Doctor Who
A Good Man Goes to War

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And Baby Makes Four
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When last we saw Amy, she was about to give birth in some mysterious white tube while an eye-patch-wearing lady exhorted her to puuuussshh. Sadly, we do not get to see the infant Pond rocketing down through the tube like a fleshy pink pinball, for when we join the show again she has already been born. She is stashed away in an asteroid that has been turned into a creepy and massive military base. It is Demon's Run, because if you're going to build a creepy and massive military base, what are you going to call it? Amy, looking a bit tired and disheveled, but otherwise quite lovely, has a few moments with her daughter in a sterile white nursery. "I wish I could tell you that you'll be loved, that you'll be safe and cared for," Amy tells her. "But this isn't the time for lies." The ID on the side of the baby's bed says her name is Melody Pond. Not that there are so many babies there that they need to identify them, because she is the only one. Amy cradles Melody and tells her to be brave. The eye-patch lady waits on the edges of the nursery, flanked by armed men in military uniforms. Behind them stand monks in dark robes with hoods pulled down to obscure their identities. "Two minutes," Patch says. That she's allowing Amy any time with her baby at all is a bit odd, but it gives Amy a chance to make her inspirational speech.

She goes on to tell Melody that "they" will have to be braver, and she looks at Patch and her guards as she says this. "Because there's someone coming," she says. "I don't know where he is, or what he's doing, but trust me, he's on his way." Twenty thousand light years away, Cybermen march ploddingly through their ship. A man's hand appears out of the shadows to sonic a panel near a door. A blast rocks the ship. The Cybermen monotone that there's an intruder. In the nursery, Amy says, "There's a man who's never gonna let us down. Not even an army can get in the way." Patch takes Melody from her arms. Amy cries and pleads with her to no avail. One of the soldiers in the nursery is a young woman. She looks to be on the verge of tears.

Meanwhile, the intruder is making his way toward the Cybermen. They try to seal off each level before he can breach it, but it's useless. He gets through each one as the ship continues to shake with explosions.

Melody is placed in a futuristic contraption that looks part bassinet, part shuttlecock. "He's the last of his kind," Amy says over her baby. "He looks young but he's lived for hundreds and hundreds of years. Wherever they take you, Melody, no matter how scared you are, I promise you you will never be alone." She kisses Melody's forehead and says, "Because this man is your father."

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