History Recap / DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong

23rd Apr '17 5:30:58 PM GoldenKeyblade
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** Bonus points for this essentially being the opposite of the previous series finale, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13ThePandoricaOpens "The Pandorica Opens"]], in which all the Doctor's enemies came.

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** Bonus points for this essentially being the opposite of the previous series finale, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13ThePandoricaOpens [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens "The Pandorica Opens"]], in which all the Doctor's enemies came.
6th Mar '17 11:48:36 PM AthenaBlue
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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!]]

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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 Popping the question!]]question!
6th Mar '17 11:47:20 PM AthenaBlue
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[[caption-width-right:350:Today, the role of the Doctor will be played by Jesus Christ...]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Today, the role of the Doctor will be played by Jesus Christ...Christ . . .]]






At the Buckingham Senate, at 5:02pm, Holy Roman Emperor Winston Churchill complains to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E8TheHungryEarth Silurian Doctor Malohkeh]] that time has got quite confusing. It's always 22 April 2011. And it's always 5:02pm. Churchill calls for his Soothsayer to be fetched from the Tower. Greying, unkempt, bearded, older, tired but unmistakable -- it's the Doctor. Churchill asks him what's happening to time, and the Doctor tries to explain, starting from the beginning. What happened to time is a woman. "Hell in high heels."

([[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut After two centuries of avoiding his death]] the 1103-year-old Doctor had started his final preparations. Torturing a Dalek for information gave him the name of a Silence agent. The Silence agent, though, was already dead. His place was taken by the Doctor's old acquaintances: the Teselecta robot crew. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E8LetsKillHitler The Teselecta usually replace criminals with robots before they die and torture the person]]. They'd now infiltrated the Silence this way. They gave him the information he needed.)

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At the Buckingham Senate, at 5:02pm, Holy Roman Emperor Winston Churchill complains to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E8TheHungryEarth Silurian Doctor Malohkeh]] that time has got quite confusing. It's always 22 April 2011. And it's always 5:02pm. Churchill calls for his Soothsayer soothsayer to be fetched from the Tower. Greying, unkempt, bearded, older, tired but unmistakable -- it's the Doctor. Churchill asks him what's happening to time, and the Doctor tries to explain, starting from the beginning. What happened to time is a woman. "Hell in high heels."

([[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut After two centuries of avoiding his death]] the 1103-year-old Doctor had started his final preparations. Torturing a Dalek for information gave him the name of a Silence agent. The Silence agent, though, was already dead. His place was taken by the Doctor's old acquaintances: the Teselecta robot crew. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E8LetsKillHitler The Teselecta usually replace criminals with robots before they die and torture the person]]. They'd They've now infiltrated the Silence this way. They gave him the information he needed.)



->'''The Doctor:''' She said you were a Mr Hottie... ness. And that she would like to go out with you for texting and... scones.\\

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->'''The Doctor:''' She said you were a Mr Hottie...Mr. Hottie . . . ness. And that she would like to go out with you for texting and...and . . . scones.\\



What he whispered into River's ear at their wedding wasn't his name. Amy insists it was, because he said it was. Rule one: the Doctor lies. It was, simply, "look into my eye". Inside his pupil she'd seen a miniaturised Doctor happily waving his Stetson at her. Because when you happen to suddenly befriend a time-travelling, shape-changing robot, powered by miniaturised people, who specialise in replacing people just before they die without creating a TimeParadox... you have options. The Doctor had realised it a bit late (after asking the Teselecta to deliver the envelopes, actually) but not too late.

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What he whispered into River's ear at their wedding wasn't his name. Amy insists it was, because he said it was. Rule one: the Doctor lies. It was, simply, "look into my eye". Inside his pupil she'd seen a miniaturised Doctor happily waving his Stetson at her. Because when you happen to suddenly befriend a time-travelling, shape-changing robot, powered by miniaturised people, who specialise in replacing people just before they die without creating a TimeParadox...TimeParadox . . . you have options. The Doctor had realised it a bit late (after asking the Teselecta to deliver the envelopes, actually) but not too late.



