History Recap / DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen

13th Mar '17 3:59:41 AM CumbersomeTercel
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Written by Steven Moffat. The 2012 ''Series/DoctorWho'' ChristmasEpisode.

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Written by Steven Moffat.Creator/StevenMoffat. The 2012 ''Series/DoctorWho'' ChristmasEpisode.


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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Clara's distinctive theme music/leitmotif makes its debut. Nearly three years later, this piece of music will retroactively take on on a whole new meaning thanks to the events of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent "Hell Bent"]].
7th Mar '17 12:30:45 PM AthenaBlue
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[[caption-width-right:300:Elementary, my dear potato...]]

->''"It will build an army of ice... and it will be the last day of humanity on this planet."''

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[[caption-width-right:300:Elementary, my dear potato...potato . . .]]

->''"It will build an army of ice...ice . . . and it will be the last day of humanity on this planet."''



Written by Steven Moffat, "The Snowmen" is the 2012 ''Series/DoctorWho'' ChristmasEpisode.

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Written by Steven Moffat, "The Snowmen" is the Moffat. The 2012 ''Series/DoctorWho'' ChristmasEpisode.






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.

At the funeral, the Doctor finally realises that Clara's familiar voice wasn't just a coincidence, and neither was her mentioning soufflés. Her name was [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks Clara Oswin Oswald]]. He also realizes that Simeon was working for something very familiar: the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E2TheAbominableSnowmen Great]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear Intelligence]], who picked up a thing or two from this encounter about the strategic weaknesses of the London Underground, and will eventually go on to bother the Second Doctor with that knowledge.

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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...thinking . . .]] and the tears of the children she cared for make the snow melt once and for all.

At the funeral, the Doctor finally realises that Clara's familiar voice wasn't just a coincidence, and neither was her mentioning soufflés. Her name was [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks Clara Oswin Oswald]]. He also realizes that Simeon was working for something very familiar: the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E2TheAbominableSnowmen Great]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear Intelligence]], who picked up a thing or two from this encounter about the strategic weaknesses of the London Underground, and will eventually go on to bother the Second Doctor with that knowledge.
knowledge.



* AnachronismStew: Clara uses the phrase "invisible". Although the word was not unknown at the time, nor the concept of ethereal beings that can be seen through, Clara uses the modern context of the word as popularized by HG Wells, but his ''Literature/TheInvisibleMan'' wasn't published until several years later. This is a likely clue as to Clara's modern-day connection.
* AndTheAdventureContinues: The episode ends with the Doctor racing off in the TARDIS, [[HesBack his sense of wonder and adventure restored]], to find out what the deal is with Clara, er, Oswin, er Clara Oswin.
* AntagonistTitle: The episode is named after the MonsterOfTheWeek, the Snowmen. Also doubles as a ContinuityNod to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E2TheAbominableSnowmen "The Abominable Snowmen"]], the episode where the Great Intelligence debuted. And as ChristmasEpisode the same year ''ComicBook/TheSnowman'' made a comeback.

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* AnachronismStew: Clara uses the phrase "invisible". Although the word was not unknown at the time, nor the concept of ethereal beings that can be seen through, Clara uses the modern context of the word as popularized by HG H.G. Wells, but his ''Literature/TheInvisibleMan'' wasn't published until several years later. This is a likely clue as to Clara's modern-day connection.
* AndTheAdventureContinues: The episode ends with the Doctor racing off in the TARDIS, [[HesBack his sense of wonder and adventure restored]], to find out what the deal is with Clara, er, Oswin, er er . . . Clara Oswin.
* AntagonistTitle: The episode is named after the MonsterOfTheWeek, the Snowmen. Also doubles as a ContinuityNod to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E2TheAbominableSnowmen "The Abominable Snowmen"]], the episode where the Great Intelligence debuted. And as the ChristmasEpisode the same year ''ComicBook/TheSnowman'' made a comeback.



* AnAssKickingChristmas: The Doctor versus murderous {{Snowlems}} on Christmas Eve.



* BackFromTheDead: Strax was OnlyMostlyDead. In fact, he ''fainted''.
* BattleButler: Strax is a more literal example of this trope than most. He will threaten you with obliteration and then offer to hang up your coat for you.

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* BackFromTheDead: Strax was OnlyMostlyDead. In fact, he ''fainted''.
''fainted''[[note]]if you choose to acknowledge "The Battle of Demon's Run: Two Days Later", that is[[/note]].
* BattleButler: Strax is a more literal example of this trope than most. He will threaten you with obliteration and then offer to hang up your coat for you.



-->'''The Doctor:''' Do you think I'm going to start investigating just because some bird smiles at me? Who do you think I am?
-->'''Strax:''' Sherlock Holmes.
-->'''The Doctor:''' ''Don't be clever, Strax. It doesn't suit you.''
-->'''Strax:''' Sorry, sir.
-->'''The Doctor:''' I'm the clever one, you're the potato one.
-->'''Strax:''' Yes, sir.
-->'''The Doctor:''' Now go away.
-->'''Strax:''' Yes...Mister Holmes.
-->'''The Doctor:''' Oi! Shut up. You're not clever or funny and [[LameComeback you've got tiny little legs!]]

