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24 September 2011 @ 11:13 pm
Closing Time  
a few totally random (and incoherent!) observations:

- flail flail it's the Ponds, look at you two! (Also, what are you doing in Colchester?) So Amy is a model now, eh? For Petrichor perfume, hmm. With a name like that, did she make the perfume too? Also, the Doctor called her Amelia Pond, so yay for the return of "Pond." (I get what he was doing in "The God Complex," positioning Amelia-Pond-as-little-girl opposite Amy-Williams-grown-up-woman-I-have-to-let-go, but "Amy Williams" just sounds wrong.)

- I was kind of like "seriously, Craig defeated being upgraded through emotion???" but then they sort of reverse-lampshaded it, and then it was okay because everyone admitted to the ridiculousness.

- On the way to his death, the Doctor cleaned up Craig's house so Craig wouldn't get in trouble, I love you Eleven, you ridiculous Time Lord.

- why is all the timey-wimeyness breaking my heart? He got the Stetson (and the envelopes!) from Craig, I need to lie down.

I want to say coherent things about how oddly elegiac this episode is ("The Lodger" in a minor key, of course), and how much I loved that, and how resistant the Doctor is to being himself here (picking up on the emotional notes of "The God Complex"), and also about how the Doctor and Craig make such a fun comedy duo, but my brain is all stretched out and tired today.

I also keep thinking I want to write another post about agency and Doctor Who and how basically it is more complicated than "the ladies don't have agency" (it so often is), and also, the guys have been in the exact same situations as the ladies, so why isn't everyone complaining about their lack of agency? But it makes my brain hurt, so I haven't.
the cold genius: eleven by brontideangevin2 on September 25th, 2011 03:23 am (UTC)

tempestsarekind: eleven wears a fez nowtempestsarekind on September 25th, 2011 03:26 am (UTC)
Yes, that too! That scene was just lovely--silly and sweet.
harder, harder, hardest; i am the artist: dr who -- amy | perseus [v&td]radiantbaby on September 25th, 2011 08:44 am (UTC)
I loved that 'Petrichor' was the word meaning 'the smell of dust in the air when it rains on a summer evening' from 'The Doctor's Wife'. :)
tempestsarekind: a sort of fairytaletempestsarekind on September 25th, 2011 06:14 pm (UTC)
Yes--and the tagline: "For the girl who's tired of waiting." I wonder what the perfume would smell like...