Doctor Who: Season 7, Episode 5

The Angels Take Manhattan (29 Sep. 2012)

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The Doctor takes Amy and Rory to New York, where the Weeping Angels are waiting for them. River Song returns.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Grayle (as Mike McShane)
Sam Garner (as Rob David)
Ozzie Yue ...
Burnell Tucker ...


The Doctor, Amy and Rory are in New York City on a beautiful summer's day. Rory sets off to get coffee and walks into a 1930s film noir where daughter River Song is a private detective, Melody Malone. Actually, Amy and the Doctor have the whole story written down in a cheap paperback but the Doctor forbids her to read too far ahead because once they know what happens, it cannot be changed. As for Rory, he finds that the Weeping Angels are there. Several attempts to travel back in the TARDIS are unsuccessful but they manage to break through. They find that the angels have taken over New York and the only way to stop them is to create a paradox - but not everyone will survive. Written by garykmcd

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An possible extended ending to The Angels Take Manhattan (#7.5), which tied-in with the 2012 Christmas Special The Snowmen would had seen The Doctor return to the TARDIS after reading Amy's letter. The Doctor decides not to allow River Song to travel with him with the TARDIS and has become disillusioned with traveling through time and space, fighting evil and has had enough of gaining and losing friends and ruining their lives and drops River off. The TARDIS arrives in London, 1842 and The Doctor sets up the staircase in the sky and shuts himself away in the TARDIS and becomes a recluse. Vastra, Jenny and Strax, suspecting something terrible has happened The Doctor and that The Doctor needs time, agree to keep people away from him and not go up the staircase and bother the now reclusive Time Lord. See more »


The hands on the angel in the graveyard change place depending on whether the shot is from the front or from the back. See more »


[first lines]
Sam Garner: [voice over as a typewriter prints the words] New York, the city of a million stories. Half of them are true, the other half just haven't happened yet. "Statues," the man said, "living statues that moved in the dark."
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The Doctor Who nameplate bears an episode-appropriate design, in this case, a motif featuring the Statue Of Liberty. See more »


References The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984) See more »


Englishman in New York
Written and Performed by Sting
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Farewell Last Centurion and Amelia Pond
1 August 2013 | by (Malaysia) – See all my reviews

S05E01 - S07E05

Doctor Who was never same when it resumed in season 5. They introduced two companions for the Doctor which was new for me.

Story-lines were made around Amy & Rory; and Doctor was dragged into their lives. For me, it was other way around with these companions.

This episode was almost perfectly written to give farewell to a girl (who waited for 12 years) and a boy (who waited for 2000 years). It was brilliant to bring Weeping Angels back since they were the ones to separate them before too.

I had no other words other than these, It's really sad to see them go.

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