History Recap / DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger

26th Apr '17 8:14:51 PM AthenaBlue
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--->"I'm good with rot, call me the Rotmeister. No, I'm the Doctor, don't call me the Rotmeister."

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--->"I'm -->"I'm good with rot, call me the Rotmeister. No, I'm the Doctor, don't call me the Rotmeister."



** For a brief moment when inside the makeshift TARDIS, we see the corpse of... something with four fingers. Considering that Silence have four fingers, and that the makeshift TARDIS may be the same one the Doctor, Amy, Rory, and River [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E2DayOfTheMoon encounter in 1969]], it may be a corpse belonging to one of the Silence River shot. And notice how it seems The Doctor forgets about the corpse after looking at it; another trademark of these Silence.

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** For a brief moment when inside the makeshift TARDIS, we see the corpse of... something with four fingers. Considering that Silence have four fingers, and that the makeshift TARDIS may be the same one the Doctor, Amy, Rory, and River [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E2DayOfTheMoon encounter in 1969]], it may be a corpse belonging to one of the Silence River shot. And notice how it seems The the Doctor forgets about the corpse after looking at it; another trademark of these Silence.
26th Apr '17 8:14:14 PM AthenaBlue
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->'''Craig:''' I love you, I love you, I love you, (''opens door'') I love you!\\

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->'''Craig:''' I love you, I love you, I love you, (''opens door'') ''[opens door]'' I love you!\\



* {{Foreshadowing}}: There's an example so subtle it's very easy to miss. When we see Amy inside the TARDIS, there are a few times when she appears to be startled by something she sees off-screen, but she then ignores it and doesn't say anything about it to the Doctor; the most obvious example of this can be seen when the Doctor contacts her after his football match. Amy's reactions won't make any sense (and most first-time viewers won't probably even notice them) before we get to the next season, where we learn what the Silence is and how their power works.
** For a brief moment when inside the makeshift TARDIS, we see the corpse of...something with four fingers. Considering that Silents have four fingers, and that the makeshift TARDIS may be the same one The Doctor, Amy, Rory, and River [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E2DayOfTheMoon encounter in 1969]], it may be a corpse belonging to one the Silents River shot. And notice how it seems The Doctor forgets about the corpse after looking at it; another trademark of these Silents.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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There's an example so subtle it's very easy to miss. When we see Amy inside the TARDIS, there are a few times when she appears to be startled by something she sees off-screen, but she then ignores it and doesn't say anything about it to the Doctor; the most obvious example of this can be seen when the Doctor contacts her after his football match. Amy's reactions won't make any sense (and most first-time viewers won't probably even notice them) before we get to the next season, where we learn what the Silence is and how their power works.
** For a brief moment when inside the makeshift TARDIS, we see the corpse of... something with four fingers. Considering that Silents Silence have four fingers, and that the makeshift TARDIS may be the same one The the Doctor, Amy, Rory, and River [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E2DayOfTheMoon encounter in 1969]], it may be a corpse belonging to one of the Silents Silence River shot. And notice how it seems The Doctor forgets about the corpse after looking at it; another trademark of these Silents.Silence.
19th Apr '17 2:18:00 PM TimeLordVictorious
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** For a brief moment when inside the makeshift TARDIS, we see the corpse of...something with four fingers. Considering that Silents have four fingers, and that the makeshift TARDIS may be the same one The Doctor, Amy, Rory, and River [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E2DayOfTheMoon encounter in 1969]], it may be a corpse belonging to one the Silents River shot. And notice how it seems The Doctor forgets about the corpse after looking at it; another trademark of these Silents.
6th Mar '17 11:03:39 AM AthenaBlue
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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E5TheTimeMonster This is far from the first time]] that The Doctor has [[WhenThingsSpinScienceHappens built elaborate science-y things from household knick-knacks and junk.]]

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E5TheTimeMonster This is far from the first time]] that The the Doctor has [[WhenThingsSpinScienceHappens built elaborate science-y things from household knick-knacks and junk.]]
6th Mar '17 11:01:38 AM AthenaBlue
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The next day. There's a house on Aickman Road, and a staircase that people go up, but never down. As is demonstrated by a hapless man whose walk past the house is interrupted by the voice of an old man on the intercom, pleading for help and guiding him up the staircase to the flat up at the top with an ominously glowing door...

