We’re the same, Mark. No parent should outlive their child.
You’ll see the ending to this episode coming in the first five minutes. Or, who knows, you maybe saw it coming ever since certain developments in episode 4. It’s the most obvious moment when the show just takes the standard way out of a plotline, but it’s well acted and as well written as possible, I think, so I’ll forgive it. Besides, there are a lot of other amazing things here. There’s a scene between Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan, where they discuss their mutual dissatisfaction and hopelessness; it’s one of the very best scenes of the series so far. It comes a bit early in the episode and kind of throws the balance off since the bulk of the episode is spent just getting us to the moment we always knew was coming. But I still can’t ding it too harshly. Lord knows most shows spend their whole runs on obvious plot points. And, as I say, it remains atmospheric and well-acted all the way round. 3 ½ stars.
tl;dr – this episode is uncharacteristically predictable; but even if you see the ending coming a mile away, it’s still well-acted and atmospheric enough to stay gripping. 3 ½ stars.