History Recap / DoctorWhoS32E12ClosingTime

10th May '17 11:26:00 PM AthenaBlue
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* ConservationOfNinjutsu: In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar "A Good Man Goes to War"]], the Doctor and Rory are able to destroy the whole of the fifth Cyber Legion 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. More to the point, the Doctor ''didn't'' have any time to prepare. Undoubtedly he went into the Cyber Legion 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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* ConservationOfNinjutsu: In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar "A Good Man Goes to War"]], the Doctor and Rory are able to destroy the whole of the fifth Twelfth Cyber Legion 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. More to the point, the Doctor ''didn't'' have any time to prepare. Undoubtedly he went into the Cyber Legion with all his resources amassed and a plan in hand; this time he was, as is more usual, working on the fly.
10th May '17 9:24:00 PM AthenaBlue
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The one with Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All.



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. River Song, in the 51st 51[[superscript:st]] 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.



* BumblingDad: Craig starts out panicking over whether or not he raise a child on his own. He ends up a PapaWolf.

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* BumblingDad: Craig starts out panicking over whether or not he can raise a child on his own. He ends up a PapaWolf.



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

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



* 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. 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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* ConservationOfNinjutsu: In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar "A Good Man Goes to War"]], the Doctor and Rory are able to destroy the whole of the fifth Cyberlegion Cyber Legion 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. More to the point, the Doctor ''didn't'' have any time to prepare. Undoubtedly he went into the Cyberlegion Cyber Legion with all his resources amassed and a plan in hand; this time he was, as is more usual, working on the fly.



** 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".]]Doctor"]].



** The scene where Craig opens the door in mid sentence to find the Doctor is a nod to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger "The Lodger"]]. As is Craig's remark to the Cybermen: "You don't want me!"

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** The scene where Craig opens the door in mid sentence mid-sentence to find the Doctor is a nod to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger "The Lodger"]]. As is Craig's remark to the Cybermen: "You don't want me!"



-->'''The Doctor:''' It's a coincidence! It happens; it's what the universe does for (''sees Rory and Amy shopping'') . . . fun.

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-->'''The Doctor:''' It's a coincidence! It happens; it's what the universe does for (''sees ''[sees Rory and Amy shopping'') .shopping]'' . . . fun.



* DemotedToExtra: An interesting example with Craig's girlfriend Sophie. Sure, she wasn't in the whole episode of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger "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-appears 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 all of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger "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-appears reappears at the end in time for her son's first word.



* 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".
* HenpeckedHusband: Rory and Amy are only in the episode for a handful of seconds and he still manages to be this by carrying her many, many bags of clothes.
* HiddenDepths: Craig, BumblingDad and chubby FirstGirlWins, is immediately chosen as the new Cyber-Leader. He immediately destroys the Cybermen through the PowerOfLove.
* HomoeroticSubtext: The Doctor and Craig being MistakenForGay is a running plot-thread.

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* HappilyMarried: Craig and Sophie are a strange case. From all appearances (loving relationship, living together, raising a child) they are married married, but they're not ''officially'' married. They talked about it and decided it was "just a piece of paper".
* HenpeckedHusband: Rory and Amy are only in the episode for a handful of seconds seconds, and he still manages to be this by carrying her many, many bags of clothes.
* HiddenDepths: Craig, BumblingDad and chubby FirstGirlWins, is immediately chosen as the new Cyber-Leader. He immediately destroys the Cybermen through the PowerOfLove.
ThePowerOfLove.
* HomoeroticSubtext: The Doctor and Craig being MistakenForGay is a running plot-thread.plot thread.



* 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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* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Craig insists on helping the Doctor for two reasons reasons, and this is one of them. He doesn't need a MoralityChain; he needs a friend.



* WhamEpisode: Turns into this in the last scene with Madame Kovarian kidnapping River Song and putting her in the astronaut suit.

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* WhamEpisode: Turns into this in the last scene scene, with Madame Kovarian kidnapping River Song and putting her in the astronaut suit.
9th May '17 10:59:07 PM bowserbros
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The one with Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All.
6th Mar '17 11:27:15 PM AthenaBlue
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* WhamEpisode: Turns into this in the last scene with Madam Kavarian kidnapping River Song and putting her in the astronaut suit.

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* WhamEpisode: Turns into this in the last scene with Madam Kavarian Madame Kovarian kidnapping River Song and putting her in the astronaut suit.
6th Mar '17 11:26:14 PM AthenaBlue
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[[caption-width-right:350:Just a little pit stop on the farewell tour...]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Just a little pit stop on the farewell tour...tour . . .]]



Staff close up a contemporary department store at night, complaining of brief power flickers in the lights. One woman enters the changing rooms, appalled at the mess, but discovers someone still in one of the cubicles. She goes to open the door, telling them the store is closing up, but soon lets out a scream....

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Staff close up a contemporary department store at night, complaining of brief power flickers in the lights. One woman enters the changing rooms, appalled at the mess, but discovers someone still in one of the cubicles. She goes to open the door, telling them the store is closing up, but soon lets out a scream....
scream . . .



Outside, the Doctor notices a brief flicker in the street lights. He tells himself he shouldn't investigate: he has spent the last two hundred years saying goodbye to friends and allies, knowing that he is destined to permanently die tomorrow in his relative time-line. But the lure of the mystery is too much for the Time Lord...

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Outside, the Doctor notices a brief flicker in the street lights. He tells himself he shouldn't investigate: he has spent the last two hundred years saying goodbye to friends and allies, knowing that he is destined to permanently die tomorrow in his relative time-line. timeline. But the lure of the mystery is too much for the Time Lord...
Lord . . .



