The conclusion of the current two-parter sees some predictable things go wrong, and some surprising things as well.

Cast and Crew

Matt Smith as the Doctor
Karen Gillan as Amy Pond
Arthur Darvill as Rory
Neve McIntosh as Alaya and Restac
Meera Syal as Nasreen Chaudhry
Robert Pugh as Tony Mack
Nia Roberts as Ambrose
Richard Hope as Malohkeh
Stephen Moore as Eldane
Alun Raglan as Mo
Samuel Davies as Elliot

Written by Chris Chirnall

Produced by Peter Bennett

Directed by Ashley Way

Originally aired on the 29th of May 2010 on BBC One/BBC HD in the United Kingdom.


Following the events of the previous episode, Amy has to find her way out of captivity and the Doctor has a war to avert.

High Points

  • Amy takes positive action
  • “Hello other me!”

Low Points

  • Restac’s inevitable actions were a bit too inevitable

    The Scores

    Originality: Ah, humans. Always mucking things up – with some help from stupid military types of course. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Three out of six.

    Effects: Five out of six.

    Story: Good stuff. Five out of six.

    Acting: Also good stuff. Very good stuff actually. I very much enjoyed Meera Syal as Nasreen. Six out of six.

    Emotional response: Five out of six. Something actually important does happen, and it happens importantly.

    Production: Some of the background music felt a little overdone to my taste, but the Silurian city looks great. Four out of six.

    Overall: A rather enjoyable and certainly significant episode. This series’ overall arc is blending in very well, too. Five out of six.

    Cold Blood receives a grand total of thirty-four out of forty-two.