“I really like his hat”
Wait, what? What’s going on? Who’s looking at these pics?
It’s River Song!
Evil Eye-Patch Lady shows up with the Silence in tow.
The soldiers come in with the astronaut costume and start holding down River.
“I made you who you are. The woman who kills the doctor.”
Realizing that the Silence is FORCING River to kill the Doctor.
Seeing her in the astronaut costume, suspended underwater.
After the episode ends.
A note to all Whovians: Take Arthur’s advice. Re-watch “Silence in the Library” and “Forest of the Dead” before the season finale this Saturday. Just do it.
Moffat also described the finale as the ‘maddest episode ever’ and ‘loads of fun’, with a host of characters set to make a comeback including Winston Churchill and creepy villains The Silence.
The show will also feature a tribute to late actor Nicholas Courtney, who played The Brigadier in 107 episodes across more than 20 years before his death in February.
The doctor will be told of his death in a nursing home, with Moffat saying: ‘In a story about the Doctor going to his death, it seemed right and proper to acknowledge one of the greatest losses Doctor Who has endured.” —Metro, September 30, 2011
Sadly the tale of Adric ends with tragedy, which does rather undercut all the griping about how annoying a companion he could be. In the middle of another ruck with Cybermen, Adric finds himself stranded on a space-ship headed directly to Earth, the controls of which are locked by a logic puzzle. Cometh the hour, cometh the geek, and Adric sets to work, finishing in good time to save the day. But does he? No.
Here’s that final scene. Weird to think you used to be able to grapple with Cybermen, eh?
Anglophenia continues their companion series with a post on Adric.
[Commence small break from thinking about the Doctor’s hair in the finale pics.]
Last week, Community spoofed Doctor Who with their cheeky parody, Inspector Spacetime. And on last night’s Free Agents, PR exec Alex (played by Hank Azaria) mentions that his therapist is named, wait for it, “Dr. Hu.” To which his co-worker responds, “Dr. Who? Your therapist is a fictional, time-traveling humanoid?” Yeah, Whovian world domination is upon us, people. Scroll to around 4:25 for the joke.
- Anglophenia on BBC America yesterday. Hit the link for the Free Agents video.
I can’t believe this Saturday is the last of series 6