The second half of Chibnall's Silurian two-parter, which has referenced half the Pertwee era thus far, had to pull it out of the bag rather to improve on the disappointing The Hungry Earth. So, was it a pretty Okdel, or was the whole thing a pile of Icthar?
All the regular were excellent
Kiling of Rory - brave and unexpected
The return of the crack - Just when you that particular arc had been magicked away
The shrapnel - An intriguing lead in to the climax of this season
Most of the guest cast. Pretty poor, in my opinion.
The plot - Earth Reptile Plot Number One gets yet another run out
Silurian redesign - Sorry to be a bore on this, but it was totally uninspired. Straight out of the TNG/DS9/Voyager monster make-up book. Humans with masks on.
Murray Gold's music - Back to intrusive, bombastic and totally lacking in subtlety
Loose ends - I expect things like the wedding ring and the future Rory and Amy will pay off in the future, but what about the little kid's dyslexia? Seemingly deliberately flagged up, only to be abandoned. Or did I miss something?
All in all, Cold Blood was OK, but the two-parter as a whole felt like marking time until the last ten minutes.
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