Aka Doctor Who and the Space Gremlin or Doctor Who: Call the Midwife!
A bit of a Red Dwarf-ish episode without the jokes and a very Doctor-centric episode which gave the rest of the cast very little to do. Yas gets particularly short change as a character but does get a heroic moment. Graham gets the best jokes. Whittaker gets to try out a bit of the cranky/overbearing aspects of the Doctor’s characters for a little why (until admonished).
A big plus for the monster of the week, which I won’t describe in too much detail for those who haven’t seen the episode. So far this season is getting the balance between its ambitions and its actual capacity to deliver visually just right. Last week’s CGI spiders were convincing enough not to accidentally fall into the comical and this week’s CGI critter had its own charm.
Unfortunately, most of the supporting cast were a bit forgettable. The side-story about the pregnancy was mainly played for laughs without being particularly funny but also segued into the missing-dad aspect of Ryan’s character.
Another fine but not particularly classic episode that rests of Whittaker’s performance.