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
This story originally featured the Daleks. It was decided that the Weeping Angels were a better fit. See more »
The Statue of Liberty is shown with the current "Gold" torch, but the story takes place in 1938. The Gold torch wasn't added to the statue until the renovations between 1984 and 1986. See more »
[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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After "The Power Of Three" that made it obvious that Amy and Rory wouldn't have long to live anymore, this was the ending of their story. In the beginning of the episode, everybody is quite happy, River makes a "surprise" appearance and they try to fight the Weeping Angels once again. While it seems that everything is good in the end, the episode makes a huge turn after Rory sees his own gravestone even though it should be gone. That's the moment in which you hold your breath and your heart beats faster. Rory turns around and disappears. I think this is an amazing example of how the mood of an episode can change in a few seconds. While I already had tears in my eyes when Amelia panicked, I completely lost it at "Raggedy man, goodbye." I think this is one of the best scenes in the whole show and it's one of the best episodes in general. It includes everything a good episode needs. Brilliant.
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