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* StunGuns: Ambrose hits Alaya with a taser repeatedly, trying to force her to get her son back. [[RealityEnsues Alaya dies from the repeated attacks.]]

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* StunGuns: Ambrose hits Alaya with a taser repeatedly, trying to force her to get her son back. [[RealityEnsues Alaya dies from the repeated attacks.]]

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** Also part of the DoubleMeaningTitle, as reptiles have cold blood.

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** Also with The Doctor calling them "Homo reptilia", which would classify the Silurians as the same genus, different species as humans, ie the difference between lions and tigers. A better classification might be for example "Reptilia sapiens" (meaning 'Wise Reptiles').

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* SympathyForTheDevil: The Doctor has absolutely no problem with Malohkeh, despite the fact that the guy was prepared to vivisect his companion.


* ArtisticLicenseBiology: The Silurian doctor refers to the procedure (completed on Mo, interrupted for Amy) as "dissection". Dissection is when you open up and explore a dead creature; for living creatures it's vivisection. It could be forgiven in the previous episode with Mo, but Malohkeh should know better. However, the audience probably wouldn't.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: The Silurian doctor Malohkeh refers to the procedure (completed on Mo, interrupted for Amy) as "dissection". Dissection is when you open up and explore a dead creature; for living creatures it's vivisection. It could be forgiven in the previous episode with Mo, but Malohkeh should know better. However, the audience probably wouldn't.


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* IntriguedByHumanity: Malohkeh, the chief scientist of the Silurians who has spent his time studying Humanity and how they managed to evolve over millions of years, developing a fascination with them that [[BigDamnHeroes he was willing to awaken Eldane from hibernation]] in order to prevent Restac from starting a war with the surface.
-->'''Restac:''' "What is it about Apes you love so much?"
-->'''Malohkeh:''' "While you slept, ''they've'' evolved. I've seen it for myself."

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* IChooseToStay: Nasreen chooses to go into hibernation with Tony (whom she had fallen in love with) for 1000 years; at which point the Silurians will re-awaken and Tony would be decontaminated, and both of them plan to serve as the Silurians' ambassadors to Humanity in peaceful coexistence on Earth. [[ItHasBeenAnHonor The Doctor is proud of her dedication towards this goal.]]
-->'''Nasreen:''' "I've got what I was digging for, I can't leave when I've only just found it."


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-->'''The Doctor:''' "[[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech We had a chance here. In future when you talk about this, you tell them that there was a chance: but you were so. Much. Less. Than the best of Humanity.]]"


* StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred: Alaya goads Ambrose into killing her, believing that her death would start the war she so wanted.

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* StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred: Alaya goads Ambrose into killing her, believing that her death would will start the war she wants so wanted.badly.


* ScrewThisImOutOfHere: Eldane plans to pump the city full of poison gas, killing anyone not in a hibernation pod. As soon as the announcement of this goes out over the city's PA system, Restac's soldiers [[KnowWhenToFoldEm immediately about-face and march off to their pods]], abandoning her.

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* ScrewThisImOutOfHere: ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Eldane plans to pump the city full of poison gas, killing anyone not in a hibernation pod. As soon as the announcement of this goes out over the city's PA system, Restac's soldiers [[KnowWhenToFoldEm immediately about-face and march off to their pods]], abandoning her.


* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: How many shots are fired by the mooks here and how many people die? The answers are inversely porportional.

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* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: How many shots are fired by the mooks here and how many people die? The answers are inversely porportional.proportional.


* DownerEnding: The Doctor makes a big point on how no one can die this time in order for things to work out. The alliance falls apart, several people die, and a possible glorious future for both the humans and the Silurians together is (at best) put on hold. Admittedly,the narration implies that humanity and the Silurians may be able to make peace a thousand years after the events of the episode, which might raise the ending to {{Bittersweet|Ending}}.

