History Recap / DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen

6th Jun '17 6:48:01 AM StFan
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-->'''Vastra:''' How refreshing to see you taking an interest again. Was she nice?
-->'''Doctor:''' [[MeetCute I just spoke to her.]]
-->'''Vastra:''' And made your usual impact, no doubt.

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-->'''Vastra:''' How refreshing to see you taking an interest again. Was she nice?
-->'''Doctor:'''
nice?\\
'''Doctor:'''
[[MeetCute I just spoke to her.]]
-->'''Vastra:'''
]]\\
'''Vastra:'''
And made your usual impact, no doubt.
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* AgeCut: From Simeon as a child, to his adult version played by Richard Grant.
1st Jun '17 8:55:01 AM StFan
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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."''



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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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.



* 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 the ChristmasEpisode the same year ''ComicBook/TheSnowman'' made a comeback.

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* 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 "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E2TheAbominableSnowmen The Abominable Snowmen"]], Snowmen]]", the episode where the Great Intelligence debuted. And as the ChristmasEpisode the same year ''ComicBook/TheSnowman'' made a comeback.



* BittersweetEnding: The Intelligence is dissipated and the Doctor finally [[HesBack snaps out]] of his funk thanks to the mystery of Clara's impossible existence, and the captain has finally opened up enough to connect with his children, but the Intelligence will one day return to terrorise humanity in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E2TheAbominableSnowmen "The Abominable Snowmen"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear "The Web of Fear"]], and this version of Clara died in the process.

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* BittersweetEnding: The Intelligence is dissipated and the Doctor finally [[HesBack snaps out]] of his funk thanks to the mystery of Clara's impossible existence, and the captain has finally opened up enough to connect with his children, but the Intelligence will one day return to terrorise humanity in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E2TheAbominableSnowmen "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E2TheAbominableSnowmen The Abominable Snowmen"]] Snowmen]]" and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear The Web of Fear"]], Fear]]", and this version of Clara died in the process.



* 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"]] is also replayed.

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



* TheBusCameBack: The Great Intelligence was last seen way back in the Second Doctor serial [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear "The Web of Fear"]]. (Which takes place in its future.)

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* TheBusCameBack: The Great Intelligence was last seen way back in the Second Doctor serial [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear The Web of Fear"]].Fear]]". (Which takes place in its future.)



** The Doctor's TenMinuteRetirement was brought on by being parted from Amy and Rory at the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E5TheAngelsTakeManhattan "The Angels Take Manhattan"]].
** 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"]], reveals how this is possible.
* CallForward: The episode turns out to be a prequel to the decades-old [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E2TheAbominableSnowmen "The Abominable Snowmen"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear "The Web of Fear"]], showing how the villainous Great Intelligence was born. It turns out that the Doctor gave the Intelligence the idea to set up shop in the London Underground in the latter serial.

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** The Doctor's TenMinuteRetirement was brought on by being parted from Amy and Rory at the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E5TheAngelsTakeManhattan "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E5TheAngelsTakeManhattan The Angels Take Manhattan"]].
Manhattan]]".
** Clara mysteriously looks exactly like Oswin Oswald from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks "Asylum "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks Asylum of the Daleks"]], 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 "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E13TheNameOfTheDoctor The Name of the Doctor"]], Doctor]]", reveals how this is possible.
* CallForward: The episode turns out to be a prequel to the decades-old [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E2TheAbominableSnowmen "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E2TheAbominableSnowmen The Abominable Snowmen"]] Snowmen]]" and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear The Web of Fear"]], Fear]]", showing how the villainous Great Intelligence was born. It turns out that the Doctor gave the Intelligence the idea to set up shop in the London Underground in the latter serial.



** We meet a possible relation to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature Timothy Latimer's]], Captain Latimer. The name "Latimer" also appeared in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E14TheNextDoctor "The Next Doctor"]] and 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 "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E14TheNextDoctor The Next Doctor"]] Doctor]]" and 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 "[[Recap/DoctorWho2011CSTheDoctorTheWidowAndTheWardrobe The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe"]] Wardrobe]]" 50 years later.



'''Strax:''' Yes . . . Mister Holmes.\\

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'''Strax:''' Yes . . .Yes... Mister Holmes.\\



* 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.

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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 . . .a... woman.



* DramaticIrony: The Doctor never saw Oswin's human face in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks "Asylum of the Daleks"]], so unlike the audience he has (or at least seems to have) no idea of any connection at all between Oswin and Clara. Until Clara uses the same dying words as Oswin, and he sees her full name on her gravestone: Clara Oswin Oswald.

