such_heights: eleven outside the TARDIS looking up at the snow (who: eleven [snow])
Amy ([personal profile] such_heights) wrote2011-12-25 09:40 pm

Doctor Who 7x00

OMG INSTANT FAVOURITE SQUEE SQUEE SQUEE!!!

oh my goodness I loved that sooooo much ahhhh.

+ oh my god Eleven just let me love you. He's so old and so kind and so broken after everything that's happened and FEELINGS. His persona of the Caretaker was absolutely perfect, I can't even. He had lots of great moments - references all the way back to Jabe, running jokes about the sonic not doing wood, and generally everything was lovely.

+ Clive and Lily were adorbs omg. <3

+ Bill Bailey! I loved the three foresters, they were great, and their scenes were short but lots of fun. In general I thought the worldbuilding was great - no cackling bad guy, just a strange and dangerous situation that's a puzzle to work out more than anything.

+ MADGE ARWELL. CAN WE JUST TALK FOR A MINUTE ABOUT HOW COMPLETELY AMAZING SHE IS. STRONG AND AN AMAZING MOTHER BUT HUMAN AND INTERESTED IN THE WORLD AND SAVES THE DAY IN COMPLETELY HER OWN WAY AND OMG OMG BESSSSSST. She saves her family with her magical brain!

+ ... which, speaking of people who save their families with their magical brains, OH MY GOD AMELIA POND. YOUR FACE. Because I knew they were going to be in it, as soon as Madge told the Doctor to go find his friends I knew what was coming and just cried and cried with happiness. I can't even, guys, I don't have the words. Just immense, immense squee. The final scene had everything I could possibly have wanted and ahhhhhhh.

Amy and Rory smiling at the Doctor

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FACES!
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[personal profile] rheanna 2011-12-25 09:46 pm (UTC)(link)
I think that might have been my favourite Christmas special to date. It was so nice to see the Ponds at the end! And I loved Claire Skinner being awesome throughout. And Bill Bailey! "She's a time traveller." "Are we sure it's not just her cardigan?"

I'm not crying; there's just something in my eye. Honest.
Edited 2011-12-25 21:46 (UTC)
glinda: wee Amelia Pond from Dr Who, text 'chan eil mi Sassenach' which is gaelic for 'I'm not english' (gaelic Amy/not english)

I have ALL THE FEELINGS!!!!

[personal profile] glinda 2011-12-25 11:41 pm (UTC)(link)
I cried and smiled so hard my cheeks hurt, I feel like I've been through the emotional wringer but in a good way. And the science made no sense but I didn't care because I was enjoying it all too much. Trees! Also I liked the foresters. And PONDS! I was so happy to see them with the waterpistol for the carollers and their always setting a place at the table for him. And, and, and... ♥ ♥ ♥


(I must say, slippers in the snow are a bad plan, this is why wee!Amelia got to be a companion, she went back for her wellies. I'm aware that my reasoning makes no sense.)
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[personal profile] trouble 2011-12-26 01:27 am (UTC)(link)
I love how she manages to look like time has passed and they've missed him and how Amy still can't do feelings and yet she really tries and oh, their awesome faces. I love me some Ponds. <3
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[personal profile] pocketmouse 2011-12-26 02:09 am (UTC)(link)
It was pretty great! I'd thought there would be more Bill Bailey, but what he was in was lovely.

And Ponds! Ponds! That part went exactly how I knew it would go. (Except, in my secret heart of hearts, when they were both like 'I'm not hugging first!' I wanted Rory to run in and leap on the Doctor. LOLLLLLLL.)
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[personal profile] shadowturquoise 2011-12-26 03:44 am (UTC)(link)
I also expected Rory to come out and break the hug stalemate! And I absolutely believe that River was waiting in the kitchen.

[identity profile] onehundredmoons.livejournal.com 2011-12-26 04:51 am (UTC)(link)
Yes, I thought that about River too!
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[personal profile] miarrow 2011-12-26 09:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Hah. I also thought they were going to break the hug stalemate by calling for Rory!
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[personal profile] meloukhia 2011-12-26 02:42 am (UTC)(link)
Oh my gosh, Madge. I love her so much. LOVED that scene at the end with her husband where she's basically like 'he's just going into the time vortex, DO KEEP UP, DEAR.'
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[personal profile] gorgeousnerd 2011-12-26 03:21 am (UTC)(link)
The episode ended a few minutes ago, and I'm STILL CRYING. Too many feeeeeelings.
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[personal profile] hmsharmony 2011-12-26 03:22 am (UTC)(link)
Just finished it. The moment Amy opened the door I started bawling. THE DOCTOR AND THE PONDS. I CANNOT HELP MYSELF. AND AMY AND ELEVEN AND THEIR HUG AND JFC.

And I enjoyed the special altogether. And Madge. MADGE! ASDJKALSJD.

Ugh, eyes are stinging now from all of my crying. BUT BASICALLY THIS WAS EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED IN MY LIFE.
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[personal profile] shaggydogstail 2011-12-26 03:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Wasn't it fab? I cried so much, it as glorious.

MADGE ARWELL. CAN WE JUST TALK FOR A MINUTE ABOUT HOW COMPLETELY AMAZING SHE IS

OMG, she is SO my favourite. I was enjoying the ep an awful lot already, but when she pulled a gun on the foresters and said "I'm looking for my children" it was just. Whoa. My love went up a whole other level, and it was all Madge Arwell and Why She is the Bestest from there on in.

I did not know there would be any Ponds, so the end was like finding and extra-lovely present in the bottom of your stocking when you think you've opened the lot and are about to put it away. Ahem. Amy and her face are so beautiful and I did love her Christmas jumper, and Rory's cardigan was hilariously sweet, and, yes, River as in the kitchen setting fire to things. SO MUCH FESTIVE LOVE.
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[personal profile] miarrow 2011-12-26 09:23 pm (UTC)(link)
I have unbearably irritating feelings of woe about last season so I was going in with little to no expectations, but I left full of feelings and tears and even happier an ending than last year. WONDERFUL STUFF. Wish it could all be like this.
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[personal profile] legoline 2011-12-26 09:28 pm (UTC)(link)
I wasn't too fond of the Christmas special but the ending was bloody flawless. (Except, when did Rory grow so mature? :-p )

I love Eleven so ridiculously much. He's so...sad. Nine was mad, Ten was angry, Eleven's just...sad. It breaks my heart. And Matt Smith is so brilliant.
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[personal profile] ashpags 2011-12-26 09:40 pm (UTC)(link)
This Christmas special was hands down the best part of my holiday. Especially the very end. <3
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[personal profile] bodlon 2011-12-28 09:33 am (UTC)(link)
Is it just me, or was this kind of a Fifth Doctor kind of story? Granted, a bit lighter on the science than Five often was, but so much of it was the companions acting on things and being in the middle of things, with the Doctor just kind of being the useful tape that holds things together.

Not that I'm complaining, mind you.

Also, hello Moffat's thing about mothers. And the introduction, in which I was vaguely nostalgic for RTD's worst excesses. ;)

But yeah. The keyword on this episode is crying. I swear, I got misty-eyed for about a full third of this thing. Also, PONDS.

[personal profile] chagrined 2011-12-29 05:35 am (UTC)(link)
Unrelated to DW, but, I got your holiday card, thank you! It is lovely. The collage is really neat. :D
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[personal profile] kass 2012-01-17 02:45 am (UTC)(link)
POOOOOOOOOONDS!

(Um. It is possible I am writing self-indulgent post-ep fic. *facepalm*)

:-)