river song and the eleventh doctor

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Okay, Captain. Release her now, or I take down the whole Teselecta.

It’s easy to forget, in the midst of all the chaos, that Amy was looking for her baby a few hours earlier. Now the Doctor tells her that her baby is there, except, she’s not a baby anymore. “She’s your daughter,” cries the Doctor, and it’s as if Amy has heard it for the very first time. You can see the pain and the sadness, the realisation that she will never see her baby again. That part of their story is over, but her daughter is alive, she’s River, and she’s being hurt. No longer in doubt, Amy’s sorrow turns into ferocity—“Release her now, or I take down this whole Teselecta.” 

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A Weeping Angel, Amy, is the deadliest, most powerful, most malevolent life form evolution has ever produced, and one is trapped inside that wreckage and I’m supposed to climb in with a screwdriver and a torch, and assuming I survive the radiation, and the whole shipdoesn’t blow up in my face, do something clever which I haven’t thought of yet. That’s my day, that’s what I’m up to.

Some Of My Favourite Things About The Nu-Who Era

• The Companions- particularly Donna, Martha, Rory and Bill

• River Song. Just, River Song.

• Captain Jack Harkness. I may not talk about him much, but he’s awesome.

• The epic adventure music we had in Matt Smith’s era. That was my jam back in the day.

• The casual LGBT representation. It’s been there since series one, but it’s never been a big deal.

• The Drunk Giraffe.

• There was actually an episode that used as many oo sounds as possible (Judoon platoon upon the Moon!) just to mess with David Tennant, because it was hard for him to maintain his English accent and say those words.

• I love the Master and Missy in equal amounts, because they are evil because they can be, and still act like the Doctor’s their best friend, especially Missy.

• Honestly, I’ll be sad to see Missy go- she’s basically a big ball of Glaswegian craziness, and she’s brilliant as a villain.

• The Paternoster Gang, because only on Doctor Who would you have a team comprised of a pair of interspecies crime solving lesbians and their pet potato.

• Nardole, mother hen extraordinaire.

• Amy and Rory’s relationship.

• “It’s smaller on the outside!”

• “Allons-y, Allonso!”

• “Bow ties/ Fezzes/ Stetsons are cool.”

• The Doctor’s entire message in Blink.

• All the nods to the Doctor’s past- Sarah Jane, UNIT, the Master, all the old monsters, even things like Twelve offering someone a jelly baby and the return to Coal Hill School.

• Many other things, but I can’t think of them just now.