History Recap / DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar

12th Mar '17 4:07:35 PM AthenaBlue
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Last episode, we found out that the Amy we've been seeing was not, in fact, Amy. It was an avatar, making her constantly believe that she was walking around unharmed, while her real self was held captive in a place called Demons Run. She's given birth there to a baby girl named Melody, guided by Madame Kovarian -- the eyepatch lady -- and surrounded by an entire military. But she's not scared. Because she knows that the baby's real father will come for them. A man who has travelled across the galaxy. A man who has lived for centuries. A man [[ShipTease known as the]]... [[BaitAndSwitch Last Centurion]].

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Last episode, we found out that the Amy we've been seeing was not, in fact, Amy. It was an avatar, making her constantly believe that she was walking around unharmed, while her real self was held captive in a place called Demons Run. She's given birth there to a baby girl named Melody, guided by Madame Kovarian -- the eyepatch lady -- and surrounded by an entire military. But she's not scared. Because she knows that the baby's real father will come for them. A man who has travelled across the galaxy. A man who has lived for centuries. A man [[ShipTease known as the]]...the]] . . . [[BaitAndSwitch Last Centurion]].



The Doctor gathers friends with old debts in his TARDIS: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E9ColdBlood a Silurian woman named Vastra]] from Victorian London, her human girlfriend, a martial Sontaran nurse whose clone batch [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E4TheSontaranStratagem met the Doctor once]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E3TheCurseOfTheBlackSpot Captain Avery and Toby]], the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E12TheStolenEarth Judoon of the Shadow Proclamation]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks Churchill's spitfire fighters]], and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens Dorium Maldovar, the owner of the Maldovarium]].

Lorna sneaks out, finds Amy and hands her the little embroidered cloth. Amy is too traumatised to talk to her much.

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The Doctor gathers friends with old debts in his TARDIS: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E9ColdBlood a Silurian woman named Vastra]] from Victorian London, her human girlfriend, a martial Sontaran nurse whose clone batch [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E4TheSontaranStratagem met the Doctor once]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E3TheCurseOfTheBlackSpot Captain Avery and Toby]], the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E12TheStolenEarth Judoon of the Shadow Proclamation]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks Churchill's spitfire fighters]], space Spitfires]], and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens Dorium Maldovar, the owner of the Maldovarium]].

Maldovarium]].

Lorna sneaks out, finds Amy and hands her the little embroidered cloth. Amy is too traumatised to talk to her much.
much.



** Amy's baby is taken from her and all she knows is that the kid will be raised as a living weapon. There's also that chilling part at the beginning, when Amy holds her daughter and tells her how she wishes she could promise to protect her. And then the soldier tells her she has two minutes left before they take the baby away.

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** Amy's baby is taken from her and all she knows is that the kid will be raised as a living weapon. There's also that chilling part at the beginning, when Amy holds her daughter and tells her how she wishes she could promise to protect her. And then the soldier Madame Kovarian tells her she has two minutes left before they take the baby away.



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--->'''Amy:''' [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E3TheCurseOfTheBlackSpot I'm armed, and dangerous... and... cross!]]

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--->'''Amy:''' [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E3TheCurseOfTheBlackSpot I'm armed, and dangerous... and...dangerous . . . and . . . cross!]]



-->'''River:''' Fly like a butterfly, sting like a bee...

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-->'''River:''' Fly like a butterfly, sting like a bee...bee . . .



** Strax is introduced working as a nurse, serving out a punishment that the Doctor imposed for dishonoring his clone batch.
* AvengersAssemble: We only see a handful of the people the Doctor calls in his marker for, and all of them were doing some awesome when the call came in. Strax doing field medicine, Vastra had just come back from killing ''Jack the Ripper'', and Dorium Maldovar was mouthing off to the BigBad.

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** Strax is introduced working as a nurse, serving out a punishment that the Doctor imposed for dishonoring dishonouring his clone batch.
* AvengersAssemble: We only see a handful of the people the Doctor calls in his marker for, and all of them were doing some awesome when the call came in. Strax doing field medicine, Vastra had just come back from killing ''Jack the Ripper'', and Dorium Maldovar was mouthing off to the BigBad.



--->'''Amy:''' He's the last of his kind. He looks young, but he's lived for hundreds and hundreds of years. And wherever they take you, Melody, however scared you are, I promise you you will never be alone. Because this man is your father. He has a name, but the people of our world know him better... as the Last Centurion.

