Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor is about to
ride off into the sunset, making room for the upcoming 13th Doctor and new
showrunner, Chris Chibnall. Unfortunately for most incarnations of The Doctor,
“riding off into the sunset” involves a painful death.
But until that moment, Capaldi and crew are enjoying the little
time they have left. Now it’s all about creating moments to give the 12th
Doctor a proper sendoff. And while Capaldi has already given fans a myriad of
memorable moments, there’s a particular expectation of epic-ness for a Doctor’s final episodes. Here’s hoping Capaldi doesn’t disappoint.
That’s not saying Capaldi’s run was flawless. Whether it had to
do with writing, directing, or simply misfires in execution, the past three
series had their share of moments that didn’t quite live up to what is typically
expected from the good Doctor. And even some of the moments that truly
resonated were later ruined, or had their impact lessened, by another uneven
moment in direct contrast to what made the initial one so powerful.
These hiccups by no means detracted from the big picture moments
that made the 12th Doctor’s tenure so powerful. However, they did reinforce the
notion that no matter how many billions of years The Doctor has lived, he still
has much to learn.