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. River Song, in the 51st century, has earned her degree in Archaeology, 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.



-->'''The Doctor:''' It's not his fault he doesn't have mammary glands... No, neither do I.

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-->'''The Doctor:''' It's not his fault he doesn't have mammary glands...glands . . . No, neither do I.



* BumblingDad: Craig starts out panicking over whether or not he raise a child on his own. He ends up PapaWolf.

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* BumblingDad: Craig starts out panicking over whether or not he raise a child on his own. He ends up a PapaWolf.



** The Doctor likes having a name-tag in case he forgets who he is. [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie It happens sometimes.]]
** 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"]].

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** The Doctor likes having a name-tag nametag in case he forgets who he is. [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie It happens sometimes.]]
** The manner in which the cyber helmet Cyber-helmet closes on Craig's head is the mirror to how it one opened in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens "The Pandorica Opens"]].



** A robot-like alien-menace makes their base of operations in a department store and slowly picks off staff members after closing time. What was the plot of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose "Rose"]], again?

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** A robot-like alien-menace alien menace makes their base of operations in a department store and slowly picks off staff members after closing time. What was the plot of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose "Rose"]], again?



** Sophie's absence is due to her needy friend Melina, who was mentioned [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger in her first episode]].



-->'''The Doctor:''' It's a coincidence! It happens; it's what the universe does for (''sees Rory and Amy shopping'')... fun.

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-->'''The Doctor:''' It's a coincidence! It happens; it's what the universe does for (''sees Rory and Amy shopping'')...shopping'') . . . fun.



** The Cybermat is kind of cute, until it inspires Craig to say

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** The Cybermat is kind of cute, until it inspires Craig to say say:



* DarkestHour: The Doctor is forced to watch helplessly as Craig, struggling and screaming for help, is sealed into a Cyberman suit, with his face going calm as his emotions are deleted right before the mask closes... and then [[PapaWolf he]] hears [[ThePowerOfLove Alfie crying]] over the monitor.

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* DarkestHour: The Doctor is forced to watch helplessly as Craig, struggling and screaming for help, is sealed into a Cyberman suit, with his face going calm as his emotions are deleted right before the mask closes...closes . . . and then [[PapaWolf he]] hears [[ThePowerOfLove Alfie crying]] over the monitor.



* 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-appears 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 [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger "The Lodger", 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-appears at the end in time for her son's first word.



-->'''Madame Kovarian:''' You ''never'' escaped us, Melody Pond...

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-->'''Madame Kovarian:''' You ''never'' escaped us, Melody Pond...Pond . . .



* {{Foil}}: The Doctor to baby Alfie / Stormageddon. One's just been born, and has his whole life ahead; the other is about to face his death.
* FriendToAllChildren: The Doctor is a big hit at the toy store because all the kids love him.

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* {{Foil}}: The Doctor to baby Alfie / Stormageddon.Alfie[=/=]Stormageddon. One's just been born, and has his whole life ahead; the other is about to face his death.
* FriendToAllChildren: The Doctor is a big hit at in the toy store department because all the kids love him. him.



* 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.

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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 However, the scene is played for laughs and established as being a distraction more than a genuine expression of feelings. feelings.



'Till River kills the Doctor...''

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'Till River kills the Doctor...Doctor . . .''



* NoNameGiven: The Doctor, as usual, but this makes a joke out of it by having him get a job at a shop with the name "The Doctor". He even gets a name tag, and everyone in the shop calls him "The Doctor".

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* NoNameGiven: The Doctor, as usual, but this makes a joke out of it by having him get a job at a shop with the name "The Doctor". He even gets a name tag, nametag, and everyone in the shop calls him "The Doctor".



* ThePowerOfLove: Craig isn't turned into a Cyberman because he hears Alfie crying. [[LampshadeHanging The Doctor tries to explain that's really overly sentimental; it was the Power of the Human Instinct to Protect Their Own Genes... okay, it's Love.]]

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* ThePowerOfLove: Craig isn't turned into a Cyberman because he hears Alfie crying. [[LampshadeHanging The Doctor tries to explain that's really overly sentimental; it was the Power of the Human Instinct to Protect Their Own Genes...Genes . . . okay, it's Love.]]



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

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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 victorious, but it is due to Craig's actions. The Doctor always wins because he has people like Craig helping him.
him.
* RobotBuddy: Bitey the Cybermat, after he's reprogrammed by the Doctor.



* StealthHiBye: Sophie knocks... on her own door (she ''always'' forgets her keys) and by the time Craig has turned back, the Doctor has once again disappeared.
* StealthInsult: The Doctor stating that the "Shhh" trick only works on underdeveloped brains... moments before he uses it on Craig. Also the "Shhh" trick is only supposed to work once on someone. The Doctor uses it numerous times on Craig.

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* StealthHiBye: Sophie knocks...knocks . . . on her own door (she ''always'' forgets her keys) and by the time Craig has turned back, the Doctor has once again disappeared.
* StealthInsult: The Doctor stating that the "Shhh" trick only works on underdeveloped brains...brains . . . moments before he uses it on Craig. Also Also, the "Shhh" trick is only supposed to work once on someone. The Doctor uses it numerous times on Craig.



* TimeSkip: WordOfGod states that between [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex "The God Complex"]] and this episode, the Doctor spent the 200 years engaged in the wacky hijinks shown at the beginning of "The Impossible Astronaut".

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* TimeSkip: WordOfGod states that between [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex "The God Complex"]] and this episode, the Doctor spent the 200 years engaged in the wacky hijinks shown at the beginning of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut "The Impossible Astronaut".Astronaut"]].
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.
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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.
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