History Recap / DoctorWhoS32E8LetsKillHitler

11th Feb '17 10:08:26 PM AthenaBlue
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:: It takes a minute or two after Rory's exit for Amy to realize that he's had a crush on ''her'' for the past ''ten years''.

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:: ** It takes a minute or two after Rory's exit for Amy to realize that he's had a crush on ''her'' for the past ''ten years''.
11th Feb '17 10:02:25 PM AthenaBlue
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* TimeSkip: For Amy and Rory, it's been three months since the events of the last episode -- which is also how much time passed between the airings of the episodes.
* TimeyWimeyBall: There's so much timey-wimey here that Rory feels a banging in the head.
** Melody Pond herself makes sure her ObliviousToLove parents hook up. She had to point out her father's SingleTargetSexuality for her mother because her mother ''thought he was gay''!
** [[CatchPhrase Spoilers]]; it turns out that River says it because the Doctor said it to her first.
** Melody Pond decides to become "River Song" because the Doctor keeps calling her that but he only does that because she introduced herself to his previous incarnation as "Professor River Song".
** Amy named her daughter after her best mate Mels, who ''is'' her daughter, and Melody finding out who River Song is from Amy, who only knows who River is because she met her before.



* TimeyWimeyBall: There's so much timey-wimey here that Rory feels a banging in the head.
** Melody Pond herself makes sure her ObliviousToLove parents hook up. She had to point out her father's SingleTargetSexuality for her mother because her mother ''thought he was gay''!
** [[CatchPhrase Spoilers]]; it turns out that River says it because the Doctor said it to her first.
** Melody Pond decides to become "River Song" because the Doctor keeps calling her that but he only does that because she introduced herself to his previous incarnation as "Professor River Song".
** Amy named her daughter after her best mate Mels, who ''is'' her daughter, and Melody finding out who River Song is from Amy, who only knows who River is because she met her before.
11th Feb '17 10:00:21 PM AthenaBlue
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** A minor one to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels The Time of Angels]]: "Time is not the boss of me. Rule #408."

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** A minor one to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels The "The Time of Angels]]: Angels"]]: "Time is not the boss of me. Rule #408."
11th Feb '17 9:57:33 PM AthenaBlue
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Mels grew up with Amy and Rory, and she knows all about the Doctor from Amy. Except that he's hot, which she's quite happy to find out. The car is hers. Sort of. The Doctor wonders why Mels wasn't at the wedding, and she casually claims that she doesn't ''do'' weddings. Meanwhile, the police arrive, and Mels promptly draws a gun on the Doctor and ''politely asks'' for them to leave. Amy and Rory are shocked -- Mels has always been a bit kooky and a bit overly interested in all the Doctor stories, but never borderline sociopathic. She shoots the TARDIS for good measure.

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Mels grew up with Amy and Rory, and she knows all about the Doctor from Amy. Except that he's hot, which she's quite happy to find out. The car is hers. Sort of. The Doctor wonders why Mels wasn't at the wedding, and she casually claims that she doesn't ''do'' weddings. Meanwhile, the police arrive, approach, and Mels promptly draws a gun on the Doctor and ''politely asks'' for them to leave. Amy and Rory are shocked -- Mels has always been a bit kooky and a bit overly interested in all the Doctor stories, but never borderline sociopathic. She shoots the TARDIS for good measure.



But the bullet didn't hit the robot. It hit Mels. And the violent, odd, psychopathic Mels girl is now suddenly dying. She beckons the Doctor closer to her, glad that she finally got to meet him. She always loved Amy's stories. She dreamed of marrying him someday. The Doctor does everything he can to keep her alive -- tells her that of course he's happy to meet her, and [[AccidentalProposal sure, he'll marry her]] if she'll just fight for her life right now. And that's when Mels smugly tells him that in that case, he should go ahead and ask her parents for her hand right now. Because they're right there in the room. The Doctor has a magnificent OhCrap moment when he realises that Amy named her daughter after her daughter. Mels is Melody Pond. Who promptly regenerates into Creator/AlexKingston.

