History Recap / DoctorWhoS32E8LetsKillHitler

16th Aug '17 3:25:09 AM ClintEastwood
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* ShutUpHannibal: Rory gets ''A Shut Up Hitler'' moment. Then puts him in a cupboard.
4th Aug '17 7:28:01 PM goldenroad
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The Teselecta, still operating from inside the robot, are freaking out. They recognise the Time Lord energy, the TARDIS and the person standing before them. One of history's greatest criminals. No, not the Doctor, but his murderer: River Song. While trying to capture the minor criminal Adolf Hitler, they stumbled on Gallifrey's Most Wanted.

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The Teselecta, still operating from inside the robot, are freaking out. They recognise recognize the Time Lord energy, the TARDIS and the person standing before them. One of history's greatest criminals. No, not the Doctor, but his murderer: River Song. While trying to capture the minor criminal Adolf Hitler, they stumbled on Gallifrey's Most Wanted.



The Doctor's dying in the TARDIS, and asks for a voice interface. The voice interface hologram shows his own body. He'd prefer to see [[TheWoobie someone he likes]] while he's dying. Not Rose -- guilt. Or Martha -- still guilt. Or Donna -- more guilt. There has to be someone in the universe that he hasn't "messed up". The voice interface finally settles on an image of Amelia Pond, while she was young and he was a story. He clings to the image and shows Amelia great affection. The interface keeps reminding him that it's not Amelia. His system has been contaminated by the poison of the Judas Tree, his regeneration is disabled and there's no cure. He will be dead in thirty-two minutes. He'll be fine for thirty-one, and then dead one minute later. The Doctor loses hope, but then he is inspired by the sweet memory of fish fingers and custard.

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The Doctor's dying in the TARDIS, and asks for a voice interface. The voice interface hologram shows his own body. He'd prefer to see [[TheWoobie someone he likes]] while he's dying. Not Rose -- guilt. Or Martha -- still guilt. Or Donna -- more guilt. There has to be someone in the universe that he hasn't "messed "screwed up". The voice interface finally settles on an image of Amelia Pond, while she was young and he was a story. He clings to the image and shows Amelia great affection. The interface keeps reminding him that it's not Amelia. His system has been contaminated by the poison of the Judas Tree, his regeneration is disabled and there's no cure. He will be dead in thirty-two minutes. He'll be fine for thirty-one, and then dead one minute later. The Doctor loses hope, but then he is inspired by the sweet memory of fish fingers and custard.



This finally gets Melody to do a tentative HeelFaceTurn. She pilots the TARDIS, materialising it on board the Teselecta around Rory and Amy, saving them from the antibodies. She's able to fly it instantly -- because the TARDIS is her second mother. This she did not know, and she's appropriately shocked by the revelation.

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This finally gets Melody to do a tentative HeelFaceTurn. She pilots the TARDIS, materialising materializing it on board the Teselecta around Rory and Amy, saving them from the antibodies. She's able to fly it instantly -- because the TARDIS is her second mother. This she did not know, and she's appropriately shocked by the revelation.



* BlatantLies: This is the episode where we find out that the "temporal grace" system in the TARDIS (from the classic series) that is supposed to keep weapons from functioning doesn't exist, at least not any more. 11 admits that it was a "clever lie" all along. Rule #1, the Doctor lies.

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* BlatantLies: This is the episode where we find out that the "temporal grace" system in the TARDIS (from the classic series) that is supposed to keep weapons from functioning doesn't exist, at least not any more. 11 admits that it was a "clever lie" all along. Rule #1, the Doctor lies.#1.



** A miniaturisation field very similar to the Teselecta's was seen used in the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E2CarnivalOfMonsters Miniscope]].

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** A miniaturisation miniaturization field very similar to the Teselecta's was seen used in the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E2CarnivalOfMonsters Miniscope]].