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The next day. There's a house on Aickman Road, and a staircase that people go up, but never down. As is demonstrated by a hapless man whose walk past the house is interrupted by the voice of an old man on the intercom, pleading for help and guiding him up the staircase to the flat up at the top with an ominously glowing door...
door . . .



Safely hidden away in his new room, the Doctor communicates via earpiece with Amy in the TARDIS, scrambled to ensure that no one can listen in. (Craig, overhearing the Doctor's side of the conversation through the wall, is given the impression that the Doctor is loudly blurting out gibberish to himself.) He's trying to keep a low profile, not wanting to give himself away to the intelligence upstairs before he knows what it is and is prepared to deal with it. Because if he's right, something scarily big is at work. Meanwhile, another innocent human, a clubber stumbling past the house, is drawn in by a young man on the top floor of the house needing help...

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Safely hidden away in his new room, the Doctor communicates via earpiece with Amy in the TARDIS, scrambled to ensure that no one can listen in. (Craig, overhearing the Doctor's side of the conversation through the wall, is given the impression that the Doctor is loudly blurting out gibberish to himself.) He's trying to keep a low profile, not wanting to give himself away to the intelligence upstairs before he knows what it is and is prepared to deal with it. Because if he's right, something scarily big is at work. Meanwhile, another innocent human, a clubber stumbling past the house, is drawn in by a young man on the top floor of the house needing help...
help . . .



The next morning, while waiting for the Doctor to finish up in the shower, Craig hears some noises from upstairs and decides to see what's going on. He takes the long walk up the dark, ominous stairs, knocks on the door... and is greeted by the elderly occupant of the upstairs flat, his face hidden in the shadows, who curtly dismisses Craig and informs him that he is not needed. Thinking that Craig is in mortal peril, the Doctor rushes out of the shower. He discovers that Craig has managed something we've seen from no one else so far, and go up the stairs only to come back down again. It also means that when Sophie pops by for a visit, her [[NakedFirstImpression first introduction]] to him is with him soaking wet and wrapped up in a towel. The Doctor, [[EveryoneCanSeeIt not being blind]], is quick to pick up on a [[{{UST}} certain mutual romantic tension]] between Craig and Sophie. Unfortunately, Sophie has also noticed that the Doctor is, in her words, "gorgeous". Craig is a bit miffed.

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The next morning, while waiting for the Doctor to finish up in the shower, Craig hears some noises from upstairs and decides to see what's going on. He takes the long walk up the dark, ominous stairs, knocks on the door...door . . . and is greeted by the elderly occupant of the upstairs flat, his face hidden in the shadows, who curtly dismisses Craig and informs him that he is not needed. Thinking that Craig is in mortal peril, the Doctor rushes out of the shower. He discovers that Craig has managed something we've seen from no one else so far, and go goes up the stairs only to come back down again. It also means that when Sophie pops by for a visit, her [[NakedFirstImpression first introduction]] to him is with him soaking wet and wrapped up in a towel. The Doctor, [[EveryoneCanSeeIt not being blind]], is quick to pick up on a [[{{UST}} certain mutual romantic tension]] between Craig and Sophie. Unfortunately, Sophie has also noticed that the Doctor is, in her words, "gorgeous". Craig is a bit miffed.



Thus, the Doctor is introduced to the most popular sport in the world... and he's good at it. Really good, in fact. So good that he manages to completely upstage Craig and impress Sophie. With him on the team permanently, Craig's mates cheer, they'll be able to annihilate the opposition. This worries the Doctor because the Doctor is the Doctor, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Oncoming Storm]], and there will be ''no'' annihilation while he's around... and he's halfway through a [[BadassBoast very dramatic speech]] to that effect when he realises that the other man meant "annihilate" in a figurative sense regarding football.

Then another shifty loopy time jump happens all around the Doctor, as another unfortunate is lead up those stairs, this time by a little girl...

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Thus, the Doctor is introduced to the most popular sport in the world...world . . . and he's good at it. Really good, in fact. So good that he manages to completely upstage Craig and impress Sophie. With him on the team permanently, Craig's mates cheer, they'll be able to annihilate the opposition. This worries the Doctor because the Doctor is the Doctor, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Oncoming Storm]], and there will be ''no'' annihilation while he's around...around . . . and he's halfway through a [[BadassBoast very dramatic speech]] to that effect when he realises that the other man meant "annihilate" in a figurative sense regarding football.

