Summary: We’re Zygon, we’re proud and we’re here to stay!
Plot: The delicate treaty negotiated between the Humans and Zygons is threatened by a splinter group that is sick of pretending to be human and has launched an ambitious plan to cause every Zygon in the world to be revealed and force the issue of invasion. Can the Doctor, Clara, Kate Stewart and the remaining Osgood (remember one of them was killed by Missy/The Master) be able to stop this and reestablish a cease fire and will they live long enough to even try?
Writing: Peter Harness’ writing is interesting and manages to juggle many different aspects of the story in a lot of different directions. His use of the dynamic of all the characters in pretty much solo situations Osgood Clara the Doctor and particularly Kate are excellent, you never quite know where it is going (except for the soldiers scene where we all knew where it was going).
Acting: Ingrid Oliver continues to impress as Osgood and Jemma Redgrave really holds up her end. Capaldi does his usual good job as does Coleman.
Memorable Moments: There is no backup (that’s it btw)
Doctor Who Flashbacks: The Whole 50th anniversary is the opening, the whole “president of the world” thing
Oddities: Osgood refers to the Zygons as peaceful? Since when?
Pet Peeves: I’m sorry but the Zygons are a spacefaring race and they now have people in Unit. There is absolutely no reason why they couldn’t find a more suitable planet to settle on if they didn’t like earth. This is a gigantic plot hole that while less important in the 50th anniversary in the context of the invasion, is a real problem here.
The Doctor: Oh, I see you’ve accessorised it.
The Doctor: The old question marks.
Osgood: You used to wear question marks.
The Doctor: Oh, I know yes, I did.
Osgood: They were nice. Why don’t you wear them anymore.
The Doctor: Oh, I do. I’ve got question mark underpants.
Osgood: Makes you wonder what the question is.
Final Verdict: 3 1/2 stars. Not bad at all
Ranking of Season: 7th of 7. Well that’s just because it’s been a pretty good season
Top 10 Ranking in the Capaldi Era: n/a
1st. Last Christmas
2nd. The Caretaker
3rd. The Girl who Died
4th. The Witch’s Familiar
5th. Mummy on the Orient Express
6th. Into the Dalek
7th. Dark Water
10th. Robots of Sherwood