'''Rory:''' Miniaturisation ray.\\

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'''Rory:''' Miniaturisation Miniaturization ray.\\



** The Doctor encouraging Mels, "If you stay alive, I'll marry you." It's fulfilled with her regenerated self.

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** The Doctor encouraging Mels, "If you stay alive, I'll marry you." It's fulfilled with her regenerated self.He does.



** The crew of the Teselecta aims to prevent this, by travelling to the end of said person's timeline... and killing them painfully.

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** The crew of the Teselecta aims to prevent this, by travelling traveling to the end of said person's timeline... and killing them painfully.
19th Jul '17 8:05:26 AM ClintEastwood
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* OutOfCharacerMoment: The Doctor explains "she's been brainwashed, plus, she's a woman!" when claiming that River Song is trying to kill him right after trying to marry him, and then pleads to be given some leeway for his comments because he's just been poisoned. It's a line [[SocietyMarchesOn right out of the Troughton era]] which makes no sense in context, since the Doctor wasn't raised in and has never been culturally assimilated into a sexist society, so he wouldn't fall back on stereotypes even in a moment of extreme stress.
7th Jul '17 1:56:27 AM goldenroad
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'''The Teselecta:''' [[TheUnreveal... Unknown.]]

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'''The Teselecta:''' [[TheUnreveal... [[TheUnreveal ...Unknown.]]
4th Jul '17 4:45:29 AM Maddoxsort
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And the one that [[Main/NonIndicativeName teases a major plot with]] UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, but then Hitler shows up for a few minutes, gets punched in the face, and shoved in a cupboard.

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And the one that [[Main/NonIndicativeName teases a major plot with]] UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, but then Hitler shows up for only a few minutes, gets punched in the face, and shoved in a cupboard.
cupboard.

Fun fact: There's also a short bonus scene featuring Amy and Rory on a motorcycle in motion comic format that aired during the episode premiere in America.
4th Jul '17 4:43:38 AM Maddoxsort
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The one that teases Hitler, but then Hitler shows up for less that two minutes and gets put in a cupboard.

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The one where the penny drops... about River Song's identity.

And the
one that [[Main/NonIndicativeName teases Hitler, a major plot with]] UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, but then Hitler shows up for less that two minutes and a few minutes, gets put punched in the face, and shoved in a cupboard.
4th Jul '17 4:39:04 AM Maddoxsort
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The one that teases Hitler, but then Hitler shows up for less that two minutes and gets put in a cupboard.
4th Jun '17 1:02:01 AM JackG
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* WhoShotJFK: One of the {{Noodle Incident}}s referenced above hints at some timey-wimey meddling in the Kennedy assassination.

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* WhoShotJFK: One of the {{Noodle Incident}}s referenced above hints at some timey-wimey meddling in the Kennedy assassination. And we know the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose Doctor was there, too...]]
3rd Jun '17 7:36:29 AM StFan
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->'''Mels:''' Let's see . . . You've got a time machine. I've got a gun. What the hell. [[TitleDrop Let's kill Hitler!]]

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->'''Mels:''' Let's see . . .see... You've got a time machine. I've got a gun. What the hell. [[TitleDrop Let's kill Hitler!]]



* BaitAndSwitch: When the future guys identify the TARDIS and begin talking about "the greatest war criminal in history", at first we think they mean the Doctor ([[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens "soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies"]] and all that). Then one says "It's her!" . . . Just goes to show that while the Doctor has uncountable enemies, there are more still who look up to him.

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* BaitAndSwitch: When the future guys identify the TARDIS and begin talking about "the greatest war criminal in history", at first we think they mean the Doctor ([[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens "soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies"]] and all that). Then one says "It's her!" . . .her!" ... Just goes to show that while the Doctor has uncountable enemies, there are more still who look up to him.



