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The fans of Doctor Who wondered about two things throughout the season: Would we meet Ryan's father, and would the Daleks still perform ? New showrunner Chris Chibnall insisted that brand new monsters appear in Jodie Whittaker's first year.
Chibnall's New Year's Day Special "Resolution" brought us both and the first arrival as if Ryan's plot could not keep up with the return of the Daleks, actor Tosin Cole delivered at the crucial moment. Let's summarize.
& # 39; A PROPER FIND & # 39; | On January 1
The archaeologists' UV light activated the resurrection, while the other two parts were teleported to England to form an octopus-like creature, which Lin held to a wall. Team TARDIS abandoned its 20th fireworks display to investigate the non-terrestrial displacement. When they arrived in the sewer, there was slime only where the creature had been. The doctor took a sample for analysis, but for some reason she did not think to scan Lin to see if she had been touched to her back. Instead, Team TARDIS retired to Graham's house so that the doctor could be puzzled by the doorbell ("Is that your intruder alert or mine?") And we could meet Ryan's father Aaron.
It was not a particularly warm welcome from the doctor or Graham that reminded Aaron that "family is not just DNA. … or a name. It's about what you do. And you have not done enough. "
Ryan and his dad went to a cafe where Aaron clumsily tried to sell the new microwave and oven combination he'd developed with a friend – read the room, mate. It was easy not to like him, and it was gratifying to hear that Ryan told him not to return to his life and demand respect. Aaron asked Ryan what he should say. Ryan wanted to hear that his father admitted that he was messed up, had let him down, and made his life difficult. The fact that Ryan had prepared this speech meant that he had spent so much time thinking about it, "If it meant that you've ever felt lonely or abandoned over the years, or did not know who you were I'm sorry, "she offered," because you never have to think you did not deserve my love. "
Aaron said, as he realized Knowing that he had made the wrong decisions, he knew the damage had been done and he ran away ashamed, Ryan saying no, Aaron hiding when his son needed him most.
"YOU ARE NOW MY PRISON BECAUSE YOU'RE MY PUPPET | Meanwhile Lin had come home to unveil (and quarrel with) her new tag. "I'm your pilot now, do not fight me," it said "I have the K control over your body. All brain and motor functions are under my power. "(Whovians could have recognized the well-known voice of actor Nick Briggs.) The doctor finally returned their mucus results and confirmed what these fans no doubt had suspected in the meantime: DNA contained the most dangerous creature in the universe – a Dalek. As the Doc explained to new viewers, Daleks are the mutated remains of a warlike race that is genetically engineered and housed in a metal case designed as a relentless killing machine. We later learned that this was a Recon Dalek sent to Earth to learn all about the planet and its defenses so it could send a signal to the Dalek Invasion fleet. It took Lin's body to do some computer research, steal a police officer's uniform and break into the archive and retrieve his weapons.
"Here is the resolution of my new year: I come for you, Dalek" | When Mitch rejoined the doctor, he told them about the Order of the Trustees and gave the Doc the idea of following Lin's cell signal, as she unusually did not bring any calls or texts back. They realized that Lin and the Dalek were in the same place, and that Recon Daleks had special abilities, like deep-frying the TARDIS navigation, in addition to a bad laugh that haunts you. The Doc was able to use bio-tracking and holo-projection to talk to Dalek long enough to reboot the system. More important, she could ask Lin to keep fighting.
After Dalek made further attempts to track him down, the doctor tried to call a friend – Kate Stewart of the Unified Intelligence Task Force – but was informed by a British security helpline officer. UNIT operations went blank without funding exposed. They were on their own and had to hurry: The Dalek "eradicated" a farmer to get his metal scraps, which he welded to create his new housing in an assembly reminiscent of the doctor at the beginning the season forged its new sound
Lin struggled and hit her back against objects. When the doctor, Yaz, Ryan and Mitch arrived, they heard her call "help me". Was it a trick? No, she'd managed to get her off her back, and she was alive, the Doc said, just because the slime that Dalek had secreted prevented her from bleeding. Lin apologized, but the doctor told her that she had nothing to regret: "They fought and you won." It was a powerful moment, fitting for a season with the first female doctor and in the #MeToo era.
"ME AND A DALEK – IT'S STAFF & # 39; | The doctor sent the others back to TARDIS and with 20 minutes of episode in the episode, the action was taken. There was an explosion and the iconic form of a Dalek rustled, pointed his laser at the doctor and called his signature "EXTERMINATE!". The doctor used their sound to block the signals from his lasers, and took a moment to comment on his "junkyard armor" and remind the Dalek that people are persistent – they've warded off everything, even the worst of them own people. Once the doctor identified himself, he knew she should override her sound. And now it had all the information it needed to summon the Invasion fleet. It flew away and was no match for the armed forces it encountered. It was headed to the headquarters of Government Communications, which apparently had been occupied by one person since New Year's Day.
Before TARDIS could follow, they had to pick up Graham and Aaron, who had been left behind in Graham's house, where they had their own heart. Aaron had said he wished he was better at life, and Graham said there was still time – so you expected Aaron to die a heroic death, right? He almost did that.
In order to send the signal to his fleet, the Dalek had to derive all the energy, which meant that the nation's Wi-Fi (!), The telephone signals (!!) and the Internet (STOPPPPP) were switched off. "New Year's Day, when everything is closed and everyone is starving?" Graham asked.
"What a monster," Ryan said.
As soon as the doctor was sure that their shield worked, she called the team out of the TARDIS once offered the Dalek the last chance to leave the planet. The plan was simple: she would take off the shield, knowing that the Dalek was pointing his guns at her, and giving the others a chance to run behind them as she performed the best sled of her life to bypass the lasers and the Dalek Aaron had been trying to sell as they brought newly prepared pieces out of this combined oven. Like the curators, they would burn the case.
The doctor, however, had miscalculated: The Dalek survived the molten metal and attached themselves to Aaron. He demanded that the doctor bring it to his fleet, or he would kill Ryan's father. Instead, the doctor brought it to a sunnapped supernova and built a vacuum-sized vacuum corridor to pull him into space. Of course, the corridor widened and was big enough to take Aaron.
The brave Ryan moved towards his father, having once had no time to guess if his coordination disorder, dyspraxia, could hinder him. The Dalek said Aaron was his now. "No, he is not, he's mine, dad, dad, I'm here for you, I forgive you, I love you daddy, take my hand, fight it," Ryan said.
Did you think that Aaron would sacrifice himself, now that there's a chance Ryan will be sucked into space as well … It seemed like a poetic fate, but that was not the point: Aaron had to stay and not hide from a situation that scared or upset him , and be there for his son.
Ryan reached out and Aaron took it in. "Leave my father alone!" Ryan shouted, holding on tight, waiting for the Dalek to give up and let go of the music It swelled up and you can say many spectators were crying – did we now like Ryan's father?
Well, it's not enough, sadly, that he refused the doctor's offer to take him on another trip to the TARDIS. Aaron told Ryan to call him when he came back and asked the others to take care of him. "Always," said Yaz.
What did you think about "dissolution"? Did the plot of Ryan's dad bring you the expected ending? Was the Dalek everything you hoped for? Was it the best episode of Whittaker's first year? Meet the comments.