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* FryingPanOfDoom: The Doctor uses a saucepan in an attempt to batter the Cybermat off of Craig, but winds up hitting Craig instead.

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* SuperWindowJump: The Doctor comes to rescue Craig from the Cybermat by leaping through a closed glass door.

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* ActorAllusion: Creator/KarenGillan was a model in real life.


'Till River kills the Doctor...''

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'Till Till River kills the Doctor...''



->''Tick tock, goes the clock, he cradled and he rocked her. Tick tock goes the clock, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong 'till River kills the Doctor.]]''

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->''Tick tock, goes the clock, he cradled and he rocked her. Tick tock goes the clock, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong 'till till River kills the Doctor.]]''


* StealthHiBye: Sophie knocks... on her own door (she ''always'' forgets her keys) and by the time Craig has turned back, the Doctor has once again disappeared.

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* StealthHiBye: StealthHiBye:
** The Doctor disappears on Craig and Val as they talk in the store.
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Sophie knocks... on her own door (she ''always'' forgets her keys) and by the time Craig has turned back, the Doctor has once again disappeared.


* SleepCute: Craig falls asleep with Alfie on his belly. A chubby little man on his chubby little man.

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* SleepCute: Craig falls asleep with Alfie [[TummyCushion on his belly.belly]]. A chubby little man on his chubby little man.


Someone knocks on his door, and Craig is surprised to find the Doctor there. He immediately suspects the Doctor is investigating something alien. The Doctor refutes this, and is only there to drop by and say hello. Why? No reason. He's just making a normal social call in Craig's normal house. That's what normal people do. After [[BabyLanguage speaking to little Alfie]] and learning that the boy really wants to be called [[AwesomeMcCoolName "Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All"]], the Doctor turns to leave as suddenly as he arrived.

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Someone knocks on his door, and Craig is surprised to find the Doctor there. He immediately suspects the Doctor is investigating something alien. [[note]]Well, that's the second thing he suspects. The ''first'' thing he suspects is that Sophie somehow got the Doctor to check up on him.[[/note]] The Doctor refutes this, and is only there to drop by and say hello. Why? No reason. He's just making a normal social call in Craig's normal house. That's what normal people do. After [[BabyLanguage speaking to little Alfie]] and learning that the boy really wants to be called [[AwesomeMcCoolName "Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All"]], the Doctor turns to leave as suddenly as he arrived.

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The one with '''''STORMAGEDDON, DARK LORD OF ALL.'''''


[[caption-width-right:350:Just a little pit stop on the farewell tour . . .]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Just a little pit stop on the farewell tour . . .tour...]]



Written by Gareth Roberts. The penultimate episode of the 2011 ''Series/DoctorWho'' season. It is a SequelEpisode to the 2010 episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger "The Lodger"]], bringing back Craig and Sophie.

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Written by Gareth Roberts. The penultimate episode of the 2011 ''Series/DoctorWho'' season. It is a SequelEpisode to the 2010 episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger "The Lodger"]], "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger The Lodger]]", bringing back Craig and Sophie.



Staff close up a contemporary department store at night, complaining of brief power flickers in the lights. One woman enters the changing rooms, appalled at the mess, but discovers someone still in one of the cubicles. She goes to open the door, telling them the store is closing up, but soon lets out a scream . . .

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Staff close up a contemporary department store at night, complaining of brief power flickers in the lights. One woman enters the changing rooms, appalled at the mess, but discovers someone still in one of the cubicles. She goes to open the door, telling them the store is closing up, but soon lets out a scream . . .
scream...



Outside, the Doctor notices a brief flicker in the street lights. He tells himself he shouldn't investigate: he has spent the last two hundred years saying goodbye to friends and allies, knowing that he is destined to permanently die tomorrow in his relative timeline. But the lure of the mystery is too much for the Time Lord . . .

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Outside, the Doctor notices a brief flicker in the street lights. He tells himself he shouldn't investigate: he has spent the last two hundred years saying goodbye to friends and allies, knowing that he is destined to permanently die tomorrow in his relative timeline. But the lure of the mystery is too much for the Time Lord . . .
Lord...



-->'''The Doctor:''' It's not his fault he doesn't have mammary glands . . . No, neither do I.

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-->'''The Doctor:''' It's not his fault he doesn't have mammary glands . . .glands... No, neither do I.



