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What did you Think of Asylum of The Daleks?

What did you Think of Asylum of The Daleks

The first episode of series 7a has finally aired so what did you think?, was it the best episode ever or just average. Vote below.

Matt Smith returns as the oldest time-traveller in the universe. The Time Lord, Amy and Rory are kidnapped by their oldest foe the Daleks and forced on a seemingly impossible mission – to enter the Asylum, a planetary prison confining the most terrifying and insane of the deadly aliens’ kind.



From the official site…

Steven Moffat, Head Writer and Executive Producer, thanked fans and the press for keeping the secret:

β€œI hope you all got a nice surprise when Jenna popped up in Doctor Who several months early. If so, that surprise came to you courtesy of the frankly magnificent ladies and gentlemen of the press, and of the many Doctor Who forums and blogs too. This show has been seen at four separate screenings, across four different countries and yet not one person gave one spoiler. From all of us on Doctor Who, a heartfelt thank you for helping us tell our story.”

Images below courtesy of BBC Pictures


441 comments

  • ExtremeFlashFilms

    September 1st, 2012 - 8:57pm

    Has anyone noticed the daleks question, Doctor Who! The question at which the doctor will fall according to dorium…

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    • Dr who

      September 1st, 2012 - 9:01pm

      Yep it is all moffats plan,to make him less famous to make the silence think he died and because he was a mighty warrior ,then they ask questions,a question is coming,trenzalore is waiting maybe the valeyard will be born.this is leading to the final and the 50th

  • CYBERMEN97000

    September 1st, 2012 - 8:56pm

    That was a fantastic episode by my standard and was amazing written,and im sure it has scared some younger children which is good πŸ™‚
    Now the lack of classic Daleks was a bit of let down but still those mad daleks and the props were amazing the end was a massive bombshell 1 being oswins story which im sure will evole and will all amke total sense soon and 2nd being the daleks forgetting the Doctor now some people may frown upon this and that is understandable from some points of view but now they can build on to better stories for the Daleks and can bring them in more of a sinister way as performed tonight im also sure there is a Dalek that still remembers him so be prepared for the best πŸ™‚

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  • jonathanG

    September 1st, 2012 - 8:55pm

    Guys Oswin had feelings and she was a genius therefore I think the doctor will some how be able to bring her back (or she may bring herself back cos she is clever) and then she meets the doctor but does not remeber being a dalek?

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    • Dr who

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:57pm

      Maybe she is a ganger one Clara in earth,is she a time agents,time lord

  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    September 1st, 2012 - 8:55pm

    on a plus point Jenna looked lovely in this episode.

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  • the astronaut of death

    September 1st, 2012 - 8:53pm

    i hope this clara oswin is not another river song al othere again

    the first time we meet them is there death

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  • foreverdalek 1323

    September 1st, 2012 - 8:49pm

    i thought the episode was ok, but with an episode that promised daleks from all of the earas, it was a big let down to see the classic ones barley get a look in. i have a few questions, feal free to answer them if you want.

    why was the whoman turned into a dalek in the first place?

    does this change the way the dalek’s are now that they have forgetten the doctor?

    who do you think is the primeinister of the daleks?

    how did the bronze daleks make a comeback?

    and who is the eternal?

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    • foreverdalek 1323

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:50pm

      sorry about that double comments.

    • joe

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:52pm

      The woman will eventually become the doctors companion.

    • foreverdalek 1323

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:57pm

      does that mean whoever she is she is destined to become a dalek, or is she playing a different person.

    • foreverdalek 1323

      September 1st, 2012 - 9:00pm

      or it could be likr eith river song back in the libruary where the doctor saw her die before she met her propely, and when she says remember me in the present episode, its like she is saying goodbye to the doctor before they have even met, WOW

    • alex

      September 1st, 2012 - 9:15pm

      I think the prime minster dalek is davros, the voice sounded like him at some points bit like remembrance of the daleks.

    • foreverdalek 1323

      September 1st, 2012 - 9:20pm

      i thought it was dalek caan.

  • sheepinafez

    September 1st, 2012 - 8:49pm

    i think they did actully make the daleks scary for onece wich was nice i would also like to see a whole episode on skaro

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    • Dr who

      September 1st, 2012 - 9:02pm

      Maybe the final might be on skaro

    • foreverdalek 1323

      September 1st, 2012 - 9:04pm

      i would love that.

