History Recap / DoctorWhoS32E6TheAlmostPeople

26th Aug '15 3:40:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: Like many viewers, Amy immediately realizes that the death of the Doctor she witnessed in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut "The Impossible Astronaut"]] could have been the Ganger Doctor being killed instead. The Doctor is understandably rather cross with her for jumping to this conclusion.



* RedHerring: The gangers immediately led [[GenreSavvy both Amy and the viewers]] to the hypothesis that the Doctor who died in "The Impossible Astronaut" was a ganger.

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* RedHerring: The gangers immediately led [[GenreSavvy both Amy and the viewers]] viewers to the hypothesis that the Doctor who died in "The Impossible Astronaut" was a ganger.
11th Aug '15 2:48:12 AM Trogdor
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* NotSoDifferent: The point of the Aesop is that the Grangers are not different at all from their Human counterparts. The Doctor and his Granger prove this with the TwinSwitch they pull on Amy.

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* NotSoDifferent: The point of the Aesop is that the Grangers Gangers are not different at all from their Human counterparts. The Doctor and his Granger Ganger prove this with the TwinSwitch they pull on Amy.



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Cleaves, responsible for the whole mess by murdering Granger Buzz, becomes one in the end. At the press conference she is accepted as "boss" by one of the remaining Grangers after saying they would confront the matter "side-by-side".

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Cleaves, responsible for the whole mess by murdering Granger Ganger Buzz, becomes one in the end. At the press conference she is accepted as "boss" by one of the remaining Grangers Gangers after saying they would confront the matter "side-by-side".



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28th Jul '15 6:05:00 AM Silverblade2
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* CaptureAndReplicate: At the end of the episode it's revealed that the Flesh technology has been used to do this [[spoiler: with Amy]].

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* CaptureAndReplicate: At the end of the episode it's revealed that the Flesh technology has been used to do this [[spoiler: with Amy]].Amy.
20th Jul '15 5:33:10 AM Odon
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** Rory appears to understand why the Doctor is telling him to step away from Amy, which would make sense for someone who was himself a duplicate.

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** Rory appears to understand why the Doctor is telling him to step away from Amy, which would make sense for [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens someone who was himself a duplicate.duplicate]].
20th Jul '15 5:32:13 AM Odon
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** Rory appears to understand why the Doctor is telling him to step away from Amy, which would make sense for someone who was himself a duplicate.
20th Jul '15 5:20:59 AM Odon
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* IWillFindYou: The Doctor promises this to Amy, who's standing right in front of him. So she thinks.
20th Jul '15 5:14:18 AM Odon
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* LotusEaterMachine: The real Amy has been living her Ganger's experiences, while all the time she's imprisoned in the birthing tube.
11th Jul '15 3:41:13 PM Generality
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* CaptureAndReplicate: At the end of the episode it's revealed that the Flesh technology has been used to do this [[spoiler: with Amy]].
14th Jun '15 6:34:39 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* BatmanGambit: By the Doctor, as usual, by banking on the Gangers trying to his Ganger, he shames them into acting human.

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* BatmanGambit: By the Doctor, as usual, by banking on the Gangers trying to recruit his Ganger, he shames them into acting human.



* HiveMind: The two Doctors manage to act as if they were still occupying the same skull. Which, in a way, they are. Both being essentially exactly the same person, it would make sense that they would know exactly what the other was thinking. And the fact that Time Lords are telepathic couldn't have hurt, either.

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* HiveMind: The two Doctors manage to act as if they were still occupying the same skull. Which, in a way, they are. Both being essentially exactly the same person, it would make sense that they would know exactly what the other was thinking. And the The fact that Time Lords are telepathic couldn't have hurt, either.



** The climax basically revolvez around the poetic irony that while the other Gangers either die heroically (and thus assist in proving their species "humanity" to their originals) or actually take over the lives of dead originals as desired (albeit under far more noble terms), Ganger Jennifer has come to find such actions "weaknesses" and dies a literal inhuman monster willing to kill even her own out of spite.

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** The climax basically revolvez revolves around the poetic irony that while the other Gangers either die heroically (and thus assist in proving their species "humanity" to their originals) or actually take over the lives of dead originals as desired (albeit under far more noble terms), Ganger Jennifer has come to find such actions "weaknesses" and dies a literal inhuman monster willing to kill even her own out of spite.



* IdiotBall: Ganger Jennifer, after apparently being proven human, inexplicably uses Rory's hand-print instead of her own to access the factory controls, and the computer says loudly, "Human identity verified". Rory doesn't notice anything odd about this.

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* IdiotBall: Ganger Jennifer, after apparently being proven "proven" human, inexplicably uses Rory's hand-print instead of her own to access the human-use-only factory controls, and the computer says loudly, "Human identity verified". Rory doesn't notice anything odd about this.