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--->'''Amy:''' He's the last of his kind. He looks young, but he's lived for hundreds and hundreds of years. And wherever they take you, Melody, however scared you are, I promise you you will never be alone. Because this man is your father. He has a name, but the people of our world know him better... better . . . as the Last Centurion.Centurion.
*** This is accompanied by shots of the infiltrator aboard a Cyberman ship, who is seen using the sonic screwdriver -- and, yes, it's actually Rory.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: "Demons run when a good man goes to war". You can expect a lot of dangerous nice people in this episode. Rory kicks much ass and the ''entire episode'' is basically showing us this about the Doctor. The "Colonel Run-Away" scene and his WhatTheHellHero to River are all about showing the Doctor when he's really at the limit of his restraint. As Rory notes in the opening teaser;
-->'''Rory:''' I have a message and a question. A message from the Doctor... and a question from ''me''. Where. Is. My. Wife?! Oh, don't give me those blank looks! The 12th Cyber Legion monitors this entire quadrant. You hear ''everything''. So you tell me what I need to know, you tell me ''now''. And I will be on my way...\\

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: "Demons run when a good man goes to war". war." You can expect a lot of dangerous nice people in this episode. Rory kicks much ass and the ''entire episode'' is basically showing us this about the Doctor. The "Colonel Run-Away" scene and his WhatTheHellHero to River are all about showing the Doctor when he's really at the limit of his restraint. As Rory notes in the opening teaser;
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-->'''Rory:''' I have a message and a question. A message from the Doctor... and a question from ''me''. Where. Is. My. Wife?! Oh, don't give me those blank looks! The 12th Cyber Legion monitors this entire quadrant. You hear ''everything''. So you tell me what I need to know, you tell me ''now''. And I will be on my way...way . . .\\



** The hooded men with the electric swords are the Headless Monks. Their future final resting place is the Delirium Archive where [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels River once left a message for the Doctor]].
** Several characters and groups from previous episodes make a return to help the Doctor.

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** The hooded men with the electric swords are the Headless Monks. Their future final resting place is the Delirium Archive Archive, where [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels River once left a message for the Doctor]].
** Several characters and groups from previous episodes make a return to help the Doctor.



* ChasteHero: The Doctor is completely oblivious to the notion that Melody might have been conceived in the TARDIS until pushed by Madame Vastra. He works through the fifth series and comes to the realisation that the first time they were together on the TARDIS after the reboot was... their wedding night.

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* ChasteHero: The Doctor is completely oblivious to the notion that Melody might have been conceived in the TARDIS until pushed by Madame Vastra. He works through the fifth series and comes to the realisation that the first time they were together on the TARDIS after the reboot was...was . . . their wedding night.



** A Sontaran nurse. It started out as a punishment for [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E4TheSontaranStratagem something his clone-batch did]], as taking care of the sick and weak is a Sontaran's idea of the perfect humiliation. In spite of that, he seems to have grown to like it.

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** A Sontaran nurse. It started out as a punishment for [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E4TheSontaranStratagem something his clone-batch did]], did, as taking care of the sick and weak is a Sontaran's idea of the perfect humiliation. In spite of that, he seems to have grown to like it.



** The '''other''' nurse, who also happens to be the Last Centurion...

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** The '''other''' nurse, who also happens to be the Last Centurion...Centurion . . .



** The Doctor addressing an army with [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens "Guess who" ]], like in the scene on Stonehenge. [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Even the music agrees with the epicness!]]

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** The Doctor addressing an army with [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens "Guess who" ]], who"]], like in the scene on Stonehenge. [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Even the music agrees with the epicness!]]



** When listing the reasons its impossible that Amy and Rory would have had time to produce a baby on the TARDIS the Doctor mentions [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E6TheVampiresOfVenice "sexy fish vampires"]].

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** When listing the reasons its it's impossible that Amy and Rory would have had time to produce a baby on the TARDIS the Doctor mentions [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E6TheVampiresOfVenice "sexy fish vampires"]].



--->'''Lady Kovarian:''' What have you heard?\\
'''Dorium:''' That you pricked the side of a mighty beast, Madam Kovarian, and entirely failed to run.
** The Cyber-Legion immediately pull their weapons on Rory, the legendary and mysterious Last Centurion, who offers them the chance to answer a simple question and he will be on his way. They fail to answer. Cue the ''entire fleet'' exploding from the Doctor's actions.

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--->'''Lady --->'''Madame Kovarian:''' What have you heard?\\
'''Dorium:''' That you pricked the side of a mighty beast, Madam Madame Kovarian, and entirely failed to run.
** The Cyber-Legion immediately pull their weapons on Rory, the legendary and mysterious Last Centurion, who offers them the chance to answer a simple question and he will be on his way. They fail to answer. Cue the ''entire fleet'' exploding from the Doctor's actions.



* EntendreFailure: When Vastra and Dorium notice the weird DNA in Melody's scan, they attempt to be tactful and ask in various vague ways if the Doctor and Amy ever... you know. However, the Doctor [[ComicallyMissingThePoint fails to grasp at what they're on about.]] Once they find out it wasn't his...

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* EntendreFailure: When Vastra and Dorium notice the weird DNA in Melody's scan, they attempt to be tactful and ask in various vague ways if the Doctor and Amy ever...ever . . . you know. However, the Doctor [[ComicallyMissingThePoint fails to grasp at what they're on about.]] Once they find out it wasn't his...his . . .



'''Madame Vastra:''' ...When did this baby... begin?\\
'''The Doctor:''' (''realisation finally dawns'') ...Oh, you mean...\\

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'''Madame Vastra:''' ...Vastra:''' . . . When did this baby...baby . . . begin?\\
'''The Doctor:''' (''realisation finally dawns'') ...dawns'') . . . Oh, you mean...mean . . .\\



* EternalEnglish: {{Averted|Trope}}. Among the people of the Gamma Forest the word "Doctor" has gone from meaning "Healer" to come to mean "Mighty Warrior" thanks to the badassery of the Time Lord himself.
* EvilKnockoff: This is why Kovarian wants Amy's child: so she can make her into an EvilKnockoff of the Doctor.

