Mr. Adventure wrote:
My bigger problem than Amy's role is why it's needed. The Doctor's moral compass being off just doesn't feel like it's come about organically and authentically (IMO). I don't feel they've earned those story beats and it doesn't help that they've already mined that territory better before.
That's exactly my issue with it. "This is what happens when you travel alone for too long" would have had a much better impact if we had actually seen him
travel alone for too long. As it is, the Doctor's character development is being handed to us in the form of dialogue and exposition.