* ArcWords: "Silence will fall when the question is asked." Dorium not only tells the Doctor what the question is, but the circumstances in which it will be asked.
** Alternately, what do you call asking someone to marry you? Popping the Question!
** Where as previously it was only a RunningGag, the final line of the episode also turns the [[TitleDrop show's name]] into an example of this

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* ArcWords: ArcWords:
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"Silence will fall when the question is asked." Dorium not only tells the Doctor what the question is, but the circumstances in which it will be asked.
** *** Alternately, what do you call asking someone to marry you? Popping the Question!
** Where as previously it was only a RunningGag, the final line of the episode also turns the [[TitleDrop show's name]] into an example of thisthis. What is the First Question: Doctor ''who''?



* BadassArmy: Amy is in charge of one. They even managed to capture Madame Kovarian and the members of the Silence. Or so they thought...

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* BadassArmy: Amy is in charge of one. They even managed to capture Madame Kovarian and the members of the Silence. Or so they thought...thought . . .



* BadassFamily: The Ponds, naturally, are made of warriors and it's made even more badass by the addition of the Doctor. Rory in particular proves he is [[TheGoodCaptain badass]] no matter ''what'' happens to reality. He even takes Amy telling him that, in another reality, they got married and had a child (who is the woman in front of them that's quite a bit older than them) without any trouble.

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* BadassFamily: The Ponds, naturally, are made of warriors warriors, and it's made even more badass by the addition of the Doctor. Rory in particular proves he is [[TheGoodCaptain badass]] no matter ''what'' happens to reality. He even takes Amy telling him that, in another reality, they got married and had a child (who is the woman in front of them that's quite a bit older than them) without any trouble.



** In "The Impossible Astronaut", the Doctor threatened that instead of taking them to 1969 he could easily be learning how to knit. While he's waiting for Gideon Vandeleur, he's shown reading a book on ''knitting''.
* BusCrash: The Brigadier, who hadn't been seen in the new series, is revealed to have died in his sleep.

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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut "The Impossible Astronaut", Astronaut"]], the Doctor threatened that instead of taking them to 1969 he could easily be learning how to knit. While he's waiting for Gideon Vandeleur, he's shown reading a book on ''knitting''.
* BusCrash: The Brigadier, who hadn't been seen in the new series, is revealed to have died in his sleep.



* DecoyGetaway: How the Doctor gets out of his death. Surprisingly foreshadowed by Amy in "The Impossible Astronaut":

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* DecoyGetaway: How the Doctor gets out of his death. Surprisingly foreshadowed by Amy in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut "The Impossible Astronaut":Astronaut"]]:



* DisproportionateRetribution: The chess-playing Silence agent tries to kill the Doctor for beating him at a game of chess. It's evidently SeriousBusiness on his world, but still... Made all the more disproportionate when you remember that the Silence agent actually won the game -- the Doctor conceded in exchange for his help.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: The chess-playing Silence agent tries to kill the Doctor for beating him at a game of chess. It's evidently SeriousBusiness on his world, but still...still . . . Made all the more disproportionate when you remember that the Silence agent actually won the game -- the Doctor conceded in exchange for his help.



* FailedASpotCheck: The Doctor reminds Amy of her RippleEffectProofMemory and begs her to try to remember her previous relationship with the Doctor and everything they've done together... and then realises he's waving her own model TARDIS at her and blundering past her sketches of those very adventures.

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* FailedASpotCheck: The Doctor reminds Amy of her RippleEffectProofMemory and begs her to try to remember her previous relationship with the Doctor and everything they've done together...together . . . and then realises he's waving her own model TARDIS at her and blundering past her sketches of those very adventures.