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* EternalEnglish: {{Averted|Trope}}. Among the people of the Gamma Forest the word "Doctor" has gone from meaning "Healer" to come to mean "Mighty Warrior" thanks to the badassery of the Time Lord himself.
* EvilKnockoff: This is why Kovarian wants Amy's child: so she can make her into an EvilKnockoff of the Doctor.



* ExplainExplainOhCrap: The Doctor insists that the baby can't have been conceived on the TARDIS. They spend far too much time running around fighting monsters for... that sort of thing, and anyway, in ''this'' version of reality they were never on the TARDIS together until their w--

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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: The Doctor insists that the baby can't have been conceived on the TARDIS. They spend far too much time running around fighting monsters for...for . . . that sort of thing, and anyway, in ''this'' version of reality they were never on the TARDIS together until their w--



* EyepatchOfPower: Madame Kovarian, the cunning BigBad, packs a [[ElectronicEyes cyborg version]] of an eyepatch.

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* EyepatchOfPower: Madame Kovarian, the cunning BigBad, packs wears a [[ElectronicEyes cyborg version]] of an eyepatch.silver eyepatch. It's not revealed until a [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong later episode]] why.



'''The Doctor:''' Those words. Run away. I want you to be famous for those exact words. I want people to call you Colonel Run-Away. [[HumiliationConga I want children laughing outside your door, 'cos they've found the house of Colonel Run-Away]]. And when people come to you and ask you if trying to get to me through [[BerserkButton THE PEOPLE I LOVE is in any way a good idea]]... I want you to tell them your name.

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'''The Doctor:''' Those words. Run away. I want you to be famous for those exact words. I want people to call you Colonel Run-Away. [[HumiliationConga I want children laughing outside your door, 'cos they've found the house of Colonel Run-Away]]. And when people come to you and ask you if trying to get to me through [[BerserkButton THE PEOPLE I LOVE is in any way a good idea]]...idea]] . . . I want you to tell them your name.



* {{Foil}}: Rory was a nurse who became a warrior and Strax was a warrior who became a nurse.

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* {{Foil}}: Rory was a nurse who became a warrior warrior, and Strax was a warrior who became a nurse.



--->'''River Song:''' Demons run when [[TitleDrop a good man goes to war]]. Night will fall and drown the sun, when a good man goes to war. Friendship dies and true love lies, night will fall and the dark will rise... when a good man goes to war.

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--->'''River Song:''' Demons run when [[TitleDrop a good man goes to war]]. Night will fall and drown the sun, when a good man goes to war. Friendship dies and true love lies, night will fall and the dark will rise...rise . . . when a good man goes to war.



'''River:''' Now... that's a ''whole different'' birthday.

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'''River:''' Now...Now . . . that's a ''whole different'' birthday.



* GoryDiscretionShot: The Fat Gay Marine being asked for a 'donation' of his head, jump cuts to his husband sliding down an inspection hatch like a guillotine.

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* GoryDiscretionShot: The Fat Gay Marine being asked for a 'donation' "donation" of his head, jump cuts to his husband sliding down an inspection hatch like a guillotine.



* TheILoveYouStigma: The series has a longstanding policy that the Doctor never is shown uttering the words "I love you" to anyone on screen (he doesn't even say it to [[spoiler: his wife]]). Although it remains the case here, there is a one-of-its-kind zigzagging as the Doctor for the first (and, as of 2016, only) time invokes the L-word when discussing his companions:
--->'''The Doctor:''' When people come to you, and ask if trying to get to me through the people '''I love''' is in any way a good idea, I want you to tell them your name. Oh, look, I'm angry. That's new.

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* TheILoveYouStigma: The series has a longstanding policy that the Doctor never is shown uttering the words "I love you" to anyone on screen (he doesn't even say it to [[spoiler: his wife]]).wife). Although it remains the case here, there is a one-of-its-kind zigzagging as the Doctor for the first (and, as of 2016, only) time invokes the L-word when discussing his companions:
--->'''The Doctor:''' When people come to you, and ask if trying to get to me through the people '''I love''' is in any way a good idea, I want you to tell them your name. Oh, look, I'm angry. That's new.



* ItMakesSenseInContext: At one point, Lorna asks why the Doctor is called that if he's not a warrior. This makes a lot more sense when River reveals that, because of him, "Doctor" means "Mighty Warrior."
* KidFromTheFuture: River is Rory and Amy's daughter all grown up.

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* ItMakesSenseInContext: At one point, Lorna asks why the Doctor is called that if he's not a warrior. This makes a lot more sense when River reveals that, because of him, "Doctor" means "Mighty Warrior."
Warrior".
* KidFromTheFuture: River is Rory and Amy's daughter all grown up.



* {{Leitmotif}}: The music that plays when River reveals she is Melody Pond is the same heard when the Doctor was given a Viking funeral in "The Impossible Astronaut" and the girl regenerated at the end of "Day of the Moon".

