History Recap / BigFinishDoctorWho029TheChimesOfMidnight

25th Sep '16 2:17:52 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AnachronicOrder: Bits and pieces of the temporal loop [[spoiler: are pulled from different parts of Edith's life]]. See also the trope below.
* AnachronismStew: An in-universe example appears when Frederick references Creator/AgathaChristie and says he drives a Chrysler. However, as the Doctor points out, it's 1906; Agatha Christie's first novel won't be published until 1920, and Chrysler cars won't exist until 1924. The servants promptly change their story, which leads to fantastic BlackComedy once Frederick is murdered and Mary starts to cry about him and his "Chrysler, or possibly Bentley".

to:

* AnachronicOrder: Bits and pieces of the temporal loop [[spoiler: are pulled from different parts of Edith's life]].life. See also the trope below.
* AnachronismStew: An in-universe example appears when Frederick references Creator/AgathaChristie and says he drives a Chrysler. However, as the Doctor points out, it's 1906; Agatha Christie's first novel won't be published until 1920, and Chrysler cars won't exist until 1924. The servants promptly change their story, which leads to fantastic BlackComedy once Frederick is murdered and Mary starts to cry about him and his "Chrysler, or possibly Bentley".



* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Edith [[spoiler: ''is Charley's former scullery maid''. From the future from the perspective of when this story is put.]]
* BlackComedy: Just ''try'' not to giggle while you're being terrified.

to:

* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Edith [[spoiler: ''is Charley's former scullery maid''. From the future from the perspective of when this story is put.]]
put.
* BlackComedy: Just ''try'' not to giggle while you're being terrified.



* ChristmasCarol: Hark now hear the angels sing. [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm!]]]]

to:

* ChristmasCarol: Hark now hear the angels sing. [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm!]]]]hmm!]]



* [[spoiler: CompositeCharacter]]: Several InUniverse.

to:

* [[spoiler: CompositeCharacter]]: CompositeCharacter: Several InUniverse. InUniverse.



-->'''Doctor''': Yes, of course, Mrs. Baddeley. [[SarcasmMode Its quite clear]] that Frederick brought the car into the house, ran himself over with it, and put it back outside before he finally expired.
* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: Edward Grove deliberately tries to invoke this trope. The Doctor throws the teacup to the floor in defiance.
* DramaticShattering: The Doctor throws a teacup on the floor in anger.
* DrivenToSuicide: Charley is nearly convinced to kill herself by [[spoiler:Edith.]] [[spoiler:Edith herself was driven to suicide by the news of Charley's death.]] And [[spoiler: the Doctor begs Edward Grove to kill itself.]]

to:

-->'''Doctor''': Yes, of course, Mrs. Baddeley. [[SarcasmMode Its It�s quite clear]] that Frederick brought the car into the house, ran himself over with it, and put it back outside before he finally expired.
* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: Edward Grove deliberately tries to invoke this trope. The Doctor throws the teacup to the floor in defiance.
defiance.
* DramaticShattering: The Doctor throws a teacup on the floor in anger.
anger.
* DrivenToSuicide: Charley is nearly convinced to kill herself by [[spoiler:Edith.]] [[spoiler:Edith Edith. Edith herself was driven to suicide by the news of Charley's death.]] death. And [[spoiler: the Doctor begs Edward Grove to kill itself.]]



* ForceFeeding: [[spoiler: Baddely]] dies this way.

to:

* ForceFeeding: [[spoiler: Baddely]] Baddely dies this way.



* [[spoiler: GeniusLoci: ''"Edward Grove '''IS ALIVE'''"'']].

to:

* [[spoiler: GeniusLoci: ''"Edward Grove '''IS ALIVE'''"'']].ALIVE'''"''.



* [[spoiler: HappyEnding]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:The Doctor telling Shaughnessy to kill him so he can meet Charley and tell her not to kill herself.]]

to:

* [[spoiler: HappyEnding]]
HappyEnding
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:The The Doctor telling Shaughnessy to kill him so he can meet Charley and tell her not to kill herself.]]



* [[spoiler: {{Infinite}}]]
* InsaneTrollLogic: Mr. Shaugnessy thinks that when [[spoiler: poor Edith]] dies, she must've thought it was impossible to drown herself in a sink, so she did. He then proceeds to do this with ''[[SuicideNotMurder all of them]]''.

to:

* [[spoiler: {{Infinite}}]]
{{Infinite}}
* InsaneTrollLogic: Mr. Shaugnessy thinks that when [[spoiler: poor Edith]] Edith dies, she must've thought it was impossible to drown herself in a sink, so she did. He then proceeds to do this with ''[[SuicideNotMurder all of them]]''.



* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler: The Servants forgetting Edith]]
* LesYay: Edith seems to have a great interest in Charley. [[spoiler:She even killed herself when Charley died on the R101.]]

to:

* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler: The Servants forgetting Edith]]
Edith
* LesYay: Edith seems to have a great interest in Charley. [[spoiler:She She even killed herself when Charley died on the R101.]]



* MeatPuppet: Mr. Shaughnessy [[spoiler: by the house]].

to:

* MeatPuppet: Mr. Shaughnessy [[spoiler: by the house]].house.



* OurGhostsAreDifferent: [[spoiler: Edith is between existing and not, because she killed herself when Charley died on the R101. When the Doctor [[TemporalParadox rescued her from that...]]]]
* PetTheDog: Mr. Shaughnessy relents a bit when Edith says she can't write, and shows her how her name is written.
* PoeticSerialKiller: The victims are killed in a way that reflects their job. [[spoiler: Edith is first drowned in the sink, then suffocated with a plunger and finally beaten to death with a broom, Mrs. Baddeley is suffocated by having her mouth stuffed with her own plum pudding, and Frederick is run over. None of the murders make any sense, either, except for maybe the one with the plunger: there's more water in Edith's lungs than could have even been in the sink in the first place, it would have taken far too long to get that much pudding inside Mrs. Baddeley, and Frederick is run over ''indoors'']].

to:

* OurGhostsAreDifferent: [[spoiler: Edith is between existing and not, because she killed herself when Charley died on the R101. When the Doctor [[TemporalParadox rescued her from that...]]]]
]]
* PetTheDog: Mr. Shaughnessy relents a bit when Edith says she can't write, and shows her how her name is written.
written.
* PoeticSerialKiller: The victims are killed in a way that reflects their job. [[spoiler: Edith is first drowned in the sink, then suffocated with a plunger and finally beaten to death with a broom, Mrs. Baddeley is suffocated by having her mouth stuffed with her own plum pudding, and Frederick is run over. None of the murders make any sense, either, except for maybe the one with the plunger: there's more water in Edith's lungs than could have even been in the sink in the first place, it would have taken far too long to get that much pudding inside Mrs. Baddeley, and Frederick is run over ''indoors'']].''indoors''.



* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Edward Grove]]

to:

* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Edward Grove]]Grove



* [[UnPerson UnPeople]]: Edith isn't allowed to backtalk, or offer her opinion. Mrs. Baddely says the staff in general "Are nobody". [[spoiler: Seeing as they're trapped by a temporal parasite, they've ''literally'' become [[UnPerson UnPeople]]]]

to:

* [[UnPerson UnPeople]]: Edith isn't allowed to backtalk, or offer her opinion. Mrs. Baddely says the staff in general "Are nobody". [[spoiler: Seeing as they're trapped by a temporal parasite, they've ''literally'' become [[UnPerson UnPeople]]]]UnPeople]]



--> The Doctor: "[[spoiler: ... I was wrong to think we could escape the house, instead weve ''taken the house with us!'']]"
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman?
--> [[spoiler: Edward Grove]]: "Please, Doctor! [[spoiler: It's her life or mine!]] ''Please!'' [[spoiler: Please make her kill herself!]] It's her life or mine!!"

to:

--> The Doctor: "[[spoiler: ... " ... I was wrong to think we could escape the house, instead weve we�ve ''taken the house with us!'']]"
us!''"
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman?
WhatMeasureIsANonHuman?
--> [[spoiler: Edward Grove]]: Grove: "Please, Doctor! [[spoiler: It's her life or mine!]] mine! ''Please!'' [[spoiler: Please make her kill herself!]] herself! It's her life or mine!!"
19th May '16 2:39:37 PM Nightsky
Is there an issue? Send a Message


%% A Bloody Mess is under the Bs.

to:

%% * ABloodyMess: A Bloody Mess is under the Bs.rare audio-only example: The Doctor and Charley mistake spilled raspberry jam for blood.



