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The Gang saves the Doctor!

Published November 20, 2013 by joscasta

Days left till the 50th: 3 (nearly there!)

Episodes watched:  100

Today’s Episode: Crimson Horror

Writer: Mark Gatiss

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This is the ONLY Gatiss episode I like. I first saw this down at my local pub, the 42 Lounge, and while watching it, I was drinking a sonic screwdriver and laughing my butt off at all the jokes. This really was a fun romp, as it is not a story to be taken seriously like Vincent and the Doctor or Blink. It really shows off a great silly side to the Doctor. As one person put it, this is pretty much a summanation of Doctor Who..

Strax: And how will [Jenny] locate the Doctor?

Madame Vastra: To find him, she needs only ignore all “keep out” signs, go through every locked door, and run toward any form of danger that presents itself.

Strax: Business as usual, then?

Madame Vastra: Business as usual.

I loved how they introduce Mr. Thursday, and his fainting at everything…

Mr. Thursday

Also how he did give them this photo.. I was laughing so hard at it!

poor doctor

At least Jenny does manage to find the poor Doctor. He’s so red.
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After she saves him.. All he can do is this..

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So, what does Jenny do? Totally and rightfully do.. Gives him a good SLAP! That was a good one!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Then the Doctor explains how they arrived…

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How they met Mrs. Gillyflower, whom is played by the amazing Dame Diana Rigg. She had so much fun with the role! She’s well known for her work on the Avengers (The TV show not the films!) and most recently in Game of Thrones. Seems like they have been kind to spare their actors recently for Doctor Who, eh?

So they go off and find and save Clara, Strax has problems trying to find Sweetville.

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Get it? The GPS Tom Tom?!!! I was laughing so hard at this awesome joke.

While Clara is getting back to normal, the Doctor and Jenny get attacked by the Gillyflower Goones. So Jenny strips down into warrior gear under her dress, making the Doctor do this with his sonic..

bad sonic

Then Strax and Madame join them, and Strax is a wee bit.. well..

strax being awesome

So Jenny and Madame meet Clara.. well this Clara..

Crimson Horror

Together, Madame and the Doctor discuss the posion, and Clara helps them realize, that there is a chimney with no smoke, which means there must be a rocket or something.

Doctor and Clara then goes to confront Mrs. Gillyflower, and she reveals who Mr. Sweet is!

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What is that??? Oh that creature that Madame mentioned that exisited 25 million years ago??!! WHAT?? Well here is Gatiss acting like Mr. Sweet to get an idea of why it lived for so long..

gatiss on mr. sweet

So the Doctor tries to convince her not to use the poison. We get a small cameo from Charlie the Badger!! SEE???

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It didn’t go to well… the convincing part.

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I think it was due to Charlie. He must have convinced her.

So off the rocket goes! No poison on board since the Gang intercepted it! Then Mrs. Gillyflower shoots at the gang once she realizes what has happened, and sadly misses after Strax shoots back at her… and falls to her death. So Mr. Sweet then crawls away, but Ada kills it, as she’s really upset that her mom blinded her and died.

So Away the Doctor and Clara goes, without giving the Gang any explanation about who Clara is, as he has no idea himself now, since he knows that she doesn’t know about the different version of herself.

Clara goes home, and it turns out the kids she’s taken care of have been doing a little digging…. Found pictures of her from Cold War and Hide. Also Snowmen, but she knows that she was in Yorkshire not London like the other Clara.

They then blackmail her for an adventure that will take place tomorrow!

Oh I found this really funny video.. an alternative ending to Doomsday. Watch it and laugh! Yes, Its captioned if you need that kinda thing..

Till Tomorrow, were we see Gaiman’s Cybermen! 100 episodes done, 2 to go!!!

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More Than Just the Console Room

Published November 19, 2013 by joscasta

Days left till the 50th: 4

Episodes watched:  99

Today’s Episode: Journey to the Center of the Tardis

Writer: Steve Thompson

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One thing I love about this episode is that we get some camera angles that we couldn’t get before, due to how the Tardis was set up. Like the opening scene..

