(and y’know what, to those of you who have been following for a while too!)
I feel like it was more symbolic, than anything…so I guess that one can slide by because of feels.
Basically, Amy was reading ahead in the Melody Malone book and read out loud this part out of context where River says “Why do you have to break mine?” and the Doctor says “Because Amy read it in a book.” The Doctor freaks and says that now that Amy has read part of the future out loud, that moment has become a fixed point and absolutely must happen.
Later, the weeping angel is holding River’s wrist, and she says to the Doctor jokingly something like, “Well, you’ve got to either break her wrist or mine,” and the Doctor sort of grimaces, and River frowns and says, “Why do you have to break mine?” and the Doctor gets really pissed and glowers at Amy and says, “Because Amy read it in a book,” and therefore has to break River’s wrist because it’s a fixed point.
However, the Doctor turns away and when we see River next, her arm is free, and the Doctor freaks and asks her how she managed to rewrite time to not have to have her wrist broken, and she says “It’s called marriage, sweetie” or some other sort of River-ism, and the Doctor is happy.
But then he gets excited about finding Rory, so he grabs River’s wrist to pull her along and follow him, and she yells in pain and then the Doctor notices that she broke her own wrist to break free, and didn’t rewrite time at all. So he gets angry and sad and heals her wrist with
plot convenience regenerative energy and River gets angry at him for doing this, for reasons I’m not really sure of, to be honest.
And that’s what you missed!
I think it’s implied that they’re either the same age or only a few years apart (definitely not five or more years though, as we see them as small children together at the same time).
And because this is Moffat we’re talking about here, I’m sticking with my theory that she spent five years without him. >_<
(And to everyone else reblogging that and going on about how they had a beautiful life together despite that and not everything is perfect with them dying together etc. etc. etc.: of course. Honestly, I perversely like that they’re not the same age when they die, because life isn’t perfect like that. I still think that this little detail was especially heart wrenching though.)
Amy outlives Rory by five years. That means that Amelia Pond Williams had five years alone, without the beloved that she sacrificed her days to be with.
Have a nice night, everybody.
Watching the mid-season finale live tonight on BBC America and since I don’t do the blacklist thing/not everyone tags everything anyway, I want to avoid as many spoilers as I can!
Feel free to leave messages and such if you wanna oishgkljdhfgdk about the episode, I’ll just respond to them tomorrow/later tonight.
But for now…
I am from the US! Boston, currently, to be exact.
I can wear my Fourth Doctor scarf.
(like a supermodel)
(Can you imagine an actual editorial filled with Who-inspired fashion…cause I can. In my dreams.)
I kind of hope not…no matter what it is, it’s just not going to sound right, if that makes any sense haha.
Though I did see a joke theory going around Tumblr that the Doctor’s real name is Sweetie, since that’s what River calls him. That, I wouldn’t mind.
Yep! And just like the other Rory, she’s definitely The Pretty One:
So, my text tone is the TARDIS vworp, and because it’s so loud and odd sounding, it has been known to freak a few people out whenever it goes off…
The other day, I was hanging out with my friend Rory and I left my phone in her dorm. When I came back, she pointed to my purse and said, “I think a baby dinosaur was just roaring inside of your bag.”