SPOILERS AHEAD FOR INTO THE DALEK THIS IS YOUR ONLY WARNING!
THere's No such thing as a good Dalek....well....that depends on how you look at it really. I am genuinely surprised that I enjoyed this episode, for as you may know, I despise the Daleks they annoy me, but I actually REALLY liked this episode. We saw the Interior of the Dalek, but along with that we also saw ...maybe the inner psych of our Doctor, we all know the Doctor goes Dark when around the Daleks, and this one he seemed quite...well almost cruel, first off he is fully convinced this sick Dalek is completely evil and who wouldn't, but it seems after hearing the Dalek say he saw beauty in the birth of a star and the universe the Doctor might feel deep down a bit of hope. Course they fix it and it goes freaking mental again and starts EXTERMINATING everyone. so they do some memory thing to feed it it's memory and the Doctor pretty much mind melds with the Dalek and they share beauty, and when the Doctor finally starts to think the Dalek is changed for the good, it sees Hatred, and that's what it all comes down to, hatred, luckily, hatred towards the Daleks. THEN THE EXPLODING OF THE DALEKS HAPPENS! Sorry I get over excited for Daleks exploding
It was fun to watch them blow up though, it was done in almost a unique way ( wonder how many Daleks they go through for this show...).
This was definitely a dark Doctor episode, which includes the question everyone's been asking, ' is he a good man?' It's kinda..well, in this episode he almost does feel like a Dalek, he seems more distant and unfeeling in this episode. He really has no regret about sacrificing the soldiers with him in the Dalek, which this bothers me somewhat, he REALLY hates soldiers now, granted he never really liked them, but here he legitimately seems to loath them, which doesn't make much sense to me considering the Brigadier ( a Soldier!) is/was one of his best friends, and the Doctor respected him, which is why this hatred seems a bit out of the ordinary to me, granted, new Doctor, maybe it's still muddled in his mind. Speaking of Soldiers, Danny Pink, former soldier, I called it, I knew he and Clara would well, 'get along' Pretty sure he's gonna be her boyfriend, just saying. trouble could ensue though if the Doctor really hates Soldiers now though....
I know this was done before in the Eccleston episode, "Dalek" But when the Dalek said, " You are a good Dalek" it seemed to make more of an impact in this episode because to me, he was acting a bit...well Dalekish, and I dunno, it just held more weight to it this time around.
All and all, I enjoyed a Dalek episode and that is a tough thing to accomplish, and now we wait another week before we travel back in time to see if there's and fact to the fiction in ROBOTS OF SHERWOOD! Until then though-
~Run You Clever Deviants and Remember~