Gep Malakai wrote:
Moffat in a nutshell, really. He tries, but he's far better at the intellectual stuff and never seems able to pull off the emotional side. The show has continued in the style of Davies', but Davies was somehow very good at invoking feelings and Moffat is not.
Of all the criticisms of Moffat this is the one I never get. For me RTD's idea of emotion was overly simplistic, and mainly relied on A/ Murray Gold telling us to be sad, and B/Rose/Martha looking like they're going to cry. Personally I find Moffat's notion of emotion deeper and more effective, but horses for courses and all that...
I also think Moffat is good at the emotional stuff, in fact, much more so than RTD was.
This episode was truly sad, and tear-jerking, at least for me.
It seems the majority of people here voted it 5/5, though, so most agreed with me