Another of the Doctor's companions, Graham O'Brien played by Bradley Walsh, talked about dealing with losing his wife and his remission from cancer.
If the show carries on in this vein, it's going to be one hell of a season.
The Thirteenth Doctor is, of course, is of course depicted as she appears on the hit BBC sci-fi adventure, with a rainbow-striped T-shirt, suspenders, cropped trousers, hooded trench coat and lace-up (albeit plastic) boots, looking as if she just stepped out of the TARDIS.
My only complaint is that we were cruelly taunted with the demise of that laziest of plot devices - the sonic screwdriver - only to have it dramatically reinvented later in the episode. Even at the expense of her own life.
British tabloid The Daily Mail published two reviews - one positive, one negative.
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That website was among several devoted to the series that labelled the first episode of the 13th Doctor's reign a success.
Another said: "I love her".
Best of all, the show ended on a massive cliffhanger, the likes of which we have not seen since the classic era. Out of all the humans in this episode, she feels like the most likely to jump aboard the TARDIS for an alien adventure, dragging her worrisome hubby and unsure Grandson along behind her.
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It's not just my friends and I who dug it, though, as it's looking like fans across the world thought it lived up to the high expectations.
A new Barbie goes on sale today based on Jodie Whittaker's incarnation of the character, complete with her colourful clothing, including rainbow braces and a hooded trenchcoat. Plus, their roles could have easily been reversed if a death was absolutely necessary for the episode to work.