I will keep this light due to spoilers.
Suffice to say The Big Bang was fun. It was cute. It was sad and it had the Doctor saving everyone while sacrificing himself.
There was not a big ole battle or every single villain showing up to kill or exterminate everyone. The results from last weeks “universe collapsing!” is seen and not felt which would have been nice to see the villains phase out of time but I’m guessing the beleaguered SFX budget couldn’t take much more Capt’n.
Instead, it was a quiet finale with the Universe at stake and it did not try to be anything different.
I do hope the budget for the SFX gets a shot in the arm for next season.
Christmas cannot come fast ’nuff…