History Recap / DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger

9th Nov '17 11:45:08 AM nighttrainfm
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* YoureInsane: Craig's reaction to finding the Doctor has basically taken over his job.
-->'''Doctor:''' Had some time to kill, I was curious. Never worked in an office - never worked in anywhere!\\
'''Craig:''' You're ''insane.''
9th Nov '17 11:40:27 AM nighttrainfm
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* {{Blipvert}}: The psychic headbutt, once in a vain attempt to summarise ''everything'' by speeding through the past ten Doctors, and another one that just handles the episode thus far.

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The psychic headbutt, once in a vain attempt to summarise ''everything'' by speeding through the past ten Doctors, and another one that just handles the episode thus far.far.
** The first one includes Doctors Nine, Ten, Eight and Four-through-One, as well as brief glimpses of Rose, the Cybermen, the Ood and a Weeping Angel.
3rd Jul '17 9:04:37 PM Maddoxsort
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[[AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent This is the]] ''Series/TheLateLateShow with James Corden'', and tonight, we've got Carpool Karaoke with Creator/MattSmith!\\

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[[AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent This is the]] ''Series/TheLateLateShow with James Corden'', and tonight, we've got Carpool Karaoke with Creator/MattSmith!\\
Creator/MattSmith!
3rd Jul '17 9:03:44 PM Maddoxsort
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[[AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent This is the]] ''Series/TheLateLateShow with James Corden'', and we've got Carpool Karaoke with Creator/MattSmith!\\

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[[AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent This is the]] ''Series/TheLateLateShow with James Corden'', and tonight, we've got Carpool Karaoke with Creator/MattSmith!\\
3rd Jul '17 8:41:37 PM Maddoxsort
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3rd Jul '17 8:41:22 PM Maddoxsort
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[[AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent This is the]] ''[[Series/TheLateLateShow]] with JamesCorden'', and we've got Carpool Karaoke with Creator/MattSmith!\\

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[[AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent This is the]] ''[[Series/TheLateLateShow]] ''Series/TheLateLateShow with JamesCorden'', James Corden'', and we've got Carpool Karaoke with Creator/MattSmith!\\
3rd Jul '17 8:41:09 PM Maddoxsort
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[[AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent This is the]] ''[[Series/TheLateLateShow]]'' with Creator/JamesCorden, and we've got Carpool Karaoke with Creator/MattSmith!\\
[[{{Troll}} Psyche!]] [[ActorAllusion But we can't be the only ones thinking it.]]\\

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[[AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent This is the]] ''[[Series/TheLateLateShow]]'' ''[[Series/TheLateLateShow]] with Creator/JamesCorden, JamesCorden'', and we've got Carpool Karaoke with Creator/MattSmith!\\
[[{{Troll}} Psyche!]] [[ActorAllusion But we can't be the only ones thinking it.]]\\
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3rd Jul '17 8:40:43 PM Maddoxsort
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[[AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent This is the]] ''[[Series/TheLateLateShow]]'' with Creator/JamesCorden, and we've got Carpool Karaoke with Creator/MattSmith!\\
[[{{Troll}} Psyche!]] [[ActorAllusion But we can't be the only ones thinking it.]]\\
2nd Jun '17 6:48:15 AM StFan
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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"]] 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 "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E10VincentAndTheDoctor Vincent and the Doctor"]] Doctor]]" and the action-packed season finale.



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

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



** There also seem to be a couple of connections between this story and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath "City of Death"]]: both have glitches in time, and the spaceship at the end looks a lot like a Jagaroth spaceship, that wanted to use a Time Lord to build a time machine.

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** There also seem to be a couple of connections between this story and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath "City "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath City of Death"]]: Death]]": both have glitches in time, and the spaceship at the end looks a lot like a Jagaroth spaceship, that wanted to use a Time Lord to build a time machine.
2nd Jun '17 6:47:11 AM StFan
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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 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.

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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 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.

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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.



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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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.



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 . . .

. . .
together...

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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.



* 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..."



* 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...



* 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?]]''"

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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?]]''"



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

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




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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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