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* DramaticIrony: The Doctor never saw Oswin's human face in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks "Asylum "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks Asylum of the Daleks"]], Daleks]]", so unlike the audience he has (or at least seems to have) no idea of any connection at all between Oswin and Clara. Until Clara uses the same dying words as Oswin, and he sees her full name on her gravestone: Clara Oswin Oswald.



** 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.



* {{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"]].

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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"]]."[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent Hell Bent]]".



-->'''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.



* LateArrivalSpoiler: The episode's first trailer gives away TheReveal near the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks "Asylum of the Daleks"]] in the first 20 seconds.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Having been hinted at in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks "Asylum of the Daleks"]], Clara's theme debuts properly here as she follows the Doctor into the clouds.

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* LateArrivalSpoiler: The episode's first trailer gives away TheReveal near the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks "Asylum "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks Asylum of the Daleks"]] Daleks]]" in the first 20 seconds.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Having been hinted at in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks "Asylum "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks Asylum of the Daleks"]], Daleks]]", Clara's theme debuts properly here as she follows the Doctor into the clouds.



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

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



** Clara's gravestone says she was born on November 23, the date [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E1AnUnearthlyChild "An Unearthly Child"]] aired in 1963. She also lived to age 26, the same age as classic ''Doctor Who'' when it was cancelled in 1989.
** The Doctor's main look is based on his second incarnation, but in this episode . . .

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** Clara's gravestone says she was born on November 23, the date [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E1AnUnearthlyChild "An "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E1AnUnearthlyChild An Unearthly Child"]] Child]]" aired in 1963. She also lived to age 26, the same age as classic ''Doctor Who'' when it was cancelled in 1989.
** The Doctor's main look is based on his second incarnation, but in this episode . . .episode...



** 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 ([[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear "The Web of Fear"]]) was actually 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 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 ([[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear "The ("[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear The Web of Fear"]]) Fear]]") was actually recovered.



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



* RebuiltSet: The Doctor has changed the TARDIS to a new "desktop theme" following the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E5TheAngelsTakeManhattan "The Angels Take Manhattan"]].
* RecurringCharacter: Madame Vastra, Jenny Flint and Strax from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar "A Good Man Goes to War"]] return in this episode. Although not identified on screen in the episode itself, a prequel to "The Snowmen" reveals Jenny's last name; Flint.

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* RebuiltSet: The Doctor has changed the TARDIS to a new "desktop theme" following the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E5TheAngelsTakeManhattan "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E5TheAngelsTakeManhattan The Angels Take Manhattan"]].
Manhattan]]".
* RecurringCharacter: Madame Vastra, Jenny Flint and Strax from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar "A "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar A Good Man Goes to War"]] War]]" return in this episode. Although not identified on screen in the episode itself, a prequel to "The Snowmen" reveals Jenny's last name; Flint.



* 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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* 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 "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E5TheAngelsTakeManhattan The Angels Take Manhattan"]].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.



** Dr. Simeon announces more than once that [[Series/GameOfThrones "Winter is Coming"]].

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** Dr. Simeon announces more than once that [[Series/GameOfThrones "Winter "[[Series/GameOfThrones Winter is Coming"]].Coming]]".



** Going from "an apple tree and a wife" to "bit of a tree, bit of a wife" . . . [[Series/GetSmart Maxwell Smart would be proud.]]

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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.]]



* 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...



** 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...



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

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



* 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"]], 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 "[[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.







->''"Watch me run."''

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\n->''"Watch me run."''"''
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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.
30th May '17 4:47:28 AM JackG
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-->'''Doctor:'''' [[MeetCute I just spoke to her.]]

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-->'''Doctor:'''' -->'''Doctor:''' [[MeetCute I just spoke to her.]]
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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?\\

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-->'''The Doctor:''' Do you think I'm going to start investigating [[TheDulcineaEffect just because some bird smiles at me? me?]] Who do you think I am?\\
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* ChickMagnet: The Doctor, according to Vastra, no matter how grumpy he tries to be. Just a brief conversation is enough to send Clara running after his carriage to find out more about this intriguing handsome stranger.
-->'''Vastra:''' How refreshing to see you taking an interest again. Was she nice?
-->'''Doctor:'''' [[MeetCute I just spoke to her.]]
-->'''Vastra:''' And made your usual impact, no doubt.
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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Simeon was an orphan who spent 50 years filling up the Snow with all his loneliness and eventual resentment for the rest of the world. He's still treated in a fairly unsympathetic fashion, and even as a young boy doesn't seem to have liked other people or wanted to be around them that much.

