History Recap / DoctorWhoS32E12ClosingTime

12th Dec '15 8:47:25 AM JulietF2
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* CharmPerson: Craig is certain the Doctor has this power because everyone loves him. It's phremones or something. Specifically, telling anyone to hush and them doing it.

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* CharmPerson: Craig is certain the Doctor has this power because everyone loves him. It's phremones pheromones or something. Specifically, telling anyone to hush and them doing it.
25th Nov '15 7:28:24 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* GenreBlindness: Honestly, River. A woman wearing [[ObviouslyEvil all black and an eyepatch just mysteriously appears from the shadows singing a creepy nursery rhyme]], who seems to know all about you, and you're not the least bit suspicious?

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* GenreBlindness: GenreBlindness:
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Honestly, River. A woman wearing [[ObviouslyEvil all black and an eyepatch just mysteriously appears from the shadows singing a creepy nursery rhyme]], who seems to know all about you, and you're not the least bit suspicious?



** It would appear Madame Kovarian had been holding back on us a bit before, eh? That quite the villainous and creepy entrance.

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** It would appear Madame Kovarian had been holding back on us a bit before, eh? That That's quite the villainous and creepy entrance.
26th Aug '15 3:38:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy:
** Craig recognizes that everywhere the Doctor goes disaster will come, and also that the safest place for him and Alfie is by his side, because the Doctor ''always'' wins. Normally, this would be true, but in light of the last episode and the Doctor's impending death, it's not quite true. Of course, it works, so he was still right.
** Also, Craig checked both the upstairs and the neighbours to make sure it was real and they weren't were aliens.
19th Aug '15 6:53:22 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* {{Adorkable}}: Craig, eventually mixing in with PapaWolf.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Craig, eventually mixing in Craig with PapaWolf.his fatherly bumbling and comical failure to investigate.
30th Jul '15 11:25:41 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* AccidentalPervert: Craig comes off this way in the lingerie department, resulting in Kelly calling security on him. The Doctor accidentally opens the curtain on an occupied stall in the changing room ([[RefugeInAudacity he recommends she choose the red one]]).

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* AccidentalPervert: Craig comes off this way in the lingerie department, resulting in Kelly calling security on him. The Doctor accidentally opens the curtain on an occupied stall in the changing room ([[RefugeInAudacity he (he recommends she choose the red one]]).one).



* AssimilationPlot
* TheAssimilator
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Craig's baby apparently prefers "'''Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All'''" to "Alfie".
* BabyLanguage: The Doctor again speaks it.

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* AssimilationPlot
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AssimilationPlot: The cybermen are upgrading again.
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TheAssimilator
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Craig's baby apparently prefers "'''Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All'''" to "Alfie".
* BabyLanguage: The Doctor again speaks it.



* BiTheWay: The Doctor once again shows how, [[Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures pretty much ever since 1997]], the ''Series/DoctorWho'' writers all collectively refuse to write him as straight. He sees nothing special about trying a FakeOutMakeOut on Craig and doesn't stop to consider that Craig may have some hang-ups (though in reality he's only pretending to distract Craig from seeing something ''much'' worse behind him). Very much lampshaded throughout this episode.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: ...and Second.

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* BiTheWay: The Doctor once again shows how, [[Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures pretty much ever since 1997]], the ''Series/DoctorWho'' writers all collectively refuse to write him as straight. He sees nothing special about trying a FakeOutMakeOut on Craig and doesn't stop to consider that Craig may have some hang-ups (though in reality he's only pretending to distract Craig from seeing something ''much'' worse behind him). Very much It's lampshaded throughout this episode.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: ...and Second.BlackDudeDiesFirst: The first two innocent deaths are black people.



* BreatherEpisode: Quite light and fluffy in comparison to the last two episodes, although it manages to stuff in some angst. And the breather ends ''before'' the episode itself ends.

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* BreatherEpisode: Quite light and fluffy in comparison to the last two episodes, although it manages to stuff in some angst. And the episodes. The breather ends ''before'' the episode itself ends.



* BumblingDad: Craig starts out here. He ends up PapaWolf.
* CallBack: Amy's perfume being advertised in the store is called "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife Petrichor]]" -- [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E10TheGirlWhoWaited for the girl who's]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour tired of waiting]]. [[DontExplainTheJoke We wonder if it smells of dust after rain?]]
* CallForward: We see how the Doctor got the [[NiceHat Stetson]] and envelopes he used in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut "The Impossible Astronaut"]].

