Kill the Moon
Episode / February 16, 2016

Aired 4 October 2014 Throughout the past several episodes, there have been several instances where the Doctor has been, to put it mildly, not the nicest towards Clara. It’s been hard to say if this is just the new Doctor being more alien and formidable than his predecessor or if it has been a deliberate attempt to create a bit of a divide as was discussed back in ‘Deep Breath.’ Regardless, Danny had warned Clara not to let the Doctor push her too far, and ‘Kill the Moon’ provides what develops into the point of no return. Tired of being used and treated as less than equal, Clara finally snaps and stands up to the Doctor, telling him just exactly what the last few weeks have been like for her. Jenna Coleman has proven masterful at portraying a more confident Clara as time progresses, and the raw emotion in these final minutes is exemplary. Where this leaves their relationship and how they continue going forward will be a fascinating pathway to explore. However, as with ‘Listen’ before it, putting all of the focus on the ending would be doing ‘Kill the Moon’ a disservice as new Doctor Who writer Peter…