Doctor Who: “In the Forest of the Night” and the Pictures in my Mind


S08xE09 “In the Forest of the Night”

I’m bored. Doctor Who is boring me. Moffat, I have been a staunch supporter of you since “Silence in the Library” but the recycled plots and heavy-handed moral lessons feel a bit tired.

So, I’m going to recap “In the Forest of Night” using images from Doctor Who episodes I actually like. Enjoy!

Spoilers ahead, Sweetie!


The episode jumps right into the mystery. One the Doctor cannot figure out.

Dr Who XI 3 Ep4
The Power of Three

What has happened to London? Who would do such a thing?

Turn Left

The tension between the Doctor and his companion’s boyfriend is super awkward. 

The Girl in the Fireplace
The Girl in the Fireplace

The child seems to be connected to what is happening…

Night Terrors

The Doctor has given up. There’s no saving them this time.

The Satan Pit
The Satan Pit

Wait! The Doctor figured it out. The trees are helpful not harmful…and talking through that child.

The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe
The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe

The Doctor and Clara worked together to save all of civilization. Again!

Rings of Akhaten

 Who is that mysterious woman in the preview of the next episode???

Day of the Moon

I do this out of love, Moffat. Please, fix this or go. I am tired of obvious story lines and boring characters.

Dear reader, you may find me painting my toenails or reorganizing my DVDs in alphabetical order on Saturday night instead of watching the next episode of Doctor Who. We will see where the day takes me.

xoxo The Collectiva Diva