First aired Saturday Sept 29, 2012 on BBCAm.
I’m already sure this ep is gonna kill me, so let’s see. It’s intended to kill me from what I’ve been able to tell, and now I want to know how well it does.
A PI going after the Angels. I never realized how many statues are in NY! That kind of makes it terrifying in all new ways.
“he was the scariest guy I knew. If something scared him, I kinda wanted to shake its hand.” — a fantastically noir line!
Meeting your old self. That’s creepy. Oh, and then he died. Even more creepy.
Man, the Angels are still creepy. Moff has done a very good job of giving us different iterations of them without lessening the overall horror of what they are.
I was literally startled enough that I just wrote: The statuebofnliberty is a flippin angel!!
Sting. “Englishman in New York” indeed. Sweet.
Dark nails today, and Harry potter glasses. And the doctor just noticed that she’s getting older. It’s sad, but it’s also hilarious, those two boys trying to act like they didn’t both just say that she’s getting all lined-up.
Glasses that work! Not just brainy specs to make you look smart. Amy and the doctor have the same prescription, which is cute. And maybe more of that whole ‘seared on my hearts’ thing? He’s literally imprinted by her?
Baby angels are even more creepy. And how flipping far did Rory go to get coffee?
“He went to get coffee and ended up in a book. How does that happen?” “I don’t know! We’re in New York! How does anything happen!”
Rory is so not suited to hard boiled. River, however, is perfectly suited to be the femme fatale version of the hard-nosed PI.
River’s wearing her party dress!
Melody Malone, the detective that investigates angels. Ha. Melody is her actual name.
Holy crap, baby angels! Creepier in the dark than anywhere else.
“Final checks”. Concerned about looking cute for River. Lol.
“Pardoned ages ago and it’s Professor Song now”. So he removed himself, and she was pardoned because he never existed, and that’s how she got out of a life sentence in the Storm Cage. Okay. But if she’s Professor now, that means she’s getting closer to when he knows she’ll die.
Rageful doctor is always amazing. Rageful, panicked Doctor is something even more amazing.
Angels can move you through space, too. Huh.
“You just changed the future!” “It’s called marriage” — This is a really nice and hopeful and adventurous definition of marriage!
Oh! River’s hand!
“When one’s in love with an ageless god who insists on the face of a twelve year old, one does their best to hide the damage.” — Hilarious, because he is awfully young-looking. Also incredibly sad, because we all know he’s not at all young, and because she’ll be gone soon.
The doctor is so bad at being a grown up. Can’t keep River happy, can’t keep Amy happy, just sits there on the stairs and looks lost.
“Never let him see the damage and never ever let him see you age. He doesn’t like endings.” — I get the feeling that River protects him more than he needs. And humors him more than is healthy…
So the angels are sending them to a plush old folks home?
Oh. Old rory. Don’t touch your old self, Rory, or the Reapers will come like that time Rose held her own baby self. Unless that doesn’t happen anymore. Because in last year’s Christmas special, that guy he was trying to change hugged his younger self and did not damage reality. Maybe it’s the intention to change time that made it okay.
“Can someone please tell me what is going on?” It’s time travel, Rors. You should be used to it by now.
Weeping angel farm! That’s why they kept sending people there!
That gigantic reveal. Almost the same twice, and still the Weeping Angel Statue of Liberty is awesome.
“Twice in the same building on the same night. Who else could do that?” — Oh, Rory. Oh, my heart.
“Do you think you’ll just come back to life?” “When don’t I?” — Funny because it’s true, sad because Rory just seems so tired and lost.
How horrible, making her push.
“To save you, I could do anything.” — even kill her? Suddenly, Rory’s devotion has a dark edge.
Paradox as a plot point! This really should happen more often in a show about time travel.
“Come along, Pond, please!” — Oh, God, Matt Smith, your face. The anguish in this scene on both sides is just too much for me.
“This is the story of Amelia Pond. And this is how it ends.” — Echoes of Rose’s “This is how I died”, but also a little hopeful, since she gets to live a whole, full life? Or did she change her own history and create another paradox by having him go back and give hope to her younger self?
Poor River. Poor Doctor. Poor me.
Samantha Tweets, Tumbles, Blogs and wasn’t as traumatized as she thought she’d be, but is just as sad.