* CallForward: We see how the Doctor got the [[NiceHat Stetson]] and envelopes he used in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut "The Impossible Astronaut"]]. ItWasAGift.

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* CallForward: We see how the Doctor got the [[NiceHat Stetson]] and envelopes he used in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut The Impossible Astronaut"]].Astronaut]]". ItWasAGift.



* ConservationOfNinjutsu: In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar "A Good Man Goes to War"]], the Doctor and Rory are able to destroy the whole of the Twelfth Cyber Legion in the first five minutes. In this episode, six Cybermen are able to almost defeat the Doctor, kill Craig and assimilate the whole planet -- and are given the full forty minutes to do it. However, in the earlier story, the Cybermen were not expecting the Doctor and Rory to ambush them. The Cybermen in this episode have had ages to prepare for the assimilation of Earth. More to the point, the Doctor ''didn't'' have any time to prepare. Undoubtedly he went into the Cyber Legion with all his resources amassed and a plan in hand; this time he was, as is more usual, working on the fly.

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* ConservationOfNinjutsu: In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar "A "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar A Good Man Goes to War"]], War]]", the Doctor and Rory are able to destroy the whole of the Twelfth Cyber Legion in the first five minutes. In this episode, six Cybermen are able to almost defeat the Doctor, kill Craig and assimilate the whole planet -- and are given the full forty minutes to do it. However, in the earlier story, the Cybermen were not expecting the Doctor and Rory to ambush them. The Cybermen in this episode have had ages to prepare for the assimilation of Earth. More to the point, the Doctor ''didn't'' have any time to prepare. Undoubtedly he went into the Cyber Legion with all his resources amassed and a plan in hand; this time he was, as is more usual, working on the fly.



** As we've already seen in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E3TheCurseOfFenric "The Curse of Fenric"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E9TheSatanPit "The Satan Pit"]], the one thing the Doctor believes in after having SeenItAll is his companions.

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** As we've already seen in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E3TheCurseOfFenric "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E3TheCurseOfFenric The Curse of Fenric"]] Fenric]]" and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E9TheSatanPit "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E9TheSatanPit The Satan Pit"]], Pit]]", the one thing the Doctor believes in after having SeenItAll is his companions.



** The manner in which the Cyber-helmet closes on Craig's head is the mirror to how one opened in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens "The Pandorica Opens"]].

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** The manner in which the Cyber-helmet closes on Craig's head is the mirror to how one opened in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens The Pandorica Opens"]].Opens]]".



** A robot-like alien menace makes their base of operations in a department store and slowly picks off staff members after closing time. What was the plot of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose "Rose"]], again?

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** A robot-like alien menace makes their base of operations in a department store and slowly picks off staff members after closing time. What was the plot of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose "Rose"]], "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose Rose]]", again?



** The scene where Craig opens the door in mid-sentence to find the Doctor is a nod to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger "The Lodger"]]. As is Craig's remark to the Cybermen: "You don't want me!"
** The Doctor tries to give a rational explanation as to why Craig was able to overcome the Cyber-conversion process, but gives up and just passes it off as ThePowerOfLove. He attempted something similar in [[Recap/DoctorWho2010CSAChristmasCarol "A Christmas Carol"]], only to be told to just go with the simple explanation.
** The Cybermen state that six of them is enough to take over Earth - a nod to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E3TheInvasion "The Invasion"]], where (because of the number of costumes available) at most six Cybermen are seen together at any time.

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** The scene where Craig opens the door in mid-sentence to find the Doctor is a nod to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger "The Lodger"]]."[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger The Lodger]]". As is Craig's remark to the Cybermen: "You don't want me!"
** The Doctor tries to give a rational explanation as to why Craig was able to overcome the Cyber-conversion process, but gives up and just passes it off as ThePowerOfLove. He attempted something similar in [[Recap/DoctorWho2010CSAChristmasCarol "A "[[Recap/DoctorWho2010CSAChristmasCarol A Christmas Carol"]], Carol]]", only to be told to just go with the simple explanation.
** The Cybermen state that six of them is enough to take over Earth - a nod to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E3TheInvasion "The Invasion"]], "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E3TheInvasion The Invasion]]", where (because of the number of costumes available) at most six Cybermen are seen together at any time.



-->'''The Doctor:''' It's a coincidence! It happens; it's what the universe does for ''[sees Rory and Amy shopping]'' . . . fun.

