Doctor Who: Opening Titles (1963 - 2012)
Bath time for Adipose
Do you know how you make someone into a Dalek? Subtract love, add anger.7x01 Asylum of the Daleks
Courage isn’t just a matter of not being frightened, you know.
“If you bump into my daughter, tell her to visit her old mum sometime.”
I have so many mixed feelings about last night’s Doctor Who episode and the Ponds leaving in general.
I’ve felt like the Ponds’ storyline has been done for a while now, and as much as I liked them as characters, I felt they should have left at the end of last season. That being said, I still cried like a baby during half of The Angels Take Manhattan.
The episode in general though just rubbed me the wrong way. The Doctor’s interactions with River seemed forced. Now, I will admit that I’ve never really liked River, and even when I began to like the character, I still hated the relationship… but when did they start acting like spouses? When in this timeline did the Doctor suddenly accept that River was his wife? I do realise that yes, they got married at the end of last series. But this whole relationship just makes no sense to me. But that’s not all that bothered me… *spoilers ahead*
I felt that Amy’s decision to leave was too rushed. They threw it in at the end of the episode in a split second. I understand that it was a split decision for Amy, that it was easy for her to decide how she wanted to spend the rest of her life — if she had the choice between living in the present alone, or the past with Rory, her choice was always clear — but just in general, the scene was too quick and close to the end.
That being said, I felt this storyline ending was perfect for the Ponds. It has always been Amy and Rory. This was the first companion death we’ve experienced in New Who, but it wasn’t really a death. They got to live long, full lives together before that death. It was heartbreaking for the Doctor, but everything worked out okay for them. They were happy, and they were together. I liked that.