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-->'''The Doctor:''' Do you think I'm going to start investigating just because some bird smiles at me? Who do you think I am?
-->'''Strax:'''
am?\\
'''Strax:'''
Sherlock Holmes.
-->'''The
Holmes.\\
'''The
Doctor:''' ''Don't be clever, Strax. It doesn't suit you.''
-->'''Strax:'''
''\\
'''Strax:'''
Sorry, sir.
-->'''The
sir.\\
'''The
Doctor:''' I'm the clever one, you're the potato one.
-->'''Strax:'''
one.\\
'''Strax:'''
Yes, sir.
-->'''The
sir.\\
'''The
Doctor:''' Now go away.
-->'''Strax:''' Yes...
away.\\
'''Strax:''' Yes . . .
Mister Holmes.
-->'''The
Holmes.\\
'''The
Doctor:''' Oi! Shut up. You're not clever or funny and [[LameComeback you've got tiny little legs!]] legs!]]



* DiscriminateAndSwitch: ''Inverted'' when Simeon taunts the green, reptilian Madame Vastra, remarking on that the public would never accept her as a renowned detective due to being a... woman.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Ice Governess pulls Clara off the TARDIS' cloud and crashes into tiny pieces.

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* DiscriminateAndSwitch: ''Inverted'' when Simeon taunts the green, reptilian Madame Vastra, remarking on that the public would never accept her as a renowned detective due to being a... woman.
a . . . woman.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Ice Governess pulls Clara off the TARDIS' cloud and crashes into tiny pieces.



* EatingTheEyeCandy: Clara makes no secret that she's enjoying watching the Doctor climb the ladder to his TARDIS before her.

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* EatingTheEyeCandy: EatingTheEyeCandy:
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Clara makes no secret that she's enjoying watching the Doctor climb the ladder to his TARDIS before her.



* EvilSoundsDeep: The Great Intelligence has a deep and powerful voice until the Doctor strips away their disguise. Then the voice is lighter, revealing it to be the child-like Simeon.

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* EvilSoundsDeep: The Great Intelligence has a deep and powerful voice until the Doctor strips away their its disguise. Then the voice is lighter, revealing it to be the child-like Simeon. ]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Clara can effectively fight the parasite simply by thinking hard. The reason why was finally revealed in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E13TheNameOfTheDoctor the season finale]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
**
Clara can effectively fight the parasite simply by thinking hard. The reason why was finally revealed in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E13TheNameOfTheDoctor the season finale]].



-->'''The Doctor:''' Yeah it is, isn't it? ''Very'' cool... [[CatchPhrase Bowties]] ''[[CatchPhrase are]]'' [[BowtiesAreCool cool!]]

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-->'''The Doctor:''' Yeah it is, isn't it? ''Very'' cool...cool . . . [[CatchPhrase Bowties]] ''[[CatchPhrase are]]'' [[BowtiesAreCool cool!]]



* INeedAFreakingDrink: Captain Latimer's first response when things start going wacky is to head for the drinks cabinet. The Doctor pours one too... then hands it to the Captain.

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* INeedAFreakingDrink: Captain Latimer's first response when things start going wacky is to head for the drinks cabinet. The Doctor pours one too...too . . . then hands it to the Captain.



-->'''Clara:''' What are you doing?
-->'''The Doctor:''' Between you and me, I can't wait to find out.

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-->'''Clara:''' What are you doing?
-->'''The
doing?\\
'''The
Doctor:''' Between you and me, I can't wait to find out. out.



* JustYouAndMeAndMyGuards: Dr Simeon quietly rings for his men while the Doctor is rambling on. The Doctor does an OffhandBackhand locking of the door with his sonic screwdriver. By the time they get the door open, the Doctor has done a StealthHiBye.
* KissKissSlap: The Doctor and his trusty new companion, the Punch hand puppet, have an affectionate relationship, and then *punch*

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* JustYouAndMeAndMyGuards: Dr Dr. Simeon quietly rings for his men while the Doctor is rambling on. The Doctor does an OffhandBackhand locking of [[OffhandBackhand offhandedly]] locks the door with his sonic screwdriver. By the time they get the door open, the Doctor has done a StealthHiBye.
* KissKissSlap: The Doctor and his trusty new companion, the Punch hand puppet, have an affectionate relationship, and then *punch*''*punch*''!



* 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.
* MadeOfIron: A possible literal example as Clara manages to fall ''thousands'' of feet from the cloud yet isn't turned into strawberry jam. The fact the ice governess broke her fall shouldn't have meant much.
* MaleGaze: The camera lingers on Clara's [[http://i.imgur.com/HV5oyXT.png ample cleavage]] when she's changing in the carriage for her other job as Governess.

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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 "ideas above her station' station" has something to do with it, though it's also strongly hinted that she has designs on Latimer.
* MadeOfIron: A possible literal example example,e as Clara manages to fall ''thousands'' of feet from the cloud yet isn't turned into strawberry jam. The fact the ice governess Ice Governess broke her fall shouldn't have meant much.
* MaleGaze: MaleGaze:
**
The camera lingers on Clara's [[http://i.imgur.com/HV5oyXT.png ample cleavage]] when she's changing in the carriage for her other job as Governess.a governess.



