Praxeus
Doctor Who Season 12

71%

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 14
Critics Consensus

A step back from the previous installment, "Praxeus" is a mystery box that doesn't add up to much, but it's still a fun enough return to basics for Doctor Who.

Episode Info

What connects a missing astronaut in the Indian Ocean, birds behaving strangely in Peru and a US naval officer who washes up on a Madagascan beach? Team Tardis investigate.

Cast

Critic Reviews for Praxeus

Admittedly, it's a little strange that we don't get any real fallout from last week's game-changing episode. But when the results are this fun it's hard to mind too much.

Feb 5, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The show has lost its way.

Feb 3, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Doctor Who ticks all the boxes in a standalone instalment that ranks as one of the series' finest.

Feb 3, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Just because "Praxeus" isn't as flashy as its mid-season predecessor doesn't make it a dud. The episode zips along at a nimble pace, ping-ponging from continent to continent for a whirlwind adventure.

Feb 3, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…

This episode is incredibly preachy while still being wholly enjoyable and vastly superior to "Orphan 55."

Feb 3, 2020 | Full Review…

Another case of Chibnall's Who having too many characters for them all to shine, but at least, in this case, some of them do.

Feb 3, 2020 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Overall a rather harmless mixed bag of an episode, but I'd still lean towards good overall, just not a story I'm likely to rush and revisit...

Feb 9, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

All in all, "Praxeus" is a puzzle that doesn't quite fit all of its pieces together well enough so they form a masterpiece, despite the wraparound narration attempting its best to convince us it's all connected.

Feb 3, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Overall, "Praxeus" feels cluttered and rushed.

Feb 4, 2020 | Full Review…

I just don't feel Praxeus. A mystery with no tension, little to coo at or chuckle at, not much to chew on.

Feb 3, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Caveats aside, this episode feels comfortable in itself in a way Doctor Who hasn't for some time - that, and finally giving Yaz something to do, makes for an enjoyable story.

Feb 7, 2020 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

It's an hour that finally strikes a strong narrative balance between the Doctor and her three companions, giving each member of Team TARDIS something significant to do and allowing them to have a real impact on the story.

Feb 12, 2020 | Full Review…