* FlyingCar: These are mixed with ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld because the crashed timeline has cars with balloons.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The dialog given at the top of the page serves as a portent of [[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheTimeOfTheDoctor Eleven's final hour]]; this episode reveals Madame Kovarian and the Silence were attempting to kill the Doctor in order to prevent the events of "The Time of the Doctor".

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* FlyingCar: These are mixed with ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld, because the crashed timeline has cars with balloons.
balloons.
* {{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 [[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheTimeOfTheDoctor "The Time of the Doctor".Doctor"]].



'''The Doctor:''' Her days, yes. Her nights... well, that's between her and me, eh?

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'''The Doctor:''' Her days, yes. Her nights...nights . . . well, that's between her and me, eh?



* HellYesMoment: Both for the audience and Amy and Rory at the end when River tells them that the Doctor is still alive.
* HerBoyfriendsJacket: Amy, disconsolate after the death of the Doctor, is shown consoling herself by drinking wine on her patio, wearing the letterman jacket Rory was sporting in "Let's Kill Hitler".

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* HellYesMoment: Both for the audience and Amy and Rory at the end end, when River tells them that the Doctor is still alive.
* HerBoyfriendsJacket: Amy, disconsolate after the death of the Doctor, is shown consoling herself by drinking wine on her patio, wearing the letterman jacket Rory was sporting in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E8LetsKillHitler "Let's Kill Hitler".Hitler"]].



* ItsAllAboutMe: Madame Kovarian does this when she begs Amy to save her because it's what the Doctor would do.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: ItsAllAboutMe:
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Madame Kovarian does this when she begs Amy to save her because it's what the Doctor would do.



* KarmicDeath: Kovarian left her soldiers to die on Demon's Run and let Colonel Manton be humiliated. Here, the Silence 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.

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* KarmicDeath: Kovarian left her soldiers to die on Demon's Run and let Colonel Manton be humiliated. Here, the Silence leave her for dead by electrocuting her Eye-Drive eye-drive along with everyone else's. And then Amy reattaches the Eye-Drive eye-drive just to make sure. Slow, painful, and all alone.



* LampshadeHanging: "This is absurd: living skulls, other worlds..."

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* LampshadeHanging: "This is absurd: living skulls, other worlds...worlds . . ."



** "River Song didn't get it all from you... ''sweetie''." Remember the Dalek from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang "The Big Bang"]]?

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** "River Song didn't get it all from you...you . . . ''sweetie''." Remember the Dalek from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang "The Big Bang"]]?



-->'''Madame Kovarian:''' Amy... help me...\\

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-->'''Madame Kovarian:''' Amy... Amy . . . help me...me . . .\\



'''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 Kovarian's eye-drive]'' River Song didn't get it all from you...you . . . ''sweetie''.



* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: River Song, who threatens the universe by breaking a fixed point in time, essentially ends up getting what she wants - the Doctor living, and married to her. Notably, when the scenario nearly repeats itself in a (much) later episode, the person responsible is treated as being in danger of crossing the MoralEventHorizon.

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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: River Song, who threatens the universe by breaking a fixed point in time, essentially ends up getting what she wants - -- the Doctor living, and married to her. Notably, when the scenario nearly repeats itself in a (much) later episode, the person responsible is treated as being in danger of crossing the MoralEventHorizon.



-->'''The Doctor:''' Time is dying. It's going to be 5:02 in the afternoon for all of eternity. A needle stuck on a record...\\

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-->'''The Doctor:''' Time is dying. It's going to be 5:02 in the afternoon for all of eternity. A needle stuck on a record...record . . .\\



* SmugSnake: Madame Kovarian is just as smug as ever... until her You Have Outlived Your Usefulness moment, and her fitting end.

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* SmugSnake: Madame Kovarian is just as smug as ever...ever . . . until her You Have Outlived Your Usefulness moment, and her fitting end.



