“Those were the days.” – Doctor Who Recap

Doctor Who
Season 7, Christmas Special: The Snowmen
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Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate, and happy Who-mas to all of us!

BBCAmerica treated us to a Doctor Who marathon yesterday, airing most of the Christmas specials from the modern era. They didn’t include “The End of Time,” though. Maybe it’s too depressing or something.

While these event episodes aren’t always what they’re cracked up to be (“The Next Doctor”, anyone?), last night’s new installment was THE. BOMB. My emotions are too sophisticated to be put into words, so this recap will be entirely in gifs.

Spoilers ahoy.

Game of Thrones spoilers

“I said I’d feed you. I didn’t say who to.”

Wide-eyed Troy


*Of course, the pub is called The Rose and Crown*

Billie Piper crying in True Love


*Clara’s entrance*

Little Manhattan hey there


*Matt Smith in Victorian clothes*

Prince Eric trance stare


“I thought we was just getting acquainted.”
“Those were the days.”

Zooey sad


*New title sequence and theme*

Dumb & Dumber I like it a lot


“You realize Dr. Doyle is almost certainly basing his fantastical tales on your own exploits. With a few choice alterations, of course.”

Tangled mime


“Over one thousand years saving the universe, Strax. You know the one thing I learned? The universe doesn’t care.”

Perks stop crying


*The entire TARDIS in the clouds scene*

SNL magic


“She fell in there and then it froze…In Franny’s dream, she’s still down there. Waiting to come back.”

James McAvoy I'll never sleep again


“The Doctor is not kind.”

Elf throne of lies



Beauty and the Beast that hurts!


*The Doctor dressed as Sherlock Holmes*

The Office oh my god

Matt Smith Moffat


“Takes one to snow one.”

Tenth Doctor laugh


“Madam Vastra wondered if you were needing any grenades.”
“She might have said ‘help.'”

Stanley laugh the office


“You think I’m going to start investigating just because some bird smiled at me?”

Jennifer Aniston yes


“There’s a man called the Doctor. He lives on a cloud in the sky. And all he does all day, every day is stop all the children in the world from having bad dreams.”

Tangled swoon


*The Doctor realizes he put on his bow tie and thus is in a world-saving mood*

Erin The Office squeal


“Good evening. I’m a lizard woman from the dawn of time, and this is my wife.”

Catherine Tate that's fucking true


“Who said I like you?”
“I think you just did.”
You kissed me.”
“You blushed.”

SNL doin it


“My eyes are always front.”
“Mine aren’t.”

Toy Story cheeky Woody


*New TARDIS interior*

John Watson isn't sure about this


“I like making souffles.”

David Tennant omg


“I never know why, I only know who.”

Jude Law swoon


*Icy governess lady comes out of nowhere and grabs Clara*

Drag Race shock


*Doctor kisses Clara’s hand*

Mariah Carey swoon


“If I do, will you come away with me?”

Monica Gellar yeah you will


“The snowmen are growing!”

No no no cat


“Run. Run, you clever boy. And remember.”

Barney Stinson's head explodes


“Souffle Girl. Oswin. It was her.”

Well well well Liz Lemon


“Clara. Oswin. Oswald. Watch me run.”

Happy Endings yes

Cat freaking out

Who IS Oswin then? How does the Doctor know how to find her? How did Moffat manage to cheat us out of a sassy old-timey barmaid companion? Will the Great Intelligence be the big baddie for the second half of the season? And why, oh why must we wait until APRIL to find out the answer to any of these questions?!

What did you think, Whovians? Leave your theories in the comments!

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16 thoughts on ““Those were the days.” – Doctor Who Recap

  1. loved your recap! reminded me of my favorite line about the grenades, or, erm, I meant maybe “help”.

    Clara is going to rock his world. . . especially since he’s already met her and knows one of her futures. . . 🙁

  2. Is Moffat okay he seems to really like killing characters and bringing them back to life and killing them again. I mean what if he kills Sherlock a second time. But I loved the episode! 😀 I thought it was brilliant and April??!!

  3. Is Moffat okay he seems to really like killing characters and bringing them back to life and killing them again. I mean what if he kills Sherlock a second time. But I loved the episode! 😀 I thought it was brilliant and April??!!

  4. I love love love this post! Clara/Oswin is easily the most eye-pleasing of all the companions, and sassy to boot. I can’t wait until we see how she is “legitimately” brought on board. When she died in the special, I was like “oh fuck, I can’t…I just can’t…” I CAN’T WAIT!!!

  5. Terena says:

    Can I pose a theory? The “Great Intelligence”…Clara’s tears…seeping into the ground…reflecting like a mirror what humans think/feel…. and the Oswin of Asylum of the Daleks was a super-genius? I’m beginning to think the Great Intelligence melds with/becomes/reincarnates Clara somehow. Just an idea.

  6. Maria says:

    I don’t know how I feel about Clara…she’s blowing holes in my Doctor/River ship and I don’t like it. But I do think she might turn out the great intelligence as well..

    • I’m still not clear how River will figure in to the story now that the Ponds are gone (moment of silence). But I like Clara’s fiestiness and I think the Doctor needs that right now. I don’t think I want it to be an uber romantic relationship, but flirty is okay with me. –S

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