DOCTOR: You said…

CLARA: I know what I said. I was the one who said it.

DOCTOR: You said it was looking at you funny.

CLARA: I was tired. Overwrought. I didn’t mean it. It’s an appliance. It does a job.

DOCTOR: It’s a pretty cool appliance. (taps on console) We’re not talking cheese grater here!

CLARA: You’re not getting me to talk to your ship. That’s properly bonkers.

DOCTOR: (strokes console) It’s OK, it’s OK.

CLARA: You’re like one of those guys who can’t go out with a girl unless his mother approves.

DOCTOR: It’s important to me you get along. I could leave you alone together.

CLARA: Now you’re creeping me out.

During this dialogue, they are walking around the Tardis console, and we are following them, thus allowing the camera to track with them, as with Tennant, you only had certain angles, and the same issue with Eleven’s first Tardis interior.

So, since the Doctor then put the Tardis into “basic” thus shutting down the shields, making the Tardis vunderable to things like the MAGNA GRAB that these brothers had on their ship that they use to scrap things in deep space. They thought the Tardis was just scrap, and grabbed it and shoved it on board.

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I swear when I saw them using a mallet and some cuttery thingy on the door to the Tardis, I was cringing and freaked out, as that thing is beloved! They are destroying it! Luckily the Doctor got out, and managed to convince the brothers, all three of them to join him for the salvage of a lifetime since poor Clara was still on board. So they all went in, even Tricky, the Android!

Thus the Doctor then, once inside, basically was like.. yeah, she’s big. Imagine the biggest ship in your mind’s eye, now forget that since this ship is infinite!

Then he launches into his madman speech..

GREGOR: It could take you hours to find the girl.

DOCTOR: Days! Plus the whole place is toxic. She could be dead by the time I reach her. So. Here’s the mission. We’re going to find her in one hour.

GREGOR: We?

DOCTOR: You’re my guys for this.

GREGOR: That wasn’t the deal.

DOCTOR: ‘Tis now.

GREGOR: What makes you think we’ll help?

The DOCTOR flips two levers and a countdown starts on the screen.

DOCTOR: I just activated the TARDIS self-destruct system. One hour until this ship blows.

BRAM runs for the door but it slams shut.

DOCTOR: Don’t try to leave. The TARDIS is in lockdown. I’ll open those doors when Clara’s by my side.

BRAM: You crazy lunatic!

DOCTOR: (turns on BRAM) My ship, my rules!

GREGOR:
You’ll kill us all. And the girl.

DOCTOR: She’s going to die if you don’t help me. Don’t get into a spaceship with a madman.

The men run to the door to try and force it open.

DOCTOR: Didn’t anyone ever teach you that? OK. A little gentle persuasion. Say 30 minutes.

The DOCTOR flicks some switches and presses a button. The countdown changes to 30 minutes.

BRAM: She’ll die even quicker now!

DOCTOR: We all perform better under pressure. Anybody want to go for 15 minutes? (his finger hovers over the button)

BRAM: Whoa!

GREGOR: Whoa!

DOCTOR: It’s your own time you’re wasting. Salvage of a lifetime. You meant the ship. I meant Clara.

So, poor Clara is wandering around the Tardis, while being chased by these zombie things, and walks into this awesome room, and the first thing we see is the Doctor’s Cot from “A Good Man Goes to War”, then she picks up Amy’s Tardis, “Eleventh Hour” and then Donna’s magnifying glass, “Unicorn and the Wasp”, and of course Six’s umbrella. Before the time zombies come at her, where she escapes and passes the Observatory that reminds you of “Tooth and Claw”, and the Pool, which kinda looks like the Pool that Donna lounged around during “Midnight”. She finally ends up in the Library, where she spots a book. Not just any book…

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Honestly, I’m curious to know who wrote it? The Doctor himself or River? She opens it and reads something, and makes a small remark about the Doctor’s name before she hears the time zombies and hides under the liquid Gallifreyian Encyclopedia that spills out!