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Simeon was an orphan a troubled child who spent 50 years filling up the Snow with all his loneliness and eventual resentment for the rest of the world. He's still treated in a fairly unsympathetic fashion, and even as a young boy doesn't seem to have liked other people or wanted to be around them that much.


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15th May '17 7:22:29 PM The12thDoctor
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->''"Watch me run."''
10th May '17 7:33:47 PM AthenaBlue
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The one where the Doctor retires.



** Jenny definitely looks the part when she corners Simeon in the alleyway and she throws a grenade at the ice governess to trap her.

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** Jenny definitely looks the part when she corners Simeon in the alleyway alleyway, and when she throws a grenade at the ice governess to trap her.



** Vastra is seen be-sworded once again and strikes against the BigBad.

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** Vastra is seen be-sworded once again again, and strikes against the BigBad.



* ArcNumber: Clara's ArcNumber is 23. (As in November 23, [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor the anniversary of the series]])

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* ArcNumber: Clara's ArcNumber is 23. (As in November 23, [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor the anniversary of the series]])series]].)



** The [=TARDIS=], obviously, but Clara avoids the usual statement of "Bigger on the inside" by instead stating "It's smaller on the outside".

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** The [=TARDIS=], obviously, but Clara avoids the usual statement of "Bigger "bigger on the inside" by instead stating "It's smaller on the outside".



* BloodKnight: Strax repeatedly tries to encourage the situation to turn violent. To give him his due, when it ''does'' turn violent (and through no fault of his own), [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass he reacts to it very professionally and shows a lot of tactical knowledge.]]

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* BloodKnight: Strax repeatedly tries to encourage the situation to turn violent. To give him his due, when it ''does'' turn violent (and through no fault of his own), [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass he reacts to it very professionally and shows a lot of tactical knowledge.]]knowledge]].



** 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"]], reveals how it is possible.
** The episode turns out to be a prequel to the decades-old [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E2TheAbominableSnowmen "The Abominable Snowmen"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear "The Web of Fear"]], showing how the villainous Great Intelligence was born.

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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"]], reveals how it this is possible.
** * CallForward: The episode turns out to be a prequel to the decades-old [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E2TheAbominableSnowmen "The Abominable Snowmen"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear "The Web of Fear"]], showing how the villainous Great Intelligence was born.born. It turns out that the Doctor gave the Intelligence the idea to set up shop in the London Underground in the latter serial.



'''Madam Vastra:''' I resent your implication of impropriety! We are ''married''.
** There's the moment Clara comments on how it's getting cooler, with the Doctor thinking she's commenting on how cool his bowtie 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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'''Madam '''Madame Vastra:''' I resent your implication of impropriety! We are ''married''.
** There's the moment Clara comments on how it's getting cooler, with the Doctor thinking she's commenting on how cool his bowtie is. It's just like this Doctor to forget what time period he's in ([[DontExplainTheJoke where "cool" doesn't mean "awesome").]]"awesome"]]).



** Madame Vastra's veil costume is similar to that worn by Miss Evangelista when she was [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead hiding her face in the Library computer]].
** The Doctor is seen wearing [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E5TheAngelsTakeManhattan Amy's reading glasses.]] This is confirmed when the camera focuses on them when the word "Pond" is invoked.

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** Madame Vastra's veil costume is similar to that worn by Miss Evangelista when she was [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead hiding her face in the Library computer]].
** The Doctor is seen wearing [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E5TheAngelsTakeManhattan Amy's reading glasses.]] glasses]]. This is confirmed when the camera focuses on them when the word "Pond" is invoked.



** We meet a possible relation to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature Timothy Latimer's]], Captain Latimer. The name "Latimer" also appeared in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E14TheNextDoctor "The Next Doctor"]], and in the first ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' novel.

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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 wicked governess is a zombie-like construct who can [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceintheLibrary only repeat select words]].

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** The wicked governess is a zombie-like construct who can [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceintheLibrary [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary only repeat select words]].



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

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



* DisneyVillainDeath: Ice Governess pulls Clara off the TARDIS' cloud and crashes into tiny pieces.

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* DisneyVillainDeath: The Ice Governess pulls Clara off the TARDIS' cloud and crashes into tiny pieces.



* EmpathicEnvironment: Justified due to the telepathic snow, which turns to salt water rain in response to the Latimer family's sorrow over Clara's death.

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* EmpathicEnvironment: Justified due to the telepathic snow, which turns to salt water saltwater rain in response to the Latimer family's sorrow over Clara's death.



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



* {{Expy}}: Literature/SherlockHolmes, whose adventures were based upon that of Vastra and Jenny.

