6x07: a good man goes to war

youtube

On this day in 2011, River Song helped the Doctor understand the truth about who she really was, in ‘A Good Man Goes to War’.

Rory and Amy

I wish I could tell you that you’ll be loved. That you’ll be safe and cared for and protected. But this isn’t the time for lies. What you are going to be, Melody, is very very brave.

But not as brave as they all have to be. Because there’s someone coming. I don’t know where he is, or what he’s doing, but trust me. He’s on his way.

There’s a man who’s never going to let us down. And not even an army can get in the way. 

He’s the last of his kind. He looks young but he’s lived for hundreds and hundreds of years. And wherever they take you, Melody, however scared you are, I promise you, you will never be alone. Because this man is your father. He has a name, but the people of our world know him better… as the Last Centurion. 

-Amy Pond to newborn Melody Pond

Rory Williams Ladys and Gentleman:

That moment when you think she is talking about the doctor, and then she says “because this man is your father” and you’re just like:

Moffat loves poetry.

“A horse and a man, above, below,
One has a plan, but both must go.
Mile after mile, above, Beneath,
One has a smile, and one has teeth.
Though the man above might say “hello,”
Expect no love from the Beast Below”

“Demons run when a good man goes to war.
Night will fall and drown the sun,
When a good man goes to war.
Friendship dies and true love lies,
Night will fall and the dark will rise,
When a good man goes to war”

“Tick, tock, goes the clock, and what things shall we see?
Tick, tock, until the day, that thou shall marry me.
Tick, tock, goes the clock, and all the years they fly.
Tick, tock, and all too soon, you and I must die.
Tick, tock, goes the clock, we laughed at fate and mourned her.
Tick, tock, goes the clock, even for the Doc…
Tick, tock, goes the clock, he cradled and he rocked her.
Tick, tock, goes the clock, even for the Doctor”

“The trap is set. The Doctor’s friends
Will travel where the Doctor ends
His friends are lost forever more
Unless he goes to Trenzalore
This man must fall as all men must
The fate of all is always dust
The man who lies will lie no more
When he lies at Trenzalore
The girl who died, he tried to save
She’ll die again inside his grave”

“And now its time for one last bow
Like all your other selves
Eleven’s hour is over now
The clock is striking Twelve’s”

Demons run
When a good man goes to war
Night will fall and drown the sun
When a good man goes to war

Friendship dies
And true love lies
Night will fall and the dark will rise
When a good man goes to war

Demons run
But count the cost
The battle’s won
But the child is lost
The fight goes on but what’s it for
When a good man goes to war

Now rise the sun
Now dawn the day
When good men run
And women stay
When battle’s done
When nothing’s won
It’s a woman’s work to say
Well then, soldier, how goes the day?

—  A Good Man Goes to War - Steven Moffat
6

#I feel like this is kinda how it is when you meet your favorite celebrity#its this moment you’ve been waiting for for so long#and when it finally happens its this glorious moment#and even though its only a few seconds#its probably the best moment of your life#something you will cherish and think about forever#but to them you’re just another face in the crowd#someone they will never think about again#and its really tragic when you think about it