So in The Angels Take Manhattan, River says it would be impossible to land a Tardis in New York during the 1930s. “This city’s full of time distortions. It’d be impossible to land the Tardis here. Like trying to land a plane in a blizzard. Even I couldn’t do it.” Then, later, after the Ponds create a paradox that destroys (most of) the Weeping Angels, the Doctor says, “I can’t ever take the Tardis back there. The timelines are too scrambled.”
I mean, yes, there’s legitimate criticism of this on strictly logical grounds. Why don’t they just take a bus to New Jersey? But, you know, timey wimey. The time distortions are entangled with the Ponds’ timelines. Their biodata can’t be extricated from it. You can always gobbledegook your way out of time travel stories. The point is emotional: it’s a callback to Amy’s Choice, and Amy made her choice once and for all.
In The Return of Doctor Mysterio, River has just gone to meet her destiny in the Library. The Doctor, lost and grieving after living with her for 24 Earth years, does what we should have expected him to do: he scours the universe for a magic wishing stone that, when mounted in whatever jury-rigged timey-wimey monstrosity he’s cobbled together, will hopefully undo the time distortions created in The Angels Take Manhattan.
“It’s a time distortion equalizer thingy. There’s been a lot of disruption in New York—my fault actually—hopefully this will make it all calm down.”
Whovian mistake: rewatching “The Angels Take Manhattan” at midnight. Why did I do this to myself. I am an emotional mess now. I can never deal with this episode. And I always think I can and then I can’t.
It has some of my favorite River and Eleven moments too.
At the end when the Ponds are ALL together and they finally know everything and can be a family, and then NOPE it’s all just gone in a flash *cries*
The Doctor planned to live with his wife since the day they married.But she had to be in prison but still Doctor took her dates every possible time so they could be together as much as they could..Then he found out she is pardoned in Manhattan then he asked her to travel with him..like proper normal married couple he’d ask her that even the Ponds wouldn’t be gone.He even asked her ‘’Travel with us’’ in The Day of the moon..even before they married he wanted to be with her..River refused to go with them to keep timeline safe in The day of the moon,she refused to stay full time in The Angels Take Manhattan because she knew they were gonna make each other remind Amy and Rory so for now rather to come with him when he needs till he will be better I’m sure she was gonna accept if he asked her later…Then in the Last Night episode Doctor was gonna take her Darillium to have a life with her when they want it the most ! But of course he saw his youngerself and he couldn’t do this after seeing his pain and fear…Then he found her again…He heard how she was upset not seeing him when ahe needs tohim although she refused because she had to and he asked her all the time…time travel is hard and he couldn’t bwe with her when she really needed him so she thought he doesn’t think about her that he doesn’t want to be with her and doubt his love because she was alone….She said these words but he was there ! with her like he wants to be ,like he should be him and River together ! it’s called marriage and love and they belong to each other…And he loves her so to prove her and when he finally found the chance to have this life with her he built this place for spending a perfect marriage life with his River side by side… She made him domestic and I love it ! because no one else could do it…River made him wants it :’)
First: thank you, second: it's nice to know that I wasn't the only one who did it, the afterword so beautiful I think I'm still not over it
I’m serious, your gifsets are gorgoues! The colours!!
And oh my god, yes! It’s stunning, the bit that NEVER fails to make me cry is the “above all else, know that we will love you, always.” line - it’s breathtakingly delivered by Karen and that line is just SO Amy that it hurts.
I don’t think I’ll ever be over TATM to be honest. I have a lot of love for every era of the show, especially the Clara/Twelve era, but The Pond era is my era. The one I most revisit, and the one I am most consistently surprised and elated by, still to this day. I can’t overstate enough how much Amy and Rory, and their wonderful wonderful era of the show, mean to me!
I was rewatching The Angels Manhattan today and I realized something
When Rory and Amy first went into old Rory’s room and saw him die it was the first time in decades old Rory had seen Amy. But since the younger version of himself saw it then old Rory would have remembered that happening. This means that the next and last time Rory would see Amy was when he died, and he knew it. This means that Rory looked forward to his death not because it was the only way to escape from his prison but because he’d see Amy again.
Hello, old friend, and here we are. You and me, on the last page. By the time you read these words, Rory and I will be long gone. So know that we lived well, and were very happy. And above all else, know that we will love you, always. Sometimes I do worry about you, though. I think once we’re gone, ‘you won’t be coming back here for a while, and you might be alone, which you should never be. Don’t be alone, Doctor. And do one more thing for me. There’s a little girl waiting in a garden. She’s going to wait a long while, so she’s going to need a lot of hope. Go to her. Tell her a story. Tell her that if she’s patient, the days are coming that she’ll never forget. Tell her she’ll go to sea and fight pirates. She’ll fall in love with a man who’ll wait two-thousand years to keep her safe. Tell her she’ll give hope to the greatest painter who ever lived and save a whale in outer space. Tell her this is the story of Amelia Pond. And this is how it ends.
You know the scene in The Angels take Manhattan just before Amy’s “death” where The Doctor and Amy are arguing. The Doctor’s looking at Amy and Amy is looking at the Weeping Angel and she’s saying “I just have to blink, right?” so the Angel sends her with Rory. BUT, while she’s saying this she DOES blink and the angel doesn’t move. Sooooo if she blinks and The Doctor looks Amy, it means that River is staring at the Weeping Angel. Moreover, once Amy’s gone, The Doctor cries in his hands and the Angel still isn’t moving. Sooo River’s staring at it again. Although, the angel had to move to touch Amy. And as River was looking at it the whole time it didn’t change anything when Amy turned around. Which means River let The Doctor and Amy saying goodbye to each other and chose to let the Angel touch Amy and killed her in some way. Just sayin’.