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* DownerEnding: The Doctor makes a big point on how no one can die this time in order for things to work out. The alliance falls apart, several people die, and a possible glorious future for both the humans and the Silurians together is (at best) put on hold. Admittedly,the Admittedly, the narration implies that humanity and the Silurians may be able to make peace a thousand years after the events of the episode, which might raise the ending to {{Bittersweet|Ending}}.


** The Doctor talks of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS7E2DoctorWhoAndTheSilurians having met a tribe of Silurians under similar circumstances before]]. This time, he hopes that come he can create a different outcome.

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** The Doctor talks of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS7E2DoctorWhoAndTheSilurians having met a tribe of Silurians under similar circumstances before]]. This time, he hopes that come he can create a different outcome.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Despite having forgotten Rory because he's part of her personal history, Amy makes a comment about "You ''boys''", in plural, as she gets inside the TARDIS at the end.


The Doctor and Nasreen try to sneak into the apparently empty Silurian city, but are captured and taken to be examined by the Silurian head scientist, Malohkeh. The Doctor is close to once again fall victim to yet another bit of medical malpractice, but this time he manages to explain to the practitioner that he isn't human, so he survives. However this knowledge doesn't do to much to placate the leader of the Silurian warrior caste, Restac, an outspoken advocate for the "kill all the primate vermin" policy, who then insists both the Doctor and Nasreen are be executed and have them escorted them to a Silurian court. Malohkeh, quite the gentle scholar (once one gets past that whole "vivisecting people to poke a bit at their insides" business), objects to this, preferring to find a peaceful solution, but unfortunately he has no authority.

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The Doctor and Nasreen try to sneak into the apparently empty Silurian city, but are captured and taken to be examined by the Silurian head scientist, Malohkeh. The Doctor is close to once again fall victim to yet another bit of medical malpractice, but this time he manages to explain to the practitioner that he isn't human, so he survives. However this knowledge doesn't do to much to placate the leader of the Silurian warrior caste, Restac, an outspoken advocate for the "kill all the primate vermin" policy, who then insists both the Doctor and Nasreen are be executed and have has them escorted them to a Silurian court. Malohkeh, quite the gentle scholar (once one gets past that whole "vivisecting people to poke a bit at their insides" business), objects to this, preferring to find a peaceful solution, but unfortunately he has no authority.



They get captured as well, and are about to be executed -- unless the humans give them back their hostage. Problem is, Alaya really wanted her war, so she did her darndest to get a human to kill her -- and succeeded. Ambrose electrocuted her after one taunt too many about how her father as going to die and Alaya would be happy to watch.

The humans can't very well ''tell'' the Silurians this, so Restac orders the execution of Amy -- to be stopped by Eldane, the gentle Silurian leader, who was woken by Malohkeh to stop Restac.

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They get captured as well, and are about to be executed -- — unless the humans give them back their hostage. Problem is, Alaya really wanted her war, so she did her darndest to get a human to kill her -- — and succeeded. Ambrose electrocuted her after one taunt too many about how her father as is going to die and Alaya would be happy to watch.

The humans can't very well ''tell'' the Silurians this, so Restac orders the execution of Amy -- — to be stopped by Eldane, the gentle Silurian leader, who was woken by Malohkeh to stop Restac.



So. All is well, right? Of course it's all oka-- [[OhCrap oh no.]] The crack in the universe is here. And it's big enough for the Doctor to stick his hand in. He grabs something using a handkerchief, giving Restac just enough time to reach them and shoot at the Doctor before she dies from the exposure to the toxic gas.

Rory [[HeroicSacrifice jumps in front of the Doctor]]. [[DiedInYourArmsTonight He dies in Amy's arms]]. And then, just to Woobie up the Doctor some more, the crack in the universe erases him from existence. Despite the Doctor's best efforts, Amy forgets him.

The TARDIS crew run back to the surface, say their goodbyes and encourage Elliott's parents to make him the best human being to live, and to prepare the next few generations for the Silurians with myths, stories, religion, anything. Amy spots Future Amy across a field alone, and the Doctor rushes her into the TARDIS.