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-->'''The Doctor:''' It's a coincidence! It happens; it's what the universe does for ''[sees Rory and Amy shopping]'' . . .shopping]'' ... fun.



* DarkestHour: The Doctor is forced to watch helplessly as Craig, struggling and screaming for help, is sealed into a Cyberman suit, with his face going calm as his emotions are deleted right before the mask closes . . . and then [[PapaWolf he]] hears [[ThePowerOfLove Alfie crying]] over the monitor.

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* DarkestHour: The Doctor is forced to watch helplessly as Craig, struggling and screaming for help, is sealed into a Cyberman suit, with his face going calm as his emotions are deleted right before the mask closes . . .closes... and then [[PapaWolf he]] hears [[ThePowerOfLove Alfie crying]] over the monitor.



* DemotedToExtra: An interesting example with Craig's girlfriend Sophie. Sure, she wasn't in all of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger "The Lodger"]], but she was at least a major plot point. This time, she just appears at the beginning to hand off Alfie to Craig and reappears at the end in time for her son's first word.

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* DemotedToExtra: An interesting example with Craig's girlfriend Sophie. Sure, she wasn't in all of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger "The Lodger"]], "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger The Lodger]]", but she was at least a major plot point. This time, she just appears at the beginning to hand off Alfie to Craig and reappears at the end in time for her son's first word.



-->'''Madame Kovarian:''' You ''never'' escaped us, Melody Pond . . .

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-->'''Madame Kovarian:''' You ''never'' escaped us, Melody Pond . . .Pond...



'Till River kills the Doctor . . .''

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'Till River kills the Doctor . . .Doctor...''



* MoodWhiplash: The episode easily has some of the funniest moments of the series, but also features a baby in mortal danger and a nigh-immortal alien coming to terms with his imminent death. Not to mention the ending . . .

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* MoodWhiplash: The episode easily has some of the funniest moments of the series, but also features a baby in mortal danger and a nigh-immortal alien coming to terms with his imminent death. Not to mention the ending . . .ending...



* ThePowerOfLove: Craig isn't turned into a Cyberman because he hears Alfie crying. [[LampshadeHanging The Doctor tries to explain that's really overly sentimental; it was the Power of the Human Instinct to Protect Their Own Genes . . . okay, it's Love.]]

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* ThePowerOfLove: Craig isn't turned into a Cyberman because he hears Alfie crying. [[LampshadeHanging The Doctor tries to explain that's really overly sentimental; it was the Power of the Human Instinct to Protect Their Own Genes . . .Genes... okay, it's Love.]]



* StealthHiBye: Sophie knocks . . . on her own door (she ''always'' forgets her keys) and by the time Craig has turned back, the Doctor has once again disappeared.
* StealthInsult: The Doctor stating that the "Shhh" trick only works on underdeveloped brains . . . moments before he uses it on Craig. Also, the "Shhh" trick is only supposed to work once on someone. The Doctor uses it numerous times on Craig.
* {{Sting}}: When the Doctor announces that Alfie prefers to be called . . . Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All! the music briefly turns ominous.

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* StealthHiBye: Sophie knocks . . .knocks... on her own door (she ''always'' forgets her keys) and by the time Craig has turned back, the Doctor has once again disappeared.
* StealthInsult: The Doctor stating that the "Shhh" trick only works on underdeveloped brains . . .brains... moments before he uses it on Craig. Also, the "Shhh" trick is only supposed to work once on someone. The Doctor uses it numerous times on Craig.
* {{Sting}}: When the Doctor announces that Alfie prefers to be called . . .called... Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All! the music briefly turns ominous.



* TimeSkip: WordOfGod states that between [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex "The God Complex"]] and this episode, the Doctor spent the 200 years engaged in the wacky hijinks shown at the beginning of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut "The Impossible Astronaut"]].

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* TimeSkip: WordOfGod states that between [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex The God Complex"]] Complex]]" and this episode, the Doctor spent the 200 years engaged in the wacky hijinks shown at the beginning of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut The Impossible Astronaut"]].Astronaut]]".











