Meanwhile in the TARDIS 2
|Written by||Steven Moffat|
|Directed by||Richard Senior|
|Produced by||Annabella Hurst-Brown|
At midnight, 26 June 2010, after almost being seduced by Amy, the Doctor forces her back into the TARDIS. She leans on the console with an expectant gaze directed at the Doctor, who ignores it and pulls the door release lever next to her to lock the TARDIS doors.
Amy asks if she did something wrong. She thinks she is getting “mixed messages” from the Doctor. She unlocks the doors. The Doctor re-locks them and asks Amy how she’s getting mixed messages. Amy says he showed up in the middle of the night to take her for a ride in his time machine. Amy insists that it’s an obvious signal, telling her to “Get your coat, love, the Doctor’s in.”
The Doctor hurriedly explains he didn’t bring her with him because he found her attractive. He proudly insists that he’s like Gandalf in space. Amy says he acts like a regular bloke, showing off for the girls and laughing at other guys, making fun of Rory’s nose.
The Doctor tells Amy that he can’t “see it” any more. He’s made time and space his back yard for over nine hundred years, so everything about it is now just facts to him. But Amy can “see it”, which lets the Doctor see it as well. That is his only reason. Amy wonders if there have been others before her.
- This scene follows from Flesh and Stone, and immediately precedes The Vampires of Venice.
- Amy continues her attempts to seduce the Doctor from the previous scene in her bedroom. (Flesh and Stone)
- The TARDIS travels from Amy’s bedroom, at midnight on the morning of 26 June 2010, (Flesh and Stone) to a local pub on the prior evening. Sunlight is still flooding the pub when the Doctor fetches Rory in The Vampires of Venice
- When asked if the prior companions were old or young, the Doctor asserts that everyone is young when compared to him. Jack Harkness, however, was more than twice the Doctor’s age in The Stolen Earth /Journey’s End and their brief encounter in End of Time, having aged 1,982 years in Adam, on top of the 110 years he waited from before Fragments until the Doctor’s return in End of Days/Utopia. The next day (Earth’s perspective), Rory Williams would also be over two millennia old when his Auton timeline merged with his human timeline, leaving human Rory with both sets of memories. (The Big Bang, Bad Night)
- Amy reminds the Doctor that he took her away in her nightie (The Eleventh Hour, Meanwhile in the TARDIS 1) which he “did not let [her] change out of for ages.” (The Beast Below)