The Doctor and gang split up, deciding that might be the best way to find Clara. Bram heads back to the console room and begins ripping apart the Tardis. By doing so, time is leaking out there and we hear some voices..

Gregor is walking by a room and notices that his value detector says, ANYTHING YOU WANT IS IN THIS ROOM! Thus he goes in to find this..

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Wow! So apparently, the doctor comes charging in, with Tricky, and we learn that those eggy things can make anything you want, a machine making a machine. The Doctor advises against taking one, but Gregor does anyway, and when she takes away the Door to the room, he tries to explode the room, so she gives them back the door, but sticks them in a maze instead with the time zombies.

Bram then gets killed by one of the time zombies underneath the console, and the Doctor and his gang realize that time zombies can kill

Clara ends up wandering around  and finds the console room, but an echo of it. After Tricky forces Gregor to give up the egg, they all end up there too. Luckily using the device that Gregor has to detect stuff and the sonic, the Doctor pulls Clara into their version of the room.

Where Amy would have hugged the Doctor in thanks, Clara…

The DOCTOR puts the sonic into his other hand and pulls CLARA free. She screams as he holds her. She pulls away and spins around, taking deep breaths.

DOCTOR: It’s all right. Clara, I’m so, so sorry. Please, please forgive me…

CLARA punches him in the shoulder and walks away.

DOCTOR: Ow! (rubs shoulder) OK, so we’re not doing hugging, I get that now.

CLARA: What do you keep in here?! Why have you got zombie creatures? Good guys do not have zombie creatures. Rule one. (hits him again) Basic storytelling.

So the guys were like, yay! Turn off the self destruct, when the Doctor was like, it was never on, everythings fine, before he looked, and saw that in fact the Tardis is exploding, thus requiring them to go into the bowels of the Tardis.

Sadly the time zombies follow them, and lo, the fuel cells run out of fuel, thus making the rods warp and all of a sudden poles are flying everywhere. One hits Tricky and Gregor is forced to tell him he isn’t an android, thus can feel pain, ect, he just has artificial eyes and voice box and amnesia so he doesn’t remember his childhood at all. Thus his brothers played a joke on him that he’s an android.  Poor dude.

So we then end up in the room where the eye of harmony, is held where we have an exploding star..

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WOW. Then the zombies catch up, and kill off the brothers allowing Clara and the Doctor to escape to the engine room, where we see a cliff. So the Doctor realizes they are about to die, and asks her this..

CLARA: We’re outside.

DOCTOR: No, we’re still in the TARDIS.

CLARA: There’s no way across.

DOCTOR: No. OK, you’re right.

CLARA: So what do we do? Time for a plan. Do you have a plan?

DOCTOR: Well, no. No plan, sorry.

CLARA: If you don’t have a plan, we’re dead!

DOCTOR: Yes, we are. So just tell me.

CLARA: Tell you what?

DOCTOR: Well, there’s no point now, we’re about to die, so just tell me who you are.

CLARA: You know who I am.

DOCTOR: No, I don’t! I look at you every single day, and I don’t understand a thing about you. Why do I keep running into you? (heads for the door)

CLARA: Doctor, you invited me – you said…

DOCTOR: (walks back) Before that. I met you in the Dalek Asylum. There was a girl in a shipwreck, and she died saving my life. And she was you.

CLARA: She really wasn’t.

DOCTOR: Victorian London. There was a governess who was a barmaid, and we fought the Great Intelligence together, she died, and it was my fault – and she was you.

CLARA: You’re scaring me.

DOCTOR: What are you, eh? Are you a trick, a trap?

CLARA: I don’t know what you’re talking about.

CLARA backs away from the DOCTOR and almost falls off the ledge. The DOCTOR grips her in a huge hug. She grips him back and gasps.

