Published on June 5th, 2010 | by Patrick Riley
SFX Paints a Picture
As if that weren’t enough, it’s once again teasing and tormenting us with not ten, not eleven, but twelve spoiler-free clues about the next episode, which this week is entitled Vincent and the Doctor, and features The Doctor and Amy in an adventure with Vincent Van Gogh.
The first point may be one of the most interesting to ponder as you watch tomorrow:
“In some ways itâ€™s the most unusual Doctor Who episode ever â€“ never has the show been less plot-lead and more character-led”
I don’t know about you, but I’m certainly up for an unusual episode… but then, isn’t nearly every episode unusual?Â That’s what makes the programme so fantastic!
From the looks of SFX’s preview, this should be a fairly thought-provoking story and not without and impact; it calls the opening sequence a “blinder,” and implies that you may need your tissue box at the ready next to your remote, stating that in parts of the episode, emotions run high.Â Also,
“Thereâ€™s a major story element that some will decry as a massive plot hole and others will embrace on a metaphorical level.”
Sounds a lot like the final episode of American import Lost.
It seems that the TARDIS will play a significant role this week, as multiple clues provided by SFX directly relate to our favorite time-and-space machine.Â Apparently it gets redecorated, and will serve as the subject of a repeated inside joke in the episode aimed at hardcore fans.Â Will we finally get to see the other parts of the TARDIS that the Grand Moff has suggested might surface since the beginning of the season?
And another thing – keep your eyes peeled for a surprise appearance from two past Doctors, including one who has already appeared twice this season!Â If you’ve been watching carefully, you’ll know who that one’s going to be right off the bat.