  • foreverdalek 1323

    September 1st, 2012 - 8:48pm

    i thought the episode was ok, but with an episode that promised daleks from all of the earas, it was a big let down to see the classic ones barley get a look in. i have a few questions, feal free to answer them if you want.

    why was the whoman turned into a dalek in the first place?

    does this change the way the dalek’s are now that they have forgetten the doctor?

    who do you think is the primeinister of the daleks?

    how did the bronze daleks make a comeback?

    and who is the eternal?

    i just hope the next episode featureing the daleks is less mediocre then this one, dont get me wrong it was good,just the plot just had me lost a bit.

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    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:53pm

      well, (my opinion) she was turned into a dalek because she was clever ‘hence the hacking’
      Yes it does as they have all forgotten
      i thought the mutant the doctor was talking to was the PM
      in the asylum they must have thrown them in before they all died, but otherwise dont know.
      dont know.
      come to think of it, there were only red and white daleks in this one. thats lazy.

    • foreverdalek 1323

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:58pm

      thanks for the answers.

    • Dr who

      September 1st, 2012 - 9:03pm

      I’m sure the final or the 50th anniversary will answer lots

    • foreverdalek 1323

      September 1st, 2012 - 9:05pm

      i hope so, maybe we might get a new doctor as well.

    • Give me a Dalek any day

      September 1st, 2012 - 9:06pm

      Nope! Matt Smith’s staying till 2014 at the moment! πŸ˜›

    • Dr who

      September 1st, 2012 - 9:15pm

      Well it,s all part of moffats big plan,Russell’s was the time war,moffats is the doctor’s name

    • foreverdalek 1323

      September 1st, 2012 - 9:17pm

      who do you think the next doctor will be.

  • Harold Saxon

    September 1st, 2012 - 8:48pm

    Excellent Epic fun sad surprising too!

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  • The 14th Doctor

    September 1st, 2012 - 8:46pm

    Very good indeed, but lack of Classic Daleks really annoyed me. However, glad to see the Bronze Daleks back, they beat the TellyTubby Clan any day.

    Jenna Louise Coleman. Perhaps the best kept spoiler ever? She wasn’t due for another four months! Reckon it might be River Song all over again, which is a bit stupid.

    Finally, the Daleks forgetting the Doctor. It’s all right I guess, surely it makes them more of a threat if they don’t realise how significant he is. They kill anyone they see as insignificant. However, I have a feeling that one day they will get their memories back, mabe on the 50th?

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    • foreverdalek 1323

      September 1st, 2012 - 9:02pm

      yeah, i hope we see the classic daleks then.

  • Jim

    September 1st, 2012 - 8:45pm

    My favourite scenes.
    1: where they’re looking into the tunnel light thing and the doctor and Amy ask really important questions and then Rory asks what colour they are!
    2: the dalek saying EX which Rory mistook for eggs and thought that the sense globes were eggs and the dalek wanted them back.

    Also I’m interested about how this new companion will fit into this?

    The title sequence well the title sequence was… Well I’d rather not use that language on here! I could make better on windows movie maker. And actually I have!

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  • the astronaut of death

    September 1st, 2012 - 8:44pm

    guys i loved this episode id just have who bad things about it

    1. the lack of classic daleks

    2. i think it was a bit rushed

    and guys do you think the jenna loies colman we saw in this ep had already met the doctor basily she had already been the doctors compangion

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    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:44pm

      No, I dont think so, then she would recognise him?,,,

    • the astronaut of death

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:46pm

      plese reply

    • foreverdalek 1323

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:53pm

      yeah, i mean the episode did not make any scence, it’s ruining doctor who a bit for me.

