WarningMight contain spoilers.

I liked this rather awkward (naturally) episode. Naomie Harris does fine but so much rests on her shoulders. Her character has to constantly make random adjustments in response to Faraday’s incomprehensible actions, and convincingly make an impulsive decision to turn the car around not once but twice. The show’s characters constantly have inappropriate reactions to a clearly alien individual, but she’s the worst offender. I also have doubts about Chiwetel Ejiofor’s American accent.

I like the way everything about the aliens is handled—I was under the impression that the earlier versions left it ambiguous, but I haven’t seen those—and Bill Nighy’s appearance at the end is excellent. That said, I didn’t find it compelling enough to want to watch more.