* NotSoDifferent: The point of the Aesop is that the Granger are not different at all from their human counterparts. The Doctor and his Granger prove this with the TwinSwitch they pull on Amy.

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* NotSoDifferent: The point of the Aesop is that the Granger Grangers are not different at all from their human Human counterparts. The Doctor and his Granger prove this with the TwinSwitch they pull on Amy.



* ScreamingBirth: Although Amy could just be screaming out of terror, she' also giving birth.

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* ScreamingBirth: Although Amy could just be screaming out of terror, she' she's also giving birth.



* UsedToBeASweetKid: Ganger Jennifer

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* %%* UsedToBeASweetKid: Ganger Jennifer



* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Carrying over from the last episode, the miners and Amy say "nothing" and the Doctor and Rory say "everything". In the end, surviving miner agrees with the Doctor.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Carrying over from the last episode, the miners and Amy say "nothing" and the Doctor and Rory say "everything". In the end, surviving miner Cleaves agrees with the Doctor.
5th Jun '15 9:00:20 AM ChaoticNovelist
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The Doctor's own Ganger has some initial glitches. But the Doctor calms him down and, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd as usual]], effortlessly teams up with himself. He tells Amy that they can still be told apart because the original Doctor's shoes dissolved last episode, and he's wearing different ones now.

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The Doctor's own Ganger has some initial glitches. But glitches, but the Doctor calms him down and, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd as usual]], effortlessly teams up with himself. He tells Amy that they can still be told apart because the original Doctor's shoes dissolved last episode, and he's wearing different ones now.



Amy is ''very'' freaked out by seeing the Doctor's Ganger. She treats it coldly and pretty much stops just short of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E6TheDoctorsDaughter generated anomaly]]". The Doctor keeps asking her why, and she explains that the friendship she has with the Doctor can't suddenly be directed towards his Ganger, regardless of whether or not they have the exact same feelings and memories.

Amy sees the eye-patch woman again, and finally decides to tell the Doctor about it. He brushes her off. When the Doctor's Ganger takes her aside, she freaks out and asks him if he can die. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut Because she may have seen that.]] And the real Doctor invited her to come see it. The Ganger takes in that information, but is distracted when his innate psychic Time Lord powers pick up the screams of the decaying discarded Flesh. He heads back to confer with the Doctor, and hesitantly agrees to keep his distance from the main crew as a safety precaution.

Rory teams up with Jennifer, and is tricked by her to trap Amy, the Doctor and the remaining crew. Jennifer turns out to have had ''two'' Gangers, and the real her is [[DeadAllAlong long since dead]].

Jennifer's remaining Ganger morphs into a freakish long-limbed monster. Eventually, the factory is about to be blown up, and the Doctor reveals to Amy that he's not the Doctor at all. He's the Ganger -- and has been all along. They switched shoes to see how Amy would respond to them. The Doctor's Ganger sacrifices himself while the Doctor, Amy and Rory escape. The two remaining Gangers are dropped off safely, together with the last living human crew member. They decide to let the world know what happened, together.

Back inside the TARDIS, the Doctor explains his reasoning for the switcheroo. And why he told Amy to "breathe" earlier. She's going into labour. Or rather, her very pregnant ''actual'' self is. Because Amy was kidnapped even before America, and has [[ParanoiaFuel unknowingly]] spent months experiencing all her adventures through a Flesh body. The Doctor knew all along, because [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E5ThePoisonSky the Flesh has never been able to fool him]]. He just needed to know more about it before taking action: how it feels, how it works and how it can judge.

And as the Doctor dissolves the Flesh of Amy's Ganger, telling Rory to be very brave, we cut to where Amy really is: on a bed, giving birth. And the eye-patch woman who Amy keeps seeing through doors and walls is staring at her, real this time, happy that the baby is about to be born. Amy ''screams''.

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Amy is ''very'' freaked out by seeing the Doctor's Ganger. She treats it coldly and pretty much and stops just short of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E6TheDoctorsDaughter generated anomaly]]". The Doctor keeps asking her why, and she explains that the friendship she has with the Doctor can't suddenly be directed towards his Ganger, regardless of whether or not they have the exact same feelings and memories.

Amy sees the eye-patch woman again, and finally decides to tell the Doctor about it. He brushes her off. When the Doctor's Ganger takes her aside, she freaks out and asks him if he can die. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut Because she may have seen that.]] And that]] and the real Doctor invited her to come see it. The Ganger takes in that information, but is distracted when his innate psychic Time Lord powers pick up the screams of the decaying discarded Flesh. He heads back to confer with the Doctor, and hesitantly agrees to keep his distance from the main crew as a safety precaution.