-->'''Amy:''' That's Melody . . .\\
'''Rory:''' That's River Song . . .\\

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-->'''Amy:''' That's Melody . . .Melody...\\
'''Rory:''' That's River Song . . .Song...\\



** 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:
--->'''River:''' [[MsFanservice Hellooo Benjamin . . .]]
** Hitler gets locked in the cupboard and [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse disappears out of the story]], but . . .

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** Back in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut The Impossible Astronaut"]], 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:
--->'''River:''' [[MsFanservice Hellooo Benjamin . . .Benjamin...]]
** Hitler gets locked in the cupboard and [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse disappears out of the story]], but . . .but...



** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels "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 "[[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?



** When Melody runs off to check out the new parts, she seems really excited about something in particular, to which she screams out "I'm going to wear lots of jodhpurs!"; her outfit of choice in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens "The Pandorica Opens"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang "The Big Bang"]].

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** When Melody runs off to check out the new parts, she seems really excited about something in particular, to which she screams out "I'm going to wear lots of jodhpurs!"; her outfit of choice in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens The Pandorica Opens"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang "The Opens]]"/"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang The Big Bang"]].Bang]]".



** Mels has "Penny in the air . . . penny drops." As is typical of Time Lords, it's not seen after her [[TheNthDoctor regeneration]], or before her previous one.

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** Mels has "Penny in the air . . .air... penny drops." As is typical of Time Lords, it's not seen after her [[TheNthDoctor regeneration]], or before her previous one.



** At the end, the Doctor says that River won't be fine, "she will be . . . ''amazing''". This sounds an awful lot like [[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E5WarriorsGate the Fourth Doctor's send-off of Romana]]: "All right? She'll be ''superb''". It may also be a reference to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E6TheDoctorsDaughter Ten's last words to Jenny]].
** A minor one to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels "The Time of Angels"]]: "Time is not the boss of me. Rule #408."

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** At the end, the Doctor says that River won't be fine, "she will be . . .be... ''amazing''". This sounds an awful lot like [[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E5WarriorsGate the Fourth Doctor's send-off of Romana]]: "All right? She'll be ''superb''". It may also be a reference to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E6TheDoctorsDaughter Ten's last words to Jenny]].
** A minor one to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels The Time of Angels"]]: Angels]]": "Time is not the boss of me. Rule #408."



** 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".
** In the prequel, Amy says "Don't worry, I'm not invisible", alluding to [[Recap/DoctorWhoTAGE01CityOfTheDaleks "City of the Daleks"]], in which she does become invisible.
** "Give them hell" previously was said by the Doctor in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar "A Good Man Goes to War"]].

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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 "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E9TheSatanPit The Satan Pit"]] Pit]]" where The Doctor says "If you talk to Rose, tell her . . .her... Oh, she knows".
** In the prequel, Amy says "Don't worry, I'm not invisible", alluding to [[Recap/DoctorWhoTAGE01CityOfTheDaleks "City "[[Recap/DoctorWhoTAGE01CityOfTheDaleks City of the Daleks"]], Daleks]]", in which she does become invisible.
** "Give them hell" previously was said by the Doctor in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar "A "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar A Good Man Goes to War"]].War]]".



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Melody's delight after the guards shoot her seems rather like [[ImmodestOrgasm something else entirely . . .]] especially given her parting line -- [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar "Mmm, that hit the spot."]]

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Melody's delight after the guards shoot her seems rather like [[ImmodestOrgasm something else entirely . . .entirely...]] especially given her parting line -- [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar "Mmm, that hit the spot."]]



'''Rory:''' [[ShapedLikeItself Well, there was a ray, and then we were miniaturized . . .]]

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'''Rory:''' [[ShapedLikeItself Well, there was a ray, and then we were miniaturized . . .miniaturized...]]



-->'''Rory:''' Okay, I'm trapped inside a giant robot replica of my wife . . . ''[lowers voice to a whisper]'' I'm really trying not to see this as a metaphor.