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* BumblingDad: Craig starts out here.panicking over whether or not he raise a child on his own. He ends up PapaWolf.
* CallBack: Amy's perfume being advertised in the store is called "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife Petrichor]]" -- [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E10TheGirlWhoWaited for the girl who's]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour tired of waiting]]. [[DontExplainTheJoke We wonder if it smells of dust after rain?]]
rain?
* CallForward: We see how the Doctor got the [[NiceHat Stetson]] and envelopes he used in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut "The Impossible Astronaut"]]. ItWasAGift.



* CharmPerson: Craig is certain the Doctor has this power. Specifically, telling anyone to hush and them doing it.

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* CharmPerson: Craig is certain the Doctor has this power.power because everyone loves him. It's phremones or something. Specifically, telling anyone to hush and them doing it.



* ComfortingComforter: The Doctor, to Craig and Alfie.
* ConservationOfNinjutsu: In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar "A Good Man Goes to War"]], the Doctor and Rory are able to destroy the whole of the fifth Cyberlegion in the first five minutes. In this episode, six Cybermen are able to almost defeat the Doctor, kill Craig and assimilate the whole planet -- and are given the full forty minutes to do it. However, in the earlier story, the Cybermen were not expecting the Doctor and Rory to ambush them. The Cybermen in this episode have had ages to prepare for the assimilation of Earth. And more to the point, the Doctor ''didn't'' have any time to prepare. Undoubtedly he went into the Cyberlegion with all his resources amassed and a plan in hand; this time he was, as is more usual, working on the fly.

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* ComfortingComforter: The Doctor, to Doctor pulls a blanket over Craig and Alfie.
* ConservationOfNinjutsu: In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar "A Good Man Goes to War"]], the Doctor and Rory are able to destroy the whole of the fifth Cyberlegion in the first five minutes. In this episode, six Cybermen are able to almost defeat the Doctor, kill Craig and assimilate the whole planet -- and are given the full forty minutes to do it. However, in the earlier story, the Cybermen were not expecting the Doctor and Rory to ambush them. The Cybermen in this episode have had ages to prepare for the assimilation of Earth. And more More to the point, the Doctor ''didn't'' have any time to prepare. Undoubtedly he went into the Cyberlegion with all his resources amassed and a plan in hand; this time he was, as is more usual, working on the fly.



** As we've already seen in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E3TheCurseOfFenric "The Curse of Fenric"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E9TheSatanPit "The Satan Pit"]], the one thing the Doctor believes in after having pretty much SeenItAll is his companions.

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** As we've already seen in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E3TheCurseOfFenric "The Curse of Fenric"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E9TheSatanPit "The Satan Pit"]], the one thing the Doctor believes in after having pretty much SeenItAll is his companions.



* DeathbringerTheAdorable: Meet Craig's son: Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All. Also known as Alfie.

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* DeathbringerTheAdorable: Meet Craig's infant son: Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All. Also known as Alfie.



* FakeOutMakeOut: The Doctor tries one with Craig. Craig dodges. Subverted, though, in that the one the Doctor was trying to fake out was ''Craig'', to keep him from looking around.

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* FakeOutMakeOut: The Doctor tries one with Craig. Craig dodges. Subverted, though, in that In a inverted twist, the one the Doctor was trying to fake out was ''Craig'', to keep him from looking around.



* FriendToAllChildren: The Doctor

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* FriendToAllChildren: The DoctorDoctor is a big hit at the toy store because all the kids love him.



* GenreSavvy / WrongGenreSavvy:
** Craig recognizes that everywhere the Doctor goes disaster will come, and also that the safest place for him and Alfie is by his side, because the Doctor ''always'' wins. Normally, this would be true, but in light of the last episode and the Doctor's impending death, it's not quite true. Of course, it works.

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* GenreSavvy / WrongGenreSavvy:
GenreSavvy:
** Craig recognizes that everywhere the Doctor goes disaster will come, and also that the safest place for him and Alfie is by his side, because the Doctor ''always'' wins. Normally, this would be true, but in light of the last episode and the Doctor's impending death, it's not quite true. Of course, it works.works, so he was still right.



*HappilyMarried: Craig and Sophie are a strange case. From all appearances (loving relationship, living together, raising a child) they are married but they're not ''officially'' married. They talked about it and decided it was "just a piece of paper".



* HiddenDepths: Craig, BumblingDad and chubby FirstGirlWins, is immediately chosen as the new Cyber-Leader. And immediately destroys the Cybermen through the PowerOfLove.
* HomoeroticSubtext: To the point where the Doctor and Craig being MistakenForGay is even a running plot-thread.

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* HiddenDepths: Craig, BumblingDad and chubby FirstGirlWins, is immediately chosen as the new Cyber-Leader. And He immediately destroys the Cybermen through the PowerOfLove.
* HomoeroticSubtext: To the point where the The Doctor and Craig being MistakenForGay is even a running plot-thread.