Then another shifty loopy time jump happens all around the Doctor, as another unfortunate is lead up those stairs, this time by a little girl...
girl . . .



That night, Craig has Sophie around, and has decided that this is the night he finally works up the courage to tell her how he feels. Unfortunately, despite Craig's pleas that he keep out of the way, the Doctor has decided to work on the house's wiring, meaning that he's present to be a [[MomentKiller mood-killing]] ThirdWheel. Conversation turns to what Sophie wants to do with her life, and she sheepishly admits that she'd like to work with animals, but has more or less resigned herself to her current go-nowhere life. Yeah, the Doctor nonchalantly agrees, for the best. Most dreams don't come true. Why bother pursuing them if she knows she's going to be doing the same thing forever? Sophie is hurt and angry about this, denying that she's going to be doing the same thing for her life forever... which, of course, was the Doctor's point all along. He suggests that this would be a good time to consider what's keeping her around here. Sophie is inspired, and doesn't see anything to keep her around Colchester. Craig tries to speak up, but he's completely lost his nerve.

Understandably, Craig's a bit pissed off with the Doctor by this point. So much so that he decides to disregard the Doctor's earlier warning and touches the patch of rot, which seems to be growing. By the next morning, he's near-death, his system poisoned by the lethal residue of whatever is happening upstairs. Happening upon him in the nick of time, the Doctor whips up a miracle cure that seems to be composed [[SpotOfTea mainly of tea]] (including a used bag from the bin) and feeds it to him. Craig survives, but is significantly weakened. By the time he wakes up, it's almost three o'clock and he's ''very'' late for work.

When Craig gets to his call centre he discovers that that he has a new stand-in -- the Doctor, kindly covering his shift for him and having quite a blast, but managing to drive away his customers with his blunt phone manner. He was a great success in the planning meeting as well, acting as Craig's representative, so Craig's boss absolutely loves him. Sophie's applied to act as a volunteer for a wildlife charity abroad, nervously asking him if it's okay. Might be a good time to speak up, Craig, hint-hint... except Craig's completely discombobulated at this point and just staggers off home.

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That night, Craig has Sophie around, and has decided that this is the night he finally works up the courage to tell her how he feels. Unfortunately, despite Craig's pleas that he keep out of the way, the Doctor has decided to work on the house's wiring, meaning that he's present to be a [[MomentKiller mood-killing]] ThirdWheel. Conversation turns to what Sophie wants to do with her life, and she sheepishly admits that she'd like to work with animals, but has more or less resigned herself to her current go-nowhere life. Yeah, the Doctor nonchalantly agrees, for the best. Most dreams don't come true. Why bother pursuing them if she knows she's going to be doing the same thing forever? Sophie is hurt and angry about this, denying that she's going to be doing the same thing for her life forever...forever . . . which, of course, was the Doctor's point all along. He suggests that this would be a good time to consider what's keeping her around here. Sophie is inspired, and doesn't see anything to keep her around Colchester. Craig tries to speak up, but he's completely lost his nerve.

Understandably, Craig's a bit pissed off with the Doctor by this point. So much so that he decides to disregard the Doctor's earlier warning and touches the patch of rot, which seems to be growing. By the next morning, he's near-death, his system poisoned by the lethal residue of whatever is happening upstairs. Happening upon him in the nick of time, the Doctor whips up a miracle cure that seems to be composed [[SpotOfTea mainly of tea]] (including a used bag from the bin) and feeds it to him. Craig survives, but is significantly weakened. By the time he wakes up, it's almost a quarter to three o'clock and he's ''very'' late for work.

When Craig gets to his call centre he discovers that that he has a new stand-in -- the Doctor, kindly covering his shift for him and having quite a blast, but managing to drive away his customers with his blunt phone manner. He was a great success in the planning meeting as well, acting as Craig's representative, so Craig's boss absolutely loves him. Sophie's applied to act as a volunteer for a wildlife charity abroad, nervously asking him if it's okay. Might be a good time to speak up, Craig, hint-hint... hint-hint . . . except Craig's completely discombobulated at this point and just staggers off home.
home.



Craig is filled in on the general background (the Doctor, alien, Time Lord, eleven lives, Amy, TARDIS) and the specifics (the TARDIS playing up), and the Doctor discovering Craig's ad along with a note from Amy (that she [[StableTimeLoop hasn't written yet]]) guiding him to that specific house and what's happening upstairs. Craig is appalled at the realisation that people have been dying in the flat above him, and is adamant that they have to do something ''now''. Which is good timing, because Sophie has stopped by for a visit, only to be summoned upstairs by the little girl...

