Season 7, Christmas Special: The Snowmen
Posted by Sage
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.
“I said I’d feed you. I didn’t say who to.”
*Of course, the pub is called The Rose and Crown*
*Matt Smith in Victorian clothes*
“I thought we was just getting acquainted.”
“Those were the days.”
*New title sequence and theme*
“You realize Dr. Doyle is almost certainly basing his fantastical tales on your own exploits. With a few choice alterations, of course.”
“Over one thousand years saving the universe, Strax. You know the one thing I learned? The universe doesn’t care.”
*The entire TARDIS in the clouds scene*
“She fell in there and then it froze…In Franny’s dream, she’s still down there. Waiting to come back.”
“The Doctor is not kind.”
*The Doctor dressed as Sherlock Holmes*
“Takes one to snow one.”
“Madam Vastra wondered if you were needing any grenades.”
“She might have said ‘help.’”
“You think I’m going to start investigating just because some bird smiled at me?”
“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.”
*The Doctor realizes he put on his bow tie and thus is in a world-saving mood*
“Good evening. I’m a lizard woman from the dawn of time, and this is my wife.”
“Who said I like you?”
“I think you just did.”
“You kissed me.”
“My eyes are always front.”
*New TARDIS interior*
“I like making souffles.”
“I never know why, I only know who.”
*Icy governess lady comes out of nowhere and grabs Clara*
*Doctor kisses Clara’s hand*
“If I do, will you come away with me?”
“The snowmen are growing!”
“Run. Run, you clever boy. And remember.”
“Souffle Girl. Oswin. It was her.”
“Clara. Oswin. Oswald. Watch me run.”
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!