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

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