Doctor Who: Survivors Of The Flux Review - 6 Ups & 6 Downs

Well… we guess it’s time to talk about THAT reveal from last season again. Oh boy.

Doctor Who Flux
BBC

Chapter five of Flux has landed, and it’s fair to say that Chibnall is back to his old tricks again. Survivors of the Flux had Chibs spinning plates like a madman and prancing about sprinkling vague exposition from his magical bag of bullsh*t.

On the flip-side, some of it was rather entertaining, wasn’t it?

There was an awful lot to digest here, as seems to be a reoccurring trend with this series, but was this episode good or bad? It’s a tough call. Perhaps, it was a bit of both…

12. UP - Stuck In The Past

Doctor Who Flux
BBC

We’ll start off with the clear highlight of the episode: The Doctor’s companions had an absolute romp this week with their highly entertaining B plot.

Yaz, Dan, and the very welcome addition of Professor Jericho went full Indiana Jones in their globetrotting adventure in search of clues that pertained to the end of the world. They uncovered ancient secrets in a Mexican temple, dodged an assassination attempt in Constantinople and graffiti’d the Great Wall of China, but their most entertaining adventure of the week was their run in with a sassy hermit in Nepal - this man is a certified icon.

In all seriousness, this fun, gallivanting adventure bought some much needed levity to an episode that otherwise took itself very seriously, and once again took us to settings unexplored by the show. We’ve said it before, but it’s so refreshing to see that there’s more to Earth than London in this show.

Also, Jericho needs a spin-off. ASAP.

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