WMG: Doctor Who S32 E11 "The God Complex"
WARNING! THERE MAY BE UNMARKED SPOILERS!
What the Doctor Saw in Room Eleven
- Given the context of the Moffat/Smith tenure thus far, it would be logical to assume it's either
The whole hotel is the Doctor's roomIt consists of situation after situation in which one after another he fails to save someone while he's questioned about his need to do so and the danger he brings to others.
The fire exits are Rory's fearRory's greatest fear is that he may one day let Amy down and take the easy way out, even after 1,894 years of telling himself he won't. Thus his greatest fear is manifested as an easy way out. He doesn't go all "praise him" like the others because he doesn't have any "faith".
The hotel is the House of LeavesIt's a creepy building whose inside changes, plus there's the minotaur. So why can't the hotel be the house?
Rory wasn't seeing fire exits because he has no faith.After all, what about his faith in Amy? Hasn't she saved him just as many times as the other way around? His faith in the Doctor? For all his annoyance with the Doctor, he still seems to respect him a fair bit. There's also his faith in the fact that he will keep on dying. Again, we're stretching the definition of "faith", but so did the episode itself. The fire exits weren't because of Rory's lack of faith. After thousands of years of fighting for Amy, adventuring with the Doctor, and generally facing down the worst the universe has to throw at him, Rory isn't afraid of anything anymore. His "faith", the thing that he falls back on in dangerous circumstances, is himself. The same Heroic Resolve that kept him sane as The Last Centurion and No Selled House, is what protected him from the Minotaur.
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