Final farewell to the Eleventh Doctor’s Era: Countdown of My 25 Favorite Episodes. Number 10 - The Time of the Doctor
As the Doctor grew older, he had begun to talk about retiring from traveling in his final days (believing this to be his last regeneration) and in this episode, he retires in the only way he knows how - by staying in one place to save whoever he can.
As Eleven’s final episode and one that I think got a little twisted by feeling like two episodes that were forced due to unfortunate timing to combine (both a Christmas special and Eleven’s very dark final outing that doesn’t fit Christmas at all), this was a hard episode for me to rank, but in the end, when I watch this episode, I get completely absorbed into the story that’s being told. I truly do enjoy the end result even it’s not an episode worthy of topping my list of 25. It’s definitely worthy of opening the top 10.
The basic outline of the Trenzalore storyline that had been building for the past few series plays largely how I would have expected but fills in the blanks as the Doctor fights for hundreds of years in a seemingly endless war causing Madam Kovarian to take a group back along the Doctor’s timeline creating the events of series 6 as they use and abuse the people of Earth, River, and Amy in an attempt to prevent the Doctor from ever arriving on Trenzalore, ever fighting to save the town, or ever answering the question the Time Lords ask that could lead to potentially disastrous results (something the Doctor himself also fears).
In the events outside the war, handles gave me far too many feelings for a broken cyberman head, Clara was great in everything from her adorable inability to successfully cook anything ever to her heartbreaking moments as she says goodbye to Eleven, and Matt Smith’s final speech was a perfect way to turn regeneration into a relatable experience for everyone in the audience rather than something quite so alien and final as it can seem.
The Doctor may physically show how he changes over time by regenerating into what looks like a new person on the outside, but the rest of us go through so many internal changes as we age that, just like the Doctor, none of us are the same person all throughout our lives. That’s something I feel I can relate to very strongly as I watch myself grow older feeling both absolutely the same and yet so completely different from who I was 5, 10, 15 years ago that it’s almost strange to think I really am the same person.
And finally, Amy Pond’s return. I didn’t know how much I needed Amy back until I saw her standing there and was absolutely in love with that moment. While Amy had said goodbye to him, he never really said goodbye to her and even though he doesn’t say the words, hallucinating her telling him goodnight and pushing him towards his regeneration was his acceptance he never got when Amy left him behind.
This moment, being a hallucination of a woman long gone, very clearly brings back memories of only two episodes ago when the Doctor was forced to say goodbye to the ghost of his dead wife after having let her both metaphorically and physically haunt him since her death. These two moments combined paint a picture of a broken man who was tragically clinging to whatever he had left of the people he lost until he had no choice but to face reality.
Seeing Amy Pond standing there is simultaneously so tragically final and so uplifting, but it puts closure on a loss the Doctor suffered that had been hurting him for so long. Goodbye Amy. Goodbye Eleven. The two of you defined this Doctor’s era and we will never forget one day of any of this, but Eleven’s hour is over now.
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Follow the prime directive and don’t interfere with underdeveloped societies
"I think I’d most like to spend a day with Harry. I’d take him out for a meal and apologize for everything I’ve put him through." J.K Rowling.
Happy Birthday, Jo! Thank you for existing and creating the amazing world all of us love and will cherish forever! (July 31st, 1965)
I know what it’s like to point at a killer and have no one listen.
Jack Crawford heard the rhythm and syntax of his own speech in Graham’s voice. He had heard Graham do that before, with other people. Often in intense conversation Graham took on the other person’s speech patterns. At first, Crawford had thought he was doing it deliberately, that it was a gimmick to get the back-and-forth rhythm going.
Later Crawford realized that Graham did it involuntarily, that sometimes he tried to stop and couldn’t.
"I would like to be remembered as someone who did the best she could with the talent she had."
July 31, 1965.
Happy Birthday, dear Joanne ‘Kathleen’ Rowling!
Hannibal, Ep. 2.13, “Mizumono” is one of the greatest television episodes of all time
I would imagine that if “Mizumono” screened in front of a live audience, it would get a ten minute standing ovation. Let’s just get this out of the way real quick: “Mizumono” will go down in the books as one of the greatest season finales of all time. There is a seriousness and an intensity here that is unlike anything on the small screen; everything that sets Hannibal apart from every other television show is contained in this season’s riveting last installment. This is a truly inspiring example of classy storytelling and unforgettable characterization, and the collaborative effort of Bryan Fuller, Steve Lightfoot, and David Slade has resulted in something very special for fans of the show.
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'You showed me good triumphs over evil
And you taught the whole world how to read
So thank you Ms JK Rowling
Thank you so much for Harry’
[For Jo - RiddleTM]
Happy Birthday Jo, Happy Birthday Harry
“I’ll join you when Hell freezes over,” said Neville. “Dumbledore’s Army!” he shouted, and there was an answering cheer from the crowd, whom Voldemort’s Silencing Charms seemed unable to hold.
Happy 34th Birthday to a true Gryffindor and one of the bravest characters I’ve ever known, Neville Longbottom.
They always accused her of having inherited the worst bits of her mother. It was always her mother’s fault; nobody seemed able to imagine George Weasley being as driven as Angelina Johnson, never mind the fact that George had opened his own shop in Diagon Alley without even finishing school. No, Roxanne’s personality, they decided was a hand-me-down of Angelina’s. Fred (the second, named after their dead uncle) was the peacekeeper, the quiet one, the unassuming one. Roxanne was the spark in the tinderbox. The Slytherin foil to her Hufflepuff brother. She grew up accepting the comparisons to her mother and father until it occured to her, sitting her O.W.Ls: why were their lives always measured by their parents’ and not by their own merits?
Goodnight and Goodbye, Eleventh Doctor
We all change, when you think about it. We’re all different people all through our lives. And that’s okay, that’s good, you’ve got to keep moving, so long as you remember all the people that you used to be. I will not forget one line of this. Not one day. I swear. I’ll always remember when The Doctor was me.