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But the bullet didn't hit the robot. It hit Mels. And the violent, odd, psychopathic Mels girl is now suddenly dying. She beckons the Doctor closer to her, glad that she finally got to meet him. She always loved Amy's stories. She dreamed of marrying him someday. The Doctor does everything he can to keep her alive -- tells her that of course he's happy to meet her, and [[AccidentalProposal sure, he'll marry her]] if she'll just fight for her life right now. And that's when Mels smugly tells him that in that case, he should go ahead and ask her parents for her hand right now. Because they're right there in the room. The Doctor has a magnificent OhCrap moment when he realises that Amy named her daughter after her daughter. Mels is Melody Pond. Who promptly regenerates into Creator/AlexKingston.



->'''Melody:''' I was on my way to a [[NinjaZombiePirateRobot gay gypsy Bar-Mitzvah for the disabled]] when I suddenly thought, gosh! The Third Reich's a bit rubbish; I think I'll kill the Führer. Who's with me?

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->'''Melody:''' I was on my way to a [[NinjaZombiePirateRobot gay gypsy Bar-Mitzvah Bar Mitzvah for the disabled]] when I suddenly thought, gosh! The Third Reich's a bit rubbish; I think I'll kill the Führer. Who's with me?



The Teselecta robot has four hundred and twenty-three life forms inside. The Doctor didn't see that coming. They take evil people, villains and war criminals, at the end of their established time-lines and replace them with robots. The robot "dies" in their stead, and they "give them hell" to punish them for their deeds -- without causing any kind of TimeParadox. They were a bit too early for Hitler, just by mistake. The Amy-shaped robot also reveals that the Silence isn't just a race. They're an ''order'', and they believe that the universe will change when the last question is asked.

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The Teselecta robot has four hundred and twenty-three life forms inside. The Doctor didn't see that coming. They take evil people, villains and war criminals, at the end of their established time-lines timelines and replace them with robots. The robot "dies" in their stead, and they "give them hell" to punish them for their deeds -- without causing any kind of TimeParadox. They were a bit too early for Hitler, just by mistake. The Amy-shaped robot also reveals that the Silence isn't just a race. They're an ''order'', and they believe that the universe will change when the last question is asked.



The Doctor's dying words to Melody, whispered into her ear, are for her to find River Song. Rubbish name, she comments, but she can tell that this River woman means a lot to the Doctor. So she promises to try. Amy, still with family privileges, commands the Teselecta robot to transform into River Song. Melody is stunned to see that this River the Doctor spoke of is herself. She suffers a massive and acute HeelRealization, rushes towards the OnlyMostlyDead Doctor and kisses him, using her regeneration energy to save his life. ''All'' of her regeneration energy is used up; she'll never be able to regenerate again.

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The Doctor's dying words to Melody, whispered into her ear, are for her to find River Song.Song and give her a message. Rubbish name, she comments, but she can tell that this River woman means a lot to the Doctor. So she promises to try. Amy, still with family privileges, commands the Teselecta robot to transform into River Song. Melody is stunned to see that this River the Doctor spoke of is herself. She suffers a massive and acute HeelRealization, rushes towards the OnlyMostlyDead Doctor and kisses him, using her regeneration energy to save his life. ''All'' of her regeneration energy is used up; she'll never be able to regenerate again.



* ArcWords: "Time can be rewritten."



'''Amy:''' Who steals a bus?\\

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'''Amy:''' Who steals a bus?\\''bus?''\\



* BilingualBonus: Combined with FreezeFrameBonus. The name of the lake where the Doctor dies is called Lake Silencio, which is Spanish for Silence.

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* BilingualBonus: Combined with FreezeFrameBonus. The name of the lake where the Doctor dies is called Lake Silencio, which is Spanish for Silence."silence".



