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October 2nd, 2012 232 comments

What Did You Think of The Angels Take Manhattan?

What Did You Think of The Angels Take Manhattan?

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

The Doctor’s heart-breaking farewell to Amy and Rory – a race against time through the streets of Manhattan, as New York’s statues come to life around them…

With Rory’s life in danger, the Doctor and Amy must locate him before it’s too late! Luckily, an old friend helps them and guides the way.









232 comments

  • Justininferno

    September 29th, 2012 - 9:29pm

    A good episode but typically it carried an unnecessaty side plot – what was th epoint of the collector??
    Anyway a fitting end to the Ponds time on DW (albeit a year late) but nowhere near to the emotional effect of Doomsday. 8/10

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  • Mr Evil Fez

    September 29th, 2012 - 9:21pm

    I’m not sure if anyone else saw it, but I saw The ‘spider’ wall in Tardis at one point in this episode! πŸ˜‰

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    • The 14th Doctor

      September 30th, 2012 - 10:48am

      Yh I saw it πŸ™‚

  • Whovian

    September 29th, 2012 - 9:13pm

    I am incapable of feeling anymore emotion… This episode has left me numb with shock.

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  • Jake..hi.

    September 29th, 2012 - 9:09pm

    Cant wait till merlin next week but doctor who is not rubbish
    But I do love both shows

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  • Ryan

    September 29th, 2012 - 9:09pm

    Speechless-ly Good…. 10/10

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  • Jake….hi.

    September 29th, 2012 - 9:08pm

    I’ve only cried at a doctor who episode twice
    1. At the end of the end of time when David tenant left.
    2. At the end of this episodes when the ponds went and ot sent back
    And does anyone know what happened to the angel that sent Amy and Rory back?

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    • matparks08

      September 29th, 2012 - 9:15pm

      I don’t think anybody ‘knows’!

    • Mr Evil Fez

      September 29th, 2012 - 9:16pm

      Oh yeah, good point. What happened to that Weeping Angel?

    • cyberman2

      September 29th, 2012 - 11:12pm

      What if the doctor just left it there so anyone who goes into that graveyard is dead

    • cyberman2

      September 29th, 2012 - 11:13pm

      ¦lol¦

    • Oni

      September 30th, 2012 - 2:47am

      Remember the Family of Blood?

      Worse.

    • Fields of Trenzalore fall of the elevent silence will fall the question dr who

      September 30th, 2012 - 7:39am

      The doctor will want to track down the angels and destroy them

    • Whovian

      September 30th, 2012 - 12:59pm

      I really hope the doctor goes dark/angry on the angels. They deserve it. The thing is how can you punish a creature like that?

  • Doctor Stu

    September 29th, 2012 - 9:01pm

    Brilliant episode but how did the statue of liberty manage to walk across the water to get to other side of the bridge, stomp through new York all the way to winter quay and not be seen by anybody!!!! I thought that bit would have been explained. Also the statue of liberty is made of copper and not stone because it was originally bronze it turned green because of the air pollution, any way that’s the complaining and history over and done with. Loved this episode, will defp be watching it again. I have never got emotional over a Doctor Who episode before except for the end of the girl who waited. 10 out of 10!! Oh also where did the cracked, weathered smiling angels off the doctor who website gallery come into the episode

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    • Boodleoo

      September 30th, 2012 - 12:18am

      Ummm only explanation I can think off is for how nobody saw it. Ummm Angels move really fast. Thats all I got:D

    • John Smith

      September 30th, 2012 - 11:21am

      Who said that Weeping Angels have to be made of stone? I’m going to avoid those evil looking, plastic Garden Gnomes that my next door neighbors have!

  • sheepinafez

    September 29th, 2012 - 8:58pm

    NO THIS CANT BE THE END IM IN DENIAL WHY COULDNT IT HAVE BEEN RIVER I LOVE AMY AND RORY THEYRE PERFECT

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  • matparks08

    September 29th, 2012 - 8:56pm

    wow – tears! I haven’t shed them whilst watching Doctor Who since Sarah left in ‘Hand of Fear’ – those pesky weeping angels! And how many people thought – oh, they didn’t go ahead with it, and then jumped a mile when Rory was ‘got’ by the graveyard angel. A good ending to a very good story and just love how it brought us full circle.