* MotorMouth: As fast as the Doctor can talk, Clara is ''faster''. That rumour that Jenna-Louise Coleman got the job partly because she could out-motor Matt Smith is proven here, especially in the scene on the roof with the rapid fire "what is the plan" exchange.

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* MotorMouth: As fast as the Doctor can talk, Clara is ''faster''. That rumour that Jenna-Louise Coleman got the job partly because she could out-motor Matt Smith is proven here, especially in the scene on the roof with the rapid fire "what is "what's the plan" exchange. exchange.



'''The Doctor:''' (''beginning to climb the ladder'') My eyes are always to the front!\\

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'''The Doctor:''' (''beginning to climb the ladder'') My eyes are always to the front!\\



'''The Doctor:''' ...Stop it!\\

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'''The Doctor:''' ...Doctor:''' . . . Stop it!\\



** The Doctor's main look is based on his second incarnation, but in this episode...

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** The Doctor's main look is based on his second incarnation, but in this episode...episode . . .



-->'''Vastra:''' You can't help yourself. It's the same story every time. And it always begins with the same two words.
-->'''The Doctor:''' She'll never be able to find me again. She doesn't even have the ''name'' Doctor . . . ''What two words?!''
-->''(Clara's head appears through the hatch in the roof of the coach.)''
-->'''Clara:''' Doctor? Doctor who?
* PluckyComicRelief: Strax's bungling with the memory worm and the frequent insistence on the use of acid are a large part of this episode's comedy.
** Clara fulfils this role in a few scenes, as well, particularly while flirting with the Doctor while trying to escape the ice woman.
** Averted with Jenny. Although she has many of the qualities one would expect from the "sidekick comic relief", her character is played pretty much straight. (Contrast with the other maid seen in this episode whose entire function is to react comically to the arrival of Vastra and Jenny.)

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-->'''Vastra:''' You can't help yourself. It's the same story every time. And it always begins with the same two words.
-->'''The
words.\\
'''The
Doctor:''' She'll never be able to find me again. She doesn't even have the ''name'' Doctor . . . ''What two words?!''
-->''(Clara's
words?!''\\
''(Clara's
head appears through the hatch in the roof of the coach.)''
-->'''Clara:'''
)''\\
'''Clara:'''
Doctor? Doctor who?
who?
* PluckyComicRelief: PluckyComicRelief:
**
Strax's bungling with the memory worm and the frequent insistence on the use of acid are a large part of this episode's comedy.
comedy.
** Clara fulfils this role in a few scenes, as well, particularly while flirting with the Doctor while trying to escape the ice woman.
Ice Governess.
** Averted with Jenny. Although she has many of the qualities one would expect from the "sidekick comic relief", her character is played pretty much straight. (Contrast with the other maid seen in this episode episode, whose entire function is to react comically to the arrival of Vastra and Jenny.)



** Only Possibly for the Great Intelligence. Originally it was supposed to be Yog Sothoth, who is meant to be immensely powerful but mindless. The telepathic snow is mindless as well, merely picking up a personality as an echo, and since it clearly survives the snow's melting it seems the snow was more an incarnation or vessel than anything like a body.

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** Only Possibly ''possibly'' for the Great Intelligence. Originally it was supposed to be Yog Sothoth, who is meant to be immensely powerful but mindless. The telepathic snow is mindless as well, merely picking up a personality as an echo, and since it clearly survives the snow's melting it seems the snow was more an incarnation or vessel than anything like a body.



* ScreamingWoman: The maid when encountering the Paternoster Gang.
* TheScrooge: The Doctor wants nothing more to do with fun and adventures after being parted from Amy and Rory at the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E5TheAngelsTakeManhattan "The Angels Take Manhattan"]]. It could also be interpreted as a combined hit from every loss he's suffered to date: Amy and Rory hitting hardest because by that point it's clear that he ''really'' truly tried his hardest to ensure their safety. Like the trope name, he opens up in Christmas.

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* ScreamingWoman: The maid maid, when encountering the Paternoster Gang.
* TheScrooge: The Doctor wants nothing more to do with fun and adventures after being parted from Amy and Rory at the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E5TheAngelsTakeManhattan "The Angels Take Manhattan"]]. It could also be interpreted as a combined hit from every loss he's suffered to date: Amy and Rory hitting hardest because by that point it's clear that he ''really'' truly tried his hardest to ensure their safety. Like the trope name, he opens up in Christmas.



** Going from "an apple tree and a wife" to "bit of a tree, bit of a wife".... [[Series/GetSmart Maxwell Smart would be proud.]]
** The episode title is one to perennial Christmas classic ''Comicbook/TheSnowman''.

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** Going from "an apple tree and a wife" to "bit of a tree, bit of a wife"....wife" . . . [[Series/GetSmart Maxwell Smart would be proud.]]
** The episode title is one to perennial Christmas classic ''Comicbook/TheSnowman''.



* SubvertedCatchphrase: When Clara first sees the inside of the TARDIS, the Doctor gleefully waits for her to say it's BiggerOnTheInside...

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* SubvertedCatchphrase: When Clara first sees the inside of the TARDIS, the Doctor gleefully waits for her to say it's BiggerOnTheInside...BiggerOnTheInside . . .



* TemptingFate: The Doctor is adamant that Clara will never be able to find him again, so of course...