DOCTOR: All right. All right. (ends the hug) You really don’t, do you?

CLARA: I think I’m more scared of you right now than anything else on that TARDIS.

DOCTOR: You’re just Clara, aren’t you?

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So they jump and come upon this..

heart of the Tardis

The poor Doctor is flummoxed. He has no idea what to do next. The Tardis has saved him, but at the moment he has no idea how to save her. He then feels the burns on her hands, and looks at it, as it spells out… “BIG FRIENDLY BUTTON”

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He then realizes that there is a rip in time he can fix thus “resetting” the day, and tells Clara, even after she says that she knows his name due to the book, that she will have forgotten everything about this day, even all the info he told her about the times he met her before. Then he goes through the rift, and manages to do exactly what he said… and BAM, same day, but nothing big and explodey happened.

Now a few pictures of the stuff that Clara found…

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Such a fun episode, as this is the first time we’ve seen a room in the console beyond the wardrobe in NuWho, and that was Season 2, the first episode!

Till Tomorrow folks, we go back to the Victorian Era with the Paternose Gang!

Memories are films about ghosts…

Published November 16, 2013 by joscasta

Days left till the 50th: 7 (ONE WEEK!)

Episodes watched:  96

Today’s Episode: Rings of Akhaten

Writer: Neil Cross

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I don’t like this episode at all. There are so many errors and inconsistencies in this episode, I just can’t bear it. However for fun facts and other Anniversary thingys that the BBC is throwing up on youtube… let’s go that route instead eh?

First off look at this grave..

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Look at the date she died. She died the day that “Rose” aired in the UK. One can argue that she might have died in the shop that the Doctor exploded, but that doesn’t make sense as no one died in that explosion that we are aware of.

It is kinda cool when they go to the market, and the Doctor mentions his granddaughter, Susan! I adore the shoutout to the classics… and all the awesome costumes they had to put together to create the market place and the concert.. so much work I’m sure. It was also odd to see a cross between an Ood and a Hath, who knows who came up with that.

As for quotes, we have one that the Doctor refrences one of my favorite writers, Lewis Carol,

DOCTOR: It’s not a god! It’ll feed on your soul, but that doesn’t make it a god. It is a vampire (points at AKHATEN) and you don’t need to give yourself to it. Hey, do you mind if I tell you a story? (leans over) One you might not have heard? All the elements in your body were forged many, many millions of years ago, in the heart of a far away star that exploded and died. (kneels) That explosion scattered those elements across the desolations of deep space. After so, so many millions of years, these elements came together to form new stars and new planets. And on and on it went. The elements came together and burst apart, (stands) forming shoes and ships and sealing-wax and cabbages and kings. (stands behind MERRY and puts his hands on her shoulders) Until eventually, they came together to make you. You’re unique in the universe. There is only one Merry Gejelh. And there will never be another. (walks forward with MERRY) Getting rid of that existence isn’t a sacrifice. It is a waste.

And another great speech that he gives to the “Old God”, some people like it better than the Pandorica Opens..

DOCTOR: I saw the birth of the universe and I watched as time ran out, moment by moment, until nothing remained. No time. No space. Just me. I’ve walked in universes where the laws of physics were devised by the mind of a madman. I’ve watched universes freeze and creations burn. I’ve seen things you wouldn’t believe. I’ve lost things you’ll never understand. And I know things. Secrets that must never be told. Knowledge that must never be spoken. Knowledge that will make parasite gods blaze. (spreads arms out) So come on then! Take it! Take it all, baby! Have it! You have it all!

He doesn’t lose his memories at all after that. That is one of the things that upsets me, and luckily Clara stepped in. Which happens a lot this season, quite a few times where she has to get the Doctor out of a few tight spots.

