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This post contains spoilers for Doctor Who "Let's Kill Hitler" below the cut. DO NOT CLICK IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN OR HAVE NO WISH TO BE SPOILED.

Also, caps lock partay?

Let's have a list for my OMGWTFBBQ!!!!

  • MEL IS MELODY OMG

  • The whole "you named your daughter after your daughter" bit made me laugh

  • The bit where the Doctor promised to marry Mel if she didn't die made me think that actually it was a hollow promise AND THEN SHE REGENERATED IN TO RIVER! And everything that means for that promise especially in light of Silence in the Library/Forests of the Dead oh gosh.

  • Is Hitler still in the cupboard?

  • I wanted River to comment on the fact she's now a redhead, especially as The Doctor always wants to be (though thinking about it further, Alex Kingston is blonde as River, isn't she?)

  • I really enjoyed the sequence of "I saw that coming so I did X" moments (reminded me of the end of Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey a little though). Particularly enjoyed the banana as a callback to The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances :)

  • Rory is a complete BAMF. If I wasn't married and he wasn't fictionalmarried I would totally have him. Oh yes.

  • The gift of the diary made me smile. A really sweet moment.

  • So River is the Impossible Astronaut like the internet was speculating? Is that the conclusion we're drawing from this episode?

  • I guessed before it was said that River was giving up her regenerations to the doctor there (the only bit of the episode I guessed in advance of plot). A nice way to keep him the last of the timelords and essentially handwave the regeneration problem they're coming up to in a couple of regenerations time.

  • I want to know what the Doctor said to River :(

  • Is it bad that I feel incredibly sad for the Ponds not being able to bring up their daughter properly? That they will never get her as a baby, because of what the doctor said about knowing too much, and the rule about going backwards in someone's personal timeline? Honestly, that thought really makes me incredibly sad. Am I overthinking this plot point? :/



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Date: 27 August 2011 10:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bethanthepurple.livejournal.com
Yes. Just need to watch it a few squillion more times now...

Date: 28 August 2011 01:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizziebeth-c.livejournal.com
Yes!

Also, your icon tells me not to look, but I can't take my eyes off it :(

Date: 28 August 2011 12:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] embolalia.livejournal.com
Yay!

Is Hitler still in the cupboard?
Hah! Totally forgot about him. I imagine the writers did too :)

I was almost annoyed about the whole introduction of a new character at random bit--and then it totally wasn't! I agree about the sadness of the Ponds not raising Melody, but we still don't know too much about her--she did escape the Silence (or whoever) as a child, and there's a lot of room in there for the writers to play. Plus if the Doctor can find a way out of his own death since there's no indication the show is ending forever, maybe they can change her story too?

Date: 28 August 2011 02:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizziebeth-c.livejournal.com
Hah! Totally forgot about him. I imagine the writers did too :)

I wouldn't be surprised. I suppose there wasn't any time for them to wrap it up anyway and technically Hitler was just a catalyst for what followed. I still found myself wondering about it at the end :)

Plus if the Doctor can find a way out of his own death since there's no indication the show is ending forever, maybe they can change her story too?

I really, really hope so. I will be incredibly sad if they don't manage that because it seems a very cruel implication for both Melody and the Ponds.

Date: 28 August 2011 01:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bookses-and-tea.livejournal.com

It was an amazing episode! I don't think you are overthinking not being able to bring up Melody properly. It's really poignant. I can't see a way out of it, but I hope there is one!

Date: 28 August 2011 02:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizziebeth-c.livejournal.com
Me too :( Ben thinks that Moffat will find a way out. Crossing my fingers he does.

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