Days left till the 50th: 94
Episodes watched: 9
Today’s Episode: The Empty Child
Writer: Steven Moffat
This is the first episode where we get our first ever taste of Moffat’s writing for Who. Boy oh boy, does he deliver!
If you have not seen this episode yet.. get on Netflix NOW and watch it, as it is way too much of a fantastic episode to spoil that much, other than this is the episode where Whovians get their fear of gas masks from!
Now if you choose to read ahead.. do so at your own RISK!
So we begin with Rose and the Doctor following some canistery thingy of a bob, due to a mauve alert in the time vortex. (Apparently red is considered to be “camp” by everyone but us) They end up landing in London in 1941 in the middle of a German aid raid. The Doctor decides to ask around about the canistery thing wilst Rose sees a kid on a roof top and tries to rescue the kid, and thus they get separated.
The Doctor ends up in a nightclub and asks around about the canistery thing, and everyone thinks it’s a joke until the air raid siren goes off… then he realizes where he is… and goes out to the alley by the Tardis, and the phone on the door of the Tardis rings.. which is odd considering its not hooked up to anything. A girl appears out of nowhere and tells him not to answer.. as we get our first taste of.. “Are you my mummy?” thrown at us.
Rose ends up somehow above London holding on to a barge balloon, which isn’t opimal considering that she has a union jack shirt on. Thus making her a target for a bullet! Then we see a lovely American man on a balcony, spying on her.. and thus rescues her into his spaceship.
The handsome American turns out to be Mr. Jack Harkness… played by the ever so yummy John Barrowman. So.. Jack is a former time agent.. that woos Rose on an invisible spaceship parked in front of Big Ben whist Glenn Miller is playing and drinking champage… during a German Air Raid. That man has cojones!
Now back on the ground, the Doctor follows Nancy.. and discovers she has been busy feeding the kids of London that are out on the street. He then meets the “Are You My Mummy” kid for the first time… and does exactly the opposite of what Nancy tells him to do, acting totally kind and compassionate toward the boy. Whom disappears when he opens the door to the house where she was just feeding a bunch of kids. He then follows her to the caistery thing, using his great sense of smell and he gives her this great speech about this war…
Doctor: 1941. Right now, not very far from here the German war machine is rolling up the map of Europe. Country after country, falling like Dominoes. Nothing can stop it, nothing until one tiny, damp little island says “no”. No, not here. A mouse in front of a lion. You’re amazing. The lot of you. Don’t know what you do to Hitler, but you frighten the hell out of me. Off you go, then. Do what you got to do. Save the world.
So, she tells him to visit the hospital before trying the break into the area that the cansetry thing is, since its under heavy guard.
So, lo.. he goes the the hospital and meets the Doctor there that Nancy tells him about. We then discover more about the little boy, and what happened to him. We then have the most insane face morph I have ever seen…
Which will scare the crap out of anyone!
Rose and Jack meet up with the Doctor there, due to Jack scanning for alien tech, and that’s where we find out that the cansetery thingy is an ambulance and that everyone in the hospital has a gas mask. You basically turn into one if you touch one or they touch you. So everyone for some reason gets up and corners the Doctor, Rose and Jack… leaving us with a cliff hanger! MMMMOOOOFFFFAATTT! *shakes fist*
Tomorrow we shall find out the answer to the greatest question of Season One… Does the Doctor know how to Dance?