Monday, 27 June 2011

The Time of Angels - Doctor Who s5e4 recap


I'm watching this one right after Victory of the Daleks, to see if I am more excited about one I know nothing about. In fact, I won't even look up the name for it.

DA FUQ. “She's here”, apparently. Oh no. It's Riversong, isn't it?

Damn, girl, those are some hot heels. Well, more like fuck me pumps. Is this the episode where we find out she and the Doctor bumped uglies? (I randomly found this gif, btw.)

Matching your nail polish to your shoes? Tsk, tsk.

This season does have a thing with eyes. And yeah, it's Riversong.

LEGS! Also, I remember first seeing set pictures of them and she was wearing that same outfit, so I assume the pictures I saw were from this episode. They are in a very old museum and that thing is a home box. What's a home box?

It's a box that gets home when shit happens. Also, the writing is gallifreyan. Add that information to this:

And it kinda makes me think that she is a timelady/human hybrid. You know, the thing that couldn't exist before. Sigh, I still mourn the loss of DoctorDonna. Well, I had thought about it before, but I mostly thought she and the Doctor did the pants tango together.

The message is “hello sweetie”.

You are the weakest link. Goodbye.

I am trying to keep an open mind, here, because I didn't really like Riversong when she first appeared. She certainly isn't making me change my mind so far.

So why am I not surprised that a Moffat-penned episode includes her and angels?

The Doctor asks “why didn't it make that noise” when Riversong lands the ship very smoothly. He's talking about this noise. Apparently, he always leaves the breaks on, because it's not supposed to make that noise.

“Time is not the boss of me.”

So he's trying to run away from Riversong. How admirable.

Doctor: “Amy, this is Prof. Riversong.”
Riversong: “I'm going to be a professor, am I? SPOILERSSSS.”

I fucking hate that line. It's not clever nor funny. As we've understood before, they keep meeting in the wrong order. So she has a handy diary to keep track of where they are supposed to be.

“Doctor, what do you know of the weeping angels?” Riversong was investigating the ship covertly (I guess) as it crashed, she noted that there's something in it that can never die.

And at this point, thousands of children are trying not to blink.

The IPad 7 is a bit bulky, isn't it? Wikipedia is looking good, though.

“Anybody need me?” Of course we do, Legs McLegly.

Bad move, Amy.

Extremely bad move. Note that the door has locked itself (or something) while she's been in there. And the image of an angel...becomes itself an angel. Hm.

Oh shit, son.

“River, hug Amy, because I'm busy”. Yep, the Doctor is still a massive prick. Note that Amy kind of saved herself again and was remarkably calm throughout. But he's busy.

Soldier Guy: “He doesn't know what you are yet, does it? Otherwise he won't help us.”
Riversong: “It's too early.”

And then, she mentions prison.

Time agent? Nah, Moffat probably created something completely different. Unless she's really a time lady. In which case: DONNA WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER.

Btw, they are in a huge maze filled with status, so it's going to be very easy to find...a statue.

Eyes again? I'm betting this season's big bad is a giant eye. Oh wait, that's episode 1.

Well, I'm fine, as long as she doesn't turn into water.

This is why Doctor Who needs better video game adaptations.

So they are all fucked and the Doctor decides to turn off his torch (after telling all of them to do the same, of course).

And they discover that every single statue is a weeping angel.

Credit to bluetooth16 via the LJ Doctor Who community. I'd make some of my own, but gifsoup is being a bitch and this is one of those days where I simply don't feel like searching for gif-making software again.

This was Bob. Was being the operative word. He was killed by the angels but still managed to communicate with the Doctor. And Amy?

She's partially made of stone, now. The Doctor asks her to concentrate. Very Kill Bill, this. Wiggle your big toe, Amy.

And then the Doctor BITES Amy. Maybe she's a vampire now.

Big nose. Oh, sorry, right, recap. So he just finds a way out. And stuff. No? Oh, right, it's a double episode. Hm. Interesting. He shot something but I have no idea what. See you guys next time, when shit happens. And do not blink.