* KillerRabbit: The cybermat.

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* KillerRabbit: The cybermat.cybermat is tiny and cute and has real metal teeth! It's also strong.



** It would appear Madame Kovarian had been holding back on us a bit before, eh?
** If the Doctor's translation is accurate, [[AwesomeMcCoolname "Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All" ]] would also be a good candidate. (Seriously, [[ChewingTheScenery "Stormageddon"?]])
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Kovarian implies the Silents have erased River's memories of her past with them, explaining why she doesn't recognise the woman who trained her to be an assassin and why she doesn't remember being in the spacesuit in "The Impossible Astronaut".

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** It would appear Madame Kovarian had been holding back on us a bit before, eh?
eh? That quite the villainous and creepy entrance.
** If the Doctor's translation is accurate, [[AwesomeMcCoolname "Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All" ]] would also be a good candidate. (Seriously, [[ChewingTheScenery "Stormageddon"?]])
"Stormageddon"?)
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Kovarian implies the Silents have erased River's memories of her past with them, explaining why she doesn't recognise the woman who trained her to be an assassin and why she doesn't remember being in the spacesuit in "The Impossible Astronaut".assassin.



* MadeOfExplodium: The cybership. As soon as Craig loves the cybermen to death.

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* MadeOfExplodium: The cybership. As cybership blows up as soon as Craig loves the cybermen to death.



* NiceHat: When the Doctor says he is going to America, Craig gives him the Stetson as a parting gift.

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* NiceHat: When the Doctor says he is going to America, Craig gives him the Stetson as a parting gift. Stetsons are cool.



* PapaWolf: Craig... eventually.

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* PapaWolf: Craig... eventually.Craig eventually awakens those parternal instincts and destroys Cybermen for his son.



* RobotBuddy: Bitey the Cybermat.

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* RobotBuddy: Bitey the Cybermat.Cybermat, after he's repogramed by the Doctor.



* StealthInsult: The Doctor stating that the "Shhh" trick only works on underdeveloped brains... moments before he uses it on Craig. And the "Shhh" trick is only supposed to work once on someone. The Doctor uses it numerous times on Craig.

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* StealthInsult: The Doctor stating that the "Shhh" trick only works on underdeveloped brains... moments before he uses it on Craig. And Also the "Shhh" trick is only supposed to work once on someone. The Doctor uses it numerous times on Craig.



** And Craig tells Sophie that "Nothing happened. Nothing weird."

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** And Craig tells Sophie that "Nothing happened. Nothing weird."



* WhamEpisode: Turns into this in the last scene.

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* WhamEpisode: Turns into this in the last scene.scene with Madam Kavarian kidnapping River Song and putting her in the astronaut suit.
30th Jul '15 11:00:28 AM ChaoticNovelist
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*RightForTheWrongReasons: Craig appoints himself as a companion because the safest place is with the Doctor because the Doctor always wins. Sure enough, the Doctor is victorious but it is due to Craig's actions. The Doctor always wins because he has people like Craig helping him.
18th Jun '15 4:11:49 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* LastDance: The Doctor implies he is on one of these, it being the day before his prophesied death.

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* LastDance: The Doctor implies he is on one of these, a "farewell tour" since it being is the day before his prophesied death.death.
*LivingEmotionalCrutch: Craig insists on helping the Doctor for two reasons and this is one of them. He doesn't need a MoralityChain; he needs a friend.




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*YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: The Doctor is in a bad place right now because of the previous episode, and thinks himself a "stupid and selfish" man. Craig tells him that is far from the truth. "Without you, this place would be in absolute ruins".
18th Jun '15 3:52:25 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* InformedAbility: Six Cybermen being able to conquer the planet is ''not'' consistent with what we've seen. Bad guys aren't known for their humility, though.
** It is, actually. There were only a few fully-crossed Cybermen to begin with in Army of Ghosts, around ten or so, and they managed to get 5 million more crossed. There was no real reason for them to wait, either, they could've done it whenever they wanted--using earpods was just less conspicuous.

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* InformedAbility: Six Cybermen being able to conquer the planet is ''not'' consistent with what we've seen. Bad guys aren't known for their humility, though.
** It is, actually. There were only a few fully-crossed Cybermen to begin with in Army of Ghosts, around ten or so, and they managed to get 5 million more crossed. There was no real reason for them to wait, either, they could've done it whenever they wanted--using earpods was just less conspicuous.
humility.
21st May '15 6:25:34 PM TheNerfGuy
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* TheAssimilator



* YouWillBeAssimilated
2nd Jan '15 11:27:53 PM Elusivehawk
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* BillingDisplacement: Despite only appearing in a 30-second cameo, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill receive star billing as Amy and Rory anyway.
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