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* {{Expy}}: InUniverse, Literature/SherlockHolmes, whose adventures were based upon that of Vastra and Jenny.Jenny.
* EyeTake: The Doctor does one when Clara mentions she likes to make soufflés.



-->'''Madame Vastra:''' There are two refreshments in your world the colour of red wine. (''sets glass of red liquid on side table'') This... is not red wine.

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-->'''Madame Vastra:''' There are two refreshments in your world the colour of red wine. (''sets ''[sets glass of red liquid on side table'') table]'' This... is not red wine.



'''The Doctor:''' Takes one to snow one. (''he giggles; no-one else does'')

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'''The Doctor:''' Takes one to snow one. (''he giggles; no-one ''[he giggles, no one else does'')does]''



'''The Doctor:''' (''beginning to climb the ladder'') My eyes are always front!\\
'''Clara:''' (''watching him climb the ladder'') ''Mine'' aren't!\\

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'''The Doctor:''' (''beginning ''[beginning to climb the ladder'') ladder]'' My eyes are always front!\\
'''Clara:''' (''watching ''[watching him climb the ladder'') ladder]'' ''Mine'' aren't!\\



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

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



''(Clara's head appears through the hatch in the roof of the coach.)''\\

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''(Clara's ''[Clara's head appears through the hatch in the roof of the coach.)''\\]''\\



* RefusalOfTheCall: Despite clear evidence that ''something'' is wrong with the snow, The Doctor initially has no interest in it.
* {{Retcon}}: Of the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse, which revealed the Great Intelligence to be an EldritchAbomination from the universe before this one, and part of the Lovecraftian pantheon. Here, it's what happened when a Victorian scientist merged with a horde of mimetic-but-unintelligent alien snow. Also in the Expanded Universe it was the Doctor who was implied to be the inspiration for Sherlock Holmes, whereas here Arthur Conan Doyle adapted various aspects of the Paternoster Gang, particularly Vastra (though it's possible he met the Doctor in the process).

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* RefusalOfTheCall: Despite clear evidence that ''something'' is wrong with the snow, The the Doctor initially has no interest in it.
* {{Retcon}}: {{Retcon}}:
**
Of the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse, ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse'', which revealed the Great Intelligence to be an EldritchAbomination from the universe before this one, and part of the Lovecraftian pantheon. Here, it's what happened when a Victorian scientist merged with a horde of mimetic-but-unintelligent alien snow. Also Also, in the Expanded Universe it was the Doctor who was implied to be the inspiration for Sherlock Holmes, whereas here Arthur Conan Doyle adapted various aspects of the Paternoster Gang, particularly Vastra (though it's possible he met the Doctor in the process).



* SafetyInIndifference: The Doctor at the start of the episode has decided that after losing the Ponds he is no longer willing to commit himself to helping Earth and humans -- it hurts too much to emotionally invest himself in his companions (and therefore humanity as a whole), only to have them die or leave. Clara breaks him out of it.

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* SafetyInIndifference: The Doctor Doctor, at the start of the episode episode, has decided that after losing the Ponds he is no longer willing to commit himself to helping Earth and humans -- it hurts too much to emotionally invest himself in his companions (and therefore humanity as a whole), only to have them die or leave. Clara breaks him out of it.



** He's deliberately flopping to lower their guard. He wasn't interested in the two men, he wanted to know about the big globe with power leads in it, with snow blowing around like crazy, knowing full well it was an alien device. When he's making deductions about this and the Snow, he's a lot more on the ball.

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** He's deliberately flopping to lower their guard. He wasn't interested in the two men, he wanted to know about the big globe with power leads in it, with snow blowing around like crazy, knowing full well it was an alien device. When he's making deductions about this and the Snow, snow, he's a lot more on the ball.



'''The Doctor:''' (''snapping'') She'll never be able to find me again! She doesn't even have the ''name'' "Doctor"! What two words?\\
'''Clara:''' (''dropping through the roof of the carriage'') Doctor? [[TitleDrop Doctor who?]]

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'''The Doctor:''' (''snapping'') ''[snapping]'' She'll never be able to find me again! She doesn't even have the ''name'' "Doctor"! What ''What'' two words?\\
words!?\\
'''Clara:''' (''dropping ''[dropping through the roof of the carriage'') carriage]'' Doctor? [[TitleDrop Doctor who?]]



-->'''Strax:''' I suggest we melt his brain using projectile acid fish, then interrogate him. (''Vastra and Jenny stare at him, prompting him to reconsider'') Other way round.

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-->'''Strax:''' I suggest we melt his brain using projectile acid fish, then interrogate him. (''Vastra ''[Vastra and Jenny stare at him, prompting him to reconsider'') reconsider]'' Other way round.
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