it stands, this was a fun, dramatic space episode set in the future with some good character work and a few neat conceptual ideas thrown into the mix.

Jan 8, 2019 | Full Review…

It was another fine romp, but lacked the bonkers weirdness of last week's offering, and didn't really make the most of all the main players.

Dec 12, 2018 | Full Review…

The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos," isn't as bombastic as previous Doctor Who finales, but it does still have some high stakes.

Dec 11, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

"The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos" had a decent crack at it, but going forward, there's going to need to be a few more monster-y vegetables on Chris Chibnall's plate before he gets to his dramatic dessert.

Dec 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Though it's made the show more accessible - those ratings speak for themselves - it's also arguably robbed it of a sense of momentum this year. This finale has arrived feeling almost like any other episode, with little sense of build-up or anticipation.

Dec 10, 2018 | Full Review…