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'Doctor Who' season 8 episode 2 preview: The Doctor versus the Daleks

"Welcome to the most dangerous place in the universe." That's what you have to look forward to in next week's "Doctor Who" episode, 802, "Into the Dalek," written by Phil Ford and Steven Moffat and directed by Ben Wheatley. BBC America released a new preview on Saturday, Aug. 23. How will the newest Doctor handle his greatest enemy?

Doctor Who, Season 8, Episode 2, the Doctor (Peter Capaldi)
Ray Burmistan, ©BBC/BBC Worldwide 2014, used with permission
Doctor Who, Season 8, Episode 2, the Doctor (Peter Capaldi)
Adrian Rogers, ©BBC/BBC Worldwide 2014, used with permission

The first "Doctor Who" episode of the season officially introduced us to Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor and saw he and Clara starting to figure out where they go next. It was thanks to a call from the 11th Doctor that Clara stayed with him, and now, they're off on another adventure, one against a familiar foe.

In this next episode, a Dalek fleet surrounds a lone rebel ship, and only the Doctor can help. He needs Clara by his side to face his great enemy, and he's going to be confronted with a decision that could change the Daleks forever as he must examine his conscience. Will he answer the question, "am I a good man?"

The "Into the Dalek" promo shows that the Doctor seems to have been MIA in Clara's life for a bit. "It's not my fault I got distracted," he defends himself when she questions his whereabouts. Besides, they can "always find something." With that, it's time to go "into darkness," as he says, and in this case, it means the return of the Daleks.

Plus, check out the slideshow for the promotional photos that have been released. They offer a look at the Doctor, Clara and the Daleks, as well as Samuel Anderson, who is being introduced as Danny Pink, a teacher at Coal Hill School, where Clara teaches. Also, get a look at Zawe Ashton as Journey Blue and Michael Smiley as Colonel Morgan Blue.

"Doctor Who" season 8 airs Saturdays at 9 p.m. on BBC America. What do you think of the episode 2 "Into the Dalek" photos and preview?

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