I'm not keen on one specific point: dead black man. Do I need to do counting for this show? I mean it has diversity which is why bad things keep happening to diverse people, but still, specifically, black man kept a slave and killed. To go with the death in Night Visitors? Which was again in one sense of someone unfree? I just... you know that 'do I see this' feeling? *sigh*
I like how Quill accessorises. Choker and bracelets solid metal looking. Not letting observer forget.
I don't quite know what to do with the Doctor leaving her like that in the first place, or the whole presence of freedom fighter terrorist slave in the story at all. I mean she's interesting, but she's an argument, and not one that resolves.
Though I like how school governors fit in the argument here.
I liked all the locations in this episode and the excuse to take a tour of alien thought patterns and the argument about religion or lack thereof and how freedom is just plain complicated as a concept. And how they started with the overlooked ones, dreaming of freedom. It's the power of belief, the power of stories, hope in a box again.
I have no idea how this all will wrap. I can come up with some ideas, they've left a lot of parts around, but I don't know what they'll do with them.
And now I care enough I'll be tense all week wondering which way they'll jump.
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