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Craig is filled in on the general background (the Doctor, alien, Time Lord, eleven lives, Amy, TARDIS) and the specifics (the TARDIS playing up), and the Doctor discovering Craig's ad along with a note from Amy (that she [[StableTimeLoop hasn't written yet]]) guiding him to that specific house and what's happening upstairs. Craig is appalled at the realisation that people have been dying in the flat above him, and is adamant that they have to do something ''now''. Which is good timing, because Sophie has stopped by for a visit, only to be summoned upstairs by the little girl...
girl . . .



Later, Craig and Sophie are happily distracted from (ahem) "ruining their friendship" further by the Doctor, who's come to drop his keys off now that the TARDIS and Amy have landed safely. Craig, however, wants the Doctor to keep them: he's been inside the Doctor's head and knows he won't be back, but it's a little memento. The three say their fond farewells and leave, Craig and Sophie planning their future together...

... and there's a crack in the wall behind Craig's fridge.

Back in the TARDIS, the Doctor prepares to tie up the loose ends by [[TimeyWimeyBall rewriting the will which enabled him to stay in Craig's flat]], and leaves Amy the instruction of writing the note for the newsagent. She rummages in the Doctor's pockets for a red pen... but discovers a red box instead. It contains an engagement ring.

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Later, Craig and Sophie are happily distracted from (ahem) "ruining their friendship" further by the Doctor, who's come to drop his keys off now that the TARDIS and Amy have landed safely. Craig, however, wants the Doctor to keep them: he's been inside the Doctor's head and knows he won't be back, but it's a little memento. The three say their fond farewells and leave, Craig and Sophie planning their future together...

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together . . .

. . .
and there's a crack in the wall behind Craig's fridge.

Back in the TARDIS, the Doctor prepares to tie up the loose ends by [[TimeyWimeyBall rewriting the will which enabled him to stay in Craig's flat]], and leaves Amy the instruction of writing the note for the newsagent. She rummages in the Doctor's pockets for a red pen...pen . . . but discovers a red box instead. It contains an engagement ring.



* BreatherEpisode: A nice, heart-warming little domestic comedy in a season full of darker themes and impending cataclysms. Even more specifically, it fell right in between the very emotional "Vincent and the Doctor" and the action-packed season finale.

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* BreatherEpisode: A nice, heart-warming little domestic comedy in a season full of darker themes and impending cataclysms. Even more specifically, it fell right in between the very emotional [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E10VincentAndTheDoctor "Vincent and the Doctor" Doctor"]] and the action-packed season finale. finale.
* BriefcaseFullOfMoney: Or, in this instance, paper bag with £3000 in it. This causes Sophie, when Craig tells her about it, to wonder if the Doctor's a drug dealer.



** The Doctor reciting positions is very reminiscent of the girl's rhyme from "The Beast Below".

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** The Doctor reciting positions is very reminiscent of the girl's rhyme from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E2TheBeastBelow "The Beast Below".Below"]].



* CreepyChild: There's a child wrapped in shadows at a random house saying "Help me..."

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* CreepyChild: There's a child wrapped in shadows at a random house saying "Help me...me . . ."



* MomentKiller: The Doctor, several times, interupts romantic time for Craig and Sophie. He makes up for it.

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* MomentKiller: The Doctor, several times, interupts interrupts romantic time for Craig and Sophie. He makes up for it.



* ShirtlessScene: Eleven gets [[{{Fanservice}} another shirtless scene]] [[http://i49.tinypic.com/50i2h0.jpg and he's wielding unusual weaponry...]] (Slightly NSFW)

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* ShirtlessScene: Eleven gets [[{{Fanservice}} another shirtless scene]] [[http://i49.tinypic.com/50i2h0.jpg and he's wielding unusual weaponry...weaponry . . .]] (Slightly NSFW)



* ASimplePlan: Given what happened [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E10Midnight the last time he said it]], he should really consider some different phrasing...

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* ASimplePlan: Given what happened [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E10Midnight the last time he said it]], he should really consider some different phrasing...phrasing . . .



'''Amy:''' [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Have you]] ''[[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} seen]]'' [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} you]]?

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'''Amy:''' [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Have you]] ''[[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} seen]]'' [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} you]]?you?]]



* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: Invoked. The Doctor tries to pass off his time scanner as a piece of modern art. "''It's a statement on modern society! [[TrueArtIsAngsty Oooh... ain't modern society awful?]]''"
* TrueLovesKiss: It turns off the TARDIS knockoff.

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* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: Invoked. The Doctor tries to pass off his time scanner as a piece of modern art. "''It's a statement on modern society! [[TrueArtIsAngsty Oooh...Oooh . . . ain't modern society awful?]]''"
* TrueLovesKiss: It turns off the TARDIS knockoff.



* VisualPun: The Doctor with his Sonic... Toothbrush.

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* VisualPun: The Doctor with his Sonic...Sonic . . . Toothbrush.






Wait a minute... it feels like something's missing. Several somethings. Like some episodes in the show just popped out of existence. About 97 of them... Where did they go? They just... disappeared, like something swallowed them up... Have we started forgetting things..? Doctor..? "Doctor" who...?


[[rtl:What is TV Tropes...? Where or what is this place...? Hello...? Hel]]

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Wait a minute...minute . . . it feels like something's missing. Several somethings. Like some episodes in the show just popped out of existence. About 97 of them... them . . . Where did they go? They just... just . . . disappeared, like something swallowed them up... up . . . Have we started forgetting things..things . . . ? Doctor..Doctor . . . ? "Doctor" who...?


who . . . ?

[[rtl:What is TV Tropes...Tropes . . . ? Where or what is this place...place . . . ? Hello...Hello . . . ? Hel]]Hel]]
11th Feb '17 10:24:00 AM AthenaBlue
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The Doctor, meanwhile, has engaged a spy that he can safely send upstairs: a local cat, who delivers a report upon the Doctor's return from work. Of course, when Craig sees this, it looks like the Doctor is simply talking to a cat and the Doctor's attempts at passing off the ''impressive'' broomsticks-and-pans whirligig he's built out of junk on his bed as "a modern art piece on the awfulness of modern life" is unconvincing. It's the last straw for Craig; he throws the Doctor's rent money back at him and demands that TheThingThatWouldNotLeave leaves. The Doctor, however, is equally adamant that he has to stay. Stalemate, and as the stand-off heats up, the Doctor grabs Craig's face and psyches himself to do something he'll really regret.

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The Doctor, meanwhile, has engaged a spy that he can safely send upstairs: a local cat, who delivers a report upon the Doctor's return from work. Of course, when Craig sees this, it looks like the Doctor is simply talking to a cat cat, and the Doctor's attempts at passing off the ''impressive'' broomsticks-and-pans whirligig he's built out of junk on his bed as "a modern art piece on the awfulness of modern life" is unconvincing. It's the last straw for Craig; he throws the Doctor's rent money back at him and demands that TheThingThatWouldNotLeave leaves. The Doctor, however, is equally adamant that he has to stay. Stalemate, and as the stand-off heats up, the Doctor grabs Craig's face and psyches himself to do something he'll really regret.



'''Football guy:''' Yeah.\\

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'''Football guy:''' '''Shawn:''' Yeah.\\



%%* BottleEpisode: As is traditional by now, the last episode before the end of the series

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%%* * BottleEpisode: As is traditional by now, the last episode before the end of the seriesseries finale is deliberately designed to be less expensive. In this case, by being set in an ordinary Colchester flat in ThePresentDay.



** Tea, [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion once again]], is shown to have amazing curative powers.
** It seems that the Doctor [[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride sonicked an ATM]] offscreen.



* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Even the ''Eleventh Doctor'', awkward-at-romance and occasional [[FailedASpotCheck misser of the obvious]], notices Craig and Sophie fancy each other.



* FailedAttemptAtDrama: The Doctor initially fails to realize that Shawn was talking about football and that "annihilate" was figurative:
-->'''The Doctor:''' ''Annihilate?'' No. No violence, not while I'm around. I'm the Doctor, the Oncoming Storm . . . and you were basically talking about football, weren't you?\\
'''Shawn:''' . . . Yeah.\\
'''The Doctor:''' Lovely.