* BloodlessCarnage: Mels's bullet wound is never shown, although Rory makes a reference to trying to "stop the bleeding".
* BookEnds: It is possible that the Doctor whispers his name to River. In "Forest of the Dead" she does the same to the Tenth Doctor. In that episode he states there was only one time he could tell anyone his name, here it's revealed to be when he thought he was about to die.
* BorrowedCatchPhrase

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* BloodlessCarnage: Mels's Mels' bullet wound is never shown, although Rory makes a reference to trying to "stop the bleeding".
* BookEnds: It is possible that the Doctor whispers his name to River. In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest of the Dead" Dead"]] she does the same to the Tenth Doctor. In that episode he states there was only one time he could tell anyone his name, here it's revealed to be when he thought he was about to die.
* BorrowedCatchPhraseBorrowedCatchphrase:



** Back in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut "The Impossible Astronaut"]], the Doctor referred to River as [[Film/TheGraduate "Mrs Robinson"]]. River's words to the Doctor, complete with BetweenMyLegs, after having regenerated from Mels' into a more [[Creator/AlexKingston "mature"]] body:

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** Back in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut "The Impossible Astronaut"]], the Doctor referred to River as [[Film/TheGraduate "Mrs "Mrs. Robinson"]]. River's words to the Doctor, complete with BetweenMyLegs, after having regenerated from Mels' into a more [[Creator/AlexKingston "mature"]] body:



** Hitler becomes this with someone attempting to assassinate him being interrupted by the Tardis trashing his office, followed by being mocked and ignored by everyone in the room and concluded with him being punched in the face by Rory and locked in a cupboard for the rest of the episode. Given the lack of Nazis hunting the trio and River afterwards it can be inferred he was there for quite a while. Other Nazis don't fare much better with River effortlessly frying a squad of SS men with her post regenerative energy (after declaring she was on her way to a gay gypsy Bar Mitzvah for the disabled) and casually holding a restaurant full of Nazis hostage for their clothes.

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** Hitler becomes this with someone attempting to assassinate him being interrupted by the Tardis TARDIS trashing his office, followed by being mocked and ignored by everyone in the room and concluded with him being punched in the face by Rory and locked in a cupboard for the rest of the episode. Given the lack of Nazis hunting the trio and River afterwards it can be inferred he was there for quite a while. Other Nazis don't fare much better with River effortlessly frying a squad of SS men with her post regenerative energy (after declaring she was on her way to a gay gypsy Bar Mitzvah for the disabled) and casually holding a restaurant full of Nazis hostage for their clothes.



** In "The Time of Angels", we learn that River can fly the TARDIS because she "had lessons from the very best", and that the Doctor was busy that day. Who is a better teacher than the TARDIS herself?

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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels "The Time of Angels", Angels"]], we learn that River can fly the TARDIS because she "had lessons from the very best", and that the Doctor was busy that day. Who is a better teacher than the TARDIS herself?



** The TARDIS not ''really'' in a [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E2TheHandOfFear state of temporal grace]].

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** The TARDIS is not ''really'' in a [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E2TheHandOfFear state of temporal grace]].



** When the Doctor is dying he says "Find River Song and tell her something for me". She replies, "Well, I'm sure she knows." This closely resembles the exchange from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E9TheSatanPit The Satan Pit]] where The Doctor says "If you talk to Rose, tell her... Oh, she knows".

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** When the Doctor is dying he says "Find River Song and tell her something for me". She replies, "Well, I'm sure she knows." This closely resembles the exchange from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E9TheSatanPit The "The Satan Pit]] Pit"]] where The Doctor says "If you talk to Rose, tell her... Oh, she knows".



* CropCircles: Amy and Rory write the Doctor's name in a field with their car to get his attention.



* ForegoneConclusion: The Justice Department point out that the Doctor's death at Lake Silencio is a fixed point in time, so the poisoning could not kill him. Other one reminds that first one that time can be rewritten.

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* ForegoneConclusion: The Justice Department point A Teselecta crewmember points out that the Doctor's death at Lake Silencio is a fixed point in time, so the poisoning could not kill him. Other Another one reminds that the first one that time can be rewritten.



** The Doctor says to himself that he'll regenerate. The TARDIS tells him that his [[ExactWords regenerative abilities are disabled]]. The TARDIS never claims it's due to the poison! The viewer would assume this, but down the line we find out the doctor is out of lives!

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** The Doctor says to himself that he'll regenerate. The TARDIS tells him that his [[ExactWords regenerative abilities are disabled]]. The TARDIS never claims it's due to the poison! The viewer would assume this, but down the line we find out the doctor Doctor is out of lives!



* HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct: Zigzagged and invoked. (see below). The crew of the Teselecta is aware of this rule. They target war criminals throughout history, particularly those who were outright {{Karma Houdini}}s or committed suicide (like Hitler) before they could be brought to justice. They replace the original with a duplicate near the end of their time-line, and "give [the originals] hell". In Hitler's case, they mistakenly entered his life too early, and would've left him alone (for the time being) had the TARDIS not appeared when it did.

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* HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct: Zigzagged and invoked. (see below). The crew of the Teselecta is aware of this rule. They target war criminals throughout history, particularly those who were outright {{Karma Houdini}}s or committed suicide (like Hitler) before they could be brought to justice. They replace the original with a duplicate near the end of their time-line, timeline, and "give [the originals] hell". In Hitler's case, they mistakenly entered his life too early, and would've left him alone (for the time being) had the TARDIS not appeared when it did.



* HypocriticalHumor: When young Amelia asks why Mels is always in trouble.

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* HypocriticalHumor: HypocriticalHumour: When young Amelia asks why Mels is always in trouble.



** The crew of the Teselecta become {{Karma Houdini}}s themselves, in that they are forced to teleport away before the Doctor has time to [[BewareTheNiceOnes do to them]] what he usually does to people who try to justify torture

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** The crew of the Teselecta become {{Karma Houdini}}s themselves, in that they are forced to teleport away before the Doctor has time to [[BewareTheNiceOnes do to them]] what he usually does to people who try to justify torturetorture.



* LampshadeHanging: When Melody regenerates, she mentions she might adjust the age later on, this being an explanation for why Creator/AlexKingston was at her youngest in the episode set chronologically last in her personal time-line, "Silence in the Library"/"Forest of the Dead".

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* LampshadeHanging: When Melody regenerates, she mentions she might adjust the age later on, this being an explanation for why Creator/AlexKingston was at her youngest in the episode story set chronologically last in her personal time-line, timeline, "Silence in the Library"/"Forest of the Dead".



** When Rory and Amy encounter robot Amy, they really shocked.

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** When Rory and Amy encounter robot Amy, they they're really shocked.



* PerfectPoison: The Poison of the Judas Tree disables Time Lord Regeneration as well as killing the target in 32 minutes exactly. It has no cure.

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* PerfectPoison: The Poison of the Judas Tree disables Time Lord Regeneration regeneration as well as killing the target in 32 minutes exactly. It has no cure.



-->'''Melody:''' Well, I was on my way to this gay gypsy Bar-Mitzvah for the disabled when I suddenly thought, "Gosh! The Third Reich's a bit rubbish; I think I'll kill the Führer." Who's with me?

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-->'''Melody:''' Well, I was on my way to this gay gypsy Bar-Mitzvah Bar Mitzvah for the disabled when I suddenly thought, "Gosh! The Third Reich's a bit rubbish; I think I'll kill the Führer." Who's with me?



* {{Retcon}}: Mels's entire existence and backstory with Amy/Rory is established in a lengthy "Retconathon" that also counts as an example in-universe. Since she's Amy and Rory's daughter, she obviously wasn't there originally but became part of their time line by finding them latter. Timey-wimey!

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* {{Retcon}}: Mels's entire existence and backstory with Amy/Rory is established in a lengthy "Retconathon" that also counts as an example in-universe. Since she's Amy and Rory's daughter, she obviously wasn't there originally but became part of their time line timeline by finding them latter. Timey-wimey!



** River's nickname being "Mrs Robinson".

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** River's nickname being "Mrs "Mrs. Robinson".



** The scene where the Doctor explains how he anticipated Melody's plan with the gun]] is filmed in a similar way to [[Series/{{Sherlock}} another of Moffat's shows]].

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** The scene where the Doctor explains how he anticipated Melody's plan with the gun]] gun is filmed in a similar way to [[Series/{{Sherlock}} another of Moffat's shows]].



** The comment about Kennedy's death being an exception to the "fixed point in time" rule is likely a reference to all those "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_John_F._Kennedy_in_popular_culture#.22What_if.3F.22_themes time-travellers-assassinate-JFK" stories]].