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-->'''Rory:''' Okay, I'm trapped inside a giant robot replica of my wife . . .wife... ''[lowers voice to a whisper]'' I'm really trying not to see this as a metaphor.



'''The Doctor:''' She’s been brainwashed, so it all makes sense. Plus she’s a woman . . . Shut up, I'm dying!

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'''The Doctor:''' She’s been brainwashed, so it all makes sense. Plus she’s she's a woman . . .woman... Shut up, I'm dying!



* IndyPloy: The Doctor's dying, but it's fine, he's got a plan . . . Not dying.

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* IndyPloy: The Doctor's dying, but it's fine, he's got a plan . . .plan... Not dying.



** The crew of the Teselecta aims to prevent this, by travelling to the end of said person's timeline . . . and killing them painfully.

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** The crew of the Teselecta aims to prevent this, by travelling to the end of said person's timeline . . .timeline... and killing them painfully.



* KillEmAll: Invoked by Amy, when she deactivates the Teselecta's wristbands, causing the antibodies to go after the entire crew. A few are killed before the rest escape to their mothership, but that still stopped them from killing Melody . . .
* KissOfDeath: How Melody poisons the Doctor, very nearly killing him. Given her [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels track]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens record]], he really should have known better . . .

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* KillEmAll: Invoked by Amy, when she deactivates the Teselecta's wristbands, causing the antibodies to go after the entire crew. A few are killed before the rest escape to their mothership, but that still stopped them from killing Melody . . .
Melody...
* KissOfDeath: How Melody poisons the Doctor, very nearly killing him. Given her [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels track]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens record]], he really should have known better . . .better...



* 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 story set chronologically last in her personal timeline, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary "Silence in the Library"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "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 story set chronologically last in her personal timeline, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary "Silence "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary Silence in the Library"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest Library]]"/"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead Forest of the Dead"]].Dead]]".



* MistakenForGay: Amy originally thought Rory was gay before they hooked up. Her reasoning was that he's shown no interest for any girl in his life . . . [[SingleTargetSexuality except her]], as she finally realizes.

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* MistakenForGay: Amy originally thought Rory was gay before they hooked up. Her reasoning was that he's shown no interest for any girl in his life . . .life... [[SingleTargetSexuality except her]], as she finally realizes.



* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: "Well, I was on my way to this gay gypsy Bar Mitzvah for the disabled . . ."

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* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: "Well, I was on my way to this gay gypsy Bar Mitzvah for the disabled . . .disabled..."



'''Melody:''' New body, new rules . . . I'm going ''shopping!''

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'''Melody:''' New body, new rules . . .rules... I'm going ''shopping!''



-->'''The Teselecta:''' The Silence is not a species. it is a religious order, or movement. Their core belief is that [[ArcWords silence will fall]] when the question is asked.\\

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-->'''The Teselecta:''' The Silence is not a species. it It is a religious order, or movement. Their core belief is that [[ArcWords silence will fall]] when the question is asked.\\



'''The Teselecta:''' [[TheUnreveal . . . Unknown.]]

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'''The Teselecta:''' [[TheUnreveal . . .[[TheUnreveal... Unknown.]]



** Also, the time-travelling robot is manned by [[Franchise/StarTrek a bridge full of people in uniforms who have teleporter technology]] . . . who are on a FantasticVoyagePlot, you might say. The bridge of the Teselecta looks like the bridge of the Klingon Bird of Prey.
** [[Film/MeetDave Human-looking robot manned by tiny people . . .]]

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** Also, the time-travelling robot is manned by [[Franchise/StarTrek a bridge full of people in uniforms who have teleporter technology]] . . .technology]]... who are on a FantasticVoyagePlot, you might say. The bridge of the Teselecta looks like the bridge of the Klingon Bird of Prey.
** [[Film/MeetDave Human-looking robot manned by tiny people . . .people...]]



