Noel Clarke's Mickey was given even more character development in this episode by having an encounter with his alternate earth grandmother, who unfortunately is blind. That to me was a good plot to explore in another episode also. In any case it seemed to fit nicely in this rather big episode, especially the other plot of him meeting his alternate, more sinister self, Rickey (also played by Noel Clarke). As the leader of the revolution against what Lumic is doing, I didn’t get a chance to feel out the other members of the group. They seemed to come in rather quickly as a plot point.
As with Christopher Eccelston, David Tennant got to showcase one of his best performances as The Doctor. As I had said in a previous review, the bigger episodes in the middle of the season would be able to bring out the true talent of whoever took the role. Most of the episodes, previously, have shown none of or just glimpses of Tennat’s talent (with the “Girl In The Fireplace” being the exception). Let’s hope they really bring it up a notch with the next episode.
I wonder who else they could bring back for Series Three?