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* FailedAttemptAtDrama: The Doctor initially fails to realize that Shawn was talking about football and that "annihilate" was figurative:
-->'''The Doctor:''' ''Annihilate?'' No. No violence, not while I'm around. I'm the Doctor, the Oncoming Storm . . . and you were basically talking about football, weren't you?\\
'''Shawn:''' . . . Yeah.\\
'''The Doctor:''' Lovely.
''figurative''.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: There's a bit foreshadowing so subtle it's very easy to miss. When we see Amy inside the TARDIS, there are a few times when she appears to be startled by something she sees off-screen, but she then ignores it and doesn't say anything about it to the Doctor; the most obvious example of this can be seen when the Doctor contacts her after his football match. Amy's reactions won't make any sense (and most first-time viewers won't probably even notice them) before we get to the next season, where we learn what the Silence is and how their power works.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: There's a bit foreshadowing an example so subtle it's very easy to miss. When we see Amy inside the TARDIS, there are a few times when she appears to be startled by something she sees off-screen, but she then ignores it and doesn't say anything about it to the Doctor; the most obvious example of this can be seen when the Doctor contacts her after his football match. Amy's reactions won't make any sense (and most first-time viewers won't probably even notice them) before we get to the next season, where we learn what the Silence is and how their power works.



* InfoDump: The Doctor gives one to Craig by ''psychic-headbutting'' him. Twice.



* MarySue: [[invoked]]Deconstructed. The Doctor has a lot of the traits you'd expect from a Mary Sue for this episode, but he drives Craig nuts and after three days he can't stand him. Basically, it shows how a normal person would find The Doctor if they didn't know he was a centuries old super-smart alien-they'd think he was just an overly clever annoying person.

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* MarySue: [[invoked]]Deconstructed. The Doctor has a lot of the traits you'd expect from a Mary Sue for this episode, but he drives Craig nuts and after three days he can't stand him. Basically, it shows how a normal person would find The the Doctor if they didn't know he was a centuries old super-smart alien-they'd alien -- they'd think he was just an overly clever overly-clever, annoying person.



* MoodWhiplash: The episode itself is very funny and optimistic, but it ends fairly abruptly on Amy looking upset and confused at her and Rory's engagement ring, which the Doctor had kept. More minor, but right before Amy describes the Doctor as quite the matchmaker as they wrap the episode up as a definite win, the world safe, the couple happy, etc., Amy then asks "Why can't you find me a man?". Your smile should be gone now. In the end: There. Is. A. Crack. In. The. House. and it was growing, remember what they do? All three of these things happen in quick succession, throwing any warm and fuzzy feeling out the window.

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* MoodWhiplash: The episode itself is very funny and optimistic, but it ends fairly abruptly on Amy looking upset and confused at her and Rory's engagement ring, which the Doctor had kept. More minor, but right before Amy describes the Doctor as quite the matchmaker as they wrap the episode up as a definite win, the world safe, the couple happy, etc., Amy then asks "Why can't you find me a man?". man?" Your smile should be gone now. In the end: There. Is. A. Crack. In. The. House. and it was growing, ''growing'', remember what they do? All three of these things happen in quick succession, throwing any warm and fuzzy feeling out the window.



* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: The Doctor's been established to have psychic touch abilities, but this is the first appearance of the psychic ''headbutt''. Note the writers covering their butts on future fans saying "Why didn't the doctor do this thing again" in unwritten episodes by having the Doctor clearly say how much he regrets doing it and how painful it is.

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* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: The Doctor's been established to have psychic touch abilities, but this is the first appearance of the psychic ''headbutt''. Note the writers covering their butts on future fans saying "Why didn't doesn't the doctor Doctor do this thing again" in unwritten episodes by having the Doctor clearly say how much he regrets doing it and how painful it is.



* PerceptionFilter: Keeping up a Series 5 tradition, the TARDIS knockoff used one to both disguise itself as the upstairs flat, and make people think there had always been an upstairs flat.



* PowerOfLove: It's used to shut down the alien spaceship, instead of the more usual starting one.

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* PowerOfLove: ThePowerOfLove: It's used to shut down the alien spaceship, instead of the more usual starting one.



* SingingInTheShower: Not only does the Doctor enjoy long showers, he also enjoys belting out opera while doing so.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: The Doctor is revealed to speak "cat".



* WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong: The Doctor has to act like a normal human when the ''most'' normal thing about him is the bow tie.