* TimeCrash:''This'' is why the Doctor doesn't (usually) try to change fixed points in time. A different sort of Time Crash from last year's, but the same general idea. Interestingly, while Series Five's finale had ''space'' collapsing due to an exploding TARDIS, Series Six ended with ''time'' going to hell because a certain Doctor just won't... die.

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* TimeCrash:''This'' is why the Doctor doesn't (usually) try to change fixed points in time. A different sort of Time Crash from last year's, but the same general idea. Interestingly, while Series Five's finale had ''space'' collapsing due to an exploding TARDIS, Series Six ended with ''time'' going to hell because a certain Doctor just won't...won't . . . die.



* 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...]].

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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...]].that . . .]]



** The Doctor notes this about Rory; no matter what has happened to reality, no matter what timeline he's in, even if he doesn't even remember it... he is ''always'' going to protect Amy.
** River will fight a fixed point in time for the Doctor.

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** The Doctor notes this about Rory; no matter what has happened to reality, no matter what timeline he's in, even if he doesn't even remember it...it . . . he is ''always'' going to protect Amy.
** River will fight a fixed point in time for the Doctor.



** Which then segues into a genuine tearjerker when he finds the Brigadier's passed away, but that he always spoke fondly of the Doctor and made sure they poured an extra brandy in case he came around... But he never did. Similarly, while Creator/NicholasCourtney appeared on ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', he never appeared in the ''Doctor Who'' revival.

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** Which then segues into a genuine tearjerker when he finds the Brigadier's passed away, but that he always spoke fondly of the Doctor and made sure they poured an extra brandy in case he came around...around . . . But he never did. Similarly, while Creator/NicholasCourtney appeared on ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', he never appeared in the ''Doctor Who'' revival.



** Bonus points for this essentially being the opposite of the previous series finale, "The Pandorica Opens", in which all the Doctor's enemies came.

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** Bonus points for this essentially being the opposite of the previous series finale, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13ThePandoricaOpens "The Pandorica Opens", Opens"]], in which all the Doctor's enemies came.



* YouHaveToBelieveMe: Subverted; upon waking up in an office on a train after being shock-stunned by Amy Pond, the Doctor begins to desperately attempt to persuade her that although she doesn't remember and probably won't believe him, they're actually best friends in another version of time and that she needs to remember... only for Amy to patiently wait him out and then silently indicate to him all the copious amounts of evidence that he somehow hasn't noticed scattered around her office that indicate that she already remembers everything, including drawings and a model of the TARDIS, which the Doctor is actually shaking at her frantically while he's trying to get her to believe.

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* YouHaveToBelieveMe: Subverted; upon waking up in an office on a train after being shock-stunned by Amy Pond, the Doctor begins to desperately attempt to persuade her that although she doesn't remember and probably won't believe him, they're actually best friends in another version of time and that she needs to remember...remember . . . only for Amy to patiently wait him out and then silently indicate to him all the copious amounts of evidence that he somehow hasn't noticed scattered around her office that indicate that she already remembers everything, including drawings and a model of the TARDIS, which the Doctor is actually shaking at her frantically while he's trying to get her to believe.
21st Feb '17 8:53:10 PM AthenaBlue
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** Cleopatra seems to have met River, mentioned the Doctor and told her to "put down that gun", which River did. "Eventually". Just ''what'' did River get up too?

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** Cleopatra seems to have met River, mentioned the Doctor and told her to "put down that gun", which River did. "Eventually". Just ''what'' did River get up too?to?
12th Feb '17 12:38:06 PM AthenaBlue
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* BaitAndSwitch: It's been known from River's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary first]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead appearance]] that the Doctor would eventually tell her his real name. So first-time viewers will certainly have reason to believe that, when he says he whispered his name in River's ear, he actually did -- except no, he's actually let her in on his escape plan.
12th Feb '17 12:23:19 PM AthenaBlue
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-->'''Amy:''' River Song didn't get it all from you, ''sweetie.'' ''(replaces killer eye patch)

