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Best episode

“Heaven Sent” (9.11): This one-han­der, which found the Doc­tor trapped in hell, was jaw-drop­ping in its au­dac­ity.

trivia

Clara’s death was planned for ear­lier in the sea­son, un­til Steven Mof­fat de­cided that it would be more ef­fec­tive as a lead-in to the fi­nale.

it’s wos­sis­name!

Don­ald Sumpter has ap­peared in Doc­tor Who twice be­fore play­ing Ras­silon in “Hell Bent” (9.12) – in 1968’s “The Wheel In Space” and 1972’s “The Sea Devils”.

Best mo­ment

The fi­nal mon­tage of “Heaven Sent”, as the Doc­tor breaks through the wall with one punch af­ter an­other.

did you spot?

“The im­be­cile’s gas” in “The Zy­gon In­ver­sion” (9.08) is a ref­er­ence to Tom Baker-era com­pan­ion Harry Sul­li­van, who cre­ated the anti-Zy­gon gas and the Doc­tor fa­mously de­clared an im­be­cile.

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