Rory teams up with Jennifer, and is tricked by her to trap Amy, the Doctor and the remaining crew. Jennifer turns out to have had ''two'' Gangers, and the real original her is [[DeadAllAlong long since dead]].

Jennifer's remaining Ganger morphs into a freakish long-limbed monster. Eventually, the The factory is about to be blown up, and the Doctor reveals to Amy that he's not the Doctor at all. He's the Ganger -- and has been all along. They switched shoes to see how Amy would respond to them. The Doctor's Ganger sacrifices himself while the Doctor, Amy and Rory escape. The two remaining Gangers are dropped off safely, together with the last living human crew member. They decide to let the world know what happened, together.

Back inside the TARDIS, the Doctor explains his reasoning for the switcheroo. And why he told Amy to "breathe" earlier. She's going into labour. Or labour, or rather, her very pregnant ''actual'' self is. Because Amy was kidnapped even before America, and has [[ParanoiaFuel unknowingly]] spent months experiencing all her adventures through a Flesh body. The Doctor knew all along, because [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E5ThePoisonSky the Flesh has never been able to fool him]]. He just needed to know more about it before taking action: how it feels, how it works and how it can judge.

And as As the Doctor dissolves the Flesh of Amy's Ganger, telling Rory to be very brave, we cut to where Amy really is: on a bed, giving birth. And the The eye-patch woman who Amy keeps seeing through doors and walls is staring at her, real this time, happy that the baby is about to be born. Amy ''screams''.



* BatmanGambit: By the Doctor, as usual.

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* BatmanGambit: By the Doctor, as usual.usual, by banking on the Gangers trying to his Ganger, he shames them into acting human.



* BodyHorror: The rotting Gangers -- partially melted but still conscious. And eyes in one of the walls, made of more living Flesh.

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* BodyHorror: The rotting Gangers -- partially melted but still conscious. And Also, eyes in one of the walls, made of more living Flesh.



* FantasticRacism: Cleaves towards gangers in general. Amy demonstrates repeated prejudice and anger towards the one she thinks is the Ganger Doctor.
* FinishingEachOthersSentences: The Doctor and his Ganger.

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* FantasticRacism: Cleaves FantasticRacism:
**Cleaves
towards gangers in general. Amy demonstrates repeated prejudice and anger towards the one she thinks is the Ganger Doctor.
Doctor.
**Ganger Jennifer plans to go to the mainland and kill as many humans as she can because she believes them to [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters be the real monsters]].
* FinishingEachOthersSentences: The Doctor and his Ganger.Ganger effortlessly finish each other's thoughts.



* HeroicSacrifice: All over the place. Final list includes human Jimmy, human Dicken, Ganger Cleaves and the Ganger Doctor.

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* HeroicSacrifice: All over the place. Final list includes human Jimmy, human Dicken, Ganger Cleaves and the Ganger Doctor. Interestingly, all of them are attempts at thwarting Ganger Jennifer's murderous actions.



** There's a downplayed case at the end. After spending two episodes preaching about the rights and freedoms the Gangers deserve, the Doctor quickly melts Amy's Ganger in order to learn the original Amy's location. He says he is going to be as "humane" about it as possible and he's not at all happy about it.

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** There's a downplayed case at the end. After spending two episodes preaching about the rights and freedoms the Gangers deserve, the Doctor quickly melts Amy's Ganger in order to learn the original Amy's location. He says he is going to be as "humane" about it as possible and he's not at all happy about doing it.



* KillEmAll: Almost the entire secondary cast is killed off in this episode -- Cleaves is the ''only'' human to survive. The gangers of Jimmy and Dicken survive, however.



* NightmareFace: Ganger Jennifer sports two of them this episode.

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* NightmareFace: Ganger Jennifer sports two of them this episode. The second one is when she takes a genuinely monstrous form.



* NotSoDifferent: The point of the Aesop is that the Granger have no difference at all from their human counterparts. The Doctor and his granger prove this with the TwinSwitch they pull on Amy.

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* NotSoDifferent: The point of the Aesop is that the Granger have no difference are not different at all from their human counterparts. The Doctor and his granger Granger prove this with the TwinSwitch they pull on Amy.



* PseudoCrisis: The last episode's cliffhanger was the revelation of the Ganger Doctor. He and his original get along just fine.

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* PseudoCrisis: The last episode's cliffhanger was the revelation of the Ganger Doctor. He and his original get along just fine.splendily.


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*SiblingTeam: Time Lord Doctor and Ganger Doctor are technically twins and work extremely well together.


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*WorthyOpponent: Ganger and Human Cleaves do not like each other at all but they ''do'' respect each other's intelligence. Human!Cleaves suspects that Ganger!Cleaves is eavesdropping on her transmition and types the codeword just in case, thus prompting Ganger!Cleves to remark "Look how smart I am".
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