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-->'''Amy:''' River Song didn't get it all from you, ''sweetie.'' ''(replaces (''replaces killer eye patch)eyepatch'')
12th Feb '17 11:29:19 AM AthenaBlue
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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Amy's train is going into Area 52 way too quickly 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 quickly to realistically avoid crashing out the other side. It must be space-wacey spacey-wacey due to the TimeCrash.
12th Feb '17 11:24:53 AM AthenaBlue
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([[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut After two centuries of avoiding his death]] the 1103-year-old Doctor had started his final preparations. Torturing a Dalek for information gave him the name of a Silence agent. The Silence agent, though, was already dead. His place was taken by the Doctor's old acquaintances: the Teselecta robot crew. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E8LetsKillHitler The Teselecta usually replace criminals with robots before they die and torture the persons]]. They'd now infiltrated the Silence this way. They gave him the information he needed.)

While talking, Churchill and the Doctor wander across the palace hallways. The Doctor notices a mark on his arm and Churchill can't remember why he's holding a gun. Which means they've encountered the Silence.

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([[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut After two centuries of avoiding his death]] the 1103-year-old Doctor had started his final preparations. Torturing a Dalek for information gave him the name of a Silence agent. The Silence agent, though, was already dead. His place was taken by the Doctor's old acquaintances: the Teselecta robot crew. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E8LetsKillHitler The Teselecta usually replace criminals with robots before they die and torture the persons]].person]]. They'd now infiltrated the Silence this way. They gave him the information he needed.)

While talking, Churchill and the Doctor wander across through the palace hallways. The Doctor notices a mark on his arm and Churchill can't remember why he's holding a gun. Which means they've encountered the Silence.



(Dorium joked around for a bit, until the Doctor simply picked up the box and questioned Dorium's head further in the TARDIS. He could still do so much before dying. He was going to visit more friends. Could [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime go and enjoy his marriage to Queen Bess]]. Could have helped Rose Tyler with her homework in disguise. Could have visited all of Jack Harkness' stag parties in one night. A phone call from UNIT interrupted that train of thought, and he learned that Brigadier Sir Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart had [[WhamLine peacefully passed away]], after having waited for a nice visit from the Doctor for years. This means nothing at all to people only knowledgeable about the newer episodes, but trust us, it's sad. The Doctor couldn't even reply to that and simply hung up. He knew that death was inevitable. He visited the Teselecta again and asked them to deliver his blue envelopes to Amy, Rory, River and himself, and went down to Lake Silencio in Utah to die.)

The Doctor realises he's holding a spear. His other arm is covered entirely in marks. He and Churchill look up to see dozens of Silence above them. Just in time, a group of soldiers save them -- led by "[[Film/JamesBond Pond.]] [[TheNameIsBondJamesBond Amelia Pond.]]" Churchill was about to shoot, but the Doctor stop him. However, the latter becomes worried when he sees the "eyepatch" on Amy's face before getting shot by her.

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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(Dorium joked around for a bit, until the Doctor simply picked up the box and questioned Dorium's head further in the TARDIS. He could still do so much before dying. He was going to visit more friends. Could [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime go and enjoy his marriage to Queen Bess]]. Could have helped Rose Tyler with her homework in disguise. Could have visited all of Jack Harkness' stag parties in one night. A phone call from UNIT to a nursing home interrupted that train of thought, and he learned that Brigadier Sir Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart had [[WhamLine peacefully passed away]], after having waited for a nice visit from the Doctor for years. This means nothing at all to people only knowledgeable about the newer episodes, but trust us, it's sad. The Doctor couldn't even reply to that and simply hung up. He knew that death was inevitable. He visited the Teselecta again and asked them to deliver his blue envelopes to Amy, Rory, River and himself, and went down to Lake Silencio in Utah to die.)