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* TemptingFate: The Doctor is adamant that Clara will never be able to find him again, so of course...course . . .



'''The Doctor:''' (''snapping'') She'll never be able to find me again! She doesn't even have the name "Doctor"! What two words?\\

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'''The Doctor:''' (''snapping'') She'll never be able to find me again! She doesn't even have the name ''name'' "Doctor"! What two words?\\



* TitleDrop: "Doctor who?" is asked on 4 separate occasions this episode. Could be a record.

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* TitleDrop: TitleDrop:
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"Doctor who?" is asked on 4 separate occasions this episode. Could be a record.



** Between Clara and the Doctor -- whether that is also one-sided is open to your interpretation. She definitely tries her best...

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** Between Clara and the Doctor -- whether that is also one-sided is open to your interpretation. She definitely tries her best...best . . .



* WhamLine: Vastra... "Hello, I'm a lizard woman from the dawn of time. And this is my wife." Cue screaming maid.

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* WhamLine: Vastra...WhamLine:
** Vastra . . .
"Hello, I'm a lizard woman from the dawn of time. And this is my wife." Cue screaming maid.



* WholePlotReference: Clara Oswald is a barmaid pretending to be a governess as opposed to [[Recap/{{DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks}} her last appearence]] where she was a Dalek who thought she was human.

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* WholePlotReference: Clara Oswald is a barmaid pretending to be a governess governess, as opposed to [[Recap/{{DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks}} her last appearence]] where she was a Dalek who thought she was human. human.



* YouCantFightFate: The Doctor discusses this with Vastra when he believes Clara and Oswin are one and the same: since he already saw Clara's future in "Asylum of the Daleks", it is literally impossible for her to die now. Clara Oswin Oswald turns out to be something else entirely.

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* YouCantFightFate: The Doctor discusses this with Vastra when he believes Clara and Oswin are one and the same: since he already saw Clara's future in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks "Asylum of the Daleks", Daleks"]], it is literally impossible for her to die now. Clara Oswin Oswald turns out to be something else entirely.
12th Feb '17 6:48:22 PM AthenaBlue
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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 called 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.

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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 called 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.



* TenMinuteRetirement: It's been about four years (following the Paternosters' story so far) that the Doctor has been refusing to go adventuring, but since he's dragged back into the game fairly quickly, it's only for about ten actual minutes of his screen-time in the episode.

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* TenMinuteRetirement: It's been about four years (following the Paternosters' story so far) that the Doctor has been refusing to go adventuring, but since he's dragged back into the game fairly quickly, it's only for about ten actual minutes of his screen-time screentime in the episode.



* AchillesInHisTent: The Doctor hangs out on his cloud above the earth because he's through helping. Clara drags him out of his "tent".

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* AchillesInHisTent: The Doctor hangs out on his cloud above the earth Earth because he's through helping. Clara drags him out of his "tent".



* AnachronismStew: Clara uses the phrase "invisible". Although the word was not unknown at the time, nor the concept of ethereal beings that can be seen through, Clara uses the modern context of the word as popularized by HG Wells, but his ''The Invisible Man'' wasn't published until several years later. This is a likely clue as to Clara's modern-day connection.

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* AnachronismStew: Clara uses the phrase "invisible". Although the word was not unknown at the time, nor the concept of ethereal beings that can be seen through, Clara uses the modern context of the word as popularized by HG Wells, but his ''The Invisible Man'' ''Literature/TheInvisibleMan'' wasn't published until several years later. This is a likely clue as to Clara's modern-day connection.



* BeenThereShapedHistory: Arthur Conan Doyle was inspired to create Franchise/SherlockHolmes and Doctor Watson by Madame Vastra and Jenny, except he left out the "Silurian" and "wife" bits. Despite what Simeon believes, [[HoYay/SherlockHolmes he kept the absurd amounts of]] HomoeroticSubtext going on. Also, Doyle [[CompositeCharacter combound]] Jenny and Strax together to create Watson, adding Strax's military and medical background to the character.

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* BeenThereShapedHistory: Arthur Conan Doyle was inspired to create Franchise/SherlockHolmes and Doctor Watson by Madame Vastra and Jenny, except he left out the "Silurian" and "wife" bits. Despite what Simeon believes, [[HoYay/SherlockHolmes he kept the absurd amounts of]] HomoeroticSubtext going on. Also, Doyle [[CompositeCharacter combound]] combined]] Jenny and Strax together to create Watson, adding Strax's military and medical background to the character.



* BreakingTheFourthWall: The Doctor delivers the line "watch me run" directly to the audience. Oswin Oswald's look at the camera from "Asylum of the Daleks" is also replayed.

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* BowtiesAreCool: The Doctor announcing this is the sign that HesBack.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: The Doctor delivers the line "watch me run" directly to the audience. Oswin Oswald's look at the camera from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks "Asylum of the Daleks" Daleks"]] is also replayed.



** Clara mysteriously looks exactly like Oswin Oswald from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks "Asylum of the Daleks"]], something of which the Doctor is unaware. She also seems to like soufflés and has the same FamousLastWords. The series 7 finale, "The Name of the Doctor", reveals how it is possible.

