Dr Who Liveblog: S06E12 – Closing Time, by Gareth Roberts

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 twelfth episode of Season Six (or Thirty-Two depending who you ask), called Closing Time. BBC Page

Ooh, flickery streetlight.
John Joe? Hrm.
Who is this guy who needs everyone’s parents to call? She needs a rest?
He looks like someone from before.
Oh this won’t end well, random dressing room person…
Wait what? It IS him! From before! THAT’S why he seems familiar!
Social call? Heh.
They’ve moved and he didn’t notice? OK, I’m actually not surprised at that.
Is that a-
Hey, Craig’s been busy! Now I know why everyone has to call him.
Oh NOES!
Wait, he just shushed the baby by going “shush”? Cool.
Stormageddon, Dark Lord Of All? Nice name.
Yes he speaks baby. How can we forget?
“Not Mum”. Heh. Peasants? Nice.
Aliens in the fridge?
Cross my hearts? Ha!
“You’ve got your noticing face on.” Yikes!
“Stop noticing just go, stop noticing just go…” Heh.
He’s going away?
“Boring stuff like lamps and vegetables…” Hee!
“Robot dog, not as much fun as I remember…” I love those bits.
A teleport? Uh oh.
They’re IN the teleport.
“Because I love you…it’s always been you…” Oh my.
AHHHHH!!
What the crap!?
Why haven’t they invaded already? Oh but they have.
“You always survive.” “Those were the days…” Awww…
“Is it better than companion?” HA!
How does he know her?
Silver rat thing? Ah! That!
Oh my. Those are quite the underpants.
That’s the girl from the beginning I think.
Craig is TERRIBLE at investigations. I guess I mean he’s rubbish at it.
It “zizzed off”? Um. OK.
So they know him because he works in the shop?
A Cybermat? Hrm.
What what?
Why does she want Amy’s autograph?
Why can’t the Doctor talk to them?
What’s happened?
OH!
Petrichor? For the girl who’s tired of waiting? Nice throwback to Neil’s episode…
SONIC EQUALS SOUND! Heh.
Oh no not George! He looks so sharp in his uniform!
Did we get it? I think it’s more of a CybeRat, honestly.
AH! Teeth! I am inordinately afeared of teeth on this show.
No no no, not George!
!!!
What the WHAT!?
It got George? Oh NOES!
Spare parts? That sounds bad.
“You know what to do if he cries.” “NO!” “Me neither!” Uh oh. Cue crying in 3…2..1..
Nagging sense of spiritual emptiness. Heh.
I don’t like hearing him talk about…I guess I can’t really call it mortality now, can I? His end, I guess.
I want a star thing that does THAT.
AH! Rat thing! AHH!
AH! No screwdriver and locked out besides!
How did the thing get up the stairs?
AHHH!!!
OMG he did it! Straight through the window! Well done!
“Don’t worry I have an app for that.” Heh.
OK, before this episode I don’t remember the sonic EVER shooting beams out of it.
“Silence will fall when the question is asked.” Oh?
Wait. How does he know it’s tomorrow? It can’t be tomorrow! What will I liveblog about?
Safe Mode? Bitey? Heh.
I like Alfie’s jacket. Can I get a jacket with stars on it?
Whoa. That mirror is a door?
How long did that Shawshank Redemption tunnel take?
Oh holy crap. The shop is a ship? The ship’s in the shop?
Gossip lady is awesome. “I wasn’t intending to!”
I’m a bit bummed he didn’t threaten THEM with jammy dodgers too. (:
Craig is throwing down with a scanner? AWESOME!
Wait. They got him, that’s less awesome.
NO! NOT CRAIG!
Come on Craig, STAND UP TO THEM!
Oh no no no no no no no no no no
YAY! Craig can hear Alfie!
FIGHT IT CRAIG!
Ack! Asplodey heads are bad, mmkay?
Aww. Craig DID blow them up with love. Well done, Craig!
I like Val. She’s a hoot.
Nice shirt, too.
He used his time for Craig? Aww.
Oh Alfie, you’re adorable.
There are those blue invitations!
America! Heh.
That’s quite the hat.
Doctor? HA!
One last trip? Oh noes.
Why are they looking at him like that? Is it the hat? It angers, a lot of people, just the sight of it.
River?
Tick tock goes the clock
and what nows shall we play
Tick tock goes the clock
Now summer’s gone away?
Oh noes! Who is she REALLY?
AHHH! SILENCE! AHH!
Owners!?
Silencio Lake? Oh crap.
She’s terrifying!
How does that astronaut become the little girl?
Melody Pond? OH CRAP!
I’m honestly still back at ‘owners’.

Tick tock goes the clock
and all the years they fly
tick tock and all too soon
Your love will surely die.

Tick tock goes the clock
the cradle has been rocked bu
Tick tock goes the clock
till River kills the Doctor

OH CRAP. This is so bad. THIS IS SO BAD! Now what? We crammed a whole episode into the last five minutes of the show! I’m still curious about why he’s not with Amy and how that all gets sorted. I liked this episode, it was a nice mix of old and new and I don’t know what to think because of the end. My goodness.