Critic Consensus: Doctor Who's twelfth season takes a hard left turn for the better in the surprising and delightful "Fugitive of the Judoon."
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Critic reviews for Fugitive of the Judoon
An ambitious, tantalising episode which is far more fun and interesting than anything the show has done recently - even if the plot, by the end, doesn't amount to all that much.
We'll try to hold off absolute judgement until we've seen everything play out, then, but for now, we're happy to say we're more excited about what's to come in Doctor Who than we have been for a while.
It's the Chibnall era's most ambitious episode yet - finally, there's a sense that Doctor Who once again has a showrunner with big ideas and a story they want to tell
A story dominated by its shocking reveal, and thanks to that it has created a genuine buzz around the show again. Not a 5-star classic, but worth watching spoiler-free.
Chibnall gave the show a bit of a kick this week, and with a bit of something old, something new, something buried and something blue, delivered some genuine shocks and thrills with 'Fugitive of the Judoon'.
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