** The whole sequence where [[OutGambitted the Doctor and Melody one-up each other's attempts to assassinate/foil/foil the foil/foil the foiling of the foil . . . ooh, gone cross-eyed . . .]] seems to be a big long shout-out to ''Recap/DoctorWhoTheCurseOfFatalDeath'', conveniently also written by Creator/StevenMoffat.

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** The whole sequence where [[OutGambitted the Doctor and Melody one-up each other's attempts to assassinate/foil/foil the foil/foil the foiling of the foil . . . foil... ooh, gone cross-eyed . . .cross-eyed...]] seems to be a big long shout-out to ''Recap/DoctorWhoTheCurseOfFatalDeath'', conveniently also written by Creator/StevenMoffat.



** Many of the Antibody Squids' lines -- particularly ''". . . followed by death"'' -- put people in the mind of [=GLaDOS=] from ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''.

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** Many of the Antibody Squids' lines -- particularly ''". . .''"... followed by death"'' -- put people in the mind of [=GLaDOS=] from ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''.



** Melody/River, in her guise of Mels, hooks up Amy and Rory, thereby ensuring that they will eventually marry and conceive Melody . . . who they then (unwittingly) name after herself.
-->'''The Doctor:''' Mels. Short for . . .\\

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** Melody/River, in her guise of Mels, hooks up Amy and Rory, thereby ensuring that they will eventually marry and conceive Melody . . .Melody... who they then (unwittingly) name after herself.
-->'''The --->'''The Doctor:''' Mels. Short for . . .for...\\



'''The Doctor:''' You named your daughter . . . ''after your daughter.''

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'''The Doctor:''' You named your daughter . . .daughter... ''after your daughter.''



** The Doctor says "spoilers" to Melody, as an IronicEcho from the many times River has said it. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32HVBSNightAndTheDoctor "Night and the Doctor"]] later confirms that River got the CatchPhrase from the Doctor.

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** The Doctor says "spoilers" to Melody, as an IronicEcho from the many times River has said it. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32HVBSNightAndTheDoctor "Night "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32HVBSNightAndTheDoctor Night and the Doctor"]] Doctor]]" later confirms that River got the CatchPhrase from the Doctor.



--->'''Mels:''' Let's see . . . You've got a time machine. I've got a gun. What the hell. Let's kill Hitler!
** 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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--->'''Mels:''' Let's see . . .see... You've got a time machine. I've got a gun. What the hell. Let's kill Hitler!
** The old "Doctor Who?" gag pops up again, this time done by ''the Doctor himself'' . . .
himself''...
--->'''The Doctor:''' You said she killed the Doctor . . .Doctor... ''Doctor who?''



-->'''Mels:''' [[LampshadeHanging And the penny drops . . .]]

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-->'''Mels:''' [[LampshadeHanging And the penny drops . . .drops...]]



'''Mels:''' Might as well do it now . . . Since they're both right here . . .

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'''Mels:''' Might as well do it now . . . now... Since they're both right here . . .here...



10th May '17 10:15:50 PM AthenaBlue
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The one where Hitler gets locked in a closet.



Melody ''loves'' her new body. It's so ''mature'' ("[[ShoutOut hello,]] [[Film/TheGraduate Benjamin]]!"), with hair that just doesn't ''stop'', and a whole new colour-scheme to work with. She doesn't know why Rory is rambling about some girl named River, though. With that, she disappears to go weigh herself.

->'''Rory:''' (''completely stunned'') Does anybody else find this day just a bit difficult? I'm getting a sort of banging in my head.\\

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Melody ''loves'' her new body. It's so ''mature'' ("[[ShoutOut hello,]] [[Film/TheGraduate Benjamin]]!"), with hair that just doesn't ''stop'', and a whole new colour-scheme colour scheme to work with. She doesn't know why Rory is rambling about some girl named River, though. With that, she disappears to go weigh herself.

herself.

