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I will admit it. When I first was introduced to River Song in Silence in the Library, I didn't care for her, and I was appalled by the people who surmised she might be the Doctor's future wife. It irritated the snot out of me. But by the second or third time she showed up, I was feeling the River Song love.

And now? I ADORE her, and I was not at all distressed by her hasty wedding to the Doctor. It WORKED for me. I know there were some bumps in Moffat's overall River Song plot, but on the whole? I came out HAPPY at the end, and so did all my favorite characters.

I know I will miss Rory and Amy dreadfully if they don't come back (although I have heard rumors both ways, the only one I know for sure has been signed for next series is the Doctor himself).

And AMY ROCKS. Seriously, go Amelia Pond.

I guessed the second he started talking to the Teselecta (the robot justice ship) from Let's Kill Hitler that the Ganger Doctor had been a red herring and the "Doctor" we see "die" in Day of the Moon would be the robot.

I do wonder if when Moffat plotted this he planned originally on finally bringing back Nicholas Courtney to play "Caesar," but had to change to Churchill when Courtney passed away, and added the scene on the phone. Very sad, that, and about time.

I am delighted with the fact that, under Moffat, the Doctor has lived at least 200 years, rather than the Earth-based linear time he's been stuck with under Davis. (And when they ask the Doctor how old he is, is he counting in Earth years, or Gallifreyan years?)

I can't wait for Christmas. *Giddy Doctor 11 love*

Stetsons really ARE cool. I'm glad he got to wear it for most of the episode.

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emerybored
Oct. 2nd, 2011 04:34 am (UTC)
I think the Stetson really added to the character. It made the Doctor even more badass, because he had this whole dark swaggering cowboy thing, too.

The end line: "Doctor who?" was AWESOME. So brilliant. I was wary of Moffatt in the first Eleven series, since I kind of felt like the whole crack in time thing was rather contrived. Now I LOVE him and am totally on board with his work. Davis is excellent, but I think he's much more in tune with Torchwood than Doctor land.

I loved River from the beginning. The fact that she sacrificed herself in the first meeting we see of them made me wonder who she really was and her relation to the Doctor. I'm glad Moffatt's fleshed it out fully now so we aren't just stuck wondering anymore.
wildrider
Oct. 2nd, 2011 06:03 am (UTC)
I have come to adore 11 so very much; Smith really knows how to carry a 1000-year-old character and still imbue him with so much vitality and joy!

I think part of my problem with River initially was Ten's horror at her intimacy--I think it bugged me that the Doctor would behave so on meeting someone who is so obviously someone from his own future. He's a TIME LORD, for heaven's sake, such a meeting shouldn't frighten him, it should intrigue him. When he became 11, she intrigued him, she didn't frighten him, and I started to love her, too.

Yeah, the crack-in-time storyline faltered a few times in several places, but it wrapped up nicely and this series was flat-out AWESOME. I've watched S6 episodes over and over and never gotten tired of them.
emerybored
Oct. 2nd, 2011 08:29 pm (UTC)
I was watching S6 over and over until our DVR died and I lost them. :( I agree with you about this season. This last ep was so amazing I'm watching it again!

You make a good point about Ten's reaction versus Eleven's. I think that because Tennant was such an incredible Who fan he tried to tune his performance to what happened before, whereas Smith hadn't watched an episode of Who before his audition, thus allowing him to be unhampered by predecessors.
wildrider
Oct. 2nd, 2011 09:51 pm (UTC)
I've seen it twice; will likely watch it again shortly. :)

I don't know about that -- Emo Ten was nothing at all like his predecessors when it comes to things like that. He was so mopey and whiney it had gotten to a point where it was almost easy to forget he was the Doctor at all (I can't picture Three or Five behaving like River Song terrified him), while Eleven makes a lovely mishmash of previous Doctors while still retaining his own direction (another reason I love him). Of course, my whole view of Ten was colored by how traumatized I was by Journey's End and The End of Time...
sillymagpie
Oct. 2nd, 2011 07:02 am (UTC)
Yep, feeling the Stetson love.

I'm glad they didn't make use wait until next season to reveal how the Doctor evaded death.

Loved the scene with River catching up with Amy. Very sweet.
wildrider
Oct. 2nd, 2011 09:52 pm (UTC)
I was very, very pleased with the whole thing. The entire arc has been lovely.
ljs
Oct. 2nd, 2011 11:06 am (UTC)
I loved loved loved the Stetson.

And the episode. :-)

[hugs hugs]
wildrider
Oct. 2nd, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)
I was pleased he still had it inside of the Teselecta! :)

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wildrider
Oct. 2nd, 2011 09:57 pm (UTC)
YAY. I've heard some various rumors, but little definite. I hope the Ponds stick around for the 50th, at least. :) They're very high up on my "favorite companions" list.
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