Days left till the 50th: 8
Episodes watched: 95
Today’s Episode: Bells of St. John
Writer: Stephen Moffat
Ahh… another prequel..
How cute, the Doctor runs into little Clara and takes her advice. How extreme does he take it?
He becomes a MONK in 1207! Yup! Poor Doctor has no idea who or what she is as much as the rest of us.
Before that, we do get this monologue about the WiFi, and about how people are trapped if they click on this link, and if you are chosen, you die. Whoops. That’s pretty much the basis of the entire episode.
The fun points of this episode..
The Doctor is a monk in 1208 and answers the phone on the Tardis, hence the Bells of St. John? Took me a bit longer than normal to figure this out, as Nine and Ten’s Tardis didn’t have the sticker. It was brought back with Eleven, and the last time this was on the Tardis was back in Hartnell’s era.
It was a woman on the phone…
He helps her out, as the biggest mystery befuddles us as she says she got the number from some woman in a shop and the woman said it was the best helpline in the universe. He hears RYCBAR123, Run you clever boy and remember, and realizes it CLARA!!! He uses the Tardis to find her, and she asks him..
Sadly he’s wearing the monk clothes.. and she slams the door in his face..
Thus realizing “monk clothes are not cool.. he’s now wearing purple. I rather liked the tweed.
He then saves Clara from being “uploaded” to the WIFI. He then puts her to bed, and proceeds to snoop around her room, finding the 101 Places to see book and leaf. When she wakes up they have a lovely conversation, that ends with a plane heading their way to crash into them, and the Doctor uses the Tardis to take her and him on the plane…
We get this great line..
DOCTOR: I’m the Doctor. I’m an alien from outer space. I’m 2,000 years old. I’ve got two hearts. And I can’t fly a plane, can you?
Wow. The Doctor spent a lot of time up in his cloud.
Thus they use the Tardis to fast forward to breakfast and take a motorbike to a café, that the Doctor just happens to have on board the Tardis. Clara manages to figure out where the whole singals were coming from, the Shard, but before she could tell the Doctor, whom was very distracted, she gets fully uploaded. The Doctor discovers this, and gets pissed off. He then heads to the Shard, and uses the motorbike, which happens to be “anti-grav” and bikes up the side of the building and demands that she gets “downloaded” back into her body. He manages to fool the woman in charge, because he wasn’t there, thus she gets uploaded, and demands for everyone to get downloaded again. The employees obey after some incentive was added by the Doctor. He calls UNIT, and they come by to clean up.
He gives Clara a pat on the head as he takes off.. returning some unknown time later.. and asks her to come with him…
And she doesn’t give a straight answer, but to come back the next evening. I think this is the first companion that scheduled their visits with the Doctor, and actually tried to build real life and travel life together.
Till Tomorrow.. a speech that rivals the Pandorica speech!