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* WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong: The Doctor has to act like a normal human when the ''most'' normal thing about him is the bow tie.bowtie.
11th Feb '17 10:03:30 AM AthenaBlue
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Craig Owens, the man who lives in the flat below the aforementioned one with the ominous glowy door, needs a lodger for the extra room in his flat.It's rather nice aside from what appears to be some very nasty dry rot in the corner of the ceiling. Craig's best friend Sophie (really, they're JustFriends!) spends almost every night at his house already, but he's too {{Adorkable}} to let her know just how welcome she'd be to move in. His previous flatmate has just moved out, having very conveniently received a windfall in the will of an elderly relative he didn't even know he had. This just ''happens'' to be amazingly convenient for the Doctor, who both needs a place to stay and a base of operations to investigate what's going on upstairs and get the TARDIS back. He's managed to trace the source of the strange things happening to this house.

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Craig Owens, the man who lives in the flat below the aforementioned one with the ominous glowy door, needs a lodger for the extra room in his flat. It's rather nice aside from what appears to be some very nasty dry rot in the corner of the ceiling. Craig's best friend Sophie (really, they're JustFriends!) spends almost every night at his house already, but he's too {{Adorkable}} to let her know just how welcome she'd be to move in. His previous flatmate has just moved out, having very conveniently received a windfall in the will of an elderly relative he didn't even know he had. This just ''happens'' to be amazingly convenient for the Doctor, who both needs a place to stay and a base of operations to investigate what's going on upstairs and get the TARDIS back. He's managed to trace the source of the strange things happening to this house.



Things get off to a good start, thanks to the Doctor's skill at whipping up omelettes and Craig's willingness [[JustBetweenYouAndMe to reveal all about himself to this near-complete stranger]]. Craig likes the Doctor: he's quirky, interesting, weird has bags full of money and is ''probably'' not a drug dealer. Craig also likes the simple life, has no real ambitions at moving on from his call centre job, and is perfectly content to hang out on his sofa with his best-friend-who's-a-girl Sophie, eat pizza and watch the telly. With whom, judging by the way he near-fondles the set of keys she left behind, he'd like very much to be more than friends. He tells the Doctor that he's always welcome to bring home a girlfriend or boyfriend, if he likes, and they'll just figure out a system to give each other privacy.

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Things get off to a good start, thanks to the Doctor's skill at whipping up omelettes and Craig's willingness [[JustBetweenYouAndMe to reveal all about himself to this near-complete stranger]]. Craig likes the Doctor: he's quirky, interesting, weird weird, has bags full of money and is ''probably'' not a drug dealer. Craig also likes the simple life, has no real ambitions at moving on from his call centre job, and is perfectly content to hang out on his sofa with his best-friend-who's-a-girl Sophie, eat pizza and watch the telly. With whom, judging by the way he near-fondles the set of keys she left behind, he'd like very much to be more than friends. He tells the Doctor that he's always welcome to bring home a girlfriend or boyfriend, if he likes, and they'll just figure out a system to give each other privacy.



The Doctor's plan means that he cannot use any of his usual technological gadgets in order to help him solve the problem, as it would enable the creature to detect him. It also requires him to blend in as an ordinary human -- quite difficult, considering he's, a time traveling alien who wears a bowtie. Amy's helpful suggestion that he ditch the bow-tie is soundly rejected, and her other suggestions about "ordinary bloke" activities (drinking, watching telly and playing football) are not the kind of things he's usually known for. Before she can give further advice, the TARDIS is once again buffeted by a powerful time distortion, and a localised time loop plays merry hell with the clocks inside the building as, on the upstairs floor, something very nasty happens to the poor clubber.

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The Doctor's plan means that he cannot use any of his usual technological gadgets in order to help him solve the problem, as it would enable the creature to detect him. It also requires him to blend in as an ordinary human -- quite difficult, considering he's, he's a time traveling time-travelling alien who wears a bowtie. Amy's helpful suggestion that he ditch the bow-tie bowtie is soundly rejected, and her other suggestions about "ordinary bloke" activities (drinking, watching telly and playing football) are not the kind of things he's usually known for. Before she can give further advice, the TARDIS is once again buffeted by a powerful time distortion, and a localised time loop plays merry hell with the clocks inside the building as, on the upstairs floor, something very nasty happens to the poor clubber.



Thus, the Doctor is introduced to the most popular sport in the world... and he's good at it. Really good, in fact. So good that he manages to completely upstage Craig and impress Sophie. With him on the team permanently, Craig's mates cheer, they'll be able to annihilate the opposition. This worries the Doctor because the Doctor is the Doctor, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Oncoming Storm]], and there will be ''no'' annihilation while he's around... and he's halfway through a [[BadassBoast very dramatic speech]] to that effect when he realises that the other man meant "annihilate" in a figurative sense regarding football.

