One of my favorite sequences. This creeped me out so fucking much.
Rory: I brought you some food. I wasn’t sure what you ate.
Alaya: [looks at it silently in disgust]
Rory: There was a girl. Your people took her. I just want to know if she’s safe. Why are you fighting us? We’re almost the same.
Alaya: You are so much less than us.
Rory: No, come on. Look at the two of us. Our body structure’s almost identical. Even our faces are pretty similar. It’s mostly the skin that’s different. See for yourself. Touch my face.
Rory: Can I touch your face?
Rory: I want to understand you. You’re our predecessors here. You’re our history. I want to know what it feels like. I’m not gonna harm you.
[delicately, he places his fingertips on Alaya’s forehead, running them across her features. Alaya is astonished]
Rory: What do your people believe? I mean, d’you have a God?
Alaya: [laughs violently; Rory jumps back] A deity is for simple-minded apes.
Rory: I should’ve put you in a room with my dad. He’d soon put you right on that.
Alaya: We see how you lives your lives, the beliefs you cling to, for comfort. And we laugh at you. Aren’t you confused now, ape? Doesn’t my existence disprove your ape religion?
Rory: People’s faiths aren’t that fragile.
Alaya: What do you believe, ape?
Rory: I never used to believe in anything except for the healing power of strong, sweet tea … But being with the Doctor, the wonders he’s shown us—it’s given me … faith … I can see why Amy kept waiting for him. Cos now I believe there are far greater things waiting in the universe than we can ever imagine.
Alaya: No. All that awaits you is death.
Rory: [defiantly] Then maybe I’ll find wonders beyond that, too.
Alaya: I pray you find out. Very soon.
- deleted scene from Cold Blood (The Doctor Who Companion: The Eleventh Doctor, Volume 2)
Annnnnnnnnnd further reasons why Rory is my favorite.
This is a real deleted scene?! I would have loved this episode so much more with it — to me the ep was kind of forgettable except for Rory’s death. If I’d had this scene I would have mourned Rory more, because this conversation is kind of a missing link in Rory’s character: why he follows Amy and why he’s still traveling with the Doctor. I love it.
What follows is my attempt to reconstruct everything we currently know about River Song’s timestream, from her point of view. I’ve included dates and locations where possible. Please read the notes at the end, as I’ve tried to clear up what inconsistencies I could. Also, I really don’t need to say it, but SPOILAHS.
Fan Art / Traditional Art / Paintings / Movies & TV©2011 *carrie-ko
I took the stars from my eyes and then I made a map
I knew that somehow I could find my way back
Then I heard your heart beating
You were in the darkness, too
So I stayed in the darkness with you
Whoever chose Florence + The Machine’s “Cosmic Love” as the trailer music for Series 5 knew what they were doing. I only found this song a few days ago, and I’ve fallen in love with it, but not just because it’s a beautiful song. I think it accurately reflects the bond (romantic or not) that Amy and the Doctor share, particularly as it was in Series 5.
BTW, I do want Amy and Rory to be happy together, more than anything. I just find Amy and Eleven’s relationship more fascinating in general.
Pencils, watercolors (fine and opaque), calligraphy ink, and Copics (used minimally) on hot press watercolor paper.
Amy Pond and the Doctor copyright BBC.
Art copyright me.
(wow, just wow. -amber)
I actually deleted like three unnecessary paragraphs, but I’ll stick this under a read more anyway.
I agree — I’m definitely glad we got to keep everyone on board for series 6. And I wrote like 3 paragraphs today on what I think is going on with the interplay of Amy’s relationships with the Doctor and Rory. Honestly, as long as we keep getting Amy and the Doctor’s adorable friendship moments and ridiculous hugs, I’ll be all right with whatever else goes on, because they do love each other deeply. The dynamic is different now, but that original bond between the Doctor and his Pond was the foundation that the whole Team TARDIS was built on back at the beginning of series 5 — so I think you’re right to say that while it’s changing, it isn’t going anywhere.
And I end up trusting Moffat too most of the time, much to my surprise. :)
I do this every time I wake up.
DOESNT THAT LOOK LIKE A FUCKING DALEK OMG APPARENTLY IT’S A “”“LIGHTHOUSE”“”
BUT THEY CAN’T FOOL ME
IT’S A DALEK
It’s true… it’s all true…