History Recap / DoctorWhoS32E12ClosingTime

12th Feb '17 10:30:13 AM AthenaBlue
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* FlatWhat: The Doctor's response when told about the "silver rat thing", A.K.A. a cybermat.

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* FlatWhat: The Doctor's response when told about the "silver rat thing", A.K.A. a cybermat.Cybermat.


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* NotImportantToThisEpisodeCamp: Sophie's gone off for a "girls' weekend" with a friend of hers.
12th Feb '17 10:01:52 AM AthenaBlue
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The Doctor and Craig return to Craig's home, and the Doctor starts to investigate and reprogramme the Cybermat to locate the Cybermen. Craig has to go out to get milk. The Doctor checks on the baby, where he learns the child has very little respect for his father. The Doctor tells "Stormageddon" that Craig is trying really hard to be good dad. And that Stormy is so, so young. He's got his whole life ahead of him. The Doctor doesn't, now being 1103 years old and very, very tired. However, during all this, the Cybermat has become active in the kitchen, and by the time the Doctor returns, it has started moving on its own. The Doctor and Alfie get locked out, and when Craig returns he smashes through the kitchen window to stop the Cybermat in time, leaving the place a mess.

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The Doctor and Craig return to Craig's home, and the Doctor starts to investigate and reprogramme reprogram the Cybermat to locate the Cybermen. Craig has to go out to get milk. The Doctor checks on the baby, where he learns the child has very little respect for his father. The Doctor tells "Stormageddon" that Craig is trying really hard to be a good dad. And that Stormy is so, so young. He's got his whole life ahead of him. The Doctor doesn't, now being 1103 years old and very, very tired. However, during all this, the Cybermat has become active in the kitchen, and by the time the Doctor returns, it has started moving on its own. The Doctor and Alfie get locked out, and when Craig returns he smashes through the kitchen window to stop the Cybermat in time, leaving the place a mess.



Dr River Song, in the 51st century, has earned her degree in Archaeology, specialising in the Doctor's history. Now studying the last days of the Doctor, she reads the testimonies of those children. She is surprised when Madame Kovarian enters her room with two of the Silents. Her childhood memories have been quite thoroughly wiped, and she doesn't remember anything about the Silence from her first regeneration. Kovarian tells River that there was no place for her to hide, and that the Silence still have a use for her. They grab her, and soon we see River, trapped in an astronaut's suit, sinking to the bottom of Lake Silencio to wait for the Doctor's arrival.

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Dr Dr. River Song, in the 51st century, has earned her degree in Archaeology, specialising in the Doctor's history. Now studying the last days of the Doctor, she reads the testimonies of those children. She is surprised when Madame Kovarian enters her room with two of the Silents. Her childhood memories have been quite thoroughly wiped, and she doesn't remember anything about the Silence from her first regeneration. Kovarian tells River that there was no place for her to hide, and that the Silence still have a use for her. They grab her, and soon we see River, trapped in an astronaut's suit, sinking to the bottom of Lake Silencio to wait for the Doctor's arrival.



* AliensInCardiff: Aliens in Colchester.

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* AliensInCardiff: Aliens in Colchester. ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger Again.]]''



* AssimilationPlot: The cybermen are upgrading again.

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* AssimilationPlot: The cybermen Cybermen are upgrading again.



* BlackDudeDiesFirst: The first two innocent deaths are black people.
* BottleEpisode: This episode takes place mostly in an entirely pedestrian, modern-day department store and Craig's flat.

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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: The first two innocent deaths are black people.people -- Shona and George.
* BottleEpisode: This episode takes place mostly in an entirely pedestrian, modern-day department store and Craig's flat.house.



* TheCameo: The extent of Amy and Rory's involvement in this episode, although it still manages to be heart wrenching.



** The Doctor asking if Craig named the baby after him is reminiscent of when [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd Jackie Tyler told him that she didn't name her baby boy The Doctor.]]