->'''Rory:''' (''completely stunned'') ''[completely stunned]'' Does anybody else find this day just a bit difficult? I'm getting a sort of banging in my head.\\



The Doctor's dying in the TARDIS, and asks for a voice interface. The voice interface hologram shows his own body. He'd prefer to see [[TheWoobie someone he likes]] while he's dying. Not Rose -- guilt. Or Martha -- still guilt. Or Donna -- more guilt. There has to be someone in the universe that he hasn't "messed up". The voice interface finally settles on an image of Amelia Pond, while she was young and he was a story. He clings to the image and shows Amelia great affection. The interface keeps reminding him that it's not Amelia. His system has been contaminated by the poison of the Judas Tree, his regeneration is disabled and there's no cure. He will be dead in thirty-two minutes. He'll be fine for thirty-one, and then dead one minute later. The Doctor loses hope, but then he is inspired by the sweet memory of fish-fingers and custard.

Melody goes to a fancy party and forces the diners to undress at gunpoint, to provide her with a new set of clothes. Amy and Rory arrive outside, closely followed by the robot. The Teselecta intercepts them and miniaturises them, taking them on board the robot. The robot takes on Amy's appearance. However, the Teselecta is a group of {{Reasonable Authority Figure}}s, and Amy and Rory are quickly given wristbands which allow them to live, and since they're Melody's family, they get to see her files.

Melody is merrily trying on Nazi outfits when the robot arrives. She's about to be killed, but the TARDIS appears. This time, it's the Doctor who asks "Doctor who?" He's leaning on a cane, dressed in an impeccable tails tuxedo, complete with a top hat.

He's cross.

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The Doctor's dying in the TARDIS, and asks for a voice interface. The voice interface hologram shows his own body. He'd prefer to see [[TheWoobie someone he likes]] while he's dying. Not Rose -- guilt. Or Martha -- still guilt. Or Donna -- more guilt. There has to be someone in the universe that he hasn't "messed up". The voice interface finally settles on an image of Amelia Pond, while she was young and he was a story. He clings to the image and shows Amelia great affection. The interface keeps reminding him that it's not Amelia. His system has been contaminated by the poison of the Judas Tree, his regeneration is disabled and there's no cure. He will be dead in thirty-two minutes. He'll be fine for thirty-one, and then dead one minute later. The Doctor loses hope, but then he is inspired by the sweet memory of fish-fingers fish fingers and custard.

Melody goes to a fancy party and forces the diners to undress at gunpoint, to provide her with a new set of clothes. Amy and Rory arrive outside, closely followed by the robot. The Teselecta intercepts them and miniaturises them, taking them on board the robot. The robot takes on Amy's appearance. However, the Teselecta is a group of {{Reasonable Authority Figure}}s, and Amy and Rory are quickly given wristbands which allow them to live, and since they're Melody's family, they get to see her files.

files.

Melody is merrily trying on Nazi outfits when the robot arrives. She's about to be killed, but the TARDIS appears. This time, it's the Doctor who asks "Doctor who?" He's leaning on a cane, dressed in an impeccable tails tuxedo, complete with a top hat.

hat.

He's cross.
cross.



The Doctor tries to convince them not to take Melody, but he's still dying, and he's slipping rapidly while trying to stay upright with the cane. The Teselecta starts to punish Melody, but Amy turns the Teselecta's safeguard wrist watches against its own crew using the sonic screwdriver. The crew is forced to shut down the ship, which automatically cancels Melody's punishment. They then teleport to their mother ship, leaving Amy and Rory stranded on-board.

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The Doctor tries to convince them not to take Melody, but he's still dying, and he's slipping rapidly while trying to stay upright with the cane. The Teselecta starts to punish Melody, but Amy turns the Teselecta's safeguard wrist watches wristbands against its own crew using the sonic screwdriver. The crew is forced to shut down the ship, which automatically cancels Melody's punishment. They then teleport to their mother ship, leaving Amy and Rory stranded on-board.