    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:54pm

      yeah, it’s all see this person die then feel upset when you see them alive. well with river and oswin

    • foreverdalek 1323

      September 1st, 2012 - 9:11pm

      lest hope doctor who recovers in the 50th anniversary

    • Dr who

      September 1st, 2012 - 9:16pm

      All will be solved,maybe her memories are wiped

    • foreverdalek 1323

      September 1st, 2012 - 9:22pm

      yeah

  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    September 1st, 2012 - 8:43pm

    Negatives. I didnt like the way he killed of oswin so quick. i thought it was horrific. i hope it’s not another episode like River. I do not like the new titles. They are boring, there werent many classic or new paradigm daleks. rory and amy divorcing was pointless. i kept waiting for something to happen but nothing did, the daleks were not scary at all. they were weak and frail, and they forgot the Doctor. they are scariest when they are around him. I wanted a statement in the TARDIS from Amy saying: ‘Doctor, take us home, we need to sort things out, me and Rory’ but no, he just dumped the. Bit dissapointed, I would rather Oswin came in at christmas an donly at christmas, as it made the whole thing easier for the Doctor, and then she just got killed off, it ruins the ending of her character =, which I really liked.

    Sorry…

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    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:46pm

      Sorry not done, I also thought that Amy and Rory should have gone in before the Doctor, as a sort of: “Now you must go Doctor, Destroy the Asylum to save your friends’ then he would go. he just… agreed.

      Sorry again…

    • Dr who

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:50pm

      I know they were not that scary but a bit more interesting Dalek humans,zombies.but this episode will probably be solved in episode 12 or 13

  • Ryan

    September 1st, 2012 - 8:41pm

    Wondeful! Sheer brilliance! 9.5 out of 10! Only 3 nit picks, the new title seuqunece elements aren’t that great, lack of classic daleks, and the dalek humans did make me shudder with laughter the first time I saw them! Overall, a brill episode! Looking forward to be seeing Jenna in more action from Xmas and beyond!

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    • characterbuildingisepic

      September 2nd, 2012 - 8:56pm

      You are right- about the classic daleks. They spent so much money on them and threw them away. I also think the episode wasn’t worth the god knows how many months build up .

  • Kevin

    September 1st, 2012 - 8:41pm

    Just thought of a few more,

    Skaro? how’d they get on skaro? i thought because of the time war, that place was time locked just like gallifrey

    And yes so hows the new assistant gonna work out then?

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    • The 14th Doctor

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:49pm

      Skaro has probably been brought back coz of the Dalek’s huge new empire, and as for your question about the Bronze Daleks, I think that Moffat has taken the criticism like a man and given us back the proper Daleks and not those things he created.

    • Kevin

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:58pm

      yeah ok, but there needs to be a story as to why the bronze ones suddenly still exist. Ok there would be a few left in the asylum, but they wouldn’t rescue any of the daleks from the asylum. All the bronze/gold/russel t davis daleks are meant to be dead, now there are tons of them on a ship along with the new colourd ones, it doesn’t make sense.

    • Dr who

      September 1st, 2012 - 9:04pm

      I’m sure the final or50th will answer these

    • The 14th Doctor

      September 1st, 2012 - 10:43pm

      Maybe the Bronze ones are Paradigm Daleks in Bronze casings. Maybe they serve as a worker class.

  • owen

    September 1st, 2012 - 8:38pm

    I FOUND A WEBSITE THAT SAID THE TARDIS IS GETTING A NEW LOOK AND THE CYBERMEN ARE RETURNING????? ILL POST THE LINK RIGHT HERE

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    • Dr who

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:39pm

      I heard

    • Dr who

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:47pm

      Where did you find this

    • booboo

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:48pm

      its made up

    • Dr who

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:51pm

      Well some might be true,I hope we get the valeyard back

    • owen

      September 1st, 2012 - 10:34pm

      booboo dont delete peoples work cause they maybe have wasted there time just to pst a comment

    • booboo

      September 1st, 2012 - 10:36pm

      That entire post was copied and pasted from another site – we dont do that here

    • Dr who

      September 2nd, 2012 - 7:17am

      Boohoo what website ,gallifrey base

  • Give me a Dalek any day

    September 1st, 2012 - 8:37pm

    Well, apart from the lack of Classic Daleks (which was a little bit too hyped, but I’ll be forgiving)), that was fantastic. A great opening story for the series! πŸ˜€

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  • Dr who

    September 1st, 2012 - 8:34pm

    Hardly saw classic daleks and they were no mad,they said they were mad but they were like any other dalek

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  • Commander Strax

    September 1st, 2012 - 8:29pm

    Very clever. There wasn’t any classics though! That WAS Jenna- Louis Coleman. She said her name,Carla oswin, in the episode, which is the companions name.

