OMG DOCTOR WHO FINALE. SO SO SO INCREDIBLE.
So, basically, the plot hinged on lots of wibbly-wobbly timey-wimeyness. (How convenient that the only David Tennant episode I've seen, apart from the one where he regenerates into Eleven, is the one this phrase comes from since its pretty much now used to describe any time paradoxes that can't be logically explained and just loop back on themselves again and again i.e. Eleven from the future who has already gotten out of the Pandorica traveling back in time to tell Rory to let him out of the Pandorica in the first place or, in the Tennant episode, Ten giving instructions from the past based on a transcript of his words he is given in the future, stuff like that.) And the resolution was the very definition of a massive reset button but it was a massive reset button of AWESOME. Some people are also complaining about it being so light and comedic compared to the very dark first part but I kind of liked that. The ending to part one was just so bleak and terrifying and seemingly hopeless (even though, of course, you really knew it couldn't be) that it was nice to have an episode that still focused on some very disastrous events (hello, the entire universe disappearing and the only way to keep it from disappearing is for the Doctor himself to disappear???) but felt much more fun and had a lot more jokes. I was also glad everyone got to live at the end. I mean, I wasn't expecting the Doctor to die or Amy really either, even though she looked pretty dead at the end of the last episode. But I was afraid this would be the end for Rory or at the very least he would have been stuck as a plastic auton forever (which might've actually been kind of entertaining; he was certainly entertaining for the majority of this episode when he was an auton) but he got to live happily ever after too! Well, for now at least. (And if they kill him off again, I will be honestly pissed because he's been killed, what, two, three times now? ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!) And how fucking amazing and sweet was it that he guarded Amy for nearly TWO THOUSAND FUCKING YEARS without ever leaving?!? I think at heart I'm just a big mushy romantic because that totally got to me. Speaking of Amy, that opening reveal when she's inside the Pandorica instead of the Doctor was THE BEST REVEAL EVER! I think I literally gasped when I saw her and my brain was just freaking out wondering how the hell she got in there. I was expecting the Doctor to be the one released after nearly two thousand years and when Amy came out instead and the Doctor ended up getting out after spending about five minutes inside, I thought it was all pretty awesome and lulzy and totally surprising. Also awesome was the fact that Jacket!Doctor from the second part of the Weeping Angels episodes was finally explained! If you don't watch the show and are actually reading this, there was a point in that episode where the Doctor left Amy in the forest then came back and talked to her again, but his return was really abrupt, the tone of his words was totally different and he was wearing his jacket which he had lost at the beginning of the episode. And everyone thought it was a future Doctor come back to tell Amy to remember what he told her when she was seven because, for some reason, it was suddenly uber-important! Except that there wasn't really anything important he told her when she was seven... until now! And suddenly, it all made sense! Woo! And I'm kind of glad too that a few things were left unexplained in a way that said they would still be an issue in the next season. Yay for multi-season arcs! ALSO LITTLE AMELIA IS SO BAD ASS! AND SO IS RIVER SONG! AND RORY'S AMAZING GUN HAND!
Anyway, I'm going to watch a second time now but first, favorite part, totally:
River: "Right then, I have questions but number one is this: What in the name of sanity have you got on your head?"
Doctor: "It's a fez. I wear a fez now. Fezzes are cool."
River & Amy: *fez-destroying tag-team of AWESOME*
It's better in visual form, see?
Second favorite part, the Doctor dancing like an old grandpa at Amy and Rory's wedding! (FINALLY, AMY AND RORY'S WEDDING!)
And also, when Amy and Rory remember the Doctor again, and Rory excitedly tells the wedding party in the background, "It's the Doctor! How did we forget the Doctor? I was plastic! He was the stripper!" (The stripper part being in reference to this
.) Major lulz.
Okay, that's all. Carry on.