"Keep him in your mind. Don't forget him. If you forget him, you'll lose him forever." Okay, that's new. But what about Octavian's Clerics? The Doctor said she remembered them because she's a time traveler. Nope, that's different because they "weren't part of [her] world," and now this is "[her] own history changing." Okay, so apparently if she just thinks really hard -- which honestly is more of a theme in this season than the Crack itself, and something worth I think keeping in mind -- she can keep his dead ass at least having existed, before he died. It's pretty awesome as its own little scene, but consists of so much made-up mythology -- and touches the Donna stuff at about seven different points of tangent -- that it's hard to really get lost in. Anyway, she's doing okay, until the TARDIS randomly jerks around and they fall to the floor.
"What were you saying?" she says brightly, and I can't tell if he remembers Rory or not, but when he stands up the box with their engagement ring is no longer on the floor between them, so you tell me. Back up to the ridge to watch the Big Mining Thing blow up, and then the Doctor gives Ambrose one more shitty speech about what an asshole she is, but I am exhausted from this one and I don't want to do it anymore. Suffice to say that we hope her son learns from her example to be a better person. Although having met Elliot, that seems rather unlikely, as I have ended up liking Ambrose more than anybody else at this point. She was willing to damn herself to save her family, but that's not why I love her. I love her because she needs to be loved. The rest just need a fucking slap.
For a second Amy could have seen someone standing with her, on the hill across the way, but no. She was alone. Onward to Rio; and the shrapnel? A piece of the TARDIS, blackened and broken.
Next week: Vincent Van Gogh. It's pretty beautiful, and pretty much totally manipulative, but I will try not to Juno it, as being in the right frame of mind makes it amazing. And plus, it means you're only a week away from "The Lodger."
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