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* {{Leitmotif}}: The music that plays when River reveals she is Melody Pond is the same heard when the Doctor was given a Viking funeral in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheImpossibleAstronaut "The Impossible Astronaut" Astronaut"]] and the girl regenerated at the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E2DayOfTheMoon "Day of the Moon".Moon"]].



** River and the Doctor trade {{What the Hell Hero}}s and the audience is quite caught up in it. Then the Doctor looks at the crib and he's giddy as a schoolboy. He bounces out of the room and...

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** River and the Doctor trade {{What the Hell Hero}}s and the audience is quite caught up in it. Then the Doctor looks at the crib and he's giddy as a schoolboy. He bounces out of the room and... and . . .



** After all this: a brief clip of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDhmZwiS-0g&feature=feedu a skeletal hand clutching a sonic screwdriver]]...

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** After all this: a brief clip of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDhmZwiS-0g&feature=feedu a skeletal hand clutching a sonic screwdriver]]...screwdriver]] . . .



* MythologyGag: When Rory asks if there could be more than one Doctor, River says "that's another sort of birthday", referencing the multi-Doctor anniversary specials to come. It could also reference the events of "First Night"/"Last Night" where the Doctor has to deal with trying to keep three River Songs from bumping into each other, each mistaking his TARDIS as the one that was meant to pick them up [[TimeyWimeyBall in their respective present.]]

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* MythologyGag: When Rory asks if there could be more than one Doctor, River says "that's another sort of birthday", referencing the multi-Doctor anniversary specials to come. It could also reference the events of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32HVBSNightAndTheDoctor "First Night"/"Last Night" Night"]], where the Doctor has to deal with trying to keep three River Songs from bumping into each other, each mistaking his TARDIS as the one that was meant to pick them up [[TimeyWimeyBall in their respective present.]]



* ThePlan: The Doctor's plan to take Demons Run. Disguise himself as a Headless Monk and start an EnemyCivilWar amongst the enemy factions. Colonel Manton gets around this by ordering his forces to lay down their arms to get the Monks to back off... leading the Doctor to call in the Judoon and Silurian forces to capture them in one fell swoop. Manton tries to counter ''this'' by using the base's automatic distress signal... at which point the Doctor orders in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks the air force of Spitfires armed with Dalek weaponry to blow their communications array sky high.]] How much of this he planned and how much he [[IndyPloy improvised along the way]] is anyone's guess.

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* ThePlan: The Doctor's plan to take Demons Run. Disguise himself as a Headless Monk and start an EnemyCivilWar amongst the enemy factions. Colonel Manton gets around this by ordering his forces to lay down their arms to get the Monks to back off...off . . . leading the Doctor to call in the Judoon and Silurian forces to capture them in one fell swoop. Manton tries to counter ''this'' by using the base's automatic distress signal...signal . . . at which point the Doctor orders in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks the air force of Spitfires armed with Dalek weaponry to blow their communications array sky high.]] How much of this he planned and how much he [[IndyPloy improvised along the way]] is anyone's guess.



%%* QueerPeopleAreFunny: The Thin-fat-gay-married Anglican Marines

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%%* * QueerPeopleAreFunny: The Thin-fat-gay-married Anglican MarinesMarines are initially a source of humour -- until the Fat One is unlucky enough to be chosen as an initiate to the Headless Monks, that is.



** The 'Run away' speech the Doctor gives to Colonel Manton is a "The Reason You ''Will'' Suck Speech".

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** The 'Run away' "Run away" speech the Doctor gives to Colonel Manton is a "The Reason You ''Will'' Suck Speech".



* TookALevelInBadass: Rory, formerly the {{Adorkable}} {{Woobie}}, is now threatening an entire Cyberman fleet...and blows it up to prove a point.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Rory, formerly the {{Adorkable}} {{Woobie}}, is now threatening an entire Cyberman fleet...fleet . . . and blows it up to prove a point.



* TryingNotToCry: [[{{Adorkable}} Rory was gonna be cool...]]

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* TryingNotToCry: [[{{Adorkable}} Rory was gonna be cool...cool . . .]]



** The [[ThoseTwoGuys fat/thin gay married Anglican marines]] seem to assume that they are quirky enough to outlive the story. [[NominalImportance They don't even need names!]] Unfortunately, in this series AnyoneCanDie.

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** The [[ThoseTwoGuys fat/thin gay married Anglican marines]] seem to assume that they are quirky enough to outlive the story. [[NominalImportance They don't even need names!]] Unfortunately, in this series AnyoneCanDie.



11th Feb '17 9:15:58 PM AthenaBlue
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The soldiers are quite nice, actually, and simply believe that the Doctor is a fearsome warrior that should be killed. That doesn't mean they can't be his fanboys, too. One of them, Lorna (Creator/ChristinaChong) from the Gamma Forest, met him once when she was young and only joined so she could see him again. She's happily embroidering a little piece of cloth with the words "Melody Pond", as a religious good luck charm for Amy.

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The soldiers are quite nice, actually, and simply believe that the Doctor is a fearsome warrior that should be killed. That doesn't mean they can't be his fanboys, too. One of them, Lorna Bucket (Creator/ChristinaChong) from the Gamma Forest, met him once when she was young and only joined so she could see him again. She's happily embroidering a little piece of cloth with the words "Melody Pond", as a religious good luck charm for Amy.



