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Doctor Who: Flesh and Stone (2)

The Angels continue their pursuit of the Doctor, River, Amy, and the clerics, while the mystery of the Crack deepens.


Episode Info


Episode number: 5x5
Airdate: Saturday May 01st, 2010
Special Airtime: 06:25 pm

Director: Adam Smith (6)
Writer: Steven Moffat


  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (28 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Alex KingstonAlex Kingston
As River Song
Recurring
Iain GlenIain Glen
As Octavian
Recurring
Dave Atkins (1)Dave Atkins (1)
voiced Bob (as David Atkins)
Recurring
Darren MorfittDarren Morfitt
As Marco
Recurring
Mark MoneroMark Monero
As Pedro
George RussoGeorge Russo
As Phillip
Main Cast
Matt Smith (3)Matt Smith (3)
As The Eleventh Doctor
Karen GillanKaren Gillan
As Amy Pond

Recap

The Doctor tells everyone to jump and fires at the bottom of the Byzantium. When they look up, they discover that they are now on the bottom of the ship. When they jumped, they "fell" up into the ship's gravity field and ended up upside down on the bottom. The Angels below look more like Angels, and the Doctor explains that they're feeding on the radiation from the crash. Within an hour, they'll be an army. The Doctor opens the bottom hatch and gets everyone inside as the power flickers as the Angels drain the power. Everyone gets inside and the Doctor closes the hatch, but a bulkhead seals them off in the corridor. The Angels breach the hull and advance between light flickers. The Doctor warns everyone not to look at the Angels' eyes, and then locks off the light grid...

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Episode Notes
Filming location: Puzzlewood, the Forest of Dean



Episode Quotes
Amy: Okay, so we've basically run up the inside of a chimney, yeah? So what if the gravity fails?
The Doctor: I've thought about that.
Amy: And?
The Doctor: And we'll all plunge to our deaths. See? I thought about it.

Angel Bob: Hello, Doctor? Angel Bob here, sir.
The Doctor: Ah, there you are, Angel Bob. How's life? Sorry, bad subject.

The Doctor: It's nice in here. Consoles, comfy chairs, a forest. How's things with you?
Angel Bob: The Angels are feasting, sir. Soon we'll be able to absorb enough power to consume this vessel. This world and all the stars, and worlds beyond.
The Doctor: Well, we've got comfy chairs, did I mention?
Angel Bob: We have no need of comfy chairs.
The Doctor: I made him say "comfy chairs."

Amy: So what's wrong with me?
River Song: Nothing, you're fine.
The Doctor: Everything, you're dying.
River Song: Doctor!
The Doctor: Yes, you're right. If we lie to her, she'll get all better!

Octavian: Doctor, we're too exposed here. We have to move on.
The Doctor: We're too exposed everywhere, and Amy can't move. And anyway, that's not the plan.
River Song: There's a plan?
The Doctor: I don't know yet, I haven't finished talking. Right, Father, you and your clerics are going to stay here and look after Amy. If anything happens to her, I'm hold every single one of you personally responsible, twice. River, you and me, we're going to go find the primary flight deck, which is... a quarter of a mile straight ahead. And from there we're going to stabilize the wreckage, stop the Angels and cure Amy.
River Song: How?
The Doctor: I'll do a thing.
River Song: What thing?
The Doctor: I don't know, it's a thing in progress. Respect the thing.

The Doctor: I'll be back for you as soon as I can.
Amy: You always say that.
The Doctor: I always come back.

The Doctor: Amy, you need to start trusting me. It's never been more important.
Amy: But you don't always tell me the truth.
The Doctor: If I always told you the truth, I wouldn't need you to trust me.

Octavian: We have to move, or the Angels could be here any second!
The Doctor: Never mind the Angels, there're worse things than Angels.
(an Angel grabs Octavian)
Octavian: I beg to differ, sir.

The Doctor: River Song, I could bloody kiss you!
River Song: Oh well, maybe when you're older.

