Doctor Who Season 9 Christmas episode: “The Husbands of River Song”

Grade: A

Now that Doctor Who is done with faithful companion Clara Oswald, last seen heading off into eternity in a diner-shaped time machine with an immortal Maisie Williams, it’s time for the swan song of the next most controversial character in modern Who canon: River Song

How much you liked the Doctor’s erstwhile sort-of wife in previous outings probably dictates how much you liked this Christmas special. Full disclosure: I adore River, loved most every part of her seasons-long time-out-of-joint romance with the Doctor, and can’t understand the problem some fans have with her. I’m sure you’ll explain them fully in the comments Read more…

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