The Headless Monks, a religious faction, are seemingly allied with the Demons Run army, but the Doctor interferes and starts manipulating the soldiers effortlessly. As Amy watches, he vows to rescue her. [[RunningGag "Amelia Pond, get your coat!"]]

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The Headless Monks, a religious faction, are seemingly allied with the army at Demons Run army, Run, but the Doctor interferes and starts manipulating the soldiers effortlessly. As Amy watches, he vows to rescue her. [[RunningGag "Amelia Pond, get your coat!"]]



Chaos quickly ensues again, however, and the Doctor is questioned by everyone on whether or not he's responsible for the child. Because [[WhamLine it's got Time Lord DNA]]. And there are not a whole lot of ways for little babies to become half Time Lord. Simply put, when a girl travelling with a Time Lord has a half-Time Lord baby, people tend to draw conclusions.

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Chaos quickly ensues again, however, and the Doctor is questioned by everyone on whether or not he's responsible for the child. Because [[WhamLine it's she's got Time Lord DNA]]. And there are not a whole lot of ways for little babies to become half Time Lord. Simply put, when a girl travelling with a Time Lord has a half-Time Lord baby, people tend to draw conclusions.



** Your baby daughter is a really a ganger, and she ''melts away in your arms.''

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** Your baby daughter is a really a ganger, Ganger, and she ''melts away in your arms.''



* ArcWords: "The only water in the forest is the river" refers to a cultural translation issue. There is no word in the Gamma Forest for a pond, only for a river. Melody Pond becomes River Song.

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* ArcWords: "The only water in the forest is the river" refers to a cultural translation issue. There is no word in the Gamma Forest language for a pond, only for a river. Melody Pond becomes River Song.



* ArmyOfTheAges: Let's see, the Doctor brought alongside with him an army of Silurians including the one in Victorian England with a female human partner, the Judoon who are basically an intergalactic SWAT team, a Sontaran as a CombatMedic, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E3TheCurseOfTheBlackSpot Captain Avery and his son]], an intergalactic black market dealer, with [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks the Space Spitfires covering the skies]], Rory/"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang The Lone Centurion]]" and, the Doctor, who is a OneManArmy by himself, all there just to take back Amy's baby! The Doctor really outdid himself there!

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* ArmyOfTheAges: Let's see, the Doctor brought alongside with him an army of Silurians Silurians, including the one in Victorian England with a female human partner, partner; the Judoon Judoon, who are basically an intergalactic SWAT team, team; a Sontaran as a CombatMedic, CombatMedic; [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E3TheCurseOfTheBlackSpot Captain Avery and his son]], son]]; an intergalactic black market dealer, dealer; with [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks the Space Spitfires covering the skies]], skies]]; Rory/"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang The Lone Centurion]]" and, and the Doctor, who is a OneManArmy by himself, all there just to take back Amy's baby! The Doctor really outdid himself there!



-->'''Rory:''' ''(indicating Centurion outfit)'' Look ridiculous.

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-->'''Rory:''' ''(indicating Centurion outfit)'' Look ridiculous.ridiculous!



** It's implied that Madame Vastra was murdering homeless people to avenge her sister before the Doctor found her and convinced her to become a SerialKillerKiller.

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** It's implied that Madame Vastra was murdering homeless people workers on the London Underground to avenge her sister sisters before the Doctor found her and convinced her to become a SerialKillerKiller.



* BabyLanguage: The Doctor can speak it, apparently. What's hilarious is the lines of the one-sided conversation he has with little Melody. Includes, "Really, you should call her Mummy, not big milk thing," "It's my hair, it's real," and in regard to the bow-tie, [[RunningGag "No, it's cool."]]

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* BabyLanguage: The Doctor can speak it, apparently. What's hilarious is the lines of the one-sided conversation he has with little Melody. Includes, "Really, you should call her Mummy, not big milk thing," "It's my hair, it's real," and in regard to the bow-tie, bowtie, [[RunningGag "No, it's cool."]]



* BadassNormal: The "good man" mentioned in the title is ''not'' the Doctor, but rather is Rory Williams. A cyberman legion can't stop him from marching into their control room and interrogating them.

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* BadassNormal: The "good man" mentioned in the title is ''not'' the Doctor, but rather is Rory Williams. A cyberman legion of Cybermen can't stop him from marching into their control room and interrogating them.



* BattleCouple: Vastra and Jenny are a couple and they can fight serial killers together.

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* BattleCouple: Vastra and Jenny are a couple couple, and they can fight serial killers together.



* BigNo: Colonel Manton yells "no" when all hell breaks loose between the clerics and the monks.

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* BigNo: Colonel Manton yells "no" one when all hell breaks loose between the clerics and the monks.



** A bit more with gangers; this time having a baby explode into goo.

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** A bit more with gangers; Gangers; this time having a baby explode into goo.



* BullyingADragon: What Dorium tells Kovarian that she's doing this by kidnapping a Companion. He even uses a very similar analogy -- pricking a beast and not having the sense to run away.