* ABloodyMess: A rare audio-only example: The Doctor and Charley mistake spilled raspberry jam for blood.

to:

* ABloodyMess: %% A rare audio-only example: The Doctor and Charley mistake spilled raspberry jam for blood.Bloody Mess is under the As.
17th May '16 12:53:34 PM Nightsky
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ABloodyMess: [[Film/SpaceBalls JAM]].

to:

* ABloodyMess: [[Film/SpaceBalls JAM]].%% A Bloody Mess is under the Bs.
13th May '16 8:55:07 PM Doug86
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ABloodyMess: [[SpaceBalls JAM]].

to:

* ABloodyMess: [[SpaceBalls [[Film/SpaceBalls JAM]].
27th Jan '16 7:48:58 AM TheAmazingBlachman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The victims won't stay dead... and, come to think of it, have oddly flexible ideas about what roles they (and the Doctor and Charley) have to play in the murder mystery. Edith is murdered again, this time suffocated with a plunger. Frederick is the next victim, run over by his own car, inside the house. When the Doctor tries to leave the house or go upstairs (to where His Lordship and Her Ladyship supposedly live), the servants immediately try to kill him. They happily back down again when he stops trying to leave, and go back to their roles in the story. Charley, herself a native of upper-class Edwardian England, is particularly suited to the designs of whatever entity is running this dumbshow. It ''wants'' something from her... but what?

to:

The victims won't stay dead... and, come to think of it, have oddly flexible ideas about what roles they (and the Doctor and Charley) have to play in the murder mystery. Edith is murdered again, this time suffocated with a plunger. Frederick is the next victim, run over by his own car, inside car. Inside the house. When the Doctor tries to leave the house or go upstairs (to where His Lordship and Her Ladyship supposedly live), the servants immediately try to kill him. They happily back down again when he stops trying to leave, and go back to their roles in the story. Charley, herself a native of upper-class Edwardian England, is particularly suited to the designs of whatever entity is running this dumbshow. It ''wants'' something from her... but what?
1st Dec '15 2:48:16 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* LiteraryAllusionTitle: ''[[HenryIVPart2 II Henry IV]]'', III.ii

to:

* LiteraryAllusionTitle: ''[[HenryIVPart2 ''[[Theatre/HenryIVPart2 II Henry IV]]'', III.ii
30th Oct '15 3:33:32 AM TheAmazingBlachman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The victims won't stay dead... and, come to think of it, have oddly flexible ideas about what roles they (and the Doctor and Charley) have to play in the murder mystery. Edith is murdered again, this time suffocated with a plunger. Frederick is the next victim, run over by his own car. When the Doctor tries to leave the house or go upstairs (to where His Lordship and Her Ladyship supposedly live), the servants immediately try to kill him. They happily back down again when he stops trying to leave, and go back to their roles in the story. Charley, herself a native of upper-class Edwardian England, is particularly suited to the designs of whatever entity is running this dumbshow. It ''wants'' something from her... but what?

to:

The victims won't stay dead... and, come to think of it, have oddly flexible ideas about what roles they (and the Doctor and Charley) have to play in the murder mystery. Edith is murdered again, this time suffocated with a plunger. Frederick is the next victim, run over by his own car.car, inside the house. When the Doctor tries to leave the house or go upstairs (to where His Lordship and Her Ladyship supposedly live), the servants immediately try to kill him. They happily back down again when he stops trying to leave, and go back to their roles in the story. Charley, herself a native of upper-class Edwardian England, is particularly suited to the designs of whatever entity is running this dumbshow. It ''wants'' something from her... but what?
7th Oct '15 5:25:03 AM LahmacunKebab
Is there an issue? Send a Message


--> [[spoiler: Edward Grove]]: Please, Doctor! [[spoiler: It's her life or mine!]] ''Please!'' [[spoiler: Please make her kill herself!]] It's her life or mine!!"
--> The Doctor: "... ''Exactly''.

to:

--> [[spoiler: Edward Grove]]: Please, "Please, Doctor! [[spoiler: It's her life or mine!]] ''Please!'' [[spoiler: Please make her kill herself!]] It's her life or mine!!"
--> The Doctor: "... ''Exactly''.''Exactly''".
7th Oct '15 5:23:37 AM LahmacunKebab
Is there an issue? Send a Message


--> The Doctor: "[[spoiler: ...I was wrong to think we could escape the house, instead weve ''taken the house with us!'']]"

to:

--> The Doctor: "[[spoiler: ... I was wrong to think we could escape the house, instead weve ''taken the house with us!'']]"



--> The Doctor: "...''Exactly''.
* WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve: ...bad things happen.

to:

--> The Doctor: "... ''Exactly''.
* WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve: ... bad things happen.
7th Oct '15 5:22:35 AM LahmacunKebab
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* OurGhostsAreDifferent: [[spoiler: Edith is between existing and not, because she killed herself when Charley died on the R101. When the Doctor [[TemporalParadox rescued her from that..]]]]

to:

* OurGhostsAreDifferent: [[spoiler: Edith is between existing and not, because she killed herself when Charley died on the R101. When the Doctor [[TemporalParadox rescued her from that..that...]]]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 104. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Recap.BigFinishDoctorWho029TheChimesOfMidnight