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23 September 2012 @ 03:53 pm
The Power of Three  
My general reaction:

1. Plot? What plot?

2. nope too many Pond feelings abort abort

Other stuff:

-- "you were the first face this face saw," "you're seared on my hearts," I think I need to lie down. That whole scene was dear and it broke my heart in the best way. Also, I do not have the words for how much I love how very much the Doctor loves Amy and Rory, but the fact that he just wants to stay with them for a while, because he misses them, is completely darling.

-- Randomly - I liked that Rory was just as keen to keep adventuring as Amy in this episode, but that he also stood up to the Doctor's dismissal of his job and his everyday life: "What you do isn't all there is." YES. (And poor Amy, standing there, looking deliberately away like, "Well, this is awkward...") And I *loved* that Amy was the first to say, surprised, "I like it" with regards to real life. You can love both things, and find it hard to choose.

I'm not entirely sure how I feel about Brian's kind of riding roughshod over whatever decision Amy and Rory were trying to come to, but I do quite like the fact that he recognizes that he can't let his fears keep them from traveling. (It also makes me more worried about the Ponds' departure, because now Brian can have guilt if something bad happens to them, not just the Doctor, and I worry that the double guilt might have been too much for certain devious showrunners to resist, but oh well, can't know till next week.)

-- My brain may still be singsonging "Rory kissed the Doctor, Rory kissed the Doctor..." You'll never know.
the cold genius: team tardis ftwangevin2 on September 23rd, 2012 08:09 pm (UTC)
Hee, pretty much the first thing I thought when I saw this episode was "TEMPESTS IS GOING TO LOVE THIS SO MUCH." :D
tempestsarekind: amy and her boystempestsarekind on September 23rd, 2012 08:13 pm (UTC)
Ha! I love that I am that predictable! :)
the cold genius: eleven by brontideangevin2 on September 24th, 2012 12:45 am (UTC)
tempestsarekind: eleven wears a fez nowtempestsarekind on September 24th, 2012 06:03 am (UTC)
This is 100% true!
harder, harder, hardest; i am the artist: dr who -- rory/amy/eleven | weddingradiantbaby on September 24th, 2012 02:33 am (UTC)
So much love for this episode. SO MUCH LOVE. *happydance*
tempestsarekind: rory and amytempestsarekind on September 24th, 2012 06:05 am (UTC)
YES. I have wanted an episode that just focuses on the home life of the companions, and this was lovely.
viomisehuntviomisehunt on September 24th, 2012 12:04 pm (UTC)
I have a very protective Dad--of course I'm female so it is different. However, especially as he appears to be a widower, I would imagine Amy and Rory are all the family he has. Who would want that taken away?

Anyone else concern that an eight or nine year old child seems to have sat in a hospital lobby for a year and wasn't noticed? It's been brought up as a possible comment on the NHS.

tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on September 24th, 2012 03:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, I didn't mean to imply that I didn't understand why Brian was worried! That makes perfect sense. But I liked that he realized that he couldn't stop them from going - he didn't try to guilt-trip them and instead encouraged them. The thing that felt odd to me was that so much of the episode was about the Ponds finally coming to terms with letting the Doctor go, only to have the episode end with Brian's exhortation to keep traveling, as if all that emotional work didn't count for anything. It felt to me like the writer suddenly realized, "oh wait, the Ponds still have one more episode; I have to get them back in the TARDIS somehow!"

I was quite sad that the little girl was an android; she was so cute! I'm leaning toward perception filter for why no one really noticed her. :)