(to the Doctor)
River Song: You, me, handcuffs... must it always end this way?

River Song: You'll see me again quite soon. When the Pandorica opens.
The Doctor: The Pandorica? Ha. That's a fairytale.
River Song: Haha, Doctor, aren't we all? I'll see you there.
The Doctor: I'll look forward to it.
River Song: I remember it well.

The Doctor: Can I trust you, River Song?
River Song: If you like. But where's the fun in that?

The Doctor: Amy, listen to me. I am 907 years old. Do you know what that means?
Amy: It's been a while?
The Doctor: Ye... no, no, no! I'm nine hundred and seven, and look at me. I don't get older, I just change. You get older, I don't, and this can't ever work!
Amy: Oh, you are sweet, Doctor. But I wasn't really suggesting anything quite so... long-term.



Analysis
When the Doctor returns to talk to Amy, he's wearing his jacket despite the fact that when he walked away with River he wasn't wearing it. However, when we see him with River again, he's not wearing his jacket. This doesn't appear to be a continuity error, however, but rather an indication that this is the Doctor from his own future, coming back for some purpose relating to the Crack.



Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerSteven Moffat  |  Beth Willis  |  Piers Wenger
ProducerTracie Simpson
Production DesignerEdward Thomas
EditorWill Oswald
CastingAndy Pryor
Line ProducerPatrick Schweitzer
First Assistant DirectorDan Mumford
MusicMurray Gold
Costume DesignerRay Holman
Make-upMorag Smith
GripJohn Robinson (3)
Camera OperatorJoe Russell
Set DesignerBen Austin
Set DecoratorJulian Luxton
Location ManagerGareth Skelding  |  Paul Davies (3)
Property MasterPaul Aitken (2)
Production CoordinatorJess Van Niekerk
Assistant EditorCat Gregory
Post Production SupervisorSamantha Hall  |  Chris Blatchford
Supervising Sound EditorPaul McFadden
GafferMark Hutchings
On-Line EditorMark Bright (2)  |  Matthew Clarke (2)
Director of PhotographyDamian Bromley
Stunt CoordinatorCrispin Layfield
Storyboard ArtistMatthew Savage (2)
Post Production CoordinatorMarie Brown (2)
Production ManagementHolly Pullinger  |  Claire Thomas
Sound MixerJeff Welch
Script EditorLindsey Alford
Dubbing MixerTim Ricketts
Sound RecordistBryn Thomas
Third Assistant DirectorHeddi Joy Taylor
Costume SupervisorBobbie Peach
Boom OperatorDafydd Parry
Art Department CoordinatorAmy Pope
Main Title ThemeRon Grainer
Production AccountantCeri Tothill  |  Carole Wakefield
Camera AssistantTom Hartley  |  Jon Vidgen
Best BoyPeter Chester
Casting AssociateAndy Brierley  |  Alice Purser
Production ExecutiveJulie Scott (2)
Unit ManagerRhys Griffiths
Foley EditorHelen Dickson (2)
ColoristMick Vincent
ContinuityNon Eleri Hughes
Focus PullerAnna James  |  Steve Rees
RunnerLaura Jenkins  |  Nicola Lynon Price
Graphic ArtistJackson Pope
Makeup ArtistAbi Brotherton
Concept ArtistShaun Williams  |  Peter McKinstry
Production BuyerBen Morris (4)
Supervising Art DirectorStephen Nicholas
Standby Art DirectorCiaran Thompson
Construction ManagerMatthew Hywel-Davies
Standby PropsPhill Shellard  |  Tom Evans (2)
Production RunnerSian Warrilow
Associate DesignerJames North
Scenic ArtistJohn Whalley  |  John Pinkerton
Sound Special Effects EditorPaul Jefferies
Make-up DesignerBarbara Southcott
VFX EditorCeres Doyle
Make-up SupervisorPam Mullins
Costume AssistantSara Morgan  |  Maria Franchi
Props BuyerAdrian Anscombe
 
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