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** The Doctor asking if Craig named the baby after him is reminiscent of when [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd Jackie Tyler told him that she didn't name her baby boy The Doctor."the Doctor".]]



** The manner in which the cyber helmet closes on Craig's head is the mirror to how it opened in "The Pandorica Opens".

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** The manner in which the cyber helmet closes on Craig's head is the mirror to how it opened in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens "The Pandorica Opens".Opens"]].



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

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



-->'''Shop Girl:''' Why are you telling me this?\\

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-->'''Shop Girl:''' -->'''Kelly:''' Why are you telling me this?\\



** If the Doctor's translation is accurate, [[AwesomeMcCoolname "Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All" ]] would also be a good candidate. (Seriously, "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.

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** If the Doctor's translation is accurate, [[AwesomeMcCoolname "Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All" ]] All"]] would also be a good candidate. (Seriously, "Stormageddon"?)
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Kovarian implies the Silents Silence 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.



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

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



* MoodWhiplash: The episode easily has some of the funniest moments of the series, but also features a baby in mortal danger and a nigh-immortal alien coming to terms with his imminent death.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: [[http://doctorwhotv.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Cybermats-front-closing-time.jpg The Cybermat]] Real metal teeth!

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* MoodWhiplash: The episode easily has some of the funniest moments of the series, but also features a baby in mortal danger and a nigh-immortal alien coming to terms with his imminent death.
death. Not to mention the ending . . .
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: [[http://doctorwhotv.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Cybermats-front-closing-time.jpg The Cybermat]] Cybermat.]] Real metal teeth!



* TheReveal: The final scene solves one of the 2011 season's major ongoing mysteries by revealing the Impossible Astronaut is not River as a child, but River when she's already Dr Song.

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* TheReveal: The final scene solves one of the 2011 season's major ongoing mysteries by revealing the Impossible Astronaut is not River as a child, but River when she's already Dr Dr. Song.



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

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


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* {{Sting}}: When the Doctor announces that Alfie prefers to be called . . . Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All! the music briefly turns ominous.


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7th Feb '17 2:39:30 PM LondonKdS
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* WhenPropsAttack: In the scene where Craig is attacked by the Cybermat, James Corden is clearly mostly manipulating the [[OffTheShelfFX suspiciously toy-like]] prop himself, balancing the sequence possibly deliberately between humour and horror.
26th Oct '16 1:25:51 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* DemotedToExtra: An interesting example with Craig's girlfriend Sophie. Sure, she wasn't in the whole episode of "The Lodger", but she was at least a major plot point. This time, she just appears at the beginning to hand off Alfie to Craig and re-appear at the end in time for her son's first word.

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* DemotedToExtra: An interesting example with Craig's girlfriend Sophie. Sure, she wasn't in the whole episode of "The Lodger", but she was at least a major plot point. This time, she just appears at the beginning to hand off Alfie to Craig and re-appear re-appears at the end in time for her son's first word.



* FlatWhat: The Doctor's response when told about the "silver rat thing".

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* FlatWhat: The Doctor's response when told about the "silver rat thing".thing", A.K.A. a cybermat.



* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: [[http://doctorwhotv.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Cybermats-front-closing-time.jpg The Cybermat]].

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* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: [[http://doctorwhotv.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Cybermats-front-closing-time.jpg The Cybermat]].Cybermat]] Real metal teeth!
4th Jul '16 1:43:07 PM skidoo23
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* TheILoveYouStigma: Notable as the first and ''only'' episode to date in which the Doctor directly says "I love you" to a companion, in this case Craig (who is officially identified in dialogue as the Doctor's companion). However the scene is played for laughs and established as being a distraction more than a genuine expression of feelings.
4th Jun '16 10:36:42 PM gewunomox
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* LastDance: The Doctor is on a "farewell tour" since it is the day before his prophesied death.

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* LastDance: TheLastDance: The Doctor is on a "farewell tour" since it is the day before his prophesied death.
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.
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