Doctor Who Liveblog: S06E11 – The God Complex, by Toby Whithouse

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 eleventh episode of Season Six (or Thirty-Two depending who you ask), called The God Complex. BBC Page

surveillance footage, ok…
I like that stairwell.
Creepy hotel hallway. I feel like I’ve seen this before. (;
A clown? Yikes!
Lucy Hayward? She’s the last one what left?
That’s an old camera.
In “your” room? Which room is that? How is it yours?
A gorilla? Um. Ok…
Praise him?
Girl with birthday cake, is that her?
Who’s that guy?
What’s that thing that keeps waking up?
“The gaps between my worship”? WTF?
Let me guess. Him = Jack, for whom all work and no play makes a dull boy? (:
O hai Amy!
Six hundred foot tall people?
Who would mock up an Earth hotel?
Those are odd photos on the wall.
Novice Prim? She looks familiar! Saberwolves?
They’re all…is that what killed them? Oh noes.
“I’ve never been threatened with a chair leg before-no, hang on, I tell a lie.”
Amy’s fired? Heh.
Is the Tivoli fellow David Walliams?
This is super Shining-y. Are they in the Overlook?
“I love things ask anyone.” Oh hey, that’s me!
“I was blogging. Next thing this.” That’s me too!
Who is watching them?
Where’d it go?
“Three busses, a long walk, and 8 quid in a taxi from good.” Oh I like this one.
Tied up? Why?
Oh for the love of Pete!
Seriously, I’m in the Overlook.
He’s a gambler. What’s that got to do with the ventriloquist dummies?
Even a room for the Doctor? What on earth is in there?
Feast? Hrm.
Why is he tied up there?
WHO IS HE!? Seriously It’s Jack Nicholson I’m convinced.
A theory more insane than what’s actually happening? Heh.
What’s the deal with the gym teacher? Who’s was that?
Does he have a stutter? Oh he does.
Oooh! That looked like Oodkind. Oh my.
Nice ankle shot. Where’s the flood, Doctor?
What’s that making that noise? Oh noes.
And now what room are we in?
Oh her dad. Yikes.
Crap. I’m watching this before bed too.
They aren’t getting got though? WTF?
I think the whole hotel is his room.
OK, I’m pretty sure that’s not Oodkind.
OK, I’m gonna get Toby Whithouse’s phone number and call him in the middle of the night when I wake up in a cold sweat. Which is lunchtime in the UK. THAT will be effective.
What’s with Joe? Just sitting there?
Is he dead or just a vegetable?
Sort of nice to hear Amy stand up for him.
He thought the angels were for him? Hmm.
Notify their next of kin? Heh.
Cheesemaking? Both, actually. Heh.
Yeah, I do kind of like her. She’s pretty calm about everything.
So there’s batches of people?
Oh good, stuttering blogger is next.
Nice work Doctor! I like that.
Let it find you? So now he thinks it’s cool it’s gonna kill them?
All right, now we are getting somewhere! Let’s catch a monster!
Where is he? Why are we in a hair salon?
That’s the grooves in the ceiling explained.
Did the Doctor hack the tape machine?
Now we see it, it’s creepy, but we see it.
Oh here we go, now Howie’s gonna get the Tivolian (?) on his side.
Warden? It’s a prison?
Stick to it, Tivolian! Come on!
We heard this before too, about ripe and raw. What’s that about?
“You have lived so long even your name is lost.” That’s terrible.
Howie’s gonna screw this all up. Rats.
And now we’re separated. This is bad.
She saw something. What was it? And heard the “praise him” too.
Now I can’t stop staring at the Doctor’s hemline. Bowtie, highwaters, who does he think he is, Pee-Wee Herman?
Oh goody. He’s sticking to that terrible story.
Did his photo just appear or no?
I wonder if the Doctor’s room will just be empty because his fear is being alone.
Why what?
“Which is why grownups were invented.” Good point.
Not her, I liked her. Take the Tivolian!
Have we found the Doctor’s room?
Is it Amy? I bet it’s Amy. His fear is something to do with her.
What’s with the fish?
Why is she able to tell him about it?
Oh Rita, come on. You are better than this!
I still think this whole hotel is the Doctor’s room, even though he found one.
Why can’t we trap it again? Can’t he work out more of what the minotaur told him?
I like the Tivolian less and less all the time.
“Let him riff and move anything expensive out of the way.” (:
Why does it want Amy? How did it bring them here just with that?
Oh here we go.
Nice to see Amy not wearing heels for once.
Oh NOES! Whose room is this?
Oh this is killing me. That’s just heartbreaking.
He has to look her in the eye and lie to her so she can live. This is terrible.
This has to be as hard to say as it is to hear. ):
Wait. Amy Williams?
Now go figure it out Doctor, quickly!
We went from the Overlook to the Holodeck? Did I take the brown acid?
What DO Timelords pray to?
“I wasn’t talking about myself.” Oh gee, I wonder who he meant.
A goblin who feeds on indecision? Hehe
Bad Penny is his middle name? What a nice moment there.
I like that the Doctor and Rory get on now. It’s nice to see the two of them.
Yeah, I’m shocked they got the TARDIS blue door.
Are they really splitting up?
He’s right, what’s the alternative?
Won’t Amy turn into Luke Skywalker? All her life, she will look away to the future, to the horizon. Never her mind on where she is, what she is doing?

That was good and bad at the same time. I don’t want it to be over, they need another couple of adventures or something. Maybe they’ll pop up at Christmas. I sure hope so. Collectively I like them together, it’s fun now that they have settled into a rhythm. I try not to watch for spoilers or casting notes so I can be surprised, so I really hope they’re back for another series. I used to not like the multipanion shows, but this one I enjoyed. Good episode.