History Recap / DoctorWhoS32E8LetsKillHitler

23rd Mar '18 7:01:31 AM Sollander
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[BiggerOnTheInside Größer in der Innenseite!]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[BiggerOnTheInside Größer in der Innenseite!]]]]
Von innen viel größer als von außen!]]]]
8th Feb '18 6:57:49 PM nombretomado
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* PachelbelsCanon: This is performed before Melody crashes the party.
2nd Feb '18 1:35:24 PM TheIllusiveMonster
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In 1938, a shape-shifting humanoid robot containing miniaturised humanoids has assumed the form of Wehrmacht officer Zimmerman and attacked Hitler. It's the Teselecta, a group of TimePolice. (Though not ''the'' [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild Time Police]].) Running out of the TARDIS to escape the smoke from her gunshot wound, the Doctor and his companions inadvertently stop the robot from killing Hitler.

Hitler fires a revolver at the robot to defend himself. Everyone tries to duck out of the way, except Rory, who [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome punches Hitler in the face and then, when Hitler tries to protest, tells him to shut up]]. Rory shoves Hitler into a cupboard, [[RuleOfFunny not to be seen again in this episode]].

But the bullet didn't hit the robot. It hit Mels. And the violent, odd, psychopathic 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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In 1938, a shape-shifting humanoid robot containing miniaturised humanoids has assumed the form of Wehrmacht officer Erich Zimmerman and attacked Hitler. It's This is the Teselecta, a group squadron of TimePolice. (Though not ''the'' [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild Time Police]].) Running out of the TARDIS to escape the smoke from her gunshot wound, the Doctor and his companions inadvertently stop the robot from killing Hitler.

Hitler. Rory and Amy are less than enthused.

Suddenly the robot picks itself back up, and
Hitler fires a revolver at the robot to defend himself. Everyone tries to duck out of the way, except Rory, who [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome punches Hitler in the face and then, when Hitler tries to protest, tells him to shut up]]. Rory shoves Hitler into a cupboard, [[RuleOfFunny not to be seen again in this episode]].

But the bullet didn't hit the robot. It hit Mels. And the violent, odd, psychopathic borderline-psychopathic 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.



The Doctor desperately tries to deal with a Melody who is in no way like his sweet familiar River. She's extremely young, extremely crass, a psychopath, and raised by the Silence to kill him. After regenerating in New York, she ended up as a toddler, and spent years searching for her parents. She eventually found them and spent her childhood with Amy and Rory, growing up together with them, but now she's ready to finally get that assassination over with and live her own life. The Doctor manages to empty her gun while she's not looking, replace her backup weapon [[RunningGag with a banana]] and (barely) dodge her attempts at seducing him. Then she manages a quick TakeThatKiss, with poison lipstick. As she [[RunningGag jumps out of the window]], the Doctor starts to die.

Melody has other things on her mind: steal a motorbike, get new clothes. She's quickly stopped by the Wehrmacht, who are very curious as to why she's jumping out of Hitler's office window.

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The Doctor desperately tries to deal with a Melody who is in no way like his sweet familiar River. She's [[BreadEggsMilkSquick extremely young, extremely crass, a psychopath, and raised by the Silence to kill him.him]]. After regenerating in New York, she ended up as a toddler, and spent years searching for her parents. She eventually found them and spent her childhood with Amy and Rory, growing up together with them, but now she's ready to finally get that assassination over with and live her own life. The Unfortunately, it's not so easy to assassinate a centuries-old Time Lord. In a brilliant montage of [[GambitRoulette spur-of-the-moment strategies]], [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow foreplanning]], and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking lucky gambles]], the Doctor manages to empty her gun while she's not looking, replace her backup weapon [[RunningGag with a banana]] and (barely) dodge her attempts at seducing him. Then she manages a quick TakeThatKiss, TakeThatKiss... with poison poisoned lipstick. As she [[RunningGag jumps out of the window]], the Doctor starts to die.

Melody has other things on her mind: steal a motorbike, get new clothes. She's quickly stopped by the Wehrmacht, who are very curious as to why she's jumping out of Hitler's office window.
window. Mels responds with her trademark [[DeadpanSnarker snark]]:



As they shoot her, [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion within the first fifteen hours of her regeneration cycle]], she uses a regeneration energy burst to kill them all.

