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A late Review of last week! Episode 5
Ok, that was amazing! 😀 I watched it two nights in a row!
I am going to look at a transcript later. Because when the Doctor translated the baby, it reminded me of a song I know. I’m going to find the lyrics later, and the appropriate quote. 🙂
LOVED the flashback to Pompeii! Of course the Doctor saves people! And of course he needs to be reminded sometimes! :happy:
“A good death is all you can hope for, unless you are up for immortality.” Foreshadowing.
“Immortality is not living forever, it is watching everyone else die.” This, in an episode filled with constant reminders of the Doctor losing everybody.
The Doctor sensed something special about Ashildr from the beginning. As she is to become a “complicated space time event” as it were, of course he sensed that slightly.
Overall, slightly reminiscent of River in the Library. He felt like he knew her, but found that he knows her from his future not his past. She saves everyone and he thinks she is dead, then he has a realization and goes back and “saves her”. And he was reading a diary. And River’s closing narration from the library could apply here as well:
When you run with the Doctor, it feels like it will never end. But however hard you try, you can’t run for ever. Everybody knows that everybody dies, and nobody knows it like the Doctor. But I do think that all the skies of all the worlds might just turn dark, if he ever, for one moment, accepts it.
(Though now it feels all the stranger that he never went back for Jenny at the end of The Doctor’s Daughter.)
But then the result, of how Ashildr was saved, makes her an awful lot like Jack Harkness! And you just know, eventually those two will run into each other! 😆
She thought she was strange and didn’t fit in before she became immortal, she will be much stranger now! She’ll never truly fit in anywhere, but she will have to learn how to deal with that. “The girls all thought I was a boy, and the boys thought I was just a girl.” (Jack Harkness won’t object! 😆 )
And the Doctor gave a David Tennant line just before being reminded of Pompeii. “I’m sorry. I’m so terribly sorry.”
There was another line that reminded me of early moffat eps, but what was it? Oh yeah, when he was scolding the Vikings at the beginning, saying “I’m very very cross with you”. It reminded me of the Doctor’s scolding in the Empty Child/Doctor Dances!
Overall it felt like watching the early Moffat episodes, when they were singularly amazing standalone episodes. 🙂
I liked the looks between the Doctor and Clara when she raised her hand, to say that she has held a sword in battle.
“Fly like a bird! Run like a nose!”
PS, I get my quotes from the great transcripts made by a member at my other forum. 🙂
Keeper of Anna’s Awkward Babbling and Kristoff’s Fur-trimmed Tunic!