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  • Kevin

    September 1st, 2012 - 8:27pm

    Right then, lets have some you guys answer my questions if you please.

    It was a great episode to begin the series with but here is a few plot faults that i found and would like someone to clear it up please.

    Ok firstly, didn’t all of the russel t davis era daleks die? The only daleks left on the earth were the new telly tubbie race. So how then was there a ton of the rtd era daleks on the ship? Surely there would be more new daleks on board since they are superior and killed the old lot off.

    Also whats this of daleks turning humans into daleks, a similar thing was done in bad wolf where they used that machine to turn human dna into dalek dna but how and where did this technology come from to suddenly turn humans into daleks? why would the daleks want human slaves? they have pig human slaves before but then would kill them off. In that dalek in new york episode, a human dalek was made and the daleks hated it and killed him off. so why now do daleks need these human dalek slaves?

    Also why didn’t the doctor kill them at the end to leave them to kill off planets?

    and last but not least what was the point in getting the daleks to forget the doctor. The weird silence cracks made the humans forget the daleks so why more of this forgetting the past and stuff?

    But overal a good episode, just lots of weird flaws again.

    Cheers

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    • Dr who

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:38pm

      He made them forget them because it’is Moffat plan to make him less famous like every enemy knowing him,the enemies will start asking questions like dr who,which will be part of the first question arc,that is why.

      Moffat explained he wants the doctor to be forgotten across the universe

    • Dr who

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:43pm

      Surely the finale will answer lots episode. 13

    • Kevin

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:46pm

      Ok cool, yeah i get that, and lets hope that it pays off then. But also what about my other questions, they are the more desperate ones i would like to discuss.

    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:48pm

      they must have dumped loads of daleks in the asylum before they got destroyed… Thats Russel T’s

    • Dr who

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:54pm

      The daleks could change,but I’m sure episode 13 will answer more as the daleks look like big bad this year

    • Kevin

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:56pm

      no but in the ship, the prime minister, the most of them were russel t’s. Now i know we as fans prefer the bronze russel t ones to the new multi coloured ones. but there should be some sort of story behind it. David tennant used to always ask the questions to get everyone thinking and now there just seem to be too many loose ends which need clearing up.

    • Dr who

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:56pm

      This is all moffats plan to make the doctor not a legend,this will lead to the universe believe he is dead,until the silence discover

    • Kevin

      September 1st, 2012 - 9:05pm

      what has that got to do with my dalek question? and what is so special about episode 13 that you think will involve the daleks?

    • Dr who

      September 1st, 2012 - 9:06pm

      I’m sure episode 13 may answer it,after all this is a story arc

    • Kevin

      September 1st, 2012 - 9:11pm

      i doubt the daleks will even be in episdoe 13 let alone explain why the bronze daleks still exsist. Its not like everyone is wondering it, jut people who follow it like me and a lot of people on this site.

    • Dr who

      September 1st, 2012 - 9:20pm

      Because the daleks maybe big bad ,all things are normally answered in the finale,the finale is most likely about daleks or the silence or the question,I’m sure it will be solved!we will most likely see the paradigm daleks create a new rce or maybe the time lock is open due to something,maybe why skaro was in it

  • Boodleoo

    September 1st, 2012 - 8:27pm

    As the doctor left dalek oswynn she said ‘and remember’. Remember what? I see a plan coming together.

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    • Ando92

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:43pm

      She said ‘and remember me’

    • Boodleoo

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:46pm

      Oh I though she said and remember.:S

    • WOBWOBWOB

      September 1st, 2012 - 9:14pm

      Boodleoo your right, when he was running away from explosions, she did only say ‘and remember’ I had subtitles on!

  • Bob

    September 1st, 2012 - 8:22pm

    Didn’t like it, felt like it was borrowing too liberally from Source Code.

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  • DalekDude

    September 1st, 2012 - 8:22pm

    As a dalek fan I thought it was a bit over done. We didn’t get to see many of the old daleks. I saw the special weapons dalek and a 80s one but other than that nothing. These doctor who episodes arnt what they used to be!

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    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:49pm

      True. Bring back Russell T!

    • Zak

      September 1st, 2012 - 9:50pm

      Agree completly

    • Andrew Hall

      September 1st, 2012 - 11:05pm

      Couldnt agree more! I much prefer RTD seasons, the Moff ones are leaving me cold.

