History Recap / DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong

17th Nov '16 6:20:07 PM captainpat
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%%* WomanInBlack: Amy and River.
3rd Nov '16 1:59:51 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* IAmNotAGun: River
23rd Oct '16 11:05:22 AM DustSnitch
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* BattleTrophy: The Doctor shows his {{Badass}} credentials by plonking a Dalek eyestalk down on the counter.

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* BattleTrophy: The Doctor shows his {{Badass}} credentials silences an entire BadGuyBar by plonking a Dalek Dalek's eyestalk down on the counter.a table.
17th Jul '16 5:28:00 PM TimeLordVictorious
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-> '''Dorium:''' It's all still waiting for you. The Fields of Trenzalore. The Fall of the Eleventh. And the question.\\

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-> '''Dorium:''' It's all still waiting for you. [[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheTimeOfTheDoctor The Fields of Trenzalore.Trenzalore]]. The Fall of the Eleventh. And the question.\\
13th Jul '16 3:45:17 AM goldenroad
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** Alternately, what do you call asking someone to marry you? [[spoiler:Popping the Question!]]

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** Alternately, what do you call asking someone to marry you? [[spoiler:Popping Popping the Question!]]Question!



* {{Foreshadowing}}: The dialog given at the top of the page serves as a portent of [[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheTimeOfTheDoctor Eleven's final hour]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The dialog given at the top of the page serves as a portent of [[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheTimeOfTheDoctor Eleven's final hour]].hour]]; this episode reveals Madame Kovarian and the Silence were attempting to kill the Doctor in order to prevent the events of Time of The Doctor.
1st Apr '16 4:09:50 PM ANTMuddle
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** The Silent taunt Rory with this, saying that he'll die for the last time knowing Amy never came back for him. She proves them wrong. With a machine gun.

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** The Silent Silents taunt Rory with this, saying that he'll die for the last time knowing Amy never came back for him. She proves them wrong. With a machine gun.



** And Madame Kovarian, in a KarmicDeath (also see that trope).



* EyeScream: Most people freak out if their own eyelash gets in their eye. The eye-drives use ''electricity.''

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* EyeScream: Most people freak out if their own eyelash gets in their eye. The eye-drives use ''electricity.'''' As Kovarian found out the hard and painful way.



* KarmicDeath: Kovarian left her soldiers to die on Demon's Run and let Colonel Manton be humiliated. Here, the Silents leave her for dead by electrocuting her Eye-Drive along with everyone else's.

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* KarmicDeath: Kovarian left her soldiers to die on Demon's Run and let Colonel Manton be humiliated. Here, the Silents leave her for dead by electrocuting her Eye-Drive along with everyone else's. And then Amy reattaches the Eye-Drive just to make sure. Slow, painful, and all alone.
28th Mar '16 11:01:17 PM SCMof2814
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** Alternately, what do you call asking someone to marry you? [[spoiler:Popping the Question!]]


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* ExactWords: "Silence will fall when ''the question'' is asked." And what do you call asking someone to marry you? [[spoiler:Popping the question!]]
21st Jan '16 7:13:58 AM Pastykake
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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Amy's train is going into Area 52 way too fast to realistically avoid crashing out the other side. It must be space-wacey due to the TimeCrash.

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Amy's train is going into Area 52 way too fast quickly to realistically avoid crashing out the other side. It must be space-wacey due to the TimeCrash.



* CoolTrain: In the alternate timeline, trains of [[http://www.trains-worldexpresses.com/100/102x1_01m.jpg this style]] move all around London. Amy's train is a BaseOnWheels that can go to Egypt very fast.

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* CoolTrain: In the alternate timeline, trains of [[http://www.trains-worldexpresses.com/100/102x1_01m.jpg this style]] move all around London. Amy's train is a BaseOnWheels Base on Wheels that can go to Egypt very fast.quickly.
21st Jan '16 7:10:07 AM Pastykake
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The Doctor wakes up in an office on a train. Inside is Amy, wearing the same eyepatch as Madame Kovarian. The Doctor begs her to remember him. After all, Amy has her RippleEffectProofMemory in every timeline, thanks to sleeping next to a crack in the universe all her life. And Amy does remember bits of it. She has drawings of her other lives all over the train office wall. Monsters, TARDIS, Doctor, Rory. Although the drawing of Rory looks a little bit more like [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour Jeff]]. She hasn't found her Rory yet, but she knows that she's supposed to love him very much, and she'll find him someday. Right now, she's too busy infiltrating the Silence. The Doctor gets some clothes, a shave and an extremely suave new hairstyle. The two are interrupted by Captain Rory Williams, also with eyepatch, who has simply lived his life as a soldier, following orders. Amy just knows him as "Captain Williams" and pays him no attention beyond acknowledging his announcement that they've arrived at their base of operations, the Pyramid of Giza.

