As the ghosts of loved ones appear, the whole world celebrates. But as the Doctor investigates he believes that there is a more sinister motive behind their appearence. And deep within the Torchwood tower, a mysterious sphere containing the greatest enemies of the Doctor is opened...Written by
The characters Gareth Evans and Adeola Oshodi, while presumed to have died at the end of the episode, have definite parallels with the future Torchwood (2006) couple of Ianto Jones and Lisa Hallett: all four worked for Torchwood London, Gareth had a penchant for suits and bold coloured shirts, both couples were biracial, and they were all caught up in the Cybermen-Dalek attack on Torchwood at Canary Wharf. The character's name Gareth correlated with Ianto Jones's actor Gareth David-Lloyd. Furthermore, flashbacks during Torchwood: Cyberwoman (2006) revealed Ianto dragging Lisa through Torchwood London in a room filled with plastic sheeting that was identical to the room and scene where Adeola was converted by the Cybermen after following Gareth into a cordoned off room. See more »
At the start when we see Rose on the bus, a bald man sits down on the seat behind her. However, when the camera is inside the bus, he is sitting two seats behind her, without enough time for him to move. See more »
So, you find a breach, probe it, the sphere comes through, 600 feet above London, BAM! It leaves a hole in the fabric of reality. And that hole, you think: "Should we leave it alone, should we back off, should we play it safe?" NAH, you think: "Let's make it BIGGER!"
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After two of the worst "Doctor Who" episodes shown since the show's revival("Love & Monsters" and "Fear Her"), the writers deliver an outstanding episode. The instalments set in contemporary London are usually fairly tame in sci-fi terms. The imaginative concepts and designs used in episodes like "The Impossible Planet" are of course harder to replicate in a real-world setting, and so I never expect a mind-blowing episode whenever we see the TARDIS appear within walking distance of Jackie Tyler's flat. With "Army of Ghosts", things change. The show's creators manage to make this present-day episode into one of the most unpredictable and truly mesmerising yet.
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