The Doctor realises he's holding a spear. His other arm is covered entirely in marks. He and Churchill look up to see dozens of Silence above them. Just in time, a group of soldiers save them -- led by "[[Film/JamesBond Pond.]] [[TheNameIsBondJamesBond Amelia Pond.]]" Churchill was about to shoot, but the Doctor stop stops him. However, the latter becomes worried when he sees the "eyepatch" on Amy's face before getting shot by her.

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, the TARDIS, the 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.



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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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 bowtie 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.



A while later. Amy and Rory get a visit from River in their new home. Amy is feeling wracked with guilt over having killed Madame Kovarian. Because despite everything, despite it not even taking place in the normal timeline, she was still a person and it was still murder. She and River compare diaries. River has just come from the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels crash of the Byzantium]], where of course she had to pretend not to know who Amy really was. Just like she pretended not to know what was happening on that beach in Utah, when she waited for her younger self to emerge from the water. Just like she pretended not recognise her space suit in Florida. And just like the Doctor had pretended to die.

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A while later. Amy and Rory get a visit from River in their new home. Amy is feeling wracked with guilt over having killed Madame Kovarian. Because despite everything, despite it not even taking place in the normal timeline, she was still a person and it was still murder. She and River compare diaries. River has just come from the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels crash of the Byzantium]], the]] ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E5FleshAndStone Byzantium]]'', where of course she had to pretend not to know who Amy really was. Just like she pretended not to know what was happening on that beach in Utah, when she waited for her younger self to emerge from the water. Just like she pretended not recognise her space suit in Florida. And just like the Doctor had pretended to die.



** Where as previously it was only a Running gag, the final line of the episode also turns the [[TitleDrop show's name]] into an example of this

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** Where as previously it was only a Running gag, RunningGag, the final line of the episode also turns the [[TitleDrop show's name]] into an example of this



* BusCrash: The Brigadier, who hasn't been seen in the new series, is revealed to have died in his sleep.

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* BusCrash: The Brigadier, who hasn't hadn't been seen in the new series, is revealed to have died in his sleep.



** Also one to "Forest of the Dead":

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** Also one to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest of the Dead":Dead"]]:



* ChekhovsGun: The Doctor's bow tie is finally ''useful''. It serves a role in his marriage to River Song.

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* ChekhovsGun: The Doctor's bow tie bowtie is finally ''useful''. It serves a role in his marriage to River Song.



** In the scene in the Ponds' garden, Amy is wearing the jacket worn by Rory in "Let's Kill Hitler".
** The scene where the villain believes that the companion will show sympathy because that's what the Doctor would want, followed by said companion telling them to go screw themselves. Apparently River does take after her mother.

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** In the scene in the Ponds' garden, Amy is wearing the jacket worn by Rory in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E8LetsKillHitler "Let's Kill Hitler".
Hitler"]].
** The scene where [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang the villain believes that the companion will show sympathy because that's what the Doctor would want, followed by said companion telling them to go screw themselves.themselves]]. Apparently River does take after her mother.



** A classic series example: in "Battlefield", at one point when it seems like the Brigadier has been killed by the MonsterOfTheWeek, the Seventh Doctor despairs that he was "supposed to die in bed". In this episode, the Eleventh Doctor learns the Brigadier has done just that. He apparently always "spoke often" of the Doctor and had them "pour an extra brandy" just in case the Doctor "showed up one of these days". Awwww!

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** A classic series example: in "Battlefield", [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield "Battlefield"]], at one point when it seems like the Brigadier has been killed by the MonsterOfTheWeek, the Seventh Doctor despairs that he was "supposed to die in bed". In this episode, the Eleventh Doctor learns the Brigadier has done just that. He apparently always "spoke often" of the Doctor and had them "pour an extra brandy" just in case the Doctor "showed up one of these days". Awwww!



** The Doctor tells Churchill, "I had to die. I didn't have to die alone" How did he die last time? ''He died alone''.

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** The Doctor tells Churchill, "I had to die. I didn't have to die alone" alone." How did he die [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime last time? time?]] ''He died alone''.



