When I saw the preview for this episode after The Cold War, I couldn't help but get excited. There are very few "scary" Doctor Who episodes, and I feel like the scary ones are the best. With The Empty Child, Blink, Silence in the Library, and Forest of the Dead, there hasn't been a bad one yet. Hide is no exception. The ghostly figure resembles Scream a lot, while I have not seen the films I know the face and both are very scary.
Its not all about the jump in your face things, its the subtleties that really terrify you. For example, in Blink, when Sally Sparrow would walk in front of a few angels, they would change slightly for the camera, and when she moved back across them, they would return. When you notice these things it really makes you feel wrapped into the story, and the characters. The same thing happens in this episode. Little things like the lightning flashing and a face appearing, unfocused, behind them.
Clara and the Doctor had a lot of great moments, the windmill high five, and the quirky jokes and comments. I also liked how they introduced Clara to the epiphany that all the companions go through: they have been both dead for millions of years, and millions of years away from being born. The thought that they are so insignificant makes for an emotional moment in all of them. This was done really well in this episode too.
All together it was a really good episode, so I give it 4 ingredients. Thank you for reading my BLT Review of the 10th episode of season 7 (or 4th of part 2), Hide. See you next time.
|BLT Films Rating- 4/5 Ingredients|