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Thus, the Doctor is introduced to the most popular sport in the world... and he's good at it. Really good, in fact. So good that he manages to completely upstage Craig and impress Sophie. With him on the team permanently, Craig's mates cheer, they'll be able to annihilate the opposition. This worries the Doctor because the Doctor is the Doctor, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The the Oncoming Storm]], and there will be ''no'' annihilation while he's around... and he's halfway through a [[BadassBoast very dramatic speech]] to that effect when he realises that the other man meant "annihilate" in a figurative sense regarding football.



* AtrociousAlias:
--->"I'm good with rot, call me the Rotmeister. No, I'm the Doctor, don't call me the Rotmeister."



** "Bow-ties are cool" makes another appearance.

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** "Bow-ties "Bowties are cool" makes another appearance.



* FailedAttemptAtDrama: The Doctor initially fails to realize that Shawn was talking about football and that "annihilate" was figurative:
-->'''The Doctor:''' ''Annihilate?'' No. No violence, not while I'm around. I'm the Doctor, the Oncoming Storm . . . and you were basically talking about football, weren't you?\\
'''Shawn:''' . . . Yeah.\\
'''The Doctor:''' Lovely.



* TrueLovesKiss: It turmns off the Tardis copy.

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* TrueLovesKiss: It turmns turns off the Tardis copy.TARDIS knockoff.
11th Aug '16 2:19:33 AM DoctorNemesis
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When Craig gets to his call centre he discovers that that he has a new stand-in -- the Doctor, kindly covering his shift for him and having quite a blast, but managing to drive away his customers with his blunt phone manner. He was a great success in the planning meeting as well, acting as Craig's representative, so Craig's boss absolutely loves him. Sophie's applied to act as a volunteer for a wildlife charity abroad, nervously asking him if it's okay. Craig's completely discombobulated at this point and just staggers off home.

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When Craig gets to his call centre he discovers that that he has a new stand-in -- the Doctor, kindly covering his shift for him and having quite a blast, but managing to drive away his customers with his blunt phone manner. He was a great success in the planning meeting as well, acting as Craig's representative, so Craig's boss absolutely loves him. Sophie's applied to act as a volunteer for a wildlife charity abroad, nervously asking him if it's okay. Might be a good time to speak up, Craig, hint-hint... except Craig's completely discombobulated at this point and just staggers off home.
12th Jul '16 2:49:56 PM goldenroad
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: There's a bit foreshadowing so subtle it's very easy to miss. When we see Amy inside the TARDIS, there are a few times when she appears to be startled by something she sees off-screen, but she then ignores it and doesn't say anything about it to the Doctor; the most obvious example of this can be seen when the Doctor contacts her after his football match. Amy's reactions won't make any sense (and most first-time viewers won't probably even notice them) before we get to the next season, where we learn [[spoiler:what the Silence is and how their power works.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: There's a bit foreshadowing so subtle it's very easy to miss. When we see Amy inside the TARDIS, there are a few times when she appears to be startled by something she sees off-screen, but she then ignores it and doesn't say anything about it to the Doctor; the most obvious example of this can be seen when the Doctor contacts her after his football match. Amy's reactions won't make any sense (and most first-time viewers won't probably even notice them) before we get to the next season, where we learn [[spoiler:what what the Silence is and how their power works.]]
12th Jun '16 7:35:46 AM Tuomas
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: There's a bit foreshadowing so subtle it's very easy to miss. When we see Amy inside the TARDIS, there are a few times when she appears to be startled by something she sees off-screen, but she then ignores it and doesn't say anything about it to the Doctor; the most obvious example of this is when the Doctor contacts her after his football match. Amy's reactions won't make any sense (and most first-time viewers won't probably even notice them) before we get to the next season, where we learn [[spoiler:what the Silence is and how their power works.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: There's a bit foreshadowing so subtle it's very easy to miss. When we see Amy inside the TARDIS, there are a few times when she appears to be startled by something she sees off-screen, but she then ignores it and doesn't say anything about it to the Doctor; the most obvious example of this is can be seen when the Doctor contacts her after his football match. Amy's reactions won't make any sense (and most first-time viewers won't probably even notice them) before we get to the next season, where we learn [[spoiler:what the Silence is and how their power works.]]
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