New Who Review – “Death in Heaven”

Vinnie Bartilucci

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3 Responses

  1. Mindy Newell says:

    Hey, Vince!

    I have one gripe, though maybe I have to go back and watch it again…which I will anyway :-) …..

    What was the deal with that “rewind” bracelet? The one that Danny used to bring back the Iraqi kid he had killed? Was it a “timey-whiney” thing-a-ma-bob?

  2. It appeared that the bracelet (among other things) allowed the wearer to teleport to and from the Nethersphere. Seb only existed as an AI interface in the Nethersphere, as was said by Missy. So while I first theorized that she was only jacking into the Matrix as they did in Deadly Assassin, she may have been teleported in TRON-style. Which suggests that it could teleport people out.

    There’s holes in how it was explained, but I think that’s close.

    Honestly, I was of the opinion that the kid wasn’t even the real kid, but one cobbled up from Danny’s memories to impel him to delete his emotions. There was almost certainly a scene cut (or never filmed) where Danny actually talked with the kid and he didn’t run away, one that made it clear he wasn’t just a simulation.

  3. Mindy Newell says:

    Thanks, Vin. And I really like your last paragraph!

    I just want them to bring back Osgood!