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    Visit the Episode GuideDOCTOR WHO - SERIES 32
    THE ALMOST PEOPLE
    EPISODE NUMBER - 3206 (606)
    While the human survivors await rescue Jennifer's Ganger manipulates Rory and attempts to destroy the factory. When the Doctor learns he has a Ganger of his own, he and Amy clash over whether he can be trusted.

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    Okay, that was pretty good.

    It was an improvement on last week's episode, though largely predictable (hands up who knew both of the Jen's were Flesh the moment you see them and that the Doctors swapped places). The ending, however, was pretty great. I'll have to watch that one again to catch some of the dialogue I missed.

    And now the Doctor knows about his death!
    And now it's time for one last bow, like all your other selves. Eleven's hour is over now... the clock is striking Twelve's.

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    Lool beaten to it for once

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pharaoh Hamenthotep View Post
    Eyepatch Lady said "You're doing fine, you're doing just fine" or something to that effect.. And if that was followed by "I'm going to need you to push, on three"... it wouldn't seem completely out of place..

    Eyepatch Lady is a midwife Which would fit with the pictures of Amy with a baby and the whole is she/isn't she pregnant storyline.. The one thing that doesn't quite fit is why the TARDIS is taking so long to confirm it. I know it's for dramatic effect and to keep people guessing, but it really shouldn't take so long!

    Is it possible for Amy to be dreaming the current adventures while in some hospital with pirate-themed midwives? Or is she both there and in the TARDIS at the same time? The TARDIS can't get a definite answer because both answers are true..
    PH was close!

    And the problem about the Doctor not being allowed to know about his death... he's been on adventures with past regenerations before so knowing his own future shouldn't have been a problem... Maybe it's just River's obsession with spoilers?

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    Three parter o.0

    Sort of...


    And the eye patch lady spoke seems the midwife theory was right, what was with the big green light by amys feet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pharaoh Hamenthotep View Post
    he's been on adventures with past regenerations before so knowing his own future shouldn't have been a problem
    But I'm sure in the Three Doctors at least, it's stated that the Time Lords are doing fancy stuff to stop this being a problem. And I imagine there's no problem knowing you're going to be alive in the future he's not going to try and avoid that fate. But once you know that you're going to die, you're going to try and stop it even if it's only subconsciously.

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    I cant edit my post so Ill just post here

    The two Jens was a tad bit obvious, saw that coming as soon as they appeared.

    But OMG, those last two minutes...
    We all had our suspicions that something wasnt right about Amy, so it looks like some of us were right that she was never saved from the Silence
    A few questions answered but still we get more questions thrown at us!

    Looks like theyve answered why the Tardis cant tell if Amys pregnant, but so many questions to be answered...
    Where is Amy?
    What do they want with her?
    Cant wait for next weeks episode!

    Next weeks episode is going to be awesome!!
    Heres the trailer
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/dw/videos/p00h7m4l

    And prequel
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/dw/videos/p00h74x2

    Spoiler:
    Who the hell is this eyepatch lady, and how do the cybermen tie into it?
    And also, who are the cloaked figures?
    Lol at Rory 'Where is my wife?'
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    Having two Doctors was awesome, especially with the instability caused by all those regenerations at the beginning ("Would you like a jelly baby?" and "Reverse the polarity of the neutron flow!" were very welcome nods to the old series ).

    The mystery surrounding Amy gets some new developments that are actually pretty damn good. I haven't liked Amy much this season, so maybe the weird situation she's in explains a bit of her altered character as well as the quantum pregnancy.

    I am definitely looking forward to the next episode!
    And now it's time for one last bow, like all your other selves. Eleven's hour is over now... the clock is striking Twelve's.

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    Still possible it's the doctors ganger that dies though, the doctor said something to his ganger about it's possible their molecules could survive or something and handed him the sonic, the ganger then did something with it right at the end when they were being vaporised. Doubt any of that would be included if it wasn't going to play a part later.

    "reverse the polarity of the jelly baby" awesome

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    Oucha! That was an unexpected ending! Uh, when was Amy replaced by The Flesh?

