Doctor Who Liveblog: S06E08 – Let’s Kill Hitler, 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 eighth episode of Season Six (or Thirty-Two depending who you ask), called Let’s Kill Hitler. BBC Page


(Catching up)
Silence, astronaut, flesh Amy, Demon’s Run, Human Plus, River outs herself, the Doctor leaves.

Wheat field. Right.
Are they making a crop circle?
That’s a bit obvious, innit?
What? Oh NO!
Who on earth is she!?
Best mate?
Mels or whatever? I don’t like her a bit.
They knew Rory that long ago? That’s sort of sweet, actually.
Still not finding Mels’ endearing qualities.
Amy insisting he’s gay? Hee!
Nice effect on the TARDIS there.
And now she’s screwed up the TARDIS. Fab.
Who to the what now? That was quite the surveillance cam system.
Who’s Harriet? Eyeball?
Made Rasputin green!?
What the-!?
“You are authorized. Your existence will continue.” Eep!
OK, the janitor turning into the SS guy is pretty cool looking.
That lady’s outfit as she went and looked out the window? WAY less cool.
They’re in his brain!? Sweet and sour Jebus.
That guy is a ship!?
“Welcome. You will experience a tingling sensation and then death.” Holy…
Oh seriously this is impressive.
“Justice mode activating.” Oh noes!
Wait. Did the Doctor just…
oh no no no no.
“Rory, take Hitler and put him in that cupboard over there.” Heh.
That was a faint? A faint or a feint? Hrm?
Oh, Mels is shot. Here’s me trying to feel sad about it…nope.
“It’s her.” Her!? Any chance there’s a ladyDoctor in the future?
Vampires in Venice, heh.
What? They’re her-?
Mels is Melody?
How can she do that?
“The hair! It just doesn’t stop, does it?” Oh honey, I know how you feel.
Seriously, how did Melody just regenerate?
My brain. It’s blended.
Even after all that, I am still weirded out by Amy’s tights.
Oh goody, I know that you know that I know that you know…
True, why WOULD she be a psychopath?
What IS her life like? If this is her start, how did she get all weaponized?
Also: WHERE was she hiding that lip gloss!? And how did it not kill her?
Shoot her? Oh noes! But she’s regenerating…
Yup. That was it.
“Remember Kennedy?” Oh my.
Guilt! More guilt! Awww.
Amelia! Awww.
“Why do you keep saying that?” “Because you’ll be dead in 32 minutes.”
I wonder why he got Amelia and not “Sexy”.
I can be brave for you but you have got to tell me how.
Fish fingers and custard? What?
I missed something here I think…
Oh yeah, Nazi Germany. Right.
I guess that’s one way to “shop”.
What the what!? RoboAmy?
And now they are unauthorized? OH NO!
Sonic them Amy!
The Silence? Oh my.
Wait what?
Doctor Who? He ACTUALLY said it! Hee!
“Never knowingly be serious. Rule 27 you might want to write these down.”
Tiny people? Compression field?
They got Time Travel so they go take out others. Interesting.
Weird protocol, that. They go back through time and make things right?
The Silence is a religious order? Hrm.
But we don’t know the question? Bah.
How can they fix this?
Sonic the wristbands, not bad…
They beamed everyone else out? Uh oh.
How is he ok? STILL!?
Now River’s free but what will she do?
At least she didn’t run.
Oh geez. That sound just there was Eleven inching closer to the First Place the Tenth has in my heart.
“She taught me.” Who?
The TARDIS? Oh my.
I have to admit he’s pretty snappily dressed.
I still don’t know if I like this version of River.
“Find River?” How? Tell her what? He loves her? His real name?
But we know he isn’t dead.
“Show me River Song.” Awww.
She’s still regenerating isn’t she?
No? What’s he mean no?
I hope this works.
Wait, kissing him is what started all this!
That was warped and weird.
How do they know she lost all her regenerations? Because she cashed it in on someone else?
Ohhhh, there’s her book. Interesting.
I don’t think she can be undone, we haven’t seen it warped yet have we?
Does he know she’s going to kill him? Or just when he dies?
Luna University?
Oh noes. Archaeology. WHO is he he talking to?

OK, I feel like this coulda been a really exciting episode but I just didn’t really feel it. Mostly just weirdness and I feel like this was half an episode and we could have spent more time exploring River and her deal. I don’t know why. Somehow this just wasn’t an episode I really enjoyed. Not for lack of trying, but I watched it for the blog and then watched it again and I just couldn’t get there.