The special episode of Doctor Who Season 13 aired on 17th April 2022, which was an Easter Sunday. It unquestionably didn’t disappoint and was a great Easter surprise for the fans. This special episode was titled “Legend of the Sea Devils”. And if you are one of the few that hasn’t watched this episode. We have got you covered. Here is the Recap and Review of Doctor Who Season 13 Special Episode. But before diving deep into that, here’s an idea of what these special episodes are all about. Three supplementary episodes were announced last year in July 2021. These three special episodes would follow the 13th season.
The 1st special episode was released in January 2022 directed by Annette Laufer and the second special episode was released on 17th April 2022 directed by Haolu Wang. Another special episode is set to release later this year too. The third and final special will be a part of BBC’s Centenary honoring. The trailer for the epic final episode during the Centenary has been revealed and fans are already thrilled for the same.
Doctor Who Season 13 Special Episode Recap
Knowing that there is just one episode left for the special, is always a thrilling thought. The theme and story of this episode are based in China. And this is probably the first time the show has set foot with the idea of a pirate territory. The whole episode focuses on getting back the treasure that has been forgotten and battling the terrifying Sea Monsters.
The major notion standing to change the course of the earth. While Yasmin and The Doctor have a talk, The Doctor mentions her wife for the first time. This triggers a number of emotions within Yasmin, however, the makers of the show did not bring the much-needed development in Yasmin’s character. The episode introduces us to the glorious pirate Madame Ching. A character fierce in her actions as well as her words. Gruesome scenes of The Sea Devil relentlessly killing people in the village gives us a villainous vibe. A bonus element would be the Doctor’s sword fighting, something that wasn’t witnessed in previous episodes or any episode for that matter.
Doctor Who Special Episode: Review
It is great to witness the makers challenging themselves and trying new themes. A few mistakes here and there do not go unnoticed. There hasn’t been enough attention to detail. Madam Ching’s introduction has been a great addition, however, a little more information about her backstory would do great. As mentioned earlier, Yasmin’s character needs some development too.
The Sea Monsters have a deeper history than we can possibly imagine. The show makers should have given the audience a few details about the same, as they first appeared a long time ago. A tinge of their history and their evolution would have been great for the show. These small details would bring about a huge difference.
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Where can you watch Doctor Who?
The episodes of Doctor Who air on BBC America and for those who haven’t yet watched the episode, you can tune in to Amazon Prime or HBO Max. For viewing the previous episodes, you can tune in to Amazon Prime anytime without any hassle and the episodes can be easily downloaded.
What is Doctor Who all about?
Doctor Who is a British show that revolves around the character called The Doctor. They are a mysterious time-traveling individual and he/she travels with their associates on a ship called the TARDIS. The first episode was released on 26th March 2005. The genre focused on is Science Fiction and Drama. Created by Sydney Newman and Donald Wilson, the show is produced by Matt Stevens and Chris Chibnall. The production companies include BBC, Universal Studios, BBC Wales, and BBC Studios. This science-centered show stars talented actors like Jodie Whittaker, David Tenant, Matt Smith, Mandip Gill, and many more. If you have a knack for science and adventure, then this is the show for you.
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