Days left till the 50th: 30
Episodes watched: 73
Today’s Episode: Big Bang
Writer: Stephen Moffat
30 Days left till the 50th Anniversary! Hurray!
Now Moffat really made a doozy of a finale here. See the title of this blog, as Amy uttered it just before opening credits when it was discovered that she was inside the Pandorica and not the Doctor. Trying to keep up with all the flashbacks and the movements in time really warrant at least two re-watching of this episode to get what is going on..
The best parts where..
The first time we get a mention of “Rule 1”, that is the Doctor lies, and quite frequently at that.
River shooting the Fez, in fact Moffat said that he plans to put the Doctor in a Fez. The production staff apparently looked at him in horror over it, because they know that Matt Smith would milk the fez whenever possible… then Moffat explains how he will take it away from the Doctor right after he gets it! Thus..
River is she is the ONLY PERSON that has ever had a Dalek utter “Mercy” at them. She doesn’t show Daleks mercy…
The realization that Rory is now older than the Doctor, at 1,800 something to the Doctor’s 907ish. The reason for this is that Moffat said, if you think about shooting someone you love, waiting 2,000 years for them seems like the ultimate penance, thus that’s what happened to Rory… he felt so bad about killing Amy.
The scene in Flesh + Stone finally makes sense now, with the Doctor telling Amy to remember what he said when she was seven. Thus when she’s seven, he brings her inside while she’s waiting and tells her..
The DOCTOR tucks AMELIA into bed and sits down in the chair next to the bed.
DOCTOR: It’s funny. I thought if you could hear me, I could hang on somehow. Silly me. Silly old Doctor. When you wake up, you’ll have a mum and dad… And you won’t even remember me. Well, you’ll remember me a little. I’ll be a story in your head. But that’s OK. We’re all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh? Cos it was, you know. It was the best. A daft old man who stole a magic box and ran away. Did I ever tell you that I stole it? Well, I borrowed it. I was always going to take it back. Oh, that box, Amy. You’ll dream about that box. It’ll never leave you. Big and little at the same time. Brand new and ancient. And the bluest blue ever. And the times we had, eh? Woulda had… Never had. In your dreams, they’ll still be there. The Doctor and Amy Pond. And the days that never came. The cracks are closing. But they can’t close properly until I’m on the other side. I don’t belong here any more. I think I’ll skip the rest of the rewind. I hate repeats. Live well. Love Rory.(kisses her head) Bye bye, Pond. (caresses her hair)
The DOCTOR leaves and the crack closes behind him. AMELIA wakes, looks at the wall then settles back to sleep. Outside her window, the stars shine in the night sky.
Also.. we must remember the Giraffe Dance, as we learn that Eleven cannot Dance.
Matt Smith cannot Dance to save his life.. even with Karen..
Till tomorrow, we join Amy and Rory on their Honeymoon…..