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The Doctor wakes up in an office on a train. Inside is Amy, wearing the same eyepatch as Madame Kovarian. The Doctor begs her to remember him. After all, Amy has her RippleEffectProofMemory in every timeline, thanks to sleeping next to a crack in the universe Universe all her life. And Amy does remember bits of it. She has drawings of her other lives all over the train office wall. Monsters, TARDIS, Doctor, Rory. Although the drawing of Rory looks a little bit more like [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour Jeff]]. She hasn't found her Rory yet, but she knows that she's supposed to love him very much, and she'll find him someday. Right now, she's too busy infiltrating the Silence. The Doctor gets some clothes, a shave and an extremely suave new hairstyle. The two are interrupted by Captain Rory Williams, also with eyepatch, who has simply lived his life as a soldier, following orders. Amy just knows him as "Captain Williams" and pays him no attention beyond acknowledging his announcement that they've arrived at their base of operations, the Pyramid of Giza.



Amy and Captain Rory lead the Doctor to Madame Kovarian, who has been captured and tied up. River is there, eyepatch and all, and she defiantly faces the Doctor. The Doctor tells her that she needs to kill him, ''right now''. Because the Doctor being killed is a fixed point in time. And there's no avoiding it. When he found her on that beach, wearing that space suit, the suit controlled her arm and she had no choice. He made her look at her future self on that beach and realise that it ''was'' going to happen, it ''needed'' to happen. But River still refused. With great effort she took control of the space suit's arm and drained its weapons. And now the universe has been ripped apart. Because she loves him. She was brought up to be obsessed solely with him, to spend every moment of her life thinking about him, just because Madame Kovarian made her that way. So how could they expect her ''not'' to fall in love with him?

Brilliant, the Doctor replies sarcastically. So she's in love with him. Fine. Let's kiss. He tries to grab her arm, but she knows that touching him would cause the universe to revert back to normal. Which would mean that he would have to die. If touching him means killing him, she will always TakeAThirdOption, even if it would destroy the universe as they know it. And it would: the reality-warping force is an explosion that's already spreading across the galaxy now.

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Amy and Captain Rory lead the Doctor to Madame Kovarian, who has been captured and tied up. River is there, eyepatch and all, and she defiantly faces the Doctor. The Doctor tells her that she needs to kill him, ''right now''. Because the Doctor being killed is a fixed point in time. And there's no avoiding it. When he found her on that beach, wearing that space suit, the suit controlled her arm and she had no choice. He made her look at her future self on that beach and realise that it ''was'' going to happen, it ''needed'' to happen. But River still refused. With great effort she took control of the space suit's arm and drained its weapons. And now the universe Universe has been ripped apart. Because she loves him. She was brought up to be obsessed solely with him, to spend every moment of her life thinking about him, just because Madame Kovarian made her that way. So how could they expect her ''not'' to fall in love with him?

Brilliant, the Doctor replies sarcastically. So she's in love with him. Fine. Let's kiss. He tries to grab her arm, but she knows that touching him would cause the universe Universe to revert back to normal. Which would mean that he would have to die. If touching him means killing him, she will always TakeAThirdOption, even if it would destroy the universe Universe as they know it. And it would: the reality-warping force is an explosion that's already spreading across the galaxy now.



Up on the roof, River shows the Doctor her plan to TakeAThirdOption. A distress signal for the entire universe. She's been broadcasting into all of time and space that the Doctor is dying. And people across the galaxy have noticed: they're all gathered, up there, in the sky. The Doctor once again tries to explain that it's not ''necessary''. All they have to do is stand on a beach, where she shoots him, and he dies, and none of these people can help. But she just wanted him to see how much so many across the universe cared about him. He just needs her to understand that it can't be helped and that he's fine with it. But she won't -- she loves him and wants to be his LoveMartyr. River genuinely believes that even if the universe were to collapse, her suffering would still be stronger than anyone else's if she were forced to kill her Sweetie. This earns her a grand WhatTheHellHero from the Doctor.

Well, fine. ''Fine.'' He'll marry her, right there and then, if it gets her to do the right thing. They'll need her parents as witnesses -- Amy fills in a ''very'' confused Rory on the details -- and a foot-long piece of cloth for their handfasting. With his bow tie wrapped around both their hands, the Doctor hurriedly makes Amy and Rory say their bits of the ritual, then whispers his secret into River's ear. It's his name, he says, and it'll save them all, and now that that's over with, can they ''finally'' get back to killing him? River is shocked for a moment at what he's whispered to her, then smiles and consents to his plan. As they kiss, the universe dissolves.

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Up on the roof, River shows the Doctor her plan to TakeAThirdOption. A distress signal for the entire universe. She's been broadcasting into all of time and space that the Doctor is dying. And people across the galaxy galaxies have noticed: they're all gathered, up there, in the sky. The Doctor once again tries to explain that it's not ''necessary''. All they have to do is stand on a beach, where she shoots him, and he dies, and none of these people can help. But she just wanted him to see how much so many across the universe cared Universe care about him. He just needs her to understand that it can't be helped and that he's fine with it. But she won't -- she loves him and wants to be his LoveMartyr. River genuinely believes that even if the universe Universe were to collapse, her suffering would still be stronger than anyone else's if she were forced to kill her Sweetie. This earns her a grand WhatTheHellHero from the Doctor.

