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I am an utter mess.
This is the story of Amelia Pond, a girl that fell for a “Raggedy Man” that came from the sky in a Blue Box and promised to take her on adventures through space and time…
And what an adventure it was.
In tonight’s episode, we said goodbye to one of of our favorite companions and our favorite companion’s spouse, Amy Pond and Rory Williams a.k.a. The Ponds.
I think in hindsight, we all felt that the Ponds would always be around and even knowing that this would be the end of the Ponds chapter in the Doctor Who story, all of us were not prepared to see them go.
So, we sat with our fish-fingers and custard and box of Kleenex and watched as the our favorite trio popped up in Central Park in NYC.
Everything seems to go swimmingly well as Amy and the Doctor talk about reading books aloud and not wanting to know the end of a story and Rory goes off to get some java. That’s when things go awry. Rory is picked as a target by the weeping Angels and is transported to an alternate universe that was created by the angels to entrap victims to become a food source (via their energy) for the angels.
Rory comes across River Song in this alternate universe, but not even the Doctor or his wife can stop the inevitable from happening. Rory has been marked and there is nothing anyone can do. This leaves Amy to make a decision and in the end love wins.
Did they die, yes. At first, Amy and Rory find a loophole (via a paradox) that allows them to negate the existence of the angels and transports them to our time as if nothing happened. But, that was too easy. Just when we thought they were going to get a chance to go back to London and live their happy little lives and continue to be a part of the Doctor’s life, the one weeping Angel survivor find them and once again marks Rory.
This time, Amy has to make a decision that shows why this show is so brilliant.
Amy picks Rory, even if it means that they she no longer sees her daughter or her Raggedy Man and that is when she allows the Weeping Angel to transport her to her Rory.
Hope is not all lost for Amy and Rory…
In an afterward in a book (because in this alternate universe Amy is a book publisher) Amy informs the Doctor that she and Rory live well and were happy and okay and that he has to tell the little girl waiting for him in the garden to have hope and be patient because her life will be filled with adventure…
Now, after drinking a few shots of tequila and having used all the Kleenex and paper towel in the house to dab away my tears, I know that this was possibly the best ending for Amy and her love.
But, now we have to deal with a Doctor who is at a loss and we’ve never really had to deal with that, have we?
So, we will see the first glimpse of the next chapter in the Doctor’s tale during the Christmas episode, here’s a teaser:
Off to cry again…
Reviewing tonight’s Doctor Who is kind of bitter sweet because now we only have one episode left before the end of the road for the Ponds.
So sad. I do not think I have ever been this saddened by the loss of a companion or even the change in Doctors.
Let me digress…
Tonight, we saw the second to last episode before the Fall Season finale: The Power of Three.
Synopsis: The Doctor moves in with the Ponds while investigating millions of small black cubes that have invaded Earth but seem harmless.
If you have read my past reviews than you know that Amy and Rory have emphasized the time lapses in their day-to-day life and that it may be time to embrace their normal home life over their adventures with the Doctor. That came to ahead tonight.
In the episode, there was an invasion of cute little black cubes that over the course of a year… did not a damn thing. Until, a year passes and these little cubes had gathered enough information to figure out if humanity should be eliminated. Well, when they decided to off everyone, they activated and it is up to the Doctor, Amy and Rory to stop the apocalypse from happening.
Throughout the episode, we saw the Doctor try to live a normal life with the ponds… and it was both comical and sweet.
Yes, he was there trying to figure out what the deal was with these cubes, eventually…
… he was bored out of his mind and played football, painted the fence and fixed a car…
… and as he celebrated their anniversary by taking them on a brief trip that had Amy accidentally engaged to Henry the 8th, there was this unspoken unease about their relationship and their future.
Amy: And why do you keep coming back for us?
The Doctor: Because you were the first. The first face this face saw. And you are seared onto my hearts, Amelia Pond. Always will be. I’m running to you and Rory before you… fade from me.
Rory’s Dad, Brian, who was the most fun in the episode spoke the words that we had all wanted to say to the Ponds…
Go with the Doctor.
I think, in viewing these last few episodes you have to either by hyper-critical or sentimental and I’m of the latter.
With every new change in a appearance and in companions, we see a different side to the Doctor. To tell you the truth, this is the one I have fallen for and if the Ponds are no longer around… will it be just as good?
Synopsis: When the Doctor, Amy, and Rory travel to the Old West, the Doctor finds himself chosen as marshal to deal with a ruthless gunslinging cyborg.
