river song as melody pond

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“The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice-versa, the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant.”

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Amy Pond: Well then… I just have to blink, right?

The Doctor: No!

Amy Pond: It’ll be fine. I know it will. I’ll be with him. Like I should be. Me and Rory together. Melody…

The Doctor: Stop it! Just, just stop it!

Amy Pond: You be a good girl, and you look after him.

The Doctor: You are creating a fixed time. I will never be able to see you again.

Amy Pond: I’ll be fine. I’ll be with him.

The Doctor: [Desperately] Amy… please! Just come back into the TARDIS. Come along, Pond, please!

Amy Pond: Raggedy Man…goodbye

You know, if I could change ONE thing about Moffat’s Doctor Who run, just one thing that I think would honestly make it more watchable (though certainly not save it completely) 

-Do not make River Song and Melody Pond the same person. 


Like, I know Moffat thinks that this twist was really clever. But it’s not.

River Song: Badass time traveler who meets the Doctor out of order and they have a flirty, whirlwind romance? Really fun idea.

Melody Pond: The child of his companions, stolen in infancy, raised to be an assassin? Maybe a little harder to sell, but has potential to be a real sympathetic antagonist. 

But meshing them into the same person? Totally defangs Melody’s potential as an antagonist AND makes River’s romance weird and gross. 

But I guess having more than 2 recurring female characters in the cast wouldn’t have been wibbly wobbly enough for DipShit McGee. 

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sooo… if Rory Williams is Dinah Lance’s father

and River Song is Sara Lance’s mother

then Sara is Rip’s granddaughter

this means he travels through time with his granddaughter

that sounds familiar…

oh, right