It's April 22, 2011 the day the Doctor is supposed to die but time seems to be stuck at 5:02 p.m. London streets are clogged not only with automobiles but also Roman chariots; pterodactyls fly in the sky. The Holy Roman Emperor, Winston Churchill, calls on a prisoner to explain what is happening. In fact, all time seems to be occurring all at once. The Doctor determines that a fixed point in time has been altered or prevented from occurring. That fixed point is his own death at Lake Silencio where history records that River Song killed him. Of course not all is as it seems, particularly as it relates to the Doctor himself.
1 October 2011 (UK)
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(DTS HD MASTER AUDIO 5.1 Mix)
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Did You Know?
The Doctor learning of The Brigadier's death was a tribute to Nicholas Courtney
, who passed away the same year. The episode also contains scenes in which "everybody was wearing an eyepatch", a reference to the alternate universe Brigadier in "Inferno". Furthermore, Amy says to the Doctor "We'll be in Cairo soon", Cairo being Courtney's place of birth. Steven Moffat
said of the reference, "In a story about the Doctor going to his death, it seemed right and proper to acknowledge one of the greatest losses Doctor Who
(2005) has endured." See more
When the gang are at Lake Silencio, there's a moment where someone is visible behind the hut behind the Doctor's car. Their features aren't visible, but their moving silhouette is. See more
Are you sure, River? Are you really, properly sure?
Of course I'm sure! I'm his wife!
Yes! And I'm his...
Father dear, I think mummy might need another drink.
Written by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales See more