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* BullyingADragon: What Dorium tells Kovarian that she's doing this by kidnapping a Companion. He even uses a very similar analogy -- pricking a beast and not having the sense to run away.



** The hooded men with the [[LaserSword laser swords]] are the Headless Monks. Their future final resting place is the Delirium Archive where [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels River once left a message for the Doctor]].

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** The hooded men with the [[LaserSword laser swords]] electric swords are the Headless Monks. Their future final resting place is the Delirium Archive where [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels River once left a message for the Doctor]].



** The '''other''' nurse who also happens to be the Last Centurion...

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** The '''other''' nurse nurse, who also happens to be the Last Centurion...



* CoolPlane: Danny Boy and his space spitfires make their return after the Doctor explains to Colonel Run-Away that all he needs to do to keep the rest of the fleet uninvolved is take out the comm array.

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* CoolPlane: Danny Boy and his space spitfires Spitfires make their return after the Doctor explains to Colonel Run-Away that all he needs to do to keep the rest of the fleet uninvolved is take out the comm array.



** Jenny and Vastra use katana.

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** Jenny and Vastra use katana.katanas. Vastra also has a wakazashi.



* DressingAsTheEnemy: The Doctor sneaks into Demons Run disguised as a Headless Monk.
* DualWielding: Vastra has two swords.



* FaceHeelTurn: Last time we saw the Clerics, they were working with [[ColonelBadass Father Octavian]] to help the Doctor and River against the Weeping Angels. This time around they're not nearly as friendly. Given that those events took place after River was locked up, it's possible that they are in the future of this episodes, [[HeelFaceTurn meaning they got more friendly.]]

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* FaceHeelTurn: Last time we saw the Clerics, they were working with [[ColonelBadass Father Octavian]] to help the Doctor and River against the Weeping Angels. This time around they're not nearly as friendly. Given that those events took place after River was locked up, it's possible that they are in the future of this episodes, [[HeelFaceTurn meaning they got more friendly.]]]][[note]] It is later revealed that the Silence, the group seen in this episode, are a RenegadeSplinterFaction of the Church of the Papal Mainframe, who the clerics from Series 5 likely worked for.[[/note]]



** When Rory asks River for help, She explains to him that it's her Birthday. Considering that Melody has just been born, could this be setting up the reveal of who River is?

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** When Rory asks River for help, She she explains to him that it's her Birthday.birthday. Considering that Melody has just been born, could this be setting up the reveal of who River is?



* FriendInTheBlackMarket: Dorium operates a market for fresh Time Agent vortex manipulators (so fresh they're still on the arm) and in this episode he's had dealings with the Headless Monks.

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* FriendInTheBlackMarket: Dorium operates a market for fresh Time Agent vortex manipulators (so fresh they're still on the arm) arm), and in this episode he's had dealings with the Headless Monks.



** Rory, given that he works with a time traveling alien, is GenreSavvy enough to ask this of River in the beginning.

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** Rory, given that he works with a time traveling travelling alien, is GenreSavvy enough to ask this of River in the beginning.



* InterspeciesRomance: [[http://doctorwho.sonicbiro.co.uk/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/DW_6x07_A_Good_Man_Goes_To_War_242.jpg Madame Vastra the Silurian and Jenny the human]]. TheyFightCrime in VictorianBritain. [[CrazyAwesome Need more be said?]]
* ItMakesSenseInContext: At one point, Lorna asks why The Doctor is called that if he's not a warrior. This makes a lot more sense when River reveals that, because of him, "Doctor" means "Mighty Warrior."
* KidFromTheFuture: River is Rory and Amy's all grown up.

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* ImAHumanitarian: Vastra is introduced informing Jenny that she's just ''killed and eaten'' UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper.
* InterspeciesRomance: [[http://doctorwho.sonicbiro.co.uk/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/DW_6x07_A_Good_Man_Goes_To_War_242.jpg Madame Vastra the Silurian and Jenny the human]]. TheyFightCrime in VictorianBritain. [[CrazyAwesome Need any more be said?]]
* ItMakesSenseInContext: At one point, Lorna asks why The the Doctor is called that if he's not a warrior. This makes a lot more sense when River reveals that, because of him, "Doctor" means "Mighty Warrior."
* KidFromTheFuture: River is Rory and Amy's daughter all grown up.



* LaserGuidedTykebomb: Madame Kovarian wants River/Melody to become a Doctor slaying assassin when she grows up.
* LaserSword: The Headless Monks' [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon lightning blades]]. It not only gives a CleanCut, but also [[BodyHorror ties a knot]] [[{{Squick}} in the neck of a decapitated enemy]]. It keeps the head alive as well.

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* LaserGuidedTykebomb: Madame Kovarian wants River/Melody to become a Doctor slaying Doctor-slaying assassin when she grows up.
* LaserSword: The Headless Monks' [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon lightning blades]]. It not only gives a CleanCut, but also [[BodyHorror ties a knot]] [[{{Squick}} in the neck of a decapitated enemy]]. It keeps the head alive as well.
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** Melody Pond -- Melody = Song and River is the closest translation by the Forest People because "The only water in the forest is the river."

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** Melody Pond -- Melody = Song and River is the closest translation by the Gamma Forest People because people because, "The only water in the forest is the river."



