“If this series does have an overarching theme then it’s parental love, or parental acceptance. There was the pirate Captain Avery mending his ways. There was Ganger Jimmy accepting his own humanity by being a proper Dad. There was Alex saving the day by accepting his alien son George. And now here’s Craig, blowing the Cybermen up with love. This can’t be a coincidence, since there’s another parent-child relationship out there in dire need of some resolution…”—
Dan Martin on “Closing Time,” Guardian, September 24, 2011
the whole episode was a lot of fun. It was scary and gripping, but then hilarious two seconds later. Matt Smith was brilliant. It felt like he was sad and happy, getting well and truly ready to die. He was great. Fantastic. Doctor Who at its best. Classic Doctor Who. Just, bloody fantastic. A must watch.