* AccidentalProposal: Eleven accidentally asks River to marry him. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang Again]].

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* AccidentalProposal: Eleven accidentally asks River to marry him. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang Again]].Again.]]



* {{Anticlimax}}: When the Teselecta reaches up to Zimmerman's face you think he's going to kill him. The music even anticipates this. [[StabTheSalad In fact the Teselecta just takes his glasses.]]

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* {{Anticlimax}}: When the Teselecta reaches up to Zimmerman's face face, you think he's going to kill him. The music even anticipates this. [[StabTheSalad In fact fact, the Teselecta just takes his glasses.]]



* BlackBestFriend: Mels is Amy's best friend since childhood. Then we find out that she's actually Melody who regenerated into a black girl before becoming River Song.

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* BlackBestFriend: Mels is Amy's best friend since childhood. Then we find out that she's actually Melody Melody, who regenerated into a black girl before becoming River Song.



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(''{{beat}}'')\\''[{{beat}}]''\\



** 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. Robinson"]]. River's words to the Doctor, complete with BetweenMyLegs, after having regenerated from Mels' Mels into a more [[Creator/AlexKingston "mature"]] body:



** The reappearance of companions Rose, Martha and Donna as holograms, and the Doctor's response to them being "guilt" "also guilt" or "more guilt!".

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** The reappearance of companions Rose, Martha and Donna as holograms, and the Doctor's response to them being "guilt" "guilt", "also guilt" or "more guilt!".



** Within minutes of River Song's appearance, we see the first use and genesis of both "Hello, sweetie." and "Spoilers" respectively. The second, being TimeyWimeyBall, invokes a StableTimeLoop, even.

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** Within minutes of River Song's appearance, we see the first use and genesis of both "Hello, sweetie." sweetie" and "Spoilers" respectively. The second, being TimeyWimeyBall, invokes a StableTimeLoop, even.



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: The Doctor. Someone just stole a car, has almost run him over and what's his complaint?

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: The Doctor. Someone just stole a car, has car and almost run ran him over over, and what's his complaint?



** River begins her studies on the Moon. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut Very appropriate]].
** At the end, the Doctor says that River won't be fine, "she will be . . . ''amazing''". This sounds an awful lot like [[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E5WarriorsGate the Fourth Doctor's send-off of Romana]]: "All right? She'll be ''superb''". It may also be a reference to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E6TheDoctorsDaughter Ten's last words to Jenny.]]

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** River begins her studies on the Moon. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut Very appropriate]].
appropriate.]]
** At the end, the Doctor says that River won't be fine, "she will be . . . ''amazing''". This sounds an awful lot like [[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E5WarriorsGate the Fourth Doctor's send-off of Romana]]: "All right? She'll be ''superb''". It may also be a reference to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E6TheDoctorsDaughter Ten's last words to Jenny.]]Jenny]].



** In the prequel, Amy says "Don't worry, I'm not invisible", alluding to ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoTAGE01CityOfTheDaleks City of the Daleks]]'', in which she does become invisible.

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** In the prequel, Amy says "Don't worry, I'm not invisible", alluding to ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoTAGE01CityOfTheDaleks City [[Recap/DoctorWhoTAGE01CityOfTheDaleks "City of the Daleks]]'', Daleks"]], in which she does become invisible.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Melody's delight after the guards shoot her, seems rather like [[ImmodestOrgasm something else entirely . . .]] especially given her parting line -- [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar "Mmm, that hit the spot"]].

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Melody's delight after the guards shoot her, her seems rather like [[ImmodestOrgasm something else entirely . . .]] especially given her parting line -- [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar "Mmm, that hit the spot"]].spot."]]



* ExpositionFairy: The TARDIS's interface informs the Doctor and the audience that he will be dead in 32 minutes and regeneration is disabled.

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* ExpositionFairy: The TARDIS's TARDIS' interface informs the Doctor and the audience that he will be dead in 32 minutes and regeneration is disabled.