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  • whofan4ever

    September 29th, 2012 - 8:53pm

    Moffat, you finally did it! you made the most amazing episode ever yet the most sad episode ever aswell as one of the most scary episodes ever! i had a lump in my throat watching from when rory read his gravestone til the end. bye bye ponds, you will always be among the best πŸ˜₯

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    • Kid

      September 30th, 2012 - 9:26am

      TruE but everyone has forgot that Amy and Rory s acters said they will be in the 50 th special

    • booboo

      September 30th, 2012 - 11:27am

      no they haven’t

    • John Smith

      September 30th, 2012 - 11:22am

      Wait, What? What?! WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?!!!!?
      EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW Dumble dee dum dumble dee dum ooooooooweeeeeeeeeoooooooooooo.

    • PondsForever

      October 2nd, 2012 - 7:00am

      Karen Gillan apparently hinted at a possible return during the 50th Anniversary next year in The Mail on Sunday.

  • Dalek Jake

    September 29th, 2012 - 8:53pm

    A brilliant and fitting end to the Pond Era. Farewell Amy & Rory!

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    • whofan4ever

      September 29th, 2012 - 8:54pm

      i hope you mean you were great, i wish you didnt leave instead of get out this series i hated you?

  • Anonymous

    September 29th, 2012 - 8:52pm

    rubbish ending!

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    • Anonymous

      September 29th, 2012 - 9:42pm

      mind you the most of the story was not to bad apte form over compices.

  • Moxx of who

    September 29th, 2012 - 8:51pm

    What a great episode to round of amy and rory’s last episode. Although i’m sure the Doctor could have told Brian what happened. And also do Amy’s mum and Dad even know what she’s been doing and now the fact shes dead!!
    Can’t wait for christmas.

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    • crazy guy

      September 29th, 2012 - 9:35pm

      yea about that since the big bang there has been no reference to her mum and dad are they still their. and also that was the best way to leave a show ever raggedy man goodbye

  • The Supreme Dalek

    September 29th, 2012 - 8:49pm

    I do hope he visits them in New York, maybe take them for a travel? Not yet though, as they just left… Maybe in two years time or something? πŸ™‚

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    • joe (joeandteddy)

      September 29th, 2012 - 8:55pm

      He can’t.

    • whofan4ever

      September 29th, 2012 - 8:56pm

      now you have that thought in my head i will expect that to be an episode, i hope it happens one day

    • the astronaut of death

      September 29th, 2012 - 8:57pm

      cant the tardis can never go back to that time again

    • The Supreme Dalek

      September 29th, 2012 - 9:05pm

      I don’t understand why not?

    • the astronaut of death

      September 29th, 2012 - 9:13pm

      because the doctor saw the grave stone if he goes back to new york he will create a huge paradox blowing new york apart

    • peter

      September 29th, 2012 - 11:43pm

      of course he couldnt get a message to them saying, hey, why not meet me in london at the hilton hotel at a preset date, we can meet up, chat, travel abit and Il get you back to london so myou can get back to new york. Why not borrow rivers vortex manipulator and visit.
      He cant cause its the actors time to leave.
      Next the dalek girl at christmas.

  • the astronaut of death

    September 29th, 2012 - 8:47pm

    well that was the best ep ever
    i thouht that was the best way they could go i love evry miniut of it it was just brillant

    but i would have liked to see the doctor go to tell brian about rory and amy

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    • the astronaut of death

      September 29th, 2012 - 8:49pm

      also when they did not die jumping off the building i was like there ALIVE but then when i saw the grave stone and the weeping angel i just knew it was the end

    • The Supreme Dalek

      September 29th, 2012 - 8:50pm

      Same! I thought exactly that! πŸ™

    • iPhil

      September 30th, 2012 - 4:14pm

      Agreed, they spent a few episodes building up Brian’s character and him giving his blessing for them to travel with the Doctor, so it would have been nice to the the Doctor break the news to him, or he’ll never know what happened.

  • The 14th Doctor

    September 29th, 2012 - 8:44pm

    Feel sorry for Brian, hope someone told him. But very good, and at least Amy finally opened up to how much she loved Rory.

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    • CYBERMEN97000

      September 29th, 2012 - 8:47pm

      I was thinking the same thing i hope the Doctor tells him πŸ™

    • Moxx of who

      September 29th, 2012 - 8:52pm

      And Amy’s parents!!

  • Clive eardley

    September 29th, 2012 - 8:44pm

    A truly hear trending episode. One of the very best episodes since David Tennants last .

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  • hellosweetie

    September 29th, 2012 - 8:36pm

    Loved this episode…baby angels scary!It had everything a farewell episode to a companion needed..scares and tears plus Amy finally showing that Rory was the love of her life.Such a great ending ,nearly as good as Rose’s departure at end of series two..now that episode did make me cry.