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** Clara mysteriously looks exactly like Oswin Oswald from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks "Asylum of the Daleks"]], something of which the Doctor is unaware. She also seems to like soufflés and has the same FamousLastWords. The series 7 finale, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E13TheNameOfTheDoctor "The Name of the Doctor", Doctor"]], reveals how it is possible.



** There's the moment Clara comments on how it's getting cooler, with the Doctor thinking she's commenting on how cool his bow-tie is. It's just like this Doctor to forget what time period he's in ([[DontExplainTheJoke where "cool" doesn't mean "awesome").]]

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** There's the moment Clara comments on how it's getting cooler, with the Doctor thinking she's commenting on how cool his bow-tie bowtie is. It's just like this Doctor to forget what time period he's in ([[DontExplainTheJoke where "cool" doesn't mean "awesome").]]



** We meet a possible relation to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature Timothy Latimer's]], Captain Latimer. The name "Latimer" also appeared in "The Next Doctor", and in the first ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' novel.
** The boy of the family Clara works for is named Digby, the name of the unseen owner of the house in "[[Recap/DoctorWho2011CSTheDoctorTheWidowAndTheWardrobe The Doctor the Widow and the Wardrobe]]" 50 years later.

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** We meet a possible relation to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature Timothy Latimer's]], Captain Latimer. The name "Latimer" also appeared in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E14TheNextDoctor "The Next Doctor", Doctor"]], and in the first ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' novel.
** The boy of the family Clara works for is named Digby, the name of the unseen owner of the house in "[[Recap/DoctorWho2011CSTheDoctorTheWidowAndTheWardrobe The Doctor [[Recap/DoctorWho2011CSTheDoctorTheWidowAndTheWardrobe "The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe]]" Wardrobe"]] 50 years later.



** At the end of the episode Clara says she doesn't believe in ghosts. The Eighth Doctor said the same thing in the TV movie.

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** At the end of the episode Clara says she doesn't believe in ghosts. The Eighth Doctor said the same thing in [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie the TV movie.movie]].



* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Strax spends the teaser to this episode wanting to declare war on the (uninhabited) moon, bungles with a memory-wiping worm and can't tell girls apart from boys. On the other hand, he's still a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Sontaran]] and instantly assesses a dangerous situation accurately.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Strax spends the teaser to this episode wanting to declare war on the (uninhabited) moon, Moon, bungles with a memory-wiping worm and can't tell girls apart from boys. On the other hand, he's still a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Sontaran]] and instantly assesses a dangerous situation accurately.



-->'''Doctor:''' Do you think I'm going to start investigating just because some bird smiles at me? Who do you think I am?

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-->'''Doctor:''' -->'''The Doctor:''' Do you think I'm going to start investigating just because some bird smiles at me? Who do you think I am?



-->'''Doctor:''' ''Don't be clever, Strax. It doesn't suit you.''

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-->'''Doctor:''' -->'''The Doctor:''' ''Don't be clever, Strax. It doesn't suit you.''



-->'''Doctor:''' I'm the clever one, you're the potato one.

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-->'''Doctor:''' -->'''The Doctor:''' I'm the clever one, you're the potato one.



-->'''Doctor:''' Now go away.

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-->'''Doctor:''' -->'''The Doctor:''' Now go away.



-->'''Doctor:''' Oi! Shut up. You're not clever or funny and [[LameComeback you've got tiny little legs!]]

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-->'''Doctor:''' -->'''The Doctor:''' Oi! Shut up. You're not clever or funny and [[LameComeback you've got tiny little legs!]]



* DespairEventHorizon: Losing the Ponds has pushed the Doctor over the edge into this; he's retreated from the universe and no longer cares about adventuring. Vastra says he is no longer the kind savior of planets and that his isolation is unlikely to end.

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* DespairEventHorizon: Losing the Ponds has pushed the Doctor over the edge into this; he's retreated from the universe and no longer cares about adventuring. Vastra says he is no longer the kind savior saviour of planets and that his isolation is unlikely to end.



* DisneyVillainDeath: Ice Governess pulls Clara off the T.A.R.D.I.S. cloud and crashes into tiny pieces.
* DistinctionWithoutADifference: The Doctor moves the solid cloud holding the Tardis above the Latimer house. When Clara asks if he can control clouds, he claims that's impossible. "The wind, a bit."
* TheDragon: Zigzagged all over the place. We're first led to believe Simeon is TheDragon to the evil Snow. It's then revealed that in fact the Snow was just echoing the thoughts of Simeon himself as a child, who was bitter because he didn't get on well with the other children. Once the Doctor wipes Simeon's memory, however (in theory breaking the link), it turns out the Snow has become powerful enough thanks to fifty years of bitterness and Victorian values to no longer need Simeon's thoughts, and in fact uses his freshly mind-wiped body as a vessel through which it can act -- and nearly take out the Doctor -- itself.