Well, fine. ''Fine.'' He'll marry her, right there and then, if it gets her to do the right thing. They'll need her parents as witnesses -- Amy fills in a ''very'' very confused Rory on the details -- and a foot-long piece of cloth for their handfasting. With his bow tie wrapped around both their hands, the Doctor hurriedly makes Amy and Rory say their bits of the ritual, then whispers his secret into River's ear. It's his name, he says, and it'll save them all, and now that that's over with, can they ''finally'' get back to killing him? River is shocked for a moment at what he's whispered to her, then smiles and consents to his plan. As they kiss, the universe Universe dissolves.



* LoveMakesYouCrazy: When asked point-blank if her suffering at killing the Doctor will outweigh the combined suffering of every other living thing in the universe at Time's disintegration, River simply replies, "[[BluntYes Yes]]."

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* LoveMakesYouCrazy: When asked point-blank if her suffering at killing the Doctor will outweigh the combined suffering of every other living thing in the universe at Time's disintegration, Universe when all of time disintegrates, River simply replies, "[[BluntYes Yes]]."



'''Amy:''' The Doctor is very precious to me, you're right. But do you know what else he is, Madame Kovarian? ''Not here.'' (''reattaches Kovarian's eye-drive'') River Song didn't get it all from you... ''sweetie''.

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'''Amy:''' The Doctor is very precious to me, you're right. But do you know what else he is, Madame Kovarian? ''Not here.'' (''reattaches ''[reattaches Kovarian's eye-drive'') eye-drive]'' River Song didn't get it all from you... ''sweetie''.



** And when Kovarian is begging for mercy, Amy reattaches the eyepiece. [[LaserGuidedkarma Bye-bye, Madame.]]



** The Dalek in the opening -- "dying and a long way from home", who then looks up "into the face of the Devil himself" -- The Doctor. The Dalek's screams of "[[AC:Emergency! Emerency!]]" are this precisely trope.

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** The Dalek in the opening -- "dying and a long way from home", who then looks up "into the face of the Devil himself" -- The Doctor. The Dalek's screams of "[[AC:Emergency! Emerency!]]" are this precisely precise trope.



* SmugSnake: Madame Kovarian is just as smug as ever... until her YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness moment, and befitting end.
* SpoilerOpening: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E8LetsKillHitler The Teselecta]], unlike the other minor returning characters, appears in the PreviouslyOn segment, hinting at its relevance. [[Creator/StevenMoffat Moffat]] manages to trick the audience though, since the Teselecta appears early on in the episode, allowing the viewer to think that that was the reason it appears in the PreviouslyOn segment.

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* SmugSnake: Madame Kovarian is just as smug as ever... until her YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness You Have Outlived Your Usefulness moment, and befitting her fitting end.
* SpoilerOpening: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E8LetsKillHitler The Teselecta]], unlike the other minor returning characters, appears in the PreviouslyOn segment, hinting at its relevance. [[Creator/StevenMoffat Moffat]] manages to trick the audience though, since the Teselecta appears early on in the episode, allowing the viewer to think that that was the reason it appears in the PreviouslyOn Previously On segment.



* TimeyWimeyBall: Time has collapsed into the exact time of the Doctor's apparent death, and every time River and the Doctor touch the events of his death start repeating themselves. Except all the messages responding to River's distress beacon inside the collapsed timeline are coming from outside of it, where time is apparently still working normally. [[MindScrew Good luck figuring the mechanics of that out...]].

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* TimeyWimeyBall: Time has collapsed into the exact time of the Doctor's apparent death, and every time River and the Doctor touch the events of his death start repeating themselves. Except all the messages responding to River's distress beacon inside the collapsed timeline are coming from outside of it, where time is apparently still working normally. [[MindScrew Good luck figuring out the mechanics of that out...that...]].



-->'''The Doctor:''' Get him and tell him its all on me! Apart from the ''money'' and the ''driving''.

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-->'''The --->'''The Doctor:''' Get him and tell him its it's all on me! Apart from the ''money'' and the ''driving''.



* YouAreNotAlone: A brief but [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming touching]] moment where River tells the Doctor that she and Amy rigged a distress beacon to broadcast a signal outside the sphere of the TimeCrash's influence, and planets all over the universe sent a response saying "Of course we'll help!" in gratitude for everything he's done for them over his long lifetime.

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* YouAreNotAlone: A brief but [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming touching]] moment where River tells the Doctor that she and Amy rigged a distress beacon to broadcast a signal outside the sphere of the TimeCrash's influence, and planets all over the universe Universe sent a response saying "Of course we'll help!" in gratitude for everything he's done for them over his long lifetime.



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Once the Silents have the Doctor in their clutches and have no further need for Madame Kovarian. Much to Madame Kovarian's surprise. And dismay.

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Once the Silents have the Doctor in their clutches and have no further need for Madame Kovarian. Much Kovarian, they activate her eyepatch as well, much to Madame Kovarian's surprise. And her surprise and dismay.
16th Jan '16 1:55:46 PM ANTMuddle
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** And when Kovarian is begging for mercy, Amy reattaches the eyepiece. [[LaserGuidedkarma Bye-bye, Madame.]]
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