Doctor Who: A Town Called Mercy/The Power of three


Hello! I’m so sorry for missing last week’s post! The plague descended upon our house and it was bad times. Alright, enough with that. Let’s talk Who!

So I like ‘A Town Called Mercy’ more now that I ‘ve seen ‘The Power of Three’ and I can’t tell you why. I just do. It was nice to see this Doctor get a little darker and unforgiving. I think my favorite person though was Susan. (He wants you to respect his life choices, thank you very much.) I thought his interaction with the Doctor was the best. Also, Amy should never handle a pistol. Ever. Or maybe just one with a ~sensitive trigger.

“The Power of Three” was great because we get to see this Doctor enter the Ponds’ world. We haven’t seen that before. Both 9 and 10 became a huge part of each of their companions’ family lives. Rose, Martha, and Donna all had families who were very much aware of who the Doctor was. Since Bryan got to have fun with Dinos on a spaceship we get to see it. I do feel like this has been LONG overdue. Seeing as the Ponds’ time with us is numbered. More on that later.

Now, let’s talk about the things I enjoyed. I liked how they worked the invasion in this one. It was clever and well thought out. The quiet moment between the Doctor and Amy was just lovely. I may have shed a tear or two. The bad guys in this were great and I also LOVED the homage to classic Who in this one too.

There were things that left me feeling a little meh. Like I said before, I feel like we’re seeing the Doctor become a part of the Ponds’ ‘real life’ a little too late. Sure, he popped out of a cake at Rory’s party but he just looked crazy there. Bryan’s really the bridge between their two lives and I wish it could have happened sooner. A lot sooner. One other stand out thing has been getting to me more and more this season. It goes back to the first episode and the stuff that was going on with the Ponds. It just seems so out of place. Really. I mean, Rory waited 1,000 years for Amy. Literally. Why would Amy ever think she needed to do what she did? I’m not saying they shouldn’t have issues, just the one the writers chose was not a believable one to me. Anyone feel that way?

All and all I will be sad to see the Ponds go (Rory you are my favorite). Next week’s episode looks terrifying and I can’t wait.

What will you miss most about the Ponds?


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