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** The comment about Kennedy's death being an exception to the "fixed point in time" rule is likely a reference to all those "[[http://en.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_John_F._Kennedy_in_popular_culture#.22What_if.3F.22_themes time-travellers-assassinate-JFK" "time-travellers-assassinate-JFK" stories]].



-->'''River''': You're dying! And you stopped to change?\\
'''The Doctor''': Oh, you should always waste time when you don't have any. Time is not the boss of you.

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-->'''River''': -->'''River:''' You're dying! And you stopped to change?\\
'''The Doctor''': Doctor:''' Oh, you should always waste time when you don't have any. Time is not the boss of you.



** The old "Doctor Who?" gag pops up again, this time done by ''The Doctor himself''...
--->'''The Doctor:''' You said she killed The Doctor...''Doctor Who?''

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** The old "Doctor Who?" gag pops up again, this time done by ''The ''the Doctor himself''...
--->'''The Doctor:''' You said she killed The the Doctor...''Doctor Who?''


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1st Oct '16 12:34:12 AM MarkLungo
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[[caption-width-right:348:[[BiggerOnTheInside Größer in der Innenseite!]]]]

->''"Look at that. Berlin on the eve of war. A whole world about to tear itself apart. Now thatís my kind of town."''

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[[caption-width-right:348:[[BiggerOnTheInside [[caption-width-right:350:[[BiggerOnTheInside Größer in der Innenseite!]]]]

->''"Look at that. Berlin UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}} on the eve of war. A whole world about to tear itself apart. Now thatís my kind of town."''
1st Oct '16 12:25:40 AM MarkLungo
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[[caption-width-right:348:[[BiggerOnTheInside Größer in der Innenseite]]!]]

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[[caption-width-right:348:[[BiggerOnTheInside Größer in der Innenseite]]!]]
Innenseite!]]]]



Written by Steven Moffat. The first episode of the second half of series 6. Extremely plot-heavy.

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Written by Steven Moffat.Creator/StevenMoffat. The first episode of the second half of series 6. Extremely plot-heavy.
27th Sep '16 1:01:11 PM Lego3400
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* ContinuitySnarl: The Doctor says to himself that he'll regenerate. The TARDIS tells him that the poison has disabled his regenerative abilities. Neither of them seems to be aware that the Doctor is out of regenerations, which they should know given future episodes.
%%* CoolBike: The big motorcycles.

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* ContinuitySnarl: The Doctor says to himself that he'll regenerate. The TARDIS tells him that the poison has disabled his regenerative abilities. Neither of them seems to be aware that the Doctor is out of regenerations, which they should know given future episodes.
%%*
CoolBike: The big motorcycles.


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** The Doctor says to himself that he'll regenerate. The TARDIS tells him that his [[ExactWords regenerative abilities are disabled]]. The TARDIS never claims it's due to the poison! The viewer would assume this, but down the line we find out the doctor is out of lives!
18th Jul '16 8:22:10 AM Mr.Flix
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[[caption-width-right:348:[[BiggerOnTheInside Größer auf der Innenseite]]!]]

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[[caption-width-right:348:[[BiggerOnTheInside Größer auf in der Innenseite]]!]]
8th Jul '16 1:33:46 AM DefyingGallifrey
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* BookEnds: The Doctor whispers his name to River. In "Forest of the Dead" she does the same to the Tenth Doctor. In that episode he states there was only one time he could tell anyone his name, here it's revealed to be when he thought he was about to die.

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* BookEnds: The It is possible that the Doctor whispers his name to River. In "Forest of the Dead" she does the same to the Tenth Doctor. In that episode he states there was only one time he could tell anyone his name, here it's revealed to be when he thought he was about to die.
16th May '16 1:56:38 AM bleedinggumsmurphy
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* BookEnds: The Doctor whispers his name to River, in "Forest of the Dead" does the same to the Tenth Doctor. In that episode he states there was only one time he could tell anyone his name, here it's revealed to be when he thought he was about to die.

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* BookEnds: The Doctor whispers his name to River, in River. In "Forest of the Dead" she does the same to the Tenth Doctor. In that episode he states there was only one time he could tell anyone his name, here it's revealed to be when he thought he was about to die.
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