Rory and Amy go after her with the sonic screwdriver, but they're stopped by a German soldier. Rory tries to explain, decides not to, and instead punches the soldier out after saluting. They follow Melody, unaware that the soldier was actually the Teselecta robot.

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 "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.

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.

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As they They, of course, shoot her, her. However, these soldiers were never briefed on what do do when dealing with a Time Lord [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion within the first fifteen hours of her regeneration cycle]], she uses a which earns them death by regeneration energy burst to kill them all.

burst.

Rory and Amy go after her with the sonic screwdriver, but they're stopped by a German soldier. Rory tries to explain, decides not to, and instead punches the soldier out after saluting.giving him a fake-out salute and takes his motorcycle. Amy asks him if he can drive a motorcycle, and Rory responds that he expects so; it's been that kind of day. They follow Melody, unaware that the soldier was actually the Teselecta robot.

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 "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. Amelia, and of more dire things; 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 four words that started it all: "fish fingers and custard.

custard."

Meanwhile,
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.
2nd Feb '18 1:19:53 PM TheIllusiveMonster
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We see a few flashbacks of Mels growing up, always near Amy and always asking about the Doctor. Rory tagged along as their ButtMonkey. In school, Mels would always get in trouble: saying it's the Doctor's fault that the ''Titanic'' sank and the teacher is stupid for not knowing who he is, or that World War II only happened because the Doctor didn't kill Hitler. As she grew older she was arrested with some frequency, stealing vehicles and generally being antisocial. And she was always a bit jealous of Amy, because Amy had "Mr. Perfect" all along. Amy protested that her Mr. Perfect wasn't even real. Mels meant ''Rory''. Amy explained that she'd love to be with Rory, but they're JustFriends and can't be together because [[MistakenForGay Rory's gay]]. He'd never looked at girls, after all. As Rory quickly walked out and Mels burst into giggles, Amy realised for the first time that Rory had just been [[SingleTargetSexuality Amy-sexual all along]].

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We see a few flashbacks of Mels growing up, always near Amy and always asking about the Doctor. Rory tagged along as their ButtMonkey. In school, Mels would always get in trouble: saying it's the Doctor's fault that the ''Titanic'' sank and the teacher is stupid for not knowing who he is, or that World War II only happened because the Doctor didn't kill Hitler. As she grew older she was arrested with some frequency, stealing vehicles and generally being antisocial. And she was always a bit jealous of Amy, because Amy had "Mr. Perfect" all along. Amy protested that her Mr. Perfect wasn't even real. real, but Mels didn't mean the Doctor. She meant ''Rory''. Amy explained that she'd love to be with Rory, but they're JustFriends and can't be together because [[MistakenForGay Rory's gay]]. He'd never looked at girls, after all.all, not once in all the years that they'd been friends... oh. As Rory quickly walked out and Mels burst into giggles, Amy realised for the first time that Rory had just been [[SingleTargetSexuality Amy-sexual all along]].
2nd Jan '18 3:45:18 PM nombretomado
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-->'''Antibodies: [[{{Hello}} WELCOME]]. YOU ARE UNAUTHORIZED. [[DissonantSerenity PLEASE REMAIN CALM WHILE YOUR LIFE IS EXTRACTED]]. YOU WILL EXPERIENCE A TINGLING SENSATION [[HaveANiceDeath AND THEN DEATH]].'''

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-->'''Antibodies: [[{{Hello}} [[JustForFun/{{Hello}} WELCOME]]. YOU ARE UNAUTHORIZED. [[DissonantSerenity PLEASE REMAIN CALM WHILE YOUR LIFE IS EXTRACTED]]. YOU WILL EXPERIENCE A TINGLING SENSATION [[HaveANiceDeath AND THEN DEATH]].'''
7th Nov '17 10:36:58 AM Jeduthun
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* AdolfHitlarious: The Führer appears as a blustering ButtMonkey who, almost as soon as we meet him, gets punched in the face, stuffed in a cupboard, and forgotten about. So much for Hitler!
25th Oct '17 12:26:47 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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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.

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* OutOfCharacerMoment: OutOfCharacterMoment: 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.
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.
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