|Posted by ducktr who? on August 17, 2012 at 7:20 AM|
Duck, Pond! and other Theories Part 2.
READ PART ONE FIRST HERE
“There’s something coming up in the final days of the Ponds that was in The Eleventh Hour. There’s a shot in that. [Moffat's] been thinking about it that long. He always knew how she was going to… I’m saying too much already.”
Those words of Matt Smith has sent Doctor Who fans everywhere back to their box sets to rewatch Matt Smith’s debut episode “The Eleventh Hour” in an effort to discover what scene in it is linked with the final days of Amy and Rory Pond. We’ve already discussed the duck pond theories, so, in this blog, I am going to look at some of the other strange things that happened in “The Eleventh Hour”.
FIRST: The stairway that goes to nowhere. On the second floor of Amy’s house there is clearly a stair case that leads up. From the outside of the house there does not appear to be a third floor or attic. In the picture below it seems that the stair case leads up to the ceiling.
Possible explanation: The Silence are using the staircase to access Amy’s house, as it appears they had done in Craig’s house in The Lodger. But if that is the case, what were the burn marks that River sees outside Amy’s house in The Pandorica Opens?
SECOND: The strange dark figures. Throughout Series 5 you can see strange black cloaked figures lurking in the background.
Explanation: I think this is most likely supposed to represent The Silence, before the Moffat could actually remember what they looked like.
THIRD: Picture of Amy’s House on fire. This is a bit freaky, but young Amelia has drawn a picture of her house on fire. The human residence will be incinerated?
FOURTH: In the Eleventh Hour, after Amy and Rory get out of the elevator and start down the hospital hall Rory sees something that concerns him, but then he turns his head and appears to forget. Again, I think most likely the Silence.
FIFTH: The pin wheel and swing.
At the start of The Eleventh Hour we see a pin wheel spinning and a swing swinging in Amelia’s front yard. If you look closely you will notice that none of the plants are moving, so it can’t be wind. It appears that somebody else has just visited Amelia’s house, moments before the Doctor crash landed in his TARDIS. Who? I have no idea.
SIXTH: Rory’s ID badge. It says it was issued in November 1990. This part of the episode was set in 2008 (we think!) so Rory would only have been very young in 1990.
FINALLY: The fact that Amy remembers things that have disappeared through the time crack. She knew that the pond was a duck pond, and she remembered that her mum used to make faces on apples, although she had said earlier that she didn’t have a mum and a dad, and we later find out they had ceased to exist, because of being consumed by the crack.
Possible explanations for the last two: Rory and Amy were time travellers prior to meeting the Doctor. Perhaps the Silence have taken them from different points in their life and put them back in Leadworth, making it appear as though the Doctor was, first ten years, then two years late, when actually, he was arriving on the same day.
Then there is the Rory is the Master theory. I have never liked that one, because, to be honest I like Rory, and it would break my heart. But the fact that we are only now, in Series 7, about to meet Rory’s father, makes me wonder, just a little, if Rory’s father is the Master.
I guess we will have to wait and few weeks and see.
In my final blog (Read HERE) I will share with you the Eleventh Hour theory that I think is so plausible it feels like a spoiler.