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  • I was so sad

    September 29th, 2012 - 8:36pm

    I cried so much from when Rory decided to jump off the building till the episode ended. Easily the best episode ever. Made me cry even more than Doomsday.

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  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    September 29th, 2012 - 8:33pm

    Fantastic. the best episode. one thing though, i didnt like the way rory just vanished, i think it would’ve been nice to have a last word from him. but otherwise, fantastic. i was on the verge of crying, it was action packed, river was great, it had a proper beginning middle and end, and it had the object of surprise.

    Goodbye Amelia Jessica Pond. Goodbye Rory Arthur William’s. I will miss you.

    Goodbye Doctor Who….. For Now…

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    • iPhil

      September 30th, 2012 - 4:16pm

      I did feel a bit like Rory was brushed to one side so that the focus was on Amy. Maybe they could have had a brief scene of Amy and arriving to reunite with Rory in 1938.

  • Poojoo

    September 29th, 2012 - 8:31pm

    Enjoed the episode, sad at the end, but i was wanting a bit more, seeing amy and rory at the end together ??? That would have been nice to seen , but tey did make the angels scary again!!! 8.5/10

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  • Richard Thomas

    September 29th, 2012 - 8:27pm

    It felt rushed – especially the ending. Is anyone going to tell Rory’s dad what happened to his son? The music was intrusive and far to loud in places. Why did the rogue angel not get The Doctor and River also??? Should have been a two parter. New York looked great. Is The Doctor a god or not? He seems to be when the script requires so and when not he is just powerless to help his friends. Mixed messages and way to ‘trying to be clever’ for its own good.

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  • Doctor who rules

    September 29th, 2012 - 8:22pm

    How’s he going to tell Brian Rory’s dad ?

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    • Mr Evil Fez

      September 29th, 2012 - 8:24pm

      Simple. Wipe his mind in some way. And say to him he saved everyone he could.

    • NotADalek

      September 29th, 2012 - 8:50pm

      He probably won’t, he’ll just never come back to face the reality of telling Brian that. Poor Brian will probably just be left looking after Amy and Rory’s plants, forever.

  • That Cherub over there

    September 29th, 2012 - 8:22pm

    Very, very sad! I completely lost it at the end. It was very emotional. Bye bye Ponds. I’ll miss you. πŸ™

    Weeping Angels were incredible. Very scary. πŸ™‚

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  • Andrew Hall

    September 29th, 2012 - 8:17pm

    Was defo the best of the five so far. Great ending too. At last Moffat back to his best at last!

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    • John Smith

      September 30th, 2012 - 11:26am

      It seems that all of his Weeping Angel episodes are quite good. Let’s hope that the Angels will make a return sometime in series 8. Oh god… I’m already talking about series 8!

  • Chopper

    September 29th, 2012 - 8:13pm

    Now that was more like it, easily the best episode of the new series for me. The bit at the end finally explained what happened at the end of the Eleventh Hour too !

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  • The Supreme Dalek

    September 29th, 2012 - 8:10pm

    The best episode so far! The Angels were scary again!
    Surprising ending, I thought the Ponds would just stop travelling. Very emotional, nearly cried. Goodbye Ponds!! πŸ˜₯

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  • Mr Evil Fez

    September 29th, 2012 - 8:09pm

    Best and saddest episode ever. 10/10 OMG Amy and Rory are DEAD! πŸ˜₯ RIP Mr and Mrs Pond. πŸ™

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    • Mr Evil Fez

      September 29th, 2012 - 8:22pm

      Also, the new companion is from what looks like The Victorian era! Yay! A companion from the past! Best episode since 2005. The Weeping Angels were really scary. πŸ˜₯ RIP Ponds.

    • peter

      September 29th, 2012 - 11:47pm

      only of old age….how could they kill them with OLD AGE….oh wait…..we all will die of that eventually.

  • Richard keen

    September 29th, 2012 - 8:09pm

    Fantastic and very sad at the same time , will miss the Ponds

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  • Professor When

    September 29th, 2012 - 8:07pm

    *Crys in corner*

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    • owen

      September 30th, 2012 - 12:25am

      aww bless u *gives tissue

    • Professor When

      September 30th, 2012 - 8:45am

      *Uses tissue to wipe eyes, therefore closing eyes and is touched by baby angel and sent back to a TIME WHERE DOCTOR WHO DOSEN’T EXIST.*
      *Screams*

    • owen

      September 30th, 2012 - 12:41pm

      LOl NICE ONE

      But Beware Dont Have Angels Statue’s in ur room or its dead meat

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