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* DisneyVillainDeath: Ice Governess pulls Clara off the T.A.R.D.I.S. TARDIS' cloud and crashes into tiny pieces.
* DistinctionWithoutADifference: The Doctor moves the solid cloud holding the Tardis TARDIS above the Latimer house. When Clara asks if he can control clouds, he claims that's impossible. "The wind, a bit."
* TheDragon: Zigzagged all over the place. We're first led to believe Simeon is TheDragon to the evil Snow. snow. It's then revealed that in fact the Snow snow was just echoing the thoughts of Simeon himself as a child, who was bitter because he didn't get on well with the other children. Once the Doctor wipes Simeon's memory, however (in theory breaking the link), it turns out the Snow snow has become powerful enough thanks to fifty years of bitterness and Victorian values to no longer need Simeon's thoughts, and in fact uses his freshly mind-wiped body as a vessel through which it can act -- and nearly take out the Doctor -- itself.



** The episode is ''loaded'' with foreshadowing of the 2015 episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent Hell Bent]]" including (but not limited to): "Clara who?"; Clara demonstrating her ability to think like the Doctor; the Doctor planning to erase Clara's memory against her will; and "Clara's Theme" is heard in full for the first time. Plus, we see Eleven start to regain his love for life; it'll be made clear by the time Clara leaves the Doctor for good that he had fallen hard for her and vice versa.

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** The episode is ''loaded'' with foreshadowing of the 2015 episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent Hell Bent]]" [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent "Hell Bent"]] including (but not limited to): "Clara who?"; Clara demonstrating her ability to think like the Doctor; the Doctor planning to erase Clara's memory against her will; and "Clara's Theme" is heard in full for the first time. Plus, we see Eleven start to regain his love for life; it'll be made clear by the time Clara leaves the Doctor for good that he had fallen hard for her and vice versa.



* FunnyBackgroundEvent: As the Doctor and Strax are arguing about the snow, we can see their stagecoach rocking back and forth and hear Clara's protests from inside.

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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: As the Doctor and Strax are arguing about the snow, we can see their stagecoach coach rocking back and forth and hear Clara's protests from inside.



* GoodShepherd: Vastra says that she and Jenny are married which implies that they found a priest who not only didn't care that both of them are female but also didn't mind that one of them was a ''lizard''.

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* GoodShepherd: Vastra says that she and Jenny are married married, which implies that they found a priest who not only didn't care that both of them are female but also didn't mind that one of them was a ''lizard''.



** The Great Intelligence hasn't met the Doctor before. The Doctor has met it, though -- the first time was when he was still the Second Doctor. And now we know why it was rather fixated on the London Underground. However, for reasons as yet unexplained, the Doctor appears to not explicitly remember his previous encounters, only that the name Great Intelligence is familiar. But then, it has been 10 lives since he last encountered it. In real life this is believed to be an in-joke relating to the fact the two stories in which the Great Intelligence was featured were lost at the time -- and, thus, erased from the Doctor's memory.

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** The Great Intelligence hasn't met the Doctor before. The Doctor has met it, though -- the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E2TheAbominableSnowmen first time time]] was when he was still the Second Doctor. And now we know why it was [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear rather fixated fixated]] on the London Underground. However, for reasons as yet unexplained, the Doctor appears to not explicitly remember his previous encounters, only that the name Great Intelligence is familiar. But then, it has been 10 lives since he last encountered it. In real life this is believed to be an in-joke relating to the fact the two stories in which the Great Intelligence was featured were lost at the time -- and, thus, erased from the Doctor's memory.



** It's also both too light in color and far too transparent to be human blood, or at least to be ''only'' human blood. Perhaps Madame Vastra dilutes it with a rosé.

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** It's also both too light in color colour and far too transparent to be human blood, or at least to be ''only'' human blood. Perhaps Madame Vastra dilutes it with a rosé.



* IndyPloy

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* IndyPloyIndyPloy:



-->'''Doctor:''' Between you and me, I can't wait to find out.

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-->'''Doctor:''' -->'''The Doctor:''' Between you and me, I can't wait to find out.



* LateArrivalSpoiler: The episode's first trailer gives away the TheReveal near the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks "Asylum of the Daleks"]] in the first 20 seconds.

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* LateArrivalSpoiler: The episode's first trailer gives away the TheReveal near the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks "Asylum of the Daleks"]] in the first 20 seconds.



** Lampshaded when Clara tells the Doctor "eyes front, soldier" when she realizes he'll be able to see up her dress when they climb the ladder. So They change places and we get the female equivalent instead as Clara admires the Doctor's backside, refusing to look away.

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** Lampshaded when Clara tells the Doctor "eyes front, soldier" when she realizes he'll be able to see up her dress when they climb the ladder. So They they change places and we get the female equivalent instead as Clara admires the Doctor's backside, refusing to look away.



* MyCard: An early clue for the sharp eyed viewer are Simeon's card for the Great Intelligence Institute.

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* MyCard: An early clue for the sharp eyed viewer are Simeon's card cards for the Great Intelligence Institute.



*** He's dressed in a way -- particularly with the ascot instead of bow-tie, and the added vest -- that evokes his Eighth.

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*** He's dressed in a way -- particularly with the ascot instead of bow-tie, bowtie, and the added vest -- that evokes his Eighth.



