I must say, before this episode, "Vaginal" and "Gandalf" were two words I would never have put together. Now I won't be able to watch Lord of the Rings with a straight face ever again! I was at work when my fiance' called me after watching this episode and told me that "one of those two dumbasses (even he knows they're a package deal) had gotten his arm stuck in a tube - you just gotta see it to believe it!" and of course the first thing I did when I got home was watched the DVR'd episode. Hilarious! But always with a heart, and wonderful character development. Love this show!
"But, was there really no where else Boyle could have parked?" In New York City, probably, NO. And I agree, what really grabbed my attention, though not in a good way was: a $14 cupcake?! Dang, I'm in the wrong business! Great episode, as usual.
It fascinates me how this team has grown and the capacity they have to play off one another as a true ensemble is wonderful! There has been so much character growth in this show. One moment, I can say Gina is my favorite character, the next, I say Charles, and then it has to be Holt. Love them all!
I loved this episode. I really liked we got to see Bishop deal with her problems in a mature way.
The thing with the dry clothes is the only part of this episode where Moffat failed. Right after I realized that the Doctor was looping and the rooms reset themselves after a while, I wondered: Then how comes the clothes STAY in the room for so long? They should actually disappear before the next Doctor arrives. One could argue that they stay permanently because the Doctor brought them WITH HIM when he first arrived, so they are an outside element. But that would mean that the ashes of the dead Doctors would also stay permanently, which is clearly not the case, because they would have filled the entire transporter room over time.
Not a fail. The clothes are a manifestation of the bootstrap paradox, which was set up back in Before the Flood.
The room are self cleaning, I take it that means everything on the floor. But the clothes are not on the floor.My personal thought about those clothes is funnier : it is the reason why they could not show us the first loop...the Doctor was running around naked !!!
Hi Bushi101No I have not thrown in the towel on this series. I injured my hand in a freak fall playing basketball. I was unable to type or perform surgical procedures. The splint has been removed and I have full motion in my fingers again. Therefore, I will resume commenting on this series. I have watched the entire second season twice. I find it less intellectually provoking than the first season. However, it certainly has a more sexy ring to each episode. My overall take-away from this season, is that Grace still has not come clean with Neil about her motivations or desires. Neil has become an open book, completely willing to be frank and honest with Grace. The reciprocal is far from being true, and therein lies the basis for a third season. Grace is hiding something, and I can not figure out what it is. I believe that she has not fully resolved what her true feelings are for Simon. The events of the last two episodes of this season sort of point me to that belief. I will be interested in developing that premise to a larger extent later. I have been following your comments and will respond from now on.
When The Doctor said the hybrid is me did he mean himself or did he mean Me, as Ashildr calls herself and who was in the previews for next week?
Good question! That actually didn't occur to me at the time. Since the Doctor never addressed Ashildr as "Me," I'm going say that he was referring to himself in this instance.
Ashildr as "Me" didn't occurred to to me either, but, it makes much more sense as a "hybrid" who conquers Galifry and stands in it's ruins. Even if The Doctor never called her Ashildr, knowing to everyone else that is what she called herself, to identify her to others he'd logically use the name she called herself to others, plus, he indicated she is a hybrid before, when he created her. Wyattmonk, great insight!
The Doctor never knew he was going to become a hybrid, though. And now he is. I would assume only this particiular incarnation of The Doctor will be said hybrid and only he can conquer Gallifrey. If Clara hadn't become reckless and hadn't died, and he hadn't been sentenced to the tower and put himself back together half computer generated and half Who, then this wouldn't have come to pass. Right?
Im convinced Anika has lost her mind...and I love it lol. I did like the chemistry between Skye and Jamal BUT I couldn't help but give that kiss the side-eye. If you're gonna make the boy bisexual, then it would've been nice to do that from the get go but I don't really care for yet another tired "sexuality issues" story line...
Sadness about Bo, his is truly greatest character on dool. I, just had a thought love to share. Can Bo, be recast I, thought Robert Kelker Kelly, as Bo. & bk w Hope,
As annoying as they can be, and despite the fact that they've both have acted stupidly at times, I actually feel for Amelia *and* Jo. I think it's Meredith that's being completely unreasonable. 99 % of the time I have a tendency to automatically side with Meredith, because she's one of my favourite characters, but she's gone too far for me now. I hate her arrogant and hostile attitude. Since Derek's death, she's had no understanding and consideration for Amelia. I get Derek is Meredith's husband, and the father of her children, but Amelia is his sister - she is *just* as much his family as Meredith! She has just as much of a "right" to grieve her loss as Meredith. I think it was incredibly selfish of Meredith to sign the papers and turn off Derek's life support without contacting the rest of his family - his mother and sisters - and giving them a chance to say their goodbyes. That was HUGE. Being able to physically see the person and having the chance to process what has happened and say goodbye is incredibly helpful in the grieving process, when it is possible. It *was* possible here, and Meredith robbed the rest of his family, including Amelia, of that opportunity for no reason. Then at the dinner party and during the whole Penny thing, Meredith acts as though she is the only one with the right to be upset, and that Amelia's grief is not comparable to her own. Ridiculous. How she exploded at Amelia in the bedroom was awful. Meredith is all about loyalty to her "sisters" - her best friend and half sister - but has no respect or consideration for the bond between Derek and HIS real sisters - especially Amelia, who he was particularly close with. Amelia may have been out of line with her comments to Meredith in the last episode, but it was Meredith who was cruel with her comments first, and after how Mer's been treating Amelia, I don't blame her for finally hitting a breaking point. As for annoying Jo, Meredith's been totally unreasonable with her too. She has NO respect for Jo and Alex's relationship. Just because Derek was understanding of her and Cristina, doesn't mean Jo has to feel the same when it comes to Mer and Alex, and it's ridiculous to expect as much - it's just not normal behaviour. Meredith should've been put first directly after Derek died, but it's been more than a year, and at this point she's just being selfish. Alex should know better, but Meredith shouldn't even be so selfish to even put him in that position.
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