Now, thanks for reading this far, I have to give you the miniepisode Night of the Doctor! Don’t worry, no spoilers for the actual big long special occurs. I wasn’t planning on watching it, but my friend actually pulled this up on his phone and shoved it in my face to make me watch it, and I was ok with that.. once I realized there was no Ten or Eleven in it. So feel free to watch, as it finally gives some more backstory to the one Doctor we know ZILCH about, EIGHT!!!! (note that captions work for it.. for those that need it!)

Till Tomorrow, another olde enemy and a submarine. 

Meeting up with Clara again…

Published November 15, 2013 by joscasta

Days left till the 50th: 8

Episodes watched:  95

Today’s Episode: Bells of St. John

Writer: Stephen Moffat

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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.

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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.

st. john sticker

It was a woman on the phone…

Bells of St. John OO

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..

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Sadly he’s wearing the monk clothes.. and she slams the door in his face..

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Thus realizing “monk clothes are not cool.. he’s now wearing purple. I rather liked the tweed.

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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…

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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…

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snog box eh

 

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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!

Snowmen try to take over the world… really?

Published November 14, 2013 by joscasta

Days left till the 50th: 9

Episodes watched:  94

Today’s Episode: Snowmen

Writer: Stephen Moffat

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We are finally down to the single digits till the Annivesary!!! Hurray!

Thus we left the doctor..

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No wonder he decides to spend time in isolation away from the world.

We have a prequel

I first loved this romp, as this was the first episode of Doctor Who I watched in “real time”, no Amazon, no Netflix, my friends went out of town and I basically begged them to doggsit at their house so I could watch it, as they tend to go out of town for Christmas and own every channel under the sun, including BBC ‘Merica. It was strange watching shows with commercials, as I’m so used to not dealing with them.

Anyway.. a little boy builds a snowman, and the snowman talks back to him. Reminds me of Frosty the Snowman, but in the Victorian Age. So we then fast forward 50 years, and the snowman is now in a big globe and voiced by the totally amazing Ian McKellan. You should know him as Gandalf from Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit, if not that then X-Men then? Yes, you should know that amazing awesome guy that hangs out with Patrick Stewart (we need to get him on the show too.. MOFFAT!!!) and does fun things.

So back on track, Frosty basically states, “hey I’ll take form soon, as that little girl is having nightmares about the lady in the pond, ohhh I won’t be made of little smithereens anymore!” (Well not exactly but we get the gist) Also, that little boy who becames a man.. Simeon, feeds some of his workers to the snowmen.. what the heck??? Frosty likes to eat meat??

We leave and head over to the Rose and Crown..

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Moffat knows how to stab one right in your heart eh? Rose and Crown? Reminds me of that werewolf adventure, Tooth and Claw.. omg that was season two!!!

We see this lovely girl, a barmaid named Clara, that is working, and for some reasons carries some drinks outside, and bam a snowman pops up. She asks a passing stranger about it, and lo.. It’s the Doctor! He writes it off as memory snow. Nothing worth investigating, and wanders off.

Clara was like WTF????? Of course follows him, as he heads off into a carrage that has a phone and talks with Vastra, and says that Clara has no idea how to contact him, nor any idea of the word “Doctor”. Clara pops her head down outside the carriage and is all like.. ”DOCTOR WHO?”

Bam… Credits.. new ones again.. MOFFAT, please tone down the changes, as there will be more changes coming up soon when Smith leaves at Christmas. That’s gonna be a headache for another day.

So the snowman’s helper is at some house, and says that something is going to come out of the pond. Please call the number on this card when it does, and we’ll take care of it. So the dude is like..”OK?”

Frosty’s helper then meets Jenny, Madame’s assistant on the streets, as well as Madame too. The Helper says, oh you two are together, Watson and Homles? Madame is like… she’s my wife! How dare you think of her as anything less! She also is curious about the Great Intellegence (aka Frosty) and confirms that yeah.. their adventures are the Sherlock ones, who cares if I’m a lizard woman. Thus Frosty’s helper leaves, and Jenny and Vastra  agree they must get the Doctor to investigate somehow.