* MemeticBadass: [[invoked]] After nine hundred years of defeating evil throughout time and space, The Doctor has become a legend. The villains have become so terrified of the Doctor that they're willing to kidnap a newborn baby of his loved ones no less, and raise and turn the child against him; River explicitly points out that the word "Doctor" means, "doctor" all through the universe, but in some places it means "warrior" instead.

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* MemeticBadass: [[invoked]] After nine hundred years of defeating evil throughout time and space, The the Doctor has become a legend. The villains have become so terrified of the Doctor that they're willing to kidnap a newborn baby of his loved ones no less, and raise and turn the child against him; River explicitly points out that the word "Doctor" means, means "doctor" all through the universe, but in some places it means "warrior" instead.



** American viewers managed to get both moods ''at once'' when, during the scene where the Doctor is running to warn Amy about her flesh daughter, BBC America decided to speed up everything to a near comedic pace.

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** American viewers managed to get both moods ''at once'' when, during the scene where the Doctor is running to warn Amy about her flesh Flesh daughter, BBC America decided to speed up everything to a near comedic pace.



--->'''Cyberman:''' Intruder Level 11! Seal off Levels 12, 13 and 14! ''[[TheJuggernaut Intruder Level 15!]]''

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--->'''Cyberman:''' Intruder [[AC:Intruder Level 11! Seal off Levels 12, 13 and 14! ''[[TheJuggernaut Intruder Level 15!]]''15!]]'']]



* MythologyGag: When Rory asks if there could be more than one Doctor, River says "that's another sort of birthday", referencing the multi-Doctor anniversary specials to come. It could also reference the events of "First Night / Last Night" where the Doctor has to deal with trying to keep three River Songs from bumping into each other, each mistaking his TARDIS as the one that was meant to pick them up [[TimeyWimeyBall in their respective present.]]

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* MythologyGag: When Rory asks if there could be more than one Doctor, River says "that's another sort of birthday", referencing the multi-Doctor anniversary specials to come. It could also reference the events of "First Night / Last Night"/"Last Night" where the Doctor has to deal with trying to keep three River Songs from bumping into each other, each mistaking his TARDIS as the one that was meant to pick them up [[TimeyWimeyBall in their respective present.]]



** The Doctor did some so amazingly warrior-like in the Gamma Forest that the people there equate "Doctor" with "Warrior".

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** The Doctor did some something so amazingly warrior-like in the Gamma Forest that the people there equate "Doctor" with "Warrior".



** Rory's fight with the Headless Monks and particularly given how they fight with a LaserSword while he's dual wielding a gun and sword.

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** Rory's fight with the Headless Monks and particularly given how they fight with a LaserSword electric swords while he's dual wielding a gun and sword.



* ThePlan : The Doctor's plan to take Demons Run. Disguise himself as a Headless Monk and start an EnemyCivilWar amongst the enemy factions. Colonel Manton gets around this by ordering his forces to lay down their arms to get the Monks to back off... leading the Doctor to call in the Judoon and Silurian forces to capture them in one fell swoop. Manton tries to counter ''this'' by using the base's automatic distress signal... at which point the Doctor orders in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks the air force of Spitfires armed with Dalek weaponry to blow their communications array sky high.]] How much of this he planned and how much he [[IndyPloy improvised along the way]] is anyone's guess.

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* ThePlan : ThePlan: The Doctor's plan to take Demons Run. Disguise himself as a Headless Monk and start an EnemyCivilWar amongst the enemy factions. Colonel Manton gets around this by ordering his forces to lay down their arms to get the Monks to back off... leading the Doctor to call in the Judoon and Silurian forces to capture them in one fell swoop. Manton tries to counter ''this'' by using the base's automatic distress signal... at which point the Doctor orders in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks the air force of Spitfires armed with Dalek weaponry to blow their communications array sky high.]] How much of this he planned and how much he [[IndyPloy improvised along the way]] is anyone's guess.



** Since the cot is the Doctor's, and River seems to point at its engraved Gallifreyan text when the Doctor asks her who she is, there are also hints that River could be a future incarnation of him. This was already hinted at in "The Doctor's Wife" when it was revealed that Time Lords can change sex when regenerating. It was Creator/DavidTennant's personal pet theory while filming River's first appearance, and when he revealed that to Creator/StevenMoffat during the audio commentary, Moffat was amused enough to tease the fans with it a little in this episode.

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** Since the cot is the Doctor's, and River seems to point at its engraved Gallifreyan text when the Doctor asks her who she is, there are also hints that River could be a future incarnation of him. This was already hinted at in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife "The Doctor's Wife" Wife"]] when it was revealed that Time Lords can change sex when regenerating. It was Creator/DavidTennant's personal pet theory while filming River's first appearance, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary first]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead appearance]], and when he revealed that to Creator/StevenMoffat during the audio commentary, Moffat was amused enough to tease the fans with it a little in this episode.



** Bow-ties are what?

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** Bow-ties Bowties are what?



* ShipTease: Amy's LastWords to her baby that sound at first like she's talking about the Doctor being the father. It's actually her husband.

