I thought it was pretty good, gave it an excellent, mainly because it was better than good. If you see what I mean. Tony Curran, very good. Monster, a tad ordinary - some interesting things could have been done there, but it would have ended up a 2 parter. The bit about the Doctor describing dealing with Michaelangelo was funny, and watching the Starry Night swirl above them was moving. Bill Nighy - excellent as usual. That scene with his speech while Vincent was listening was a little OTT, but moved me to tears. And again on a second watching And really liked the Doctor's steampunky device. Two things. One, the Doctor gave Vincent a wonderful thing - the gift of vindication. Yes, it's tough now, but eventually people will see what you saw through all those paintings you couldn't sell when you were here. Two, what was coming for Vincent through the wheat field? This ep prompted a little research. Wheat Field With Crows was apparently not his last painting, but I have my doubts. His last paintings in that last month were all of the wheat field in different moods, in sun and shadow. What paintings they are. But maybe there was something out there other than his madness. From Wikipedia: Maybe it wasn't deliberately self-inflicted, defending himself against something, and maybe there was another sadness. Who'd believed a madman shot by his own gun if he'd said anything about monsters? Out there explanation - it was the Crack, or something similar. ETA: a little pickup - the Doctor took Amy to Arcadia, before it fell in the Time War. Ooo, tiny errors! Vase With Sunflowers was painted in 1888. Hmm. Nighy's character said the church was painted in June 1890, less than a year before he died. But he actually died in July, 1890, so - less than a month before he died. Or are they errors?! The last crow... it looks like the Crack!