No, it by itself isn't the plot whole, but them hitting the ship with it suddenly giving the vessel a power boost exposes one. Plot whole:The robots needed gold to rebuild the engine core. You see them making and carrying off circuit board-like contraptions.. but then around 2/3 into the episode, the writers stop treating the gold as a component and make it into a fuel analogue. If the gold was indeed used for engine components the arrow would not have done a thing.. and if the gold was fuel all along then that tiny arrow could not possibly have made a difference. They could have used that gold arrow a lot better and keep their narrative coherent.
Alright. They wanted to give Doctor Who a darker tone.. that does not mean you have to murder people every episode.. That said. I had fun with this. Capaldi and Riley were a blast, playing off each other well. The ending was really stupid though. I knew the golden arrow would come into play again but the way they used it just opened up a giant, gaping plot whole. Looking forward to next week! What a great teaser. I love me some scary Who!
Comment modified at September 07, 2014 07:00
I like the show when its not pulling Hitler-youth camps and messiah-complexes out of a hat. I give it this much, for an episode, neigh season of plot conveniences it ended on a rather high note. Still, just because they are dangling a carrot in front of its nose, that does not mean this donkey is going to walk. I am ready to suspend my disbelief for a lot, but they are not even trying this episode.. I gave up when Anne just so happened to hide out on top of a flame-thrower.. This could not have been more convenient to the narrative if she had found it in a chest with an accompanying "TadaDaDa" like in the Zelda games.. where you need an item to process through the dungeon. Looking forward to the next season simply because I want to know what the "next big threat" is going to be. They just have to 1-up themselves every season, so we'll see.
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