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So. All is well, right? Of course it's all oka-- oka– [[OhCrap oh no.]] no]]. The crack in the universe is here. And it's big enough for the Doctor to stick his hand in. He grabs something using a handkerchief, giving Restac just enough time to reach them and shoot at the Doctor before she dies from the exposure to the toxic gas.

Rory [[HeroicSacrifice jumps in front of the Doctor]]. [[DiedInYourArmsTonight He dies in Amy's arms]]. arms.]] And then, just to Woobie up the Doctor some more, the crack in the universe erases him from existence. Despite the Doctor's best efforts, Amy forgets him.

The TARDIS crew run back to the surface, say their goodbyes and encourage Elliott's parents to make him the best human being to live, and to prepare the next few future generations for the Silurians with myths, stories, religion, anything. Amy spots Future Amy across a field alone, and the Doctor rushes her into the TARDIS.



* ArtisticLicenseBiology: The Silurian doctor refers to the procedure (completed on Mo, interrupted for Amy) as "dissection". Dissection is when you open up and explore a dead creature; for living creatures it's vivisection. It could be forgiven in the previous episode with Mo, but the Silurian should know better. However, the audience probably wouldn't.
* BlastingItOutOfTheirHands: The Doctor effectively does this to the Mooks' weapons using the sonic screwdriver. It makes more sense than most applications of this trope, as the device in question is using focused sonic waves to damage the internal workings of the weapons directly, rather than shooting a projectile at them and hoping it hits.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: The Silurian doctor refers to the procedure (completed on Mo, interrupted for Amy) as "dissection". Dissection is when you open up and explore a dead creature; for living creatures it's vivisection. It could be forgiven in the previous episode with Mo, but the Silurian Malohkeh should know better. However, the audience probably wouldn't.
* BlastingItOutOfTheirHands: The Doctor effectively does this to the Mooks' mooks' weapons using the sonic screwdriver. It makes more sense than most applications of this trope, as the device in question is using focused sonic waves to damage the internal workings of the weapons directly, rather than shooting a projectile at them and hoping it hits.



** You can clearly see the Taser with which Ambrose kills Alaya among the pile of weapons she puts in her van in the first episode.

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** You can clearly see the Taser taser with which Ambrose kills Alaya among the pile of weapons she puts in her van in the first episode.episode.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Ambrose tasers Alaya to death for information on a cure for her dad.



** The Doctor talks of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS7E2DoctorWhoAndTheSilurians having met a tribe of Silurians under similar circumstances before. This time he hopes that come he can create a different outcome]].
* ColdBloodedTorture: Ambrose Tasers Alaya to death for information on a cure for her dad.

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** The Doctor talks of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS7E2DoctorWhoAndTheSilurians having met a tribe of Silurians under similar circumstances before. before]]. This time time, he hopes that come he can create a different outcome]].
* ColdBloodedTorture: Ambrose Tasers Alaya to death for information on a cure for her dad.
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* FateWorseThanDeath: Rory dying and being pulled into the crack in time -- rather than being "remembered and celebrated", he is simply erased. The Doctor remembers, however, so he feels doubly responsible for his death and the utter obliteration of a large part of Amy's life. Yet despite there allegedly being nothing to remember, the [[{{Sorting Algorithm Of Deadness}} engagement ring survives]] inside the TARDIS...
* GeneralRipper: Restac's mind is overrun by thoughts of violence and hatred. She was about to start a coup on her government, and ''murdered'' one of her people in order to supposedly protect her people.

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* FateWorseThanDeath: Rory dying and being pulled into the crack in time -- — rather than being "remembered and celebrated", he is simply erased. The Doctor remembers, however, so he feels doubly responsible for his death and the utter obliteration of a large part of Amy's life. Yet despite there allegedly being nothing to remember, the [[{{Sorting Algorithm Of Deadness}} [[SortingAlgorithmOfDeadness engagement ring survives]] inside the TARDIS...
* GeneralRipper: Restac's mind is overrun by thoughts of violence and hatred. She was about to start nearly starts a coup on her government, and ''murdered'' ''murders'' one of her people in order to supposedly protect her people.



* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Played with; considering how previous interactions between humans and Silurians have gone, the humans -- with one notable exception -- come off quite well, all things considering. The Doctor still gives Ambrose an earful for being a monster in this scenario.

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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Played with; considering how previous interactions between humans and Silurians have gone, the humans -- — with one notable exception -- — come off quite well, all things considering. The Doctor still gives Ambrose an earful for being a monster in this scenario.



* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Ambrose threatens at taser-point to get information on how to cure her father. It [[GoneHorriblyWrong doesn't work]].

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* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Ambrose threatens Alaya at taser-point to get information on how to cure her father. It [[GoneHorriblyWrong doesn't work]].



* MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning: Alaya goads Ambrose into killing her in an attempt to provoke a war between their species.



* ReallyDeadMontage: Rory gets one when Amy flashbacks to their time together. This is actually her memories erasing themselves one by one.



* ReallyDeadMontage: Rory gets one when Amy flashbacks to their time together. This is actually her memories erasing themselves one by one.
* ResetButton: At least the reset button has a "snooze" function, although it is usually ten minutes -- not a thousand years, which is when the Silurians will wake up again.

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* ReallyDeadMontage: Rory gets one when Amy flashbacks to their time together. This is actually her memories erasing themselves one by one.
* ResetButton: At least the reset button has a "snooze" function, although it is usually ten minutes -- — not a thousand years, which is when the Silurians will wake up again.



* ScrewThisImOutOfHere: Eldane plans to pump the city full of poison gas, killing anyone not in a hibernation pod. As soon as the announcement of this goes out over the city's PA system, Restac's soldiers [[KnowWhenToFoldThem immediately about-face and march off to their pods]], abandoning her.
* SealedEvilInACan: Restac's Army is woken up for her coup and then re-canned at the end.

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* ScrewThisImOutOfHere: Eldane plans to pump the city full of poison gas, killing anyone not in a hibernation pod. As soon as the announcement of this goes out over the city's PA system, Restac's soldiers [[KnowWhenToFoldThem [[KnowWhenToFoldEm immediately about-face and march off to their pods]], abandoning her.
* SealedEvilInACan: Restac's Army army is woken up for her coup and then re-canned at the end.



** Amy suggests giving them places the humans can't inhabit, like the Australian Outback, Sahara Desert and Nevada Plains.

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** Amy suggests giving them places the humans can't inhabit, like the Australian Outback, outback, Sahara Desert and Nevada Plains.plains.



* StunGuns: Ambrose hits Alaya with a Taser repeatedly, trying to force her to get her son back. [[RealityEnsues Alaya dies from the repeated attacks.]]
* TheyKilledKennyAgain: Death number three for Rory with a dose of {{Retgone}} thrown in for good measure.

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* StunGuns: Ambrose hits Alaya with a Taser taser repeatedly, trying to force her to get her son back. [[RealityEnsues Alaya dies from the repeated attacks.]]
* TheyKilledKennyAgain: Death number three for Rory Rory, with a dose of {{Retgone}} thrown in for good measure.


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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Restac is obsessed with "protecting" the Silurians from the humansm even if it means exterminating everyone on the Earth's surface... but when she sees Alaya's corpse, her grief is very real.

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Restac is obsessed with "protecting" the Silurians from the humansm humans even if it means exterminating everyone on the Earth's surface... but when she sees Alaya's corpse, her grief is very real.



* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: How Ambrose threatens to get information on how to cure her father. It [[GoneHorriblyWrong doesn't work]].

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* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: How Ambrose threatens at taser-point to get information on how to cure her father. It [[GoneHorriblyWrong doesn't work]].


* TheyKilledKennyAgain: Death number two for Rory with a dose of {{Retgone}} thrown in for good measure.

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* TheyKilledKennyAgain: Death number two three for Rory with a dose of {{Retgone}} thrown in for good measure.

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