    In next week's episode...
    Spoiler:
    Introducing: The Bolians!
    "It is said that the future is always born in pain. The history of war is the history of pain. If we are wise, what is born of that pain matures into the promise of a better world, because we learn that we can no longer afford the mistakes of the past."

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    Wow. And that ending...woah! Did NOT see that coming!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    Wow. And that ending...woah! Did NOT see that coming!
    Same here. The episode left me slightly confused, same with "The Rebel Flesh". I rewatch is in order.
    Also, during "The Flesh Doctor's" slight freakout at the beginning of the episode, did anyone else hear Tom Bakers' voice, or was that just me?
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    I need to rewatch it because of the Doctor switch, and those last two minutes...Steven Moffat seems to have been very clever here, cant wait to see the explanation of everything...

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    Like a lot of you I did think that both of the Jennifer's were the Flesh. I kept changing my mind about the two Doctors. First I thought they'd swapped but then I changed my mind. But Amy being a duplicate all this time? I did not see that coming AT ALL.



    I loved the glimpses of the Third & Fourth Doctors. Jelly babies and the neutron flow. *happy sigh*

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    Has anyone else noticed that Steven Moffat seems to have established a pattern of 2 of the 11th Doctor showing up at various points?

    The Big Bang - The Doctor interacts briefly with himself from 12 minutes in the future.

    Space - The Doctor from a few seconds in the future walks into the TARDIS after having walked into the police box shell in order to tell his past self about the wibbley lever.

    The Impossible Astronaut - The Doctor from almost 200 years into the future sent his 908 year old self an invitation to meet up with Amy, Rory and River in that diner.

    The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People - Another 11th Doctor created out of the Flesh.

    I wonder why Steven Moffat is trying to push the idea of more than one of the current Doctor?
    Teselecta: "Silence will fall when the question is asked."

    Doctor: "And what is the question?"

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    Doctor: " *Brainfart* ".


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    Innnnteresting. Largely I found these two episodes to have bored me to tears, but what a great ending on this one. I wonder how long Ganger Amy has replaced Real Amy? We started seeing Eyepatch Lady back in Day of the Moon, could it be that we haven't seen our Amy since way back then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billz View Post
    Same here. The episode left me slightly confused, same with "The Rebel Flesh". I rewatch is in order.
    Also, during "The Flesh Doctor's" slight freakout at the beginning of the episode, did anyone else hear Tom Bakers' voice, or was that just me?
    Didn't just hear Tom Baker's voice but David Tennant's too. Also getting some lines from previous Doctor's such as the line "One day we shall get back" from the VERY first Doctor Who story An Unearthly Child was a joy and a pleasure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DigiFluid View Post
    Innnnteresting. Largely I found these two episodes to have bored me to tears, but what a great ending on this one. I wonder how long Ganger Amy has replaced Real Amy? We started seeing Eyepatch Lady back in Day of the Moon, could it be that we haven't seen our Amy since way back then?
    I get the feeling Amy hasnt been Amy for awhile...
    Dunno when they would have switched though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teddybrown View Post
    I get the feeling Amy hasnt been Amy for awhile...
    Dunno when they would have switched though...
    The Doctor Who Confidential for this episode says that Amy first appeared in the last few minutes of this episode. Since the beginning of Season 32 we've been watching a 'Ganger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    Didn't just hear Tom Baker's voice but David Tennant's too. Also getting some lines from previous Doctor's such as the line "One day we shall get back" from the VERY first Doctor Who story An Unearthly Child was a joy and a pleasure.

    Love this show.
    Missed that bit. Loved the return of the famous "reverse the polarity of the neutron flow" line, although I would have prefered to hear an audio clip of Jon Pertwee saying it like we did with Tom Bakers' "would you like a jelly baby?". Was I the only one who didn't notice David Tennants voice during the first time watching the freakout?

    Matt Smith has settled so nicely into the role, that I now feel that David Tennant never was the Doctor. Feels like Matt Smith has been doing it for years. Not sure if that is a positive thing or negative thing. Depends on the fans I guess.

    EDIT: Just tracked down where the jelly baby audio is from. "The Robots Of Death", 29 January to 19 February 1977. First Classic Doctor Who serial I bought on DVD. It's the exact same audio!
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