This season has been a wonderful adventure for me. My first time following Doctor Who as it aired, and being able to share the experience with family and friends, both virtually and in front of the TV. I owe my grandparents a lot of thanks for welcoming us over every Saturday night to camp out in their basement while we took our adventures in Time and Space.
And I really think this season, more than the previous ones, was meant to be watched as aired. It was so plot heavy that waiting week to week and theorizing was really a vital part of the show. I can't imagine future audiences will have quite the same impact when they can watch all 13 episodes in one day (should they so wish).
So what do you think will happen tonight?
My predictions are fairly simple and some of them are extremely popular on various fan sites right now.
- I think we'll see a ganger. Either the Doctor, or River, or Rory. But the flesh was too well set up in the first half of the season not to reappear. Plus there have been far too many clues that all is not normal with the Doctor at least half of the time. (If you're not in on that secret, I'll give you two clues. Apple. Rubik's Cube.)
- Following up on this, I think a ganger will play a part in the wedding. Either it's not the Doctor, or it's not River, or the wedding is just for show.
- The eyepatches have to do with avoiding control by the Silence and allowing the wearers to remember the existence of the Silence.
- A lot of people have wondered why Amy and Rory didn't seem more distressed earlier this season about not being able to raise River. I think we're going to find out why.
- Both in the opening two parter and the mid-season finale, many of us felt as though they were only seeing half a story. I think we're going to learn about the other half tonight.
But at the end of the night, there are only two things I want answers to, and they're both based on lines of River Song's.
"I'm sorry my love." ~ River Song as the Tardis explodes
Who is her love? Is it the Doctor... or is it more complicated than that?
"Are you married, River?"
"Are you asking?"
"Hang on, did you think I was asking you to marry me, or asking if you were married?"
"No, but was that yes or yes?"
"Yes."~ The Doctor and River at the Wedding of the Ponds
Is she married or not? And if so, to whom?
The episode is called "The Wedding of River Song." If we don't get the answers to these questions, there is something seriously wrong with Steven Moffatt's brain.