* 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 Base on Wheels that can go to Egypt very quickly.

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



* EldritchLocation: The assassination is to take place at Lake Silencio because it's a "still point" -- some property about it makes it easy to create fixed time-points.

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* EldritchLocation: The assassination is to take place at Lake Silencio because it's a "still point" point in time" -- some property about it makes it easy to create fixed time-points.points.



* FakingTheDead: The "Doctor" gets shot by River was a Teselecta. ([[NiceHat The Stetson, too.]])

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* FakingTheDead: The "Doctor" gets shot by River was a Teselecta. ([[NiceHat The Stetson, too.]])



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

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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]]; this episode reveals Madame Kovarian and the Silence were attempting to kill the Doctor in order to prevent the events of "The Time of The Doctor.the Doctor".



* HellYesMoment: Both for the audience and for Amy and Rory at the end when River tells them that the Doctor is still alive.

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* HellYesMoment: Both for the audience and for Amy and Rory at the end when River tells them that the Doctor is still alive.



* HeroicWillpower: Rory ignores his own eye-patch electrocuting him so he can buy time for Amy to escape. It fails him just as the Silence burst through the door, so Amy ends up saving him.

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* HeroicWillpower: Rory ignores his own eye-patch eyepatch electrocuting him so he can buy time for Amy to escape. It fails him just as the Silence burst through the door, so Amy ends up saving him.



* InSeriesNickname: Dropped by the Doctor when recapping with Churchill. The Last Centurion and The Girl Who Waited.

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* InSeriesNickname: Dropped by the Doctor when recapping with Churchill. The Last Centurion and The the Girl Who Waited.



** River falls into this, claiming that she's going to suffer more than any living thing in the universe. [[WhatTheHellHEro The Doctor isn't having it.]]

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** River falls into this, claiming that she's going to suffer more than any living thing in the universe. [[WhatTheHellHEro [[WhatTheHellHero The Doctor isn't having it.]]



* LastNameBasis: The Doctor pointedly asks Amy if she knows Captain Williams's first name. She answers "Captain".

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* LastNameBasis: The Doctor pointedly asks Amy if she knows Captain Williams's first name. She answers answers, "Captain".



* MookHorrorShow: For the Dalek in the beginning. He sees his culture's equivalent of ''the devil'' slowly approach him, taunt him, and then take him apart. We, the audience, have his perspective on this.
* MoralMyopia: ''River'', as seen by the Doctor's attempt at an ArmorPiercingQuestion. The Doctor is horrified and proceeds to call her out on it.

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* MookHorrorShow: For the Dalek in the beginning. He It sees his its culture's equivalent of ''the devil'' Devil'' slowly approach him, it, taunt him, it, and then take him it apart. We, the audience, have his its perspective on this.
* MoralMyopia: ''River'', as seen by the Doctor's attempt at an ArmorPiercingQuestion.ArmourPiercingQuestion. The Doctor is horrified and proceeds to call her out on it.



** Liz I is waiting in a glade for him.

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E2TheShakespeareCode Liz I is waiting waiting]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime in a glade for glade]] [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor to elope with him.]]



** 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 precise 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!]]" Emergency!]]" are this precise trope.



** The revelation about the Silence contained at Area 52: "They're ''not'' captured."



** The revelation about the Silence contained at Area 52: "They're ''not'' captured."



* RedHerring: ''Lots'' of people theorised that the Doctor at the beach was the flesh Doctor from "The Almost People" -- even Amy, in-story. Far rarer was the theory that it might have been the ''other'' entity from this series that could mimic form that perfectly -- the Teselecta.

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* RedHerring: ''Lots'' of people theorised that the Doctor at the beach was the flesh Flesh Doctor from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E6TheAlmostPeople "The Almost People" People"]] -- even Amy, in-story. Far rarer was the theory that it might have been the ''other'' entity from this series that could mimic form that perfectly -- [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E8LetsKillHitler the Teselecta.Teselecta]].



