Doctor Who Liveblog: S06E03 – Curse of the Black Spot, by Steve Thompson

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 third episode of Season Six (or Thirty-Two depending who you ask), called The Curse of the Black Spot. BBC Page

Ahoy there!
That was quite dramatic music.
That little cut is gonna kill him?
He has a black spot on his hand?
The door’s locked? What on earth!?
Oh goody, at least they’re armed.
Sensors? Heh.
We’re SAILORS! Except for the gun thing. And the beardyness. Hee!!!
Hospitality? Nice!
Swords, eh? Nice work Amy!
Nice swordfighting, Pond!
Is getting cut why they die? Is that how they’re down to five?
Yup. Cut = black spot.
What kind of rubbish pirates are ya!? Heh.
Uh oh. Now Rory’s gonna die again? Dammit.
And now Rory’s lost it.
“Look at their brilliant beards!” Oh Rory.
And that’s that is it?
Go Amy!!
Great, now he’ll be the one that got away and she’ll come for him again.
“Green singing shark in an evening gown.” Heh.
A leech! Oh noes. I’ve seen this before…
Why DOES she want them?
Go where the gunpowder goes! They have to keep that dry, right?
I was right! (:
Captain’s son?
Why doesn’t he want his son there?
The son has it too? Because he is coughing blood maybe?
Not a curse! You go Doctor!
What’s the medallion I wonder?
Dodgy mermaid. Heh.
They don’t need to worry do they? Neither of them has a spot.
They’re leaving?
“A ship’s a ship!” Nice!
Now they’re just being mean. That’s not cool.
Wow, Toby is kinda hardcore.
Lost control? Uh oh.
“That sounds bad!” “Yes it is!”
Oh NO! If she leaves, then what?
How’s he get her back?
“Not much of a captain without a ship, are you?” Oh NOW it’s on!
Sonic doesn’t do wood! D’oh!
Reflection? OH CRAP!
And now he’s gonna-
I’d be confused too.
Any reflection? Yikes.
No honor among pirates, he’s SO keeping it.
Can’t they just scuff it a bit? Everybody wins?
So they have to wait her out? Joy.
Good question, why is he a pirate?
There’s the lady with the eyepiece again! What the-!?
Good, maybe he’ll answer the Doctor.
Nope. Rats.
What’s out there?
What the what? Do they even know what he’s asking?
I knew it.
Fight it Toby!
Save him someone!
And now another down!
So it’s ok to let her have Rory?
I don’t like this, I don’t think this will work.
He’s insane! Clearly!
Watch, she won’t take Amy. (:
OMG! It…worked?
Is that what screwed up the TARDIS?
His gun is probably soaked, why would he think it would work?
How are they all dead but not the Siren?
ew ew ew ew ew ew!
Revolted Doctor is entertaining television.
Why is it keeping all the people? To cure the common cold and somehow bring back the crew?
Dumbass. Why is it always a trigger-happy human? Dammit.
So she’s a doctor? WOW.
He’ll die if she takes him but they can’t stay?
Oh noes!
CPR? That’s it? OK then!
Pond this is cake! You know you can do it!
Oh Amy. You have to be the one because he doesn’t want mouth-to-mouth from the Doctor. (:
Typhoid fever? Aww. Poor Toby.
So the Captain will stay?
A ship’s a ship, after all.
Come on Amy, you know you can do this!
How is it that Mrs. Rory has never even taken a CPR class?
Don’t you have to turn him on his side to get the water out or something?
He has to come back. He HAS to.
Thank you!
Aww, he and Toby are sailing together! That must be SO nice!
Hey, the crew is there too!
Rory’s right, Amy. Ah well.
Why does her scan keep flipping?

Gah. I liked it, y’know, what the pirates and all. But the bits that string into the larger arc, ARGH! They get frustrating. I did enjoy the balance of season story vs plot story, and this did have a bit happier ending than anyone could reasonably have hoped. So there IS that.