Remember that whole “darkest hour” thing promised during those early full-length trailers for Doctor Who, series six? Well, Time Lords, we’ve arrived. “A Good Man Goes to War” is a title that references both The Doctor and Amy Pond’s dutiful husband, Rory Williams (the increasingly brilliant Arthur Darvill). With this episode, both men are fighting for everything, putting their all on the line with results that really do shake the Doctor Who universe to its core. The mid-season break that sets up what will come in the fall, “A Good Man Goes to War” is also among the most ambitious Who stories since the series revival, and only leaves us with more promises of epic proportions.
Warning: Plot details ahead. Proceed at your own risk.