* ConservationOfNinjutsu: In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar "A Good Man Goes to War"]], the Doctor and Rory are able to destroy the whole of the fifth Cyber Legion in the first five minutes. In this episode, six Cybermen are able to almost defeat the Doctor, kill Craig and assimilate the whole planet -- and are given the full forty minutes to do it. However, in the earlier story, the Cybermen were not expecting the Doctor and Rory to ambush them. The Cybermen in this episode have had ages to prepare for the assimilation of Earth. More to the point, the Doctor ''didn't'' have any time to prepare. Undoubtedly he went into the Cyber Legion with all his resources amassed and a plan in hand; this time he was, as is more usual, working on the fly.

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* ConservationOfNinjutsu: In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar "A Good Man Goes to War"]], the Doctor and Rory are able to destroy the whole of the fifth Twelfth Cyber Legion in the first five minutes. In this episode, six Cybermen are able to almost defeat the Doctor, kill Craig and assimilate the whole planet -- and are given the full forty minutes to do it. However, in the earlier story, the Cybermen were not expecting the Doctor and Rory to ambush them. The Cybermen in this episode have had ages to prepare for the assimilation of Earth. More to the point, the Doctor ''didn't'' have any time to prepare. Undoubtedly he went into the Cyber Legion with all his resources amassed and a plan in hand; this time he was, as is more usual, working on the fly.


The one with Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All.



Dr. River Song, in the 51st century, has earned her degree in archaeology, specialising in the Doctor's history. Now studying the last days of the Doctor, she reads the testimonies of those children. She is surprised when Madame Kovarian enters her room with two of the Silents. Her childhood memories have been quite thoroughly wiped, and she doesn't remember anything about the Silence from her first regeneration. Kovarian tells River that there was no place for her to hide, and that the Silence still have a use for her. They grab her, and soon we see River, trapped in an astronaut's suit, sinking to the bottom of Lake Silencio to wait for the Doctor's arrival.

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Dr. River Song, in the 51st 51[[superscript:st]] century, has earned her degree in archaeology, specialising in the Doctor's history. Now studying the last days of the Doctor, she reads the testimonies of those children. She is surprised when Madame Kovarian enters her room with two of the Silents. Her childhood memories have been quite thoroughly wiped, and she doesn't remember anything about the Silence from her first regeneration. Kovarian tells River that there was no place for her to hide, and that the Silence still have a use for her. They grab her, and soon we see River, trapped in an astronaut's suit, sinking to the bottom of Lake Silencio to wait for the Doctor's arrival.



* BumblingDad: Craig starts out panicking over whether or not he raise a child on his own. He ends up a PapaWolf.

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* BumblingDad: Craig starts out panicking over whether or not he can raise a child on his own. He ends up a PapaWolf.



* TheCameo: The extent of Amy and Rory's involvement in this episode, although it still manages to be heart wrenching.

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* TheCameo: The extent of Amy and Rory's involvement in this episode, although it still manages to be heart wrenching.heart-wrenching.



* ConservationOfNinjutsu: In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar "A Good Man Goes to War"]], the Doctor and Rory are able to destroy the whole of the fifth Cyberlegion in the first five minutes. In this episode, six Cybermen are able to almost defeat the Doctor, kill Craig and assimilate the whole planet -- and are given the full forty minutes to do it. However, in the earlier story, the Cybermen were not expecting the Doctor and Rory to ambush them. The Cybermen in this episode have had ages to prepare for the assimilation of Earth. More to the point, the Doctor ''didn't'' have any time to prepare. Undoubtedly he went into the Cyberlegion with all his resources amassed and a plan in hand; this time he was, as is more usual, working on the fly.

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* ConservationOfNinjutsu: In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar "A Good Man Goes to War"]], the Doctor and Rory are able to destroy the whole of the fifth Cyberlegion Cyber Legion in the first five minutes. In this episode, six Cybermen are able to almost defeat the Doctor, kill Craig and assimilate the whole planet -- and are given the full forty minutes to do it. However, in the earlier story, the Cybermen were not expecting the Doctor and Rory to ambush them. The Cybermen in this episode have had ages to prepare for the assimilation of Earth. More to the point, the Doctor ''didn't'' have any time to prepare. Undoubtedly he went into the Cyberlegion Cyber Legion with all his resources amassed and a plan in hand; this time he was, as is more usual, working on the fly.



** The Doctor asking if Craig named the baby after him is reminiscent of when [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd Jackie Tyler told him that she didn't name her baby boy "the Doctor".]]

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** The Doctor asking if Craig named the baby after him is reminiscent of when [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd Jackie Tyler told him that she didn't name her baby boy "the Doctor".]]Doctor"]].



