Rate & Discuss: The Husbands of River Song
It is Christmas Day on a remote human colony, and the Doctor is hiding from Christmas carols and comedy antlers. But when a crashed spaceship calls upon the Doctor for help, he finds himself recruited into River Song’s squad and hurled into a fast and frantic chase across the galaxy. King Hydroflax is furious, and his giant robot bodyguard is out of control and coming for them all! Will Nardole survive? And when will River Song work out who the Doctor is? All will be revealed on a starliner full of galactic super-villains and a destination the Doctor has been avoiding for a very long time.
Ah, it only feels like yesterday that the Doctor was defying the laws of time and space to save Clara from her untimely but inevitable demise. Ok, so it was three weeks ago. Cut to Christmas Day and our beloved hero is back on TV screens to light up our holidays in his eleventh (count ‘em!) annual festive adventure to date. Where does he find the energy?!
Luckily for Peter Capaldi, a familiar face was on hand this year to help him get his second seasonal escapade off to a flying start. There was a blast from the past (or the present, or the future… to be honest, we don’t know where the hell she’s from anymore!) as he shared the spotlight with none other than River Song herself, who was reinstated to her “kick ass hero” glory after her last appearance as a hologram in 2013’s The Name of the Doctor.
And it was about time, too! Following Series 9’s dark and devastating final episodes (and, admittedly, Series 9 in general!), a light-hearted comedy caper featuring the return of one of the show’s most popular characters was exactly what the Doctor ordered. Even comedic geniuses Greg Davies and Matt Lucas came along for the rip-roaring ride which transported us on board a starliner full of galactic super-villains for a fast and frantic chase across the galaxy. Well, it is Christmas. So, that was The Husbands of River Song and this is where you can let us know what you thought of it! Was it a present worth unwrapping, or will you be banishing it to the forgotten realms of Christmas past? Let us know in the comments…
NOTE: This discussion will NOT be spoiler monitored so please do not read the comments if you haven’t seen The Husbands of River Song. You have been warned!