Doctor Who swallowed by a Black Hole of Confusion?
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After a mid-series break, Doctor Who made an explosive return to Saturday night TV on the 27th August with the intriguingly titled episode “Let’s Kill Hitler.” Within minutes, the show’s successful recipe of action packed plots and captivating dialogue became overwhelmed by the reappearance of an unwelcome ingredient: confusing storylines. The episode left my family, friends and I completely mystified. Last Saturday’s episode, “Night Terrors,” saw the show revisit its more traditional format; an absorbing opener was followed by a major crisis, a shock twist and a neat resolution. It provided relief from the intellectually intense episodes of series six so far. The show had previously spiralled off on an arc of confusion surrounding the unsolved enigma of River Song. The flirtatious character had conveyed streams of rumours, speculation and unlimited possibilities since she first graced our screens back in 2008. Since then, River has made several appearances which have left us viewers with countless questions and few answers.
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