History Recap / DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen

13th Jun '18 4:24:59 PM SinDustries
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* LivingADoubleLife: Clara works as a barmaid under her real name and as a governess under the name "Miss Montague". Her reasons for doing so have not yet been revealed; presumably her rant about having "ideas above her station" has something to do with it, though it's also strongly hinted that she has designs on Latimer.

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* LivingADoubleLife: Clara works as a barmaid under her real name and as a governess under the name "Miss Montague". Montague." Her reasons for doing so have not yet never been revealed; presumably her rant about having "ideas above her station" has something to do with it, though it's also strongly hinted that she has designs on Latimer.
16th Feb '18 1:12:43 PM john_e
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* InternalHomage: Clara runs around the TARDIS to confirm it is indeed BiggerOnTheInside, just like Rose did in the first New Series episode. (with the crucial -- and lethal -- difference that Clara doesn't close the door behind her when she goes back inside).

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* InternalHomage: Clara runs around the TARDIS to confirm it is indeed BiggerOnTheInside, just like Rose did in the first New Series episode. episode (with the crucial -- and lethal -- difference that Clara doesn't close the door behind her when she goes back inside).
16th Feb '18 1:12:21 PM john_e
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* InternalHomage: Clara runs around the TARDIS to confirm it is indeed BiggerOnTheInside, just like Rose did in the first New Series episode.

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* InternalHomage: Clara runs around the TARDIS to confirm it is indeed BiggerOnTheInside, just like Rose did in the first New Series episode. (with the crucial -- and lethal -- difference that Clara doesn't close the door behind her when she goes back inside).
16th Jan '18 1:12:38 AM CritterKeeper
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Also, the Doctor changed the desktop of his TARDIS from whimsical wonderland to Spartan and sterile. [[DarkerAndEdgier Guess he put away his childish things.]]

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Also, the Doctor changed the desktop of his TARDIS from whimsical wonderland to Spartan and sterile. [[DarkerAndEdgier Guess he put away his childish things.]] And learned his lesson about having [[Recap/DoctorWho2011RNDSSpaceAndTime glass floors.]]
16th Jan '18 1:05:42 AM CritterKeeper
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: When Clara catches Vastra in her "Truth is singular, lies are words, words, words" argument by highlighting how much she rambles about how the Doctor is not kind, the scene cuts to Jenny stifling a giggle.

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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: When Clara catches Vastra in her "Truth is singular, lies are words, words, words" argument by highlighting how much she rambles about how the Doctor is not kind, the scene camera cuts to Jenny stifling a giggle.
15th Jan '18 8:37:12 AM CritterKeeper
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* TheCameo: A bit of an unusual example, but it makes sense given the context of the story arc: Jenna Coleman appears briefly in the final scene as the ''original'' Clara Oswald.

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* TheCameo: A bit of an unusual example, but it makes sense given the context of the story arc: Jenna Coleman appears briefly in the final scene as the ''original'' a modern-day Clara Oswald.
15th Jan '18 8:14:03 AM CritterKeeper
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** Although not used exactly yet, the idea that the Doctor feels he has a "duty of care" towards Clara is first introduced.
15th Jan '18 5:40:50 AM CritterKeeper
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* ContrivedCoincidence: When Clara has to describe her problem [[HouseRules with]] [[ArbitraryMaximumRange one]] [[HouseRules word]], she says "Pond," which is only peripherally related to her actual problem, but conveniently happens to be the last name of the companion the Doctor is mourning. She ''probably'' has some awareness of the Ponds from her other echoed selves, but it's not explicit.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: When Clara has to describe her problem [[HouseRules with]] [[ArbitraryMaximumRange one]] [[HouseRules word]], she says "Pond," which is only peripherally related to her actual problem, but conveniently happens to be the last name of the companion the Doctor is mourning. She ''probably'' has some awareness of the Ponds from her [[spoiler:her other echoed selves, selves]], but it's not explicit.
15th Jan '18 5:35:40 AM CritterKeeper
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It's Christmas Eve 1892, and the falling snow is the stuff of fairy tales. When the fairy tale becomes a nightmare and snow turns out to have really sharp teeth this year, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar Madame Vastra, her wife Jenny Flint and their Sontaran friend Strax]] (who has by now been revived) call on the Doctor for help. But the Doctor is in mourning, reclusive and determined not to engage in the problems of the universe. He's parked his TARDIS high above the clouds and refuses to get emotionally invested in Earth issues again.

Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax investigate the snow, knowing full well that the Doctor's mourning is just a phase and that they need just the right kind of trigger to get him going again. This trigger turns out to be a young barmaid-slash-governess named Clara (Creator/JennaLouiseColeman). Her employer's previous governess drowned rather nastily in the garden, and stayed frozen for days before anyone was able to thaw her out. This, as it turns out, enabled the sentient snow (actually a telepathic alien parasite, voiced by Sir Creator/IanMcKellen) to get a blueprint of the human genome, and it's about to use that blueprint to take over the world. Helping the snow are brainwashed Victorian scientist Doctor Simeon (Creator/RichardEGrant, who has incidentally played the Doctor [[WebAnimation/ScreamOfTheShalka a couple]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoTheCurseOfFatalDeath of times]] before) and his beautiful SteamPunk lab.

When Clara mentions the word "pond" (as in what the governess died in), it sparks the Doctor into visiting Simeon's lab, pretending to be Franchise/SherlockHolmes. He realises that the snowy menace might actually threaten to destroy the Earth. After rescuing Clara and the children from the now-revived and very icy ex-governess, he takes Clara up to his TARDIS, decides to start taking on companions again, hands her a TARDIS key -- and watches in horror as she's captured by the ice and promptly falls several hundred feet to her death. Strax manages to keep her alive, but just barely, and the Doctor rushes to confront Simeon a second time and destroy the sentient snow once and for all. However, when the Doctor uses the memory worm to wipe Simeon's mind and break the "link", the snow reveals it has already become its own entity, and animates Simeon's now empty body to try and kill the Doctor. But Clara, knowing that the parasite is telepathic and can be destroyed by a thought, spends her last moments wishing it to die. As it turns out, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E13TheNameOfTheDoctor Clara's mind is able to destroy its immense power merely by thinking...]] and the tears of the children she cared for make the snow melt once and for all.

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It's Christmas Eve 1892, and the falling snow is the stuff of fairy tales. When the fairy tale becomes a nightmare and snow turns out to have really sharp teeth this year, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar Madame Vastra, her wife Jenny Flint and their Sontaran friend Strax]] (who has by now been revived) call on the Doctor for help. But the Doctor is in mourning, mourning for the Ponds, reclusive and determined not to engage in the problems of the universe. He's parked his TARDIS high above the clouds and refuses to get emotionally invested in Earth issues again.

Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax investigate the snow, knowing full well that the Doctor's mourning is just a phase and that they need just the right kind of trigger to get him going again. This trigger turns out to be a young barmaid-slash-governess named Clara (Creator/JennaLouiseColeman). Her employer's previous governess drowned rather nastily in the garden, and stayed frozen for days before anyone was able to thaw her out. This, as it turns out, enabled the sentient snow (actually a telepathic alien parasite, voiced by Sir Creator/IanMcKellen) to get a blueprint of the human genome, and it's about to use that blueprint blueprint, powered by the energy of the young daughter's resulting nightmares about the governess, to take over the world. Helping the snow are brainwashed Victorian scientist Doctor Simeon (Creator/RichardEGrant, who has incidentally played the Doctor [[WebAnimation/ScreamOfTheShalka a couple]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoTheCurseOfFatalDeath of times]] before) and his beautiful SteamPunk lab.

When Clara mentions the word "pond" (as in what the governess died in), it sparks the Doctor into visiting Simeon's lab, pretending to be Franchise/SherlockHolmes. He realises that the snowy menace might actually threaten to destroy the Earth. After rescuing Clara and the children from the now-revived and very icy ex-governess, he takes Clara up to his TARDIS, decides to start taking on companions again, hands her a TARDIS key -- and watches in horror as she's captured dragged out by the ice ice-governess and promptly falls several hundred feet to her death. Strax manages to keep her alive, but just barely, and the Doctor rushes to confront Simeon a second time and destroy the sentient snow once and for all. However, when the Doctor uses the memory worm to wipe Simeon's mind and break the "link", the snow reveals it has already become its own entity, and animates Simeon's now empty body to try and kill the Doctor. But Clara, knowing that the parasite is telepathic and can be destroyed by a thought, spends her last moments wishing it to die. As it turns out, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E13TheNameOfTheDoctor Clara's mind is able to destroy its immense power merely by thinking...]] and the tears of the children she cared for make the snow melt once and for all.
21st Nov '17 1:01:37 AM PaulA
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* CanonDiscontinuity: It is made very clear that Franchise/SherlockHolmes is an entirely fictional character in the Whoniverse, albeit possibly inspired by Madame Vastra. (The Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse previously had a different explanation in the ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' novel ''All-Consuming Fire''.)

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* CanonDiscontinuity: It is made very clear that Franchise/SherlockHolmes is an entirely fictional character in the Whoniverse, albeit possibly inspired by Madame Vastra. (The Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse previously had a different explanation in the ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' novel ''All-Consuming Fire''.''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNewAdventuresAllConsumingFire All-Consuming Fire]]''.)
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