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* ShipTease: Amy's LastWords to her baby that sound at first like she's talking about the Doctor being the father. It's actually her husband.
* ShockAndAwe: The Headless Monks' swords have red lightning on the blade when activated.



-->'''Kovarian:''' Fooling you once was a joy. Fooling you twice, with the same trick? It's a privilege.

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-->'''Kovarian:''' Fooling you once was a joy. Fooling you twice, with the same trick? It's a privilege.''privilege''.



* SpaceIsNoisy: A couple of times there are explosive noises in space and each one involves Dalek Spitfires.

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* SpaceIsNoisy: A couple of times there are explosive noises in space space, and each one involves Dalek Spitfires.



* VillainousValor: We all knew how outclassed Colonel Manton's forces would be, but it's still remarkable they got as far as they did.

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* VillainousValor: VillainousValour: We all knew how outclassed Colonel Manton's forces would be, but it's still remarkable they got as far as they did.



** [[TheReveal River Song's identity being revealed.]] Moffat's been promising a cliffhanger that rather then endanger the characters' lives will change them forever.

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** [[TheReveal River Song's identity being is revealed.]] Moffat's been promising a cliffhanger that rather then endanger the characters' lives will change them forever.
2nd Jan '17 12:13:39 PM shawn_allen
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** Amy reassures him, "A crying Roman Centurion, carrying a baby! Definitely cool."
23rd Oct '16 11:01:42 AM DustSnitch
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The Doctor gathers friends with old debts in his TARDIS: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E9ColdBlood a Silurian woman named Vastra]] from Victorian London, her human girlfriend, a {{Badass}} Sontaran nurse whose clone batch [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E4TheSontaranStratagem met the Doctor once]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E3TheCurseOfTheBlackSpot Captain Avery and Toby]], the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E12TheStolenEarth Judoon of the Shadow Proclamation]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks Churchill's spitfire fighters]], and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens Dorium Maldovar, the owner of the Maldovarium]].

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The Doctor gathers friends with old debts in his TARDIS: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E9ColdBlood a Silurian woman named Vastra]] from Victorian London, her human girlfriend, a {{Badass}} martial Sontaran nurse whose clone batch [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E4TheSontaranStratagem met the Doctor once]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E3TheCurseOfTheBlackSpot Captain Avery and Toby]], the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E12TheStolenEarth Judoon of the Shadow Proclamation]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks Churchill's spitfire fighters]], and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens Dorium Maldovar, the owner of the Maldovarium]].



** Rory and Strax. Both are [[{{Badass}} Warriors]] who also act as [[CombatMedic Nurses]].

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** Rory and Strax. Both are [[{{Badass}} Warriors]] Warriors who also act as [[CombatMedic Nurses]].



** Rory dual-wields his gladius and a pulse pistol as they prepare for the Headless Monks to attack, taking up a {{Badass}} pose to boot.

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** Rory dual-wields his gladius and a pulse pistol as they prepare for the Headless Monks to attack, taking up a {{Badass}} badass pose to boot.
13th Oct '16 7:23:05 AM ChaoticNovelist
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** The Cyber-Legion immediately pull their weapons on Rory, who offers them the chance to answer a simple question and he will be on his way. They fail to answer. Cue the ''entire fleet'' exploding from the Doctor's actions.

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** The Cyber-Legion immediately pull their weapons on Rory, the legendary and mysterious Last Centurion, who offers them the chance to answer a simple question and he will be on his way. They fail to answer. Cue the ''entire fleet'' exploding from the Doctor's actions.
8th Oct '16 11:27:52 AM ThallianGold
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** The heroes celebrate a bloodless victory partway through the episode, but [[WhatMeasureIsAMook overlook that the gay soldiers have both died.]] The heroes are wrong about their victory, too.
5th Oct '16 4:07:10 PM BabClayton
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--->''Demons run but count the cost. The battle's won but the child is lost.''



--->''Demons run but count the cost. The battle's won but the child is lost.''
5th Oct '16 4:06:28 PM BabClayton
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** When Rory asks River for help, She explains to him that it's her Birthday. Considering that Melody has just been born, could this be setting up the reveal of who River is?
20th Jul '16 12:54:34 PM TimeLordVictorious
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Last episode, we found out that the Amy we've been seeing was not, in fact, Amy. It was an avatar, making her constantly believe that she was walking around unharmed, while her real self was held captive in a place called Demons Run. She's given birth there to a baby girl named Melody, guided by Madame Kovarian -- the eyepatch lady -- and surrounded by an entire military. But she's not scared. Because she knows that the baby's real father will come for them. A man who has travelled across the galaxy. A man who has lived for centuries. A man [[ShipTease known as the]]... Last Centurion.

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Last episode, we found out that the Amy we've been seeing was not, in fact, Amy. It was an avatar, making her constantly believe that she was walking around unharmed, while her real self was held captive in a place called Demons Run. She's given birth there to a baby girl named Melody, guided by Madame Kovarian -- the eyepatch lady -- and surrounded by an entire military. But she's not scared. Because she knows that the baby's real father will come for them. A man who has travelled across the galaxy. A man who has lived for centuries. A man [[ShipTease known as the]]... [[BaitAndSwitch Last Centurion.
Centurion]].
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