Doctor Who Liveblog: S06E07 – A Good Man Goes To War, by Steven Moffat

I am liveblogging each episode of Doctor Who as I watch it. This is more or less a raw stream of consciousness list of things I am considering and wondering about as I watch. (Sometimes I add links later for reference, but otherwise it’s all exactly what I typed at the time.) In the interest of not spoiling anything for anyone I am putting all of it behind the jump.

This episode is the seventh episode of Season Six (or Thirty-Two depending who you ask), called A Good Man Goes To War, by Steven Moffat. BBC Page

(Catching up)

Demon’s Run? OK.
Hi baby!
Melody Pond? Awww.
Come on Amy, you can tell her she’ll be loved, that’ll happen no matter what.
(Is that Frances Barber?)
Twenty thousand light years is a-Cybermen?
Why are they taking her? I never quite figured out who they are anyway…
Wait WHAT?
It’s Rory?
Go Rory!
I rather like that he kept the outfit. (;
The doctors’ message? Run!
I rather like the outfit. I officially LOVE Rory.
Sewing? I like seeing that it’s made it through the ages, a nice analog activity.
Headless Monks? What the what?
Lorna Bucket, huh?
My husband? Cute.
“We’re the thin fat gay married Anglican Marines.” HA!
She met him? Hrm.
They are converting him? NO!
I hope this doesn’t end badly. I think it will. But I hope it won’t.
What’s actually going on with them?
1888? Swords!?
What is she doing there?
She is a hunter?
More importantly how did he find her there?
Battle of Zarathustra?
Funny that 1888 and 4037 look a lot like, sartorially.
What the WHAT!?
Nursing is a penance? Only Sontarans.
“I hope someday to meet you in the glory of battle where I shall crush the life from your worthless human form.”
They need a Sontaran too?
Oh River, imagine that.
What’s she doing dressed like that?
Who’s that?
It’s Rory?
She knows who he is!
“Stevie Wonder sang in 1814? Yes, but you must never tell him.” LOL!
“Unless there’s two of him.” “That’s a whole different birthday.”
Demon’s Run?
Oh she knows, of course she knows.
She can’t? Oh River, YOU CAN TOO!
This is it?
What is she up to?
This is the day he finds out who she is?
I’m right. I have to be. Look at her face every time she talks to Rory.
Madame Kovarian? She played another part that I can’t shake.
“I admire your courage. I should like to admire it from afar.”
Of course he’s raising an army.
Demons run when a good man goes to war. Oh my.
!!!! Him too?
Why would you need me!? I’m old! I’m fat! I’m blue! You can’t need me! (: I rather like him.
That’s quite the speech the Colonel chose to make. He chose…poorly.
A prayer leaf? That’s very sweet.
Amy she was trying to be kind to you. Please appreciate that.
The Doctor will fall? Aren’t you cute.
Why we call them headless? OK. Why?
The Papal Mainframe herself? So Skynet is the Pope!? Sweet and sour Jebus!
Surprised!? Well I certainly am.
Point a gun at me if it makes you relax.
“Amelia Pond get your coat!” Hee!
Where did he go!?
So now the monks are offing people? Nice.
Cute, Vastra. Quite the tongue you have there. I think I know why Jenny puts up with you!
I hope he doesn’t regret disarming himself.
They keep saying they aren’t fools, but they are human so yeah, I think they are.
Oh my. That’s a lot of…a lot of army that isn’t them.
Danny Boy!!
Hello there badass Rory!
Also: Pirates! Oh hurrah!
Colonel Runaway…that’s quite the speech there. I thought they were gonna fight to the pain.
I really REALLY like when the Doctor knows it’s time to throw down.
I think I appreciate it because it’s rare.
“I am armed and REALLY dangerous and…cross.”
Mrs Williams!?
They are cute.
“I wanted to be cool.”
“Crying Roman with a baby, definitely cool.”
Rory just FULLY bossed the Doctor!
Big Milk Thing? Hee!
“I speak baby.”
“No it’s not, it’s cool.” (:
“You have never risen higher.” Oh noes.
That’s a creepy statement there, Sontaran…
Oh he has too had children.
Just before America? Yikes!
“You were very cross at the time.” (:
I don’t know how they became friends but ok…
Is Melody human?
Human plus? How is she human plus?
How does Doctor = Warrior?
I am trying to be delicate, I know how you can blush! Heh.
“It’s all…sexy fish vampires and blowing up stuff!”
On their wedding night. Well there you go then.
Uh oh. Headless monks!
“You can’t just cook yourself a Timelord!”
This is sad for him. Oh noes.
Oh NO! It’s all falling into place. I’m right.
So is the Cleric. It IS a trap.
Oh Dorian, this is bad I can tell.
Fooling him twice? What?
Flesh baby! Right? No. Right?
My mind is blended!
Please someone tell the Sontaran he will die with honor.

Demons run when a good man goes to war
Night will fall and drown the sun
When a good man goes to war
Friendship dies and true love lies
Night will fall and the dark will rise
When a good man goes to war
Demons run but count the cost
The battle’s won but the child is lost…

Seriously. Tell the Sontaran he died with honor.
“Rory. I’m a nurse.” So is he, Sontaran. Awww.
I’m glad Lorna got to see the Doctor again.
Heartbreaking. “They’re always brave.”
“You’re giving up!? You never do that!” “Don’t you sometimes wish I did?”
It must REALLY suck to have to tell the Doctor that, especially for River.
At least he figured it out.
Watching him make the kissy face is funny.
Where is he off to? Why alone? What now?
OK that’s like three times this episode my mind was blended.
“Amy you have to stay calm.” Yyyyyeah.
“The only water in the forest is the river.” The TARDIS told us that already. Now we know why.

Seriously. I don’t know if I can take too many episodes like this. It is too hard on me! My poor little brain can’t take this! I get the feeling Steven Moffat sits with a nice drink in his hand on Saturday nights and watches it air and just laaaaaaaaaaaaughs….