Now, as much as I wasn't fond of the sonic sunglasses...that was kinda sad. You didn't have to break them viking doode!
Wat...WAT!?!? These are new. And I don't think these are the halls of Valhalla. Looks kinda space-shipy.
Agghh. Building up suspense and switching scenes. SIGH.
Um...ew. Can't you just inject yourself with it? Like a normal person? Then again, you're probably not a person, nor normal. *shudders*
Finding a way to beat the bads without physical fighting! Freaking awesome.
I guess this wasn't called The Girl Who Died for nothing. WHY. WHY DID THIS HAPPEN.
"I'm sick of losing people". Stop making me want to cry!
And now I'm crying. I was not expecting that to come so soon! But that was a brilliant way to tie in Peter's initial role in Fires of Pompeii.
Very interesting end to the episode. Obviously leaves it open for more stories
and I think this is intended to be a two parter? I'll have to double check, but I like that it ended in a way where I won't be DYING to know what happens next.
After two of those types, it's refreshing to have it end just with a promise of more to come.
A little bit goes on and then THE VIKINGS BREAK THE SUNGLASSES! What the heck, Vikings?! I had just started to like those things.
When the Doctor says that premonition is remembering in the wrong direction, I'm all over here, "What about when you first met River? Shouldn't you have remembered her before you met her?! Damn you, and such!"
When he's pretending to be Odin, but they don't believe him, and he's all, "Have you met Odin? Do you know what he looks like?!" - and then Odin actually appears. Hahahaha! That was great. Which brings me to this quote he says while he's upset, "Guess what gods never do? Show up!"
When the Vikings refused to run, he's all, um... none of you can actually fight. But they're all being stubborn because that's their home and all, "A death in battle is a death with honor." and some junk... and then a baby starts crying. "Do babies die with honor?" - and he translates the baby. That baby is hella poetic, btw. Also, baby singing is laughter, that was kinda awesome. I laughed though when the baby stopped crying the second the doctor decided to help.
So, he's helping and whatnot... and the training ends with the village on fire, oh my gawd. haha! That was hilarious.
This banter between the Doctor and Clara is pretty awesome:
"Get a hobby!"
I've got a hobby, thanks. It's you by the way.
"Get a new one"
Going back to the bit about them refusing to leave. Ashildr and him have a talk, which results in her pitying him for not having a place to feel home... with people you love. That kinda broke my heart a bit. I do wish the doctor had something like that.
Another quote I thought was fantastic, "Act as if you know their plan and, if you're very lucky, they'll tell you it."
So, the "war" starts. They managed to get some armor off the big things, and they are creepy looking under it... gawd damn. Also, using the electric eels... mwahaha, oh doctor. You're great. And I really liked how Ashildr uses her story telling to scare them off... and then the doctor informs the bag guy, I forgot his name, that it was all recorded with Clara's camera. And threatened to upload it to the galactic hub so nobody will fear them again. Mwahaha!
There's cheering and some feeling great going on and then... wtf is Ashildr dead?! THAT IS BULL PLOP! And the doctor has tears... I should have expected, because of the NAME OF THE EPISODE! But I kind of don't pay attention to the blasted thing.
Then there's this conversation between the Doctor and Clara:
"I'm so sick of losing people."
You didn't lose, you saved the town.
"I don't mean the war... I'm sick of losing people."
And he's explaining why he runs. "I can do anything. There's nothing I can't do. Nothing. But I'm not supposed to. Ripples, tidal waves, rules. I'm not supposed to."
THEN HE IS THINKING BACK ON WHERE HIS FACE CAME FROM! I heard rumors that there were going to be something from Pompeii in this episode. In this case, it was just some clips. But still, they picked some pretty powerful ones. Because, oh gawd, the "Not the whole town. Just save someone." bit from Donna, I had feels at that. And by feels, I mean my eyes teared up.
This quote is pretty epic:
"I know why I have this face. To remind me. To hold me to the mark. I'm the doctor and I save people. And if anyone happens to be listening and anyone has a problem with that, to hell with you!"
And he puts a repair thing in Ashildr that will never stop repairing her... so, he turned her into a hybrid alien/human thing where she can't die. Which is basically a mix of Jack Harkness with the whole Clara popping up all over the place.
So I'm thinking back on 10, who avoided Jack for a while because he didn't like that he couldn't die. And then I'm thinking back on 11, who was obsessed with Clara because she was everywhere. This makes me quite curious as to how he'll handle Ashildr.
Another amusing quote, this time by Clara, "It's official. The silence is worse than a Scottish accent." I love the Scottish accent, by the way. It's one of my favorites.
So the end is a montage of Ashildr just standing in once place, smiling. It actually took me a bit to understand what was going on... by which I mean, my husband told me what was going on. And then it had a much bigger impact. Because as the days go by, her smile is gone...
Now we have to wait a week find out if he caused a tidal wave. By which I mean, he totally did... but I wanna see the chain reaction of his meddling.