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Fugitive of the Judoon



Critic Consensus: Doctor Who's twelfth season takes a hard left turn for the better in the surprising and delightful "Fugitive of the Judoon."

Episode Info

Following the adventures of a time-traveling alien called "The Doctor" and his human companions as they deal with crises set on Earth and other worlds.


Jodie Whittaker
as The Doctor
Pearl Mackie
as Bill Potts
Matt Lucas
as Nardole
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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.

February 12, 2020 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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.

February 3, 2020 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

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

February 3, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

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.

February 1, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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'.

January 29, 2020 | Full Review…

For those of us who thought that "Fugitive of the Judoon" was going to be a fairly standard (meaning: forgettable) midseason Doctor Who episode featuring the return of a nostalgic psuedo-villain, well. Boy, where we wrong.

January 29, 2020 | Full Review…

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