Back over to Strax and the Doctor, discussing the snow.. and what to do with Clara. This scene is too funny..

DOCTOR: This snow is new. Possibly alien. When you find something brand new in the world, something you’ve never seen before, what’s the next thing you look for?

STRAX: A grenade?

DOCTOR: A profit. (stands) That’s Victorian values for you! (faces STRAX)

STRAX: I suggest a full frontal assault with automated laser monkeys, scalpel mines and acid.

DOCTOR: Why?

STRAX: Couldn’t we at least investigate?

DOCTOR: It’s none of our business.

STRAX: Sir, permission to express my opposition to your current apathy?

DOCTOR: (leans against a shop-front) Permission granted.

STRAX: Sir, I am opposed to your current apathy.

CLARA: (muffled) Let me out of here!

DOCTOR: Thank you, Strax. And if ever I’m in need of advice from a psychotic potato-dwarf,(takes STRAX’S head in his hands) you’ll certainly be the first to know.(releases STRAX)

STRAX: But if the snow is new and alien, shouldn’t we be making some attempt to destroy it? Be reasonable!

The DOCTOR puts a finger to STRAX’S lips. Behind them, we see the carriage rocking back and forth.

CLARA: (muffled) Let me out!

DOCTOR: It is not our problem. Over a thousand years of saving the universe, Strax, you know the one thing I learned? The universe doesn’t care.

CLARA: (muffled) Oi, Doctor! Let me out!

DOCTOR: Now, we have a problem of our own to worry about…(walks to the carriage)

CLARA: (muffled) Let me out! Oi!

The DOCTOR opens the carriage door and CLARA presses against the opposite side. The DOCTOR sits across from her.

DOCTOR: Don’t worry. No-one’s going to hurt you.

CLARA: (sees STRAX) What is that thing?

STRAX: Silence, boy!

DOCTOR: That’s Strax and as you can see, he’s easily confused.

STRAX: Silence, girl. Sorry, lad.

DOCTOR: Sontaran. Clone warrior race – factory produced, whole legions at a time. Two genders is a bit further than he can count.

STRAX: Sir, do not discuss my reproductive cycle in front of enemy girls! It’s embarrassing.

DOCTOR: (whispers to CLARA) Typical middle child of six million.

CLARA: Who are you?

DOCTOR: It doesn’t matter because you’re about to forget that you and I ever met. (to STRAX) We’ll need the worm.

STRAX: Sir. (leaves)

CLARA: You’ll need the what? The worm? What worm?

DOCTOR: Don’t worry, it won’t hurt, but one touch on your bare skin and you’ll lose the last hour of your memory.

STRAX returns empty-handed.

DOCTOR: Where is it?

STRAX: Where’s what, sir?

DOCTOR: I sent you to get the memory worm.

STRAX: Did you? When? Who’s he? What are we doing here? Look, it’s been snowing!

DOCTOR: You didn’t use the gauntlets, did you?

STRAX: Why would I need the gauntlets? Do you want me to get the memory worm?

>>>LATER>>>

STRAX is under the carriage looking for the worm. The DOCTOR and CLARA stand by and watch.

DOCTOR: Can you see it?

STRAX: I think I can hear it.

The DOCTOR looks over at CLARA who is trying to hide a smile.

DOCTOR: Oi, (points) don’t try to run away, stay where you are.

CLARA: Why would I run? I know what’s going to happen next – and it’s funny.

DOCTOR: What’s funny?

CLARA: Your little pal, for a start. Ugly little fella, isn’t he?

DOCTOR: Maybe. He gave his life for a friend of mine once.

CLARA: Then how come he’s alive?

DOCTOR: Another friend brought him back. I’m not sure all his brains made the return trip!

CLARA: Neither am I.

STRAX: I can see it.

DOCTOR: Oooh! Can you reach it? Have you got it?

STRAX: Got what, sir?