** The scene where Craig opens the door in mid sentence to find the Doctor is a nod to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger "The Lodger"]]. As is Craig's remark to the Cybermen: "You don't want me!"

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** The scene where Craig opens the door in mid sentence mid-sentence to find the Doctor is a nod to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger "The Lodger"]]. As is Craig's remark to the Cybermen: "You don't want me!"



-->'''The Doctor:''' It's a coincidence! It happens; it's what the universe does for (''sees Rory and Amy shopping'') . . . fun.

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-->'''The Doctor:''' It's a coincidence! It happens; it's what the universe does for (''sees ''[sees Rory and Amy shopping'') .shopping]'' . . . fun.



* DemotedToExtra: An interesting example with Craig's girlfriend Sophie. Sure, she wasn't in the whole episode of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger "The Lodger"]], but she was at least a major plot point. This time, she just appears at the beginning to hand off Alfie to Craig and re-appears at the end in time for her son's first word.

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* DemotedToExtra: An interesting example with Craig's girlfriend Sophie. Sure, she wasn't in the whole episode all of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger "The Lodger"]], but she was at least a major plot point. This time, she just appears at the beginning to hand off Alfie to Craig and re-appears reappears at the end in time for her son's first word.



* HappilyMarried: Craig and Sophie are a strange case. From all appearances (loving relationship, living together, raising a child) they are married but they're not ''officially'' married. They talked about it and decided it was "just a piece of paper".
* HenpeckedHusband: Rory and Amy are only in the episode for a handful of seconds and he still manages to be this by carrying her many, many bags of clothes.
* HiddenDepths: Craig, BumblingDad and chubby FirstGirlWins, is immediately chosen as the new Cyber-Leader. He immediately destroys the Cybermen through the PowerOfLove.
* HomoeroticSubtext: The Doctor and Craig being MistakenForGay is a running plot-thread.

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* HappilyMarried: Craig and Sophie are a strange case. From all appearances (loving relationship, living together, raising a child) they are married married, but they're not ''officially'' married. They talked about it and decided it was "just a piece of paper".
* HenpeckedHusband: Rory and Amy are only in the episode for a handful of seconds seconds, and he still manages to be this by carrying her many, many bags of clothes.
* HiddenDepths: Craig, BumblingDad and chubby FirstGirlWins, is immediately chosen as the new Cyber-Leader. He immediately destroys the Cybermen through the PowerOfLove.
ThePowerOfLove.
* HomoeroticSubtext: The Doctor and Craig being MistakenForGay is a running plot-thread.plot thread.



* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Craig insists on helping the Doctor for two reasons and this is one of them. He doesn't need a MoralityChain; he needs a friend.

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* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Craig insists on helping the Doctor for two reasons reasons, and this is one of them. He doesn't need a MoralityChain; he needs a friend.



* WhamEpisode: Turns into this in the last scene with Madame Kovarian kidnapping River Song and putting her in the astronaut suit.

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* WhamEpisode: Turns into this in the last scene scene, with Madame Kovarian kidnapping River Song and putting her in the astronaut suit.

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The one with Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All.


* WhamEpisode: Turns into this in the last scene with Madam Kavarian kidnapping River Song and putting her in the astronaut suit.

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* WhamEpisode: Turns into this in the last scene with Madam Kavarian Madame Kovarian kidnapping River Song and putting her in the astronaut suit.


[[caption-width-right:350:Just a little pit stop on the farewell tour...]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Just a little pit stop on the farewell tour...tour . . .]]



Staff close up a contemporary department store at night, complaining of brief power flickers in the lights. One woman enters the changing rooms, appalled at the mess, but discovers someone still in one of the cubicles. She goes to open the door, telling them the store is closing up, but soon lets out a scream....

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Staff close up a contemporary department store at night, complaining of brief power flickers in the lights. One woman enters the changing rooms, appalled at the mess, but discovers someone still in one of the cubicles. She goes to open the door, telling them the store is closing up, but soon lets out a scream....
scream . . .



Outside, the Doctor notices a brief flicker in the street lights. He tells himself he shouldn't investigate: he has spent the last two hundred years saying goodbye to friends and allies, knowing that he is destined to permanently die tomorrow in his relative time-line. But the lure of the mystery is too much for the Time Lord...