One of the bits about the last few episodes and this episode in particular is that you are seeing a clear division forming: There is Amy and Rory and then there is the Doctor. In the past two seasons, we saw the Ponds leaping into the fray in order to be a part of the excitement and to learn how deeply involved their family is with the Doctor’s life (via River Song). Now that the Ponds have settled down and created some semblance of a normal life in London the life that the doctor leads seems more and more less desirable.
When they drop in on a town named Mercy, during the Wild West era, they come across a town that is not only being taken care of by a humanoid alien, but it is also being terrorized by a cyborg. The cyborg in question is only trying to avenge what was done to him and is trying to not harm the innocents of the town.
Once the Doctor learns of the alien’s past, he is willing to overlook all the good that the doctor had done in his time in Mercy in order to allow the cyborg to exact his revenge. This is one of the more and more frequent moments where we see the Doctor becoming less and less tolerable with the actions of individuals around him. It seems the only person that can reach him is Amelia.
I have to admit, it took me a second to remember that the Doctor is also a war criminal and that is why he went through the stages of anger, guilt and somberness. After this, he comes up with a plan that not only saves the humanoid, but the town of Mercy. Yet, the alien realizes that he can no longer run from his past and he knows that he can no longer risk the lives of others for the crimes he committed in the past. So, he sacrificed himself and in doing so, the cyborg goes off in the distance to self-destruct. Not so fast, now that the town no longer has a Marshal, the Doctor convinces him to take on the task of being the protector of Mercy.
In the next episode of Doctor Who – Power of Three: The Doctor moves in with the Ponds while investigating millions of small black cubes that have invaded Earth but seem harmless.
Title: The Power Of Three
Date: September 22, 2012
The Doctor and the Ponds puzzle an unlikely invasion of Earth, as millions of sinister black cubes arrive overnight, almost like presents falling from the sky.
But what are they, what’s inside them and most importantly, who sent them? With the international community at a loss, it’s left to the Doctor to unearth who is behind the mystery.
Guest stars: Mark Williams, Steven Berkoff and Jemma Redgrave
Written by: Chris Chibnall
Executive produced by: Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner
Directed by: Douglas Mackinnon
Produced by: Marcus Wilson
Wow! Where to begin, where to begin…
No utter clue.
:::staring at screen:::
Let me just say that I liked this episode, but there were a couple of issues that I had with it. We’ll get to them in a bit.
This episode had 3 major plot points:
1. The Daleks are for all intense purposes, scaredy cats. They grab the Doctor, Amy and Rory from wherever they are and drag them to planet Dalek to do one thing and that is to destroy their equivalent of Australia, before it destroys Planet Dalek.
2. Amy and Rory hit a rough patch. At the beginning of the episode, we see that that Rory has brought divorce papers to Amy to sign. This was a shocker… but thanks to the Doctor’s brand of marital counseling and the fear of becoming Daleks, this couple realize that they are utterly besotted with one another and would die for one another. By the end of the episode they were happily back together. Hooray! Btw, Rory was a star in the episode. When he dealt with the Daleks by himself, kind of flirted with Oswin and told Amy how he felt… well you just had to fall for him.
3. Hello Ms. Oswin a.k.a. future companion for the Doctor. We meed a young lady that has crashed into the prison planet and for a year she has been making souffles and keeping the Daleks out of her little control room/living space. Over the course of a year she has figured out to hack the Dalek technology, which allows her to help “Chin Boy” a.k.a. the Doctor and “Nina” a.k.a. Rory. But, she was no fool… the only she was going to help them get off the dreaded Dalek Asylum is if she were to be rescued also. So, she tells the Doctor to come find her. And then we get blind-sided. Oswin is a… Dalek.
She has tricked her brain into thinking she was still a human in order to allow herself to survive. After the Doctor explains everything to her, she ends up fighting her Dalek tendencies and holding on to the last bits of her humanity she decided to save the Doctor and the rest of the gang. She also forces the Daleks to forget the Doctor leaving them behind asking one question and that is, “Doctor Who?”
This is when the flags get thrown in the air: The silence will fall when the question is asked.
The other big issue is that the new companion, who is named Clara, is portrayed by the same actress who portrayed Oswin. In pictures provided by the BBC:
these two characters are wearing the same ring. Does this mean that the Doctor goes back in time and meets Clara and allows her to live knowing that she will indeed eventually become a Dalek and erases her memory of him at the end or am I thinking too hard?
Now, there is a prequel to the episode:
So many questions, so little time.