  • sheepinafez

    September 1st, 2012 - 8:20pm

    THE DALEKS HAVE FORGOTTEN THE DOCTOR THATS JUST WRONG AND HORRIBLE other then that great episode just dissapointed that all the classic daleks died and no davros πŸ™ πŸ˜€

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    • Dr who(eggs)

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:22pm

      It’s all moffats plan to make the doctor infamous,then they start asking questions like doctor who?leading to the first question

    • daleksean

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:27pm

      i agree sheepinafez i enjoyed it but really the daleks forgetting the doctor their part of the shows history.

    • sheepinafez

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:27pm

      well i guess that makes it a bit better but i still dont think the daleks should forget him

    • Dr who

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:42pm

      Not infamous I ment Not famous,because over the last 2 years the doctor has been too big now all his enemies will forget him,to stop the silence finding out

    • matt smithy

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:45pm

      The daleks had no memory of the doctor in the first episodes with daleks, I am shure the doctor will bump into them again and they will begin to learn πŸ™‚ I LOVED the episode! I don’t care about errors, all that matters is that I enjoyed it at the time!
      and I wonder how oswin will tie in with the new companion!

    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:51pm

      sheepinafez I fell is right! I love this, it’s like a Doctor Who fan debate! Before I new the site existed I used to just think in my head what i thought of the episode. Thank you Luke and booboo!

  • Dr who(eggs)

    September 1st, 2012 - 8:20pm

    Big questions and comments

    Was this Clara before her dr visit later on or after?
    How did she get there?
    Also it was really confusing with a dreaming Dalek
    I guess doctor who?hints at the major story arc of the question
    How was skaro there if it died in the war?time locked
    Also I did not see many classic Daleks they all looked gold

    But I think it was good andit sets up the story arc,Clara,daleks,doctor who?daleks being wiped off memories of the doctor

    Eggs

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    • cyberman2

      September 1st, 2012 - 9:26pm

      god everyone run this guys about to fire πŸ˜†

    • cyberman2

      September 1st, 2012 - 9:28pm

      do you have feelings even though your about to exterminate me. did anyone get it

    • cyberman2

      September 1st, 2012 - 9:29pm

      the joke

    • Dr who

      September 2nd, 2012 - 7:18am

      Eggs

    • Dr who

      September 2nd, 2012 - 7:19am

      Ex Stermi. Nate

    • Dr who

      September 2nd, 2012 - 7:20am

      Exterminate

  • the TARDIS

    September 1st, 2012 - 8:16pm

    Does anyone else think that Moffat’s just pulling another River Song and killing them off before they introduce them to us? But overall a good episode. I wish that Pond had become a Dalek!
    Really didn’t feel like 50 minutes, although I think the Rory/Amy fallout was a bit stupid and the new title sequence was… Strange. But I loved the episode, a brilliant Dalek story.

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    • Dr who

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:41pm

      The best was the start on skaro

  • Andrew Hall

    September 1st, 2012 - 8:14pm

    Dissapointing. Why have Amy and Rory back at all?
    Hardly any of the old Daleks and not enough Dalek action.
    Too much hype, shame it was a let down.

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  • epicDRdalek

    September 1st, 2012 - 8:13pm

    i swear all those gold daleks were destroyed?

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    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:44pm

      Me too. But before that they must have dumped some in the Asylum.

  • Anonymous

    September 1st, 2012 - 8:12pm

    That was Jenna Louise Coleman !!!!!

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    • cyberman2

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:19pm

      maybe she plays 2 characters

    • Doctor Stu

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:23pm

      No because there were rumours that here real name was Clara oswin and in this she played a person called oswin

    • Commander Strax

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:23pm

      NO she said her name is Clara oswin which is the new companions name.

    • Dr who

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:26pm

      Clara oswin oswald

    • Doco

      September 1st, 2012 - 8:55pm

      Actually thats a good point because she could play oswin and a person called Clara so the papers might have had mixed messages and think her name is Clara oswin

    • Dr who

      September 1st, 2012 - 9:35pm

      Same person all one story arc

  • whofan4ever

    September 1st, 2012 - 8:06pm

    Grr i have to go to a party so watching it on sky+ when i get back

    Reply

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