The new season of Doctor Who continues as the Doctor and Bill return to modern-day London. But Bill’s new house share seems a bit creepy – and so does its mysterious landlord.
So far in Season 10, Doctor Who has added a new companion, and taken us all on a journey to both the future and the past. This week, the show settles back in for a more modern-day adventure, with a positively A-list guest star.
Yes, David Suchet – otherwise known as Hercule Poirot himself – pops up this week, in a guest role that we don’t know much about. His character doesn’t even have an actual name. He’s just “The Landlord”. Ominous, huh?
Last week in “Thin Ice”, Bill and the Doctor freed a giant alien sea creature trapped under the Thames in 1814. This week’s episode looks like it should be pretty tame in comparison, right? Not really. Ostensibly, it follows the story of Bill moving into a new house with a bunch of roommates. But everything is (obviously) not what it seems. Everything looks foreboding and there are strange noises everywhere. Seriously – Why do these people want to live there again?
The official BBC synopsis is predictably vague about what’s going on.
"Why do floorboards creak? When a sinister landlord shows Bill and her friends the perfect house share, they have no idea what lies ahead… knock knock, who’s there?"
At least the version over at Doctor Who TV provides a little more detail.
"Bill is moving in with some friends and they’ve found the perfect house – so what if it’s strangely cheap to rent, and the landlord is a little creepy?The wind blows, the floorboards creak, and the Doctor thinks something is very wrong. What lurks in the strange tower at the heart of the building – and why can’t they find any way to enter it?"
Basically, Bill’s new place is super creepy and David Suchet is twelve kinds of bad news. And there may or may not be a monster living in it. We got it.
Watch the trailer for “Knock, Knock” below:
Haven’t any of these people watched scary movies before? Once the house starts eating people, it’s time to start trying to get out of it, not go further in!
Doctor Who Season 10 continues Saturday, May 6 on BBC One and BBC America.