*** His use of a hook-handled umbrella as a tool for lowering a ladder recalls The Seventh Doctor's use of an umbrella as an ImprovisedWeapon.
** The rebuilt Tardis more resembles the clean, machine-like appearance seen in the classic series as opposed to the whimsical hodge-podge used in the reboot.
** The Doctor's difficulty in remembering the Great Intelligence is a meta-example -- the stories that the Great Intelligence appears in had been mostly wiped from the archives. Of ''course'' he can't remember them. Ironically, one subplot of the season involves the Doctor erasing himself from history. Even ''more'' ironically, within a year of the episode's broadcast nearly all of one of the Great Intelligence stories ("The Web of Fear") was actually recovered.

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*** His use of a hook-handled umbrella as a tool for lowering a ladder recalls The the Seventh Doctor's use of an umbrella as an ImprovisedWeapon.
** The rebuilt Tardis TARDIS more resembles the clean, machine-like appearance seen in the classic series as opposed to the whimsical hodge-podge used in the reboot.
** The Doctor's difficulty in remembering the Great Intelligence is a meta-example -- the stories that the Great Intelligence appears in had been mostly wiped from the archives. Of ''course'' he can't remember them. Ironically, one subplot of the season involves the Doctor erasing himself from history. Even ''more'' ironically, within a year of the episode's broadcast nearly all of one of the Great Intelligence stories ("The ([[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear "The Web of Fear") Fear"]]) was actually recovered.



** The Doctor using the memory worm on Dr Simeon to remove his memories in an attempt to depower the Snow just empties his mind for the Snow to move in and take over, creating the Great Intelligence.

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** The Doctor using the memory worm on Dr Dr. Simeon to remove his memories in an attempt to depower the Snow snow just empties his mind for the Snow snow to move in and take over, creating the Great Intelligence.



* OrganAutonomy: PlayedForLaughs, as the Doctor's right hand [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour still]] seems to have a mind of its own at times; when the Doctor intends to communicate to Clara that he's definitely not coming into the house to meet her and is leaving, much to his frustration he accidentally signals that he'll be up there in five minutes. He also goofs around with a Mr Punch puppet and merrily pretends the puppet snogs him, then hits him. And he realises he's absent-mindedly put on his bow-tie without realizing it. Apparently, his own hands are just as eager as everyone else for him to snap out of his depression and get back to adventuring as normal.

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* OrganAutonomy: PlayedForLaughs, as the Doctor's right hand [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour still]] seems to have a mind of its own at times; when the Doctor intends to communicate to Clara that he's definitely not coming into the house to meet her and is leaving, much to his frustration he accidentally signals that he'll be up there in five minutes. He also goofs around with a Mr Punch puppet and merrily pretends the puppet snogs him, then hits him. And he realises he's absent-mindedly put on his bow-tie bowtie without realizing it. Apparently, his own hands are just as eager as everyone else for him to snap out of his depression and get back to adventuring as normal.



-->'''Doctor:''' She'll never be able to find me again. She doesn't even have the name Doctor... ''What two words?''

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-->'''Doctor:''' -->'''The Doctor:''' She'll never be able to find me again. She doesn't even have the name Doctor... ''name'' Doctor . . . ''What two words?''words?!''



** Only Possibly for the Great Intelligence. Originally it was supposed to be Yog Sothoth, who is meant to be immensely powerful but mindless. The telepathic snow is mindless as well, merely picking up a personality as an echo, and since it clearly survives the snows melting it seems the snow was more an incarnation or vessel than anything like a body.

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** Only Possibly for the Great Intelligence. Originally it was supposed to be Yog Sothoth, who is meant to be immensely powerful but mindless. The telepathic snow is mindless as well, merely picking up a personality as an echo, and since it clearly survives the snows snow's melting it seems the snow was more an incarnation or vessel than anything like a body.



-->'''Vastra:''' Good evening. I'm a lizard woman from the dawn of time, and this is my wife.

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-->'''Vastra:''' Good evening. I'm a lizard woman from the dawn of time, and this is my wife.wife!



** Clara tells the previous governess [[Film/MaryPoppins "I regret to inform you the position is filled", right before floating up into the sky with a black umbrella on her arm]].

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** Clara tells the previous governess [[Film/MaryPoppins "I regret to inform you the position is filled", taken", right before floating up into the sky with a black umbrella on her arm]].



** [[Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII Not the first time a time-traveling doctor met a nineteenth-century woman named Clara]].

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** [[Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII Not the first time a time-traveling time-travelling doctor met a nineteenth-century woman named Clara]].



* SolidClouds: Justified. The Doctor and Clara can stand on the Doctor's cloud because it's specially made of "super-dense water vapor".

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* SolidClouds: Justified. The Doctor and Clara can stand on the Doctor's cloud because it's specially made of "super-dense water vapor".vapour".



* StairwayToHeaven: Invoked with the Doctor's gorgeous spiral staircase that leads to the T.A.R.D.IS.

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* StairwayToHeaven: Invoked with the Doctor's gorgeous spiral staircase that leads to the T.A.R.D.IS.TARDIS.



* {{Too Dumb to Live}}: Clara dies because she and the Doctor get distracted and leave the TARDIS doors open while they're being chased by a monster.

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* {{Too Dumb to Live}}: TooDumbToLive: Clara dies because she and the Doctor get distracted and leave the TARDIS doors open while they're being chased by a monster.



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Dr Simeon kills all his employees after they collect the snow for him.

