Hello everyone! 🙂
I’m afraid I missed seeing this episode on its initial transmission yesterday via BBC One. Thankfully, I was able to catch up and see this episode on my tablet via BBC iPlayer. I enjoyed watching ‘Smile’, the second episode of Series 10 of ‘Doctor Who’ and it’s a great one with the Twelfth Doctor and Bill.
This episode is by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, who last contributed to the TV series with ‘In The Forest of the Night’ from Series 8. This is an intriguing story about the Doctor and Bill visiting an off-world human colony where all of the colonists are missing. The planet is empty, except for the Emojibots.
The Emojibots are robots that use emojis for communication. It was fun and interesting to see these robots with faces like this 🙂 and faces like this 😦 a lot of the time. The Doctor and Bill discover something is wrong as the colonists are killed by their grief, which the Emojibots don’t know about.
The relationship between the Doctor and Bill develops strongly in this episode. Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie bounce off each other so well and I like the interaction between them. Bill gets curious about what and who the Doctor is and why he does the things he does when they have adventures.
Matt Lucas doesn’t have a major part to play as Nardole as he’s only at the beginning of this episode. I wonder why Nardole is in this series at all since he doesn’t seem to be doing much so far. I was pleasantly surprised to see Mina Anwar in this, since she’d appeared in ‘The Sarah Jane Adventures’.
There were some pretty horrific moments at the beginning to which I was shocked by, including people getting killed and we see their skeletons and skulls. As well as the Emojibots, there was also a swarm of nanobots that kills people, which happens when you’re not ‘smiling’ – hence this episode’s title.
‘Smile’ has been an enjoyable and impressive episode from Series 10. I enjoyed the interaction between the Doctor and Bill in this episode as they’re forming a good Doctor-companion relationship. The Emojibots were pretty good and the plot was very tense and engaging throughout.
Next week’s episode is called ‘Thin Ice’ by Sarah Dollard.
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Bye for now!
And have you noticed me ‘smiling’ at the end of this review! 😀