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Outside, the Doctor notices a brief flicker in the street lights. He tells himself he shouldn't investigate: he has spent the last two hundred years saying goodbye to friends and allies, knowing that he is destined to permanently die tomorrow in his relative time-line. timeline. But the lure of the mystery is too much for the Time Lord...
Lord . . .



Dr. River Song, in the 51st century, has earned her degree in Archaeology, specialising in the Doctor's history. Now studying the last days of the Doctor, she reads the testimonies of those children. She is surprised when Madame Kovarian enters her room with two of the Silents. Her childhood memories have been quite thoroughly wiped, and she doesn't remember anything about the Silence from her first regeneration. Kovarian tells River that there was no place for her to hide, and that the Silence still have a use for her. They grab her, and soon we see River, trapped in an astronaut's suit, sinking to the bottom of Lake Silencio to wait for the Doctor's arrival.

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Dr. River Song, in the 51st century, has earned her degree in Archaeology, archaeology, specialising in the Doctor's history. Now studying the last days of the Doctor, she reads the testimonies of those children. She is surprised when Madame Kovarian enters her room with two of the Silents. Her childhood memories have been quite thoroughly wiped, and she doesn't remember anything about the Silence from her first regeneration. Kovarian tells River that there was no place for her to hide, and that the Silence still have a use for her. They grab her, and soon we see River, trapped in an astronaut's suit, sinking to the bottom of Lake Silencio to wait for the Doctor's arrival.



-->'''The Doctor:''' It's not his fault he doesn't have mammary glands... No, neither do I.

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-->'''The Doctor:''' It's not his fault he doesn't have mammary glands...glands . . . No, neither do I.



* BumblingDad: Craig starts out panicking over whether or not he raise a child on his own. He ends up PapaWolf.

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* BumblingDad: Craig starts out panicking over whether or not he raise a child on his own. He ends up a PapaWolf.



** The Doctor likes having a name-tag in case he forgets who he is. [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie It happens sometimes.]]
** The manner in which the cyber helmet closes on Craig's head is the mirror to how it opened in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens "The Pandorica Opens"]].

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** The Doctor likes having a name-tag nametag in case he forgets who he is. [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie It happens sometimes.]]
** The manner in which the cyber helmet Cyber-helmet closes on Craig's head is the mirror to how it one opened in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens "The Pandorica Opens"]].



** A robot-like alien-menace makes their base of operations in a department store and slowly picks off staff members after closing time. What was the plot of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose "Rose"]], again?

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** A robot-like alien-menace alien menace makes their base of operations in a department store and slowly picks off staff members after closing time. What was the plot of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose "Rose"]], again?



** Sophie's absence is due to her needy friend Melina, who was mentioned [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger in her first episode]].



-->'''The Doctor:''' It's a coincidence! It happens; it's what the universe does for (''sees Rory and Amy shopping'')... fun.

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-->'''The Doctor:''' It's a coincidence! It happens; it's what the universe does for (''sees Rory and Amy shopping'')...shopping'') . . . fun.



** The Cybermat is kind of cute, until it inspires Craig to say

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** The Cybermat is kind of cute, until it inspires Craig to say say:



* DarkestHour: The Doctor is forced to watch helplessly as Craig, struggling and screaming for help, is sealed into a Cyberman suit, with his face going calm as his emotions are deleted right before the mask closes... and then [[PapaWolf he]] hears [[ThePowerOfLove Alfie crying]] over the monitor.

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* DarkestHour: The Doctor is forced to watch helplessly as Craig, struggling and screaming for help, is sealed into a Cyberman suit, with his face going calm as his emotions are deleted right before the mask closes...closes . . . and then [[PapaWolf he]] hears [[ThePowerOfLove Alfie crying]] over the monitor.



* DemotedToExtra: An interesting example with Craig's girlfriend Sophie. Sure, she wasn't in the whole episode of "The Lodger", but she was at least a major plot point. This time, she just appears at the beginning to hand off Alfie to Craig and re-appears at the end in time for her son's first word.

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* DemotedToExtra: An interesting example with Craig's girlfriend Sophie. Sure, she wasn't in the whole episode of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger "The Lodger", Lodger"]], but she was at least a major plot point. This time, she just appears at the beginning to hand off Alfie to Craig and re-appears at the end in time for her son's first word.



-->'''Madame Kovarian:''' You ''never'' escaped us, Melody Pond...

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-->'''Madame Kovarian:''' You ''never'' escaped us, Melody Pond...Pond . . .