CLARA: (picks up a pair of large gloves) Because these are the gauntlets, aren’t they?

STRAX: Sir! Emergency! I think I’ve been run over by a cab!

Suddenly a snowman pops up, and more and more pop up! So the Doctor tells Clara to picture them melting, and she does. Thus making her know how to fight them, due to a low level telepathic field surrounding them, however she doesn’t need the memory worm now does she?

Thus the Doctor sends her off in the carriage with Strax, or so he thinks, as he wanders off with her following to a park. He pulls down a ladder to a long staircase and climbs up. Clara, after seeing him disappear does the same…

stairs

Sees the Tardis and knocks on the door, but doesn’t let the Doctor see her..

the tardis

Thus she heads back to the stairs, dropping her shawl again.

We flash forward to Clara waking up and leaving the Rose and Crown and getting into a carriage, to her “real” job as a governess for the kids at the house that we saw earlier with the pond. The poor girl.. (who played young lilly in the Harry Potter movies) is having nightmares about their previous horrible governess. Aww.. Clara or Miss Montigue as she’s called here, soothes the children, and tells them it will be all right. However she notices the pond still frozen, whilst everything is thawed out. Hmmm…Digby mentions that his sister needs a Doctor, and thus Clara seems to agree, heading back to the park.

She begins jumping up and down and yelling like a crazed woman when Jenny spies her… and thus brings her back to Madame Vastra, whom lays out this challenge..

JENNY: Madame Vastra will ask you questions. You will confine yourself to single word responses. One word only, do you understand?

CLARA: Why?

VASTRA: Truth is singular – lies are words, words, words. You met the Doctor, didn’t you?

CLARA: Yes.

VASTRA: And now you’ve come looking for him again. Why?

JENNY: Take your time. One word only.

CLARA: Curiosity.

VASTRA: About?

CLARA: Snow.

VASTRA: And about him?

CLARA: Yes.

VASTRA: What do you want from him?

CLARA: Help.

VASTRA: Why?

CLARA: Danger.

VASTRA: Why would he help you?

CLARA: Kindness.

VASTRA: The Doctor is not kind.

CLARA: No?

VASTRA: No. The Doctor does not help people. Not anyone, not ever. He stands above this world and doesn’t interfere in the affairs of its inhabitants. He is not your salvation, nor your protector. Do you understand what I’m saying to you?

CLARA: Words.

JENNY smiles.

VASTRA: He was different once, a long time ago. Kind, yes. A hero, even, a saver of worlds. But he suffered losses which hurt him. Now he prefers isolation to the possibility of pain’s return. Kindly choose a word to indicate your understanding of this.

CLARA: Man.

VASTRA looks over at JENNY who nods her head.

VASTRA: We are the Doctor’s friends. We assist him in his isolation but that does not mean we approve of it. So… a test for you. Give me a message for the Doctor. Tell him all about the snow and what fresh danger you believe it presents, and above all, explain why he should help you. (CLARA takes a breath and VASTRA places a finger to her lips) But do it in one word. You are thinking it is impossible that such a word exists, or that you could even find it. Let’s see if the gods are with you.

CONTINUED, INTERCUT WITH –

– CUT TO:

INT. TARDIS

The DOCTOR is reading in the muted blue light when the phone rings. He answers in frustration.

DOCTOR: Yes, what? I’m trying to read!

VASTRA: Miss Clara and her concerns about the snow. I gave her the one-word test.

DOCTOR: Always pointless. What did she say? Well? Well?’

VASTRA: Pond.

The DOCTOR stares ahead, stunned. He removes his glasses.

I cried with that word. The glasses the Doctor is wearing? Amy’s from Angels Take Manhattan. The way he just looks at them.. my heart breaks for him again as we all know he misses his best friend in this incarnation.