** As it turns out, [[ChekhovsGun bow-ties aren't just cool.]]

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** As it turns out, [[ChekhovsGun bow-ties bowties aren't just cool.]]



** Aliens being held at Area 51, er, Area 52 in water? Sounds like ''Film/IndependenceDay''!

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** Aliens being held at Area 51, 51- er, Area 52 in water? Sounds like ''Film/IndependenceDay''!



'''Churchill Caesar:''' A record? Good Lord man, have you never heard of downloads?\\

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'''Churchill Caesar:''' '''Churchill:''' A record? Good Lord man, have you never heard of downloads?\\



* StoppedClock: Due to the TimeCrash, very clock in every time zone stopped at 5:02pm on April 22, 2011.

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* StoppedClock: Due to the TimeCrash, very every clock in every time zone stopped at 5:02pm 5:02 pm Mountain Daylight Time on April 22, 2011.



* TimeStandsStill: Time has frozen at 5.02pm on 22 April 2011, the exact time of the Doctor's apparent death.

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* TimeStandsStill: Time has frozen at 5.02pm 5:02 pm MDT on 22 April 2011, the exact time of the Doctor's apparent death.



* TrickedOutTime: The Doctor made his way out of a nasty predicament, avoiding either dying or having all of reality frozen by asking the Teselecta to pose as him as he's offed by River, with nobody, not the Silence, or even ''history itself'', recognizing the difference. Probably because the Teselecta being there was the fixed point. Well, he was on the beach, and he did get shot by River and burned on the boat -- he was just very, very tiny at the time.



** The Doctor tells Winston Churchill that the Last Centurion and The Girl Who Waited will always be around for him, no matter how dark things get.

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** The Doctor tells Winston Churchill that the Last Centurion and The the Girl Who Waited will always be around for him, no matter how dark things get.



* TrickedOutTime: The Doctor made his way out of a nasty predicament, avoiding either dying or having all of reality frozen by asking the Teselecta to pose as him as he's offed by River, with nobody, not the Silence, or even ''history itself'', recognizing the difference. Probably because the Teselecta being there was the fixed point. Well, he was on the beach, and he did get shot by River and burned on the boat -- he was just very, very tiny at the time.



** Which then segues into a genuine tearjerker when he finds the Brigadier's passed away, but that he always spoke fondly of the Doctor and made sure they poured an extra brandy in case he came around... But he never did. Similarly, while Creator/NicholasCourtney appeared on the ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', he never appeared in the ''Doctor Who'' revival.

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** Which then segues into a genuine tearjerker when he finds the Brigadier's passed away, but that he always spoke fondly of the Doctor and made sure they poured an extra brandy in case he came around... But he never did. Similarly, while Creator/NicholasCourtney appeared on the ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', he never appeared in the ''Doctor Who'' revival.


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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: River Song, who threatens the universe by breaking a fixed point in time, essentially ends up getting what she wants - the Doctor living, and married to her. While the former is definitely good for the universe, the latter led to River becoming one of the most controversial companions in the new series. Notably, when the scenario nearly repeats itself in a (much) later episode, the person responsible is treated as being in danger of crossing the MoralEventHorizon.

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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: River Song, who threatens the universe by breaking a fixed point in time, essentially ends up getting what she wants - the Doctor living, and married to her. While the former is definitely good for the universe, the latter led to River becoming one of the most controversial companions in the new series. Notably, when the scenario nearly repeats itself in a (much) later episode, the person responsible is treated as being in danger of crossing the MoralEventHorizon.
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* MoralMyopia: "River'', as seen by the Doctor's attempt at an ArmorPiercingQuestion. The Doctor is horrified and proceeds to call her out on it.

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* MoralMyopia: "River'', ''River'', as seen by the Doctor's attempt at an ArmorPiercingQuestion. The Doctor is horrified and proceeds to call her out on it.
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