* {{Foil}}: The Doctor to baby Alfie / Stormageddon. One's just been born, and has his whole life ahead; the other is about to face his death.
* FriendToAllChildren: The Doctor is a big hit at the toy store because all the kids love him.

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* {{Foil}}: The Doctor to baby Alfie / Stormageddon.Alfie[=/=]Stormageddon. One's just been born, and has his whole life ahead; the other is about to face his death.
* FriendToAllChildren: The Doctor is a big hit at in the toy store department because all the kids love him. him.



* TheILoveYouStigma: Notable as the first and ''only'' episode to date in which the Doctor directly says "I love you" to a companion, in this case Craig (who is officially identified in dialogue as the Doctor's companion). However the scene is played for laughs and established as being a distraction more than a genuine expression of feelings.

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* TheILoveYouStigma: Notable as the first and ''only'' episode to date in which the Doctor directly says "I love you" to a companion, in this case Craig (who is officially identified in dialogue as the Doctor's companion). However However, the scene is played for laughs and established as being a distraction more than a genuine expression of feelings. feelings.



'Till River kills the Doctor...''

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'Till River kills the Doctor...Doctor . . .''



* NoNameGiven: The Doctor, as usual, but this makes a joke out of it by having him get a job at a shop with the name "The Doctor". He even gets a name tag, and everyone in the shop calls him "The Doctor".

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* NoNameGiven: The Doctor, as usual, but this makes a joke out of it by having him get a job at a shop with the name "The Doctor". He even gets a name tag, nametag, and everyone in the shop calls him "The Doctor".



* ThePowerOfLove: Craig isn't turned into a Cyberman because he hears Alfie crying. [[LampshadeHanging The Doctor tries to explain that's really overly sentimental; it was the Power of the Human Instinct to Protect Their Own Genes... okay, it's Love.]]

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* ThePowerOfLove: Craig isn't turned into a Cyberman because he hears Alfie crying. [[LampshadeHanging The Doctor tries to explain that's really overly sentimental; it was the Power of the Human Instinct to Protect Their Own Genes...Genes . . . okay, it's Love.]]



* RightForTheWrongReasons: Craig appoints himself as a companion because the safest place is with the Doctor because the Doctor always wins. Sure enough, the Doctor is victorious but it is due to Craig's actions. The Doctor always wins because he has people like Craig helping him.
* RobotBuddy: Bitey the Cybermat, after he's reprogrammed by the Doctor.

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* RightForTheWrongReasons: Craig appoints himself as a companion because the safest place is with the Doctor because the Doctor always wins. Sure enough, the Doctor is victorious victorious, but it is due to Craig's actions. The Doctor always wins because he has people like Craig helping him.
him.
* RobotBuddy: Bitey the Cybermat, after he's reprogrammed by the Doctor.



* StealthHiBye: Sophie knocks... on her own door (she ''always'' forgets her keys) and by the time Craig has turned back, the Doctor has once again disappeared.
* StealthInsult: The Doctor stating that the "Shhh" trick only works on underdeveloped brains... moments before he uses it on Craig. Also the "Shhh" trick is only supposed to work once on someone. The Doctor uses it numerous times on Craig.

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* StealthHiBye: Sophie knocks...knocks . . . on her own door (she ''always'' forgets her keys) and by the time Craig has turned back, the Doctor has once again disappeared.
* StealthInsult: The Doctor stating that the "Shhh" trick only works on underdeveloped brains...brains . . . moments before he uses it on Craig. Also Also, the "Shhh" trick is only supposed to work once on someone. The Doctor uses it numerous times on Craig.



* TimeSkip: WordOfGod states that between [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex "The God Complex"]] and this episode, the Doctor spent the 200 years engaged in the wacky hijinks shown at the beginning of "The Impossible Astronaut".

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* TimeSkip: WordOfGod states that between [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex "The God Complex"]] and this episode, the Doctor spent the 200 years engaged in the wacky hijinks shown at the beginning of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut "The Impossible Astronaut".Astronaut"]].


* FlatWhat: The Doctor's response when told about the "silver rat thing", A.K.A. a cybermat.

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* FlatWhat: The Doctor's response when told about the "silver rat thing", A.K.A. a cybermat.Cybermat.


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* NotImportantToThisEpisodeCamp: Sophie's gone off for a "girls' weekend" with a friend of hers.

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