DOCTOR WHO 5.11 (31.11): The Lodger

“The Lodger” served as a bit of a palette-cleanser following the sublimely subtle “Vincent and the Doctor” and before the Sturm-und-Drang of DOCTOR WHO’s two-part finale, marking the end of Matt Smith’s first season as the Doctor.

Understandably, the story that “The Lodger” will be most compared to is “Human Nature”/”The Family of Blood,” in which the 10th Doctor (David Tennant) employed technology to render himself completely human in order to hide amongst the populace of Earth. But that’s not what happens in “The Lodger.” No, here, the Doctor must do something far more difficult than transform his genetic structure: He must act like an ordinary human.
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