Doctor Who Series 7 Spoilers: An American Twist to the Weeping Angels

The seventh series of Doctor Who is a highly anticipated one, with many fans waiting with bated breath for its premiere next month. Of course, part of that anticipation is anxiety; it's been common knowledge for several months now that companions Amy and Rory will be departing the series in the season's fifth episode. The exact nature of their exit, though, remains unknown. With the as-yet untitled fifth episode's villains confirmed to be the Weeping Angels, though, it doesn't exactly promise to be a happy goodbye.

The episode will also see the Doctor return to America, where he made several visits last season. But while the majority of his stateside action took place over in Utah, this season's U.S. visit will take place in New York City, where there's apparently a Weeping Angel infestation.

According to the Daily Star, who have a relatively good track record with Doctor Who spoilers, there's a big twist coming for the New York visit, though. Are you ready? Spoilers ahead...

The Statue of Liberty is an angel. That shouldn't really surprise anyone, considering the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant)'s warning to Sally Sparrow (Carey Mulligan) in the final scenes of series three's "Blink." The angels are everywhere, disguised as statues and gargoyles, and could attack just as soon as no one's looking at them. If the Statue of Liberty does turn out to be a 305-foot-tall Weeping Angel, well, things wouldn't turn out well for anyone.

There's no official confirmation of this detail yet, but I wouldn't expect it. It is, after all, a spoiler. But the Daily Star has been right before, especially in predicting the title of the second episode of series 7, "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship." We'll give them the benefit of the doubt with this little spoiler for now.

The Weeping Angels last appeared as the main villains in the series 5 two-parter, "The Time of Angels"/"Flesh and Stone." They made a brief appearance in series 6's "The God Complex."

Doctor Who series 7 is slated to premiere sometime next month, though no specific premiere date has been announced.

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Written by: mcpherson
Jul 30th, 2012, 1:53 pm

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