-->'''Rory:''' Okay, I'm trapped inside a giant robot replica of my wife . . . ''(lowers voice to a whisper)'' I'm really trying not to see this as a metaphor.

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-->'''Rory:''' Okay, I'm trapped inside a giant robot replica of my wife . . . ''(lowers ''[lowers voice to a whisper)'' whisper]'' I'm really trying not to see this as a metaphor.



* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Melody gets shot after regenerating. [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion For the first fifteen hours, it doesn't matter]].

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* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Melody gets shot after regenerating. [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion For the first fifteen hours, it doesn't matter]].matter.]]



* MisaimedFandom (InUniverse): It's strongly suggested that it was the Doctor who inspired the Department of Justice to travel through time punishing villains.

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* MisaimedFandom (InUniverse): MisaimedFandom: InUniverse. It's strongly suggested that it was the Doctor who inspired the Department of Justice to travel through time punishing villains.



* 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.
* PrecrimeArrest: This episode features the obvious HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct, from Melody Pond and from new character/crew Justice Department Vehicle #6018. The Justice vehicle is sent to painfully kill Time's greatest criminals just before their death (and after their crimes). They realize they've arrived too soon in Hitler's personal timeline, however, they find a bigger fish: The woman who killed the Doctor. Except that she hadn't done that yet, either. Or has she?

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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.
* PrecrimeArrest: This episode features the obvious HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct, from Melody Pond and from new character/crew Justice Department Vehicle #6018. The Justice vehicle is sent to painfully kill Time's greatest criminals just before their death (and after their crimes). They realize they've arrived too soon in Hitler's personal timeline, however, they find a bigger fish: The the woman who killed the Doctor. Except that she hadn't done that yet, either. Or has she?



-->'''Melody:''' (''after taking down five Nazi police'') Thanks, boys! Call me!\\

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-->'''Melody:''' (''after ''[after taking down five Nazi police'') police]'' Thanks, boys! Call me!\\



* RuleOfFunny: Surprising for an episode that not only is an integral part of the season arc, but also prominently features Nazis. Yet the episode runs on it pretty well (locking Hitler in the cupboard, River jumping out of windows and hijacking motorcycles, miniaturisation ray, the TARDIS voice-activated command system). [[http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2011/08/doctor-whos-day-roundup-steven-moffat-says-taking-the-mickey-out-of-hitler-was-the-plan/ Moffat said]] that he did part of it on purpose, saying that turning Hitler into a punchline was a way of showing his failure. Think of it like a real-life [[Franchise/HarryPotter Riddikulus Spell.]]

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* RuleOfFunny: Surprising for an episode that not only is an integral part of the season arc, but also prominently features Nazis. Yet the episode runs on it pretty well (locking Hitler in the cupboard, River jumping out of windows and hijacking motorcycles, miniaturisation ray, the TARDIS voice-activated command system). [[http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2011/08/doctor-whos-day-roundup-steven-moffat-says-taking-the-mickey-out-of-hitler-was-the-plan/ Moffat said]] that he did part of it on purpose, saying that turning Hitler into a punchline was a way of showing his failure. Think of it like a real-life [[Franchise/HarryPotter Riddikulus Spell.]]Spell]].



** [[Film/TheTerminator A robot that appears human (and can mimic appearances) from the future travelling back in time to assassinate a future leader.]] Followed up by Melody saying, "Take off your clothes".

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** [[Film/TheTerminator A robot that appears human (and can mimic appearances) from the future travelling back in time to assassinate a future leader.]] Followed up by Melody saying, "Take off your clothes".clothes!"



'''Rory:''' (''[[CannotSpitItOut doesn't answer; leaves looking terrified]]'')

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'''Rory:''' (''[[CannotSpitItOut ''[[[CannotSpitItOut doesn't answer; leaves looking terrified]]'')terrified]]]''
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