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Dr Dr. Simeon kills all his employees after they collect the snow for him.him.
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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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* DistinctionWithoutADifference: The Doctor moves the solid cloud holding the Tardis above the Latimer house. When Clara asks if he can control clouds, he claims that's impossible. "The wind, a bit."



** Also Strax: see PermissionToSpeakFreely



* NoExceptYes: The Doctor moves the solid cloud holding the Tardis above the Latimer house. When Clara asks if he can control clouds, he claims that's impossible. "The wind, a bit."
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* BritishAccents: Clara has two. The first is the Received Pronunciation she uses in front of her employer. The other is her cockney "secret voice" that she only uses around the children ([[AccentRelapse or under stress]]); she uses this same voice with the Doctor when they're alone with his TARDIS suggesting the cockney is her natural accent.
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* CherubicChoir: Accompanies the first full performance of Clara's leitmotif. Appropriately for the trope, it is part of a dream-like sequence.


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** Vastra, meanwhile, all but leers at Clara during the "one word test".
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** The Doctor's difficulty in remembering the Great Intelligence is a meta-example -- the stories that the Great Intelligence appears in have been mostly wiped from the archives. Of ''course'' he can't remember them. Ironically, one subplot of the season involves the Doctor erasing himself from history.
*** Made HilariousInHindsight within a year of the episode's broadcast, when nearly all of one of the Great Intelligence stories ("The Web of Fear") was recovered.

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** The Doctor's difficulty in remembering the Great Intelligence is a meta-example -- the stories that the Great Intelligence appears in have had been mostly wiped from the archives. Of ''course'' he can't remember them. Ironically, one subplot of the season involves the Doctor erasing himself from history.
*** Made HilariousInHindsight
history. Even ''more'' ironically, within a year of the episode's broadcast, when broadcast nearly all of one of the Great Intelligence stories ("The Web of Fear") was actually recovered.
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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Clara is pulled from the Doctor's TARDIS!Cloud and falls ''thousands'' of feet to the ground with a very loud impact being heard. Yet other than being dead (though she is temporarily revived by Strax), Clara doesn't have a visible mark on her, not even a speck of blood.
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Written by Steven Moffat, "The Snowmen" is the 2012 ''Series/DoctorWho'' ChristmasEpisode, notable for formally introducing new companion [[Characters/DoctorWhoRevivalSeriesCompanionsClaraOswald Clara Oswald]].

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Written by Steven Moffat, "The Snowmen" is the 2012 ''Series/DoctorWho'' ChristmasEpisode, notable for formally introducing new companion [[Characters/DoctorWhoRevivalSeriesCompanionsClaraOswald Clara Oswald]].ChristmasEpisode.



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 kilometres 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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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 kilometres 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.



* BigDamnKiss: Between Clara and the Doctor during their bicker/flirt. Oh, and the Doctor snogs a Punch puppet (or, rather, the puppet snogs him). For those keeping score with later episodes, [[spoiler: this stands as the only time any version of Clara is shown kissing any Doctor in this manner on screen. The original Clara is more prone to cheek kissing]].

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* BigDamnKiss: Between Clara and the Doctor during their bicker/flirt. Oh, and the Doctor snogs a Punch puppet (or, rather, the puppet snogs him). For those keeping score with later episodes, [[spoiler: this stands as the only time any version of Clara is shown kissing any Doctor in this manner on screen. The original Clara is more prone to cheek kissing]].kissing.



** The episode is ''loaded'' with foreshadowing of the 2015 episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent Hell Bent]]" including (but not limited to): [[spoiler: "Clara who?"; Clara demonstrating her ability to think like the Doctor; the Doctor planning to erase Clara's memory against her will; and "Clara's Theme" is heard in full for the first time.]]

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** The episode is ''loaded'' with foreshadowing of the 2015 episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent Hell Bent]]" including (but not limited to): [[spoiler: "Clara who?"; Clara demonstrating her ability to think like the Doctor; the Doctor planning to erase Clara's memory against her will; and "Clara's Theme" is heard in full for the first time.]] time. Plus, we see Eleven start to regain his love for life; it'll be made clear by the time Clara leaves the Doctor for good that he had fallen hard for her and vice versa.



-->'''Doctor:''' She'll never be able to find me again. She doesn't even have the name: Doctor. ''What two words?''

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-->'''Doctor:''' She'll never be able to find me again. She doesn't even have the name: Doctor.name Doctor... ''What two words?''



* ShipTease: It's made pretty clear that a "love at first sight" scenario is playing out between Clara Oswin and the Doctor. Clara Oswin also becomes [[spoiler: the only version of Clara]] to be shown outright kissing the Doctor romantically. Although Clara Oswin does not survive, their brief relationship sets a template that the Doctor (with mixed success) attempts to replicate when he later finds [[spoiler: the original Clara]].

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* ShipTease: It's made pretty clear that a "love at first sight" scenario is playing out between Clara Oswin and the Doctor. Clara Oswin also becomes [[spoiler: the only version of Clara]] Clara to be shown outright kissing the Doctor romantically. Although Clara Oswin does not survive, their brief relationship sets a template that the Doctor (with mixed success) attempts attempted to replicate when he later finds [[spoiler: the original Clara]].Clara; while Eleven kept his feelings in check, it was Twelve who made it clear how much in love with Clara he was.
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