Thus the Doctor then visits Frosty’s headquarters, disguised as Sherlock Homles, the classic version not the modern BBC Moffat version.  He then finds out about the Pond, and realizes that the governess is going to be coming out of the pond, as she died in it, but not before getting in a few quick words with Frosty.

Off he goes to the house, and sees Clara in the window.  The hand that he got chopped off during Christmas Invasion says that he will be up in 5 minutes. So after talking stragety with Strax, he heads up.

Clara gets the kids ready for bed by telling them about the man in the cloud called the Doctor, and announces his arrival, or what she thought was his arrival, which turned out to be an ice sculpture of the olde governess. Whoops! They manage to escape into the playroom, and the Doctor pops up out of nowhere and uses the newest setting on the sonic… the antifreeze to make her melt. YAY!

The kids are thankful as well as Clara, and he notices that he’s got is bowtie is on, due to the “coolness” in the room.. whoops the ice lady is reforming!

They run downstairs, and the Captain aka head of the house, demands to know who is running down his stairs.. thus bringing about the key players and Alice the maid..

LATIMER: Children, what is exp… Who the devil are you?! What are you doing in my house?

DOCTOR: It’s OK! I am your governess’ gentleman friend, and we’ve just been upstairs… kissing!

ALICE: (comes running in) Captain Latimer, in the garden, there’s snowmen! And they’re just growing, out of nowhere, all by themselves – look!

ALICE runs to the front door and opens it. VASTRA and JENNY are there.

VASTRA: Good evening, I’m a lizard woman from the dawn of time and this is my wife!

ALICE screams and hurries down the hall only to come face-to-face with STRAX.

STRAX:This dwelling is under attack! Remain calm, human scum!

ALICE screams and faints. The DOCTOR runs to the bottom of the stairs and looks at LATIMER.

DOCTOR: So! Any questions?

The Doctor manages to throw up a force field, keeping the ice lady trapped on the stairs, while they convene in the parlor to discuss strategy, as more snowmen are poping up all over due to Frosty’s henchmen making it snow on the house. They want the ice lady so that the snowmen and Frosty can have more physical form.

The doorbell rings, and just after that this happens..

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Then the Doctor answers the door to Frosty’s helper whom tells the Doctor he has five minutes. The Doctor comes up with a plan, and grabs and umbrella, and he and Clara head upstairs, using the sonic to move the force field barrier.

After tons of flirting and banter, they head up to the Tardis, and she’s shocked as it is..

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He invites her to go traveling, and she mentions a kitchen and soufflés.  He gives her  the key to the Tardis, and heads back to the console, when she the ice lady enters the Tardis and drags Clara off the cloud and she goes tumbling to the ground with the ice lady.

The gang inside sees Clara dead, and is happy that the Doctor uses the Tardis to “pick her up” and move her inside where it’s safe. Strax works on her, but sadly she is still dying. She promises to travel with him once he “saves the world”

The Doctor then heads outside and tells frosty’s henchmen that he has a piece of the ice lady, and will give it to them back at the office.. aka where Frosty is.

Vastra and the Doctor head over there via Tardis much faster, and he manges to get frosty’s helper to open a box containing the memory worm, and thus making him forget his whole life. Frosty then moves into his body.. and this whole next part confuses me.. something about rain? Family crying on Christmas? Thus Frosty is “defeated” again.

The Doctor races back to Clara, and she’s about dead… when she says..

“Run you clever boy and remember”

Hmmmmm………..

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We are then at the gravesite for her funeral and the Doctor notices the gravestone. SHITE! ITS OSWIN! He never saw her face as she was a Dalek, but the voice was the same! Their last words were the same!!

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Also.. fun thing.. note the day she was born. November 23rd! That ring a bell too? Yup the 50th is coming up on the 23rd! To the exact date the first show aired… a Saturday night as well!

Thus we go running off with the theories as much as the Doctor does..

WHO IS CLARA OSWIN OSWALD???

Till Tomorrow.. modern day Clara. Drat. It would have been fun to have a character from a different era, don’t you think?