So – what happens next? In the most unusual cliffhanger in Doctor Who since the show returned to television in 2005, The Time of Angels ended in thrilling fashion – but where next for the Doctor and his friends?
And was that a return to form or what?
Showrunner and episode writer Steven Moffat has already said this week that the Doctor Who is about to get darker, and the first part of this thrilling Weeping Angels story will certainly have put to rest any concerns following The Beast Below and more recently Victory of the Daleks (and there were many…)
With tight direction, superb location work and visuals and a great supporting cast (Iain Glen in particular) The Time of Angels threw the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith), Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and the enigmatic River Song (Alex Kingston) into an Aliens-esque ambush which completely changes what we thought we knew about the quantum-locked villains, The Weeping Angels.