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What Did You Think of The Girl Who Waited?

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After the summer break Doctor Who is back on our screens with the third episode, The Girl Who Waited. What did you think? – was it one of the best stories yet or just not as good as you had hoped.



  • The five doctors

    May 10th, 2015 - 11:02pm

    I personally love it. The story doesn’t have much too it but that’s ok as the acting was AMAZING Karen Gillan is a fantastic actor anyway but here she has knocked it out of the park. Arthur Darvill is great here as he showed raw emotion to the loss of old Amy at the end. Matt is great as always and the Doctor was quite dark. Overall a 9.5/10


    September 17th, 2011 - 8:33pm

    even though the ep wasn’t the best, we all have to admit, karen and the prothetics team were ace!! (oh dear, i have gone american. no offence to americans) they were awesome!! ( that is much more British) or is it? DUH DUH DUH!!

  • Liz

    September 16th, 2011 - 9:59am

    Oh come on! I have no idea what is going on with the critical viewing skills of Doctor Who fans lately. The show has become less about The Doctor and more about Moffat’s pet characters. Moreover we have the characters behaving in ways that don’t even make sense. As tedious as I find River Song, I find it even more strange that we have now had two episodes in a row where neither Rory or Amy have even MENTIONED their daughter. ??? At all?? How are we supposed to maintain emotional continuity or any investment at all if everything is canceled out or forgotten about from week to week- they don’t even act like people who have been through all they have been through.

    This episode was a rehash of the black spot with some timey wimey stuff, we have Amy angry about waiting when rory waited faithfully for a thousand years- as far as acting goes, all she did was grumble and frown. Then we have the doctor shut the tardis door in her face- waiting till the last minute to do so which seemed out of character and cruel.

    I just can’t understand how so many people are lapping this up every week and think every episode is the best one ever.

    • fish

      September 17th, 2011 - 1:02am

      I agree liz. There seems to be something missing from moffats episodes, they just dont draw you in like russel Ts used to. and i noticed the doc waiting to close the door in her face, theyre forgetting basic character traits and its affecting the continuity of the series… x


      September 17th, 2011 - 8:27pm

      I agree totally liz, i have liked series 6 part 1, but part 2 has been awful. series 1, 2,3,4 could beat these anyday, i was watched s1 the other day, i had forgotten how good they were.

    • Dalek Sec

      September 19th, 2011 - 7:59am

      Couldn’t he just turn the TARDIS into a flying Paradox machine, to save the old Amy, that would probaly mess time up, and create more paradoxes. Anyway this episode was less dippointing as the un-scary dolls, or the episode lacking of Hitler. I loved those Handbots, bots with hands! 🙂

  • Bigger on the Inside

    September 14th, 2011 - 4:49pm

    ive think i may have figured out the question that makes silence fall:
    as madam krovinan and the silence are working together to make river a weopn against the doctor, if river and the doctor liked each other that would be bad, wouldnt it?
    so if they like each other enough the doctor or river may ask “will you marry me?” which would be bad for madam k and the silence as that would mean they like each other.
    also the final ep is called the wedding of river song so it also ties in?
    so like in lets kill hitle robot amy said a certain question is when silence will fall

    what do you think?

    i know im prob wrong but its a timey-wimey possibility!!!!!!

    • Niall

      September 14th, 2011 - 7:49pm

      That’s a good theory. Never thought of that.

    • riversong:)

      September 18th, 2011 - 8:08am

      this is a good idea, well done.
      but is it the oldest question in the universe ?
      the first ever question like she said ? could be..
      I was think more like.. who are you ?
      because the silence came before and nobody mentioned anything about marrying

  • Carla leaves Frank

    September 13th, 2011 - 9:26pm

    I thought it was ok could have had a more explosive ending these recent serises is more about your my daughter omg not enough alien action the need to have action aliens and the family bits like on lets kill hitler could have been one of the best episodes ever if they had just used hitler more and get a better alien

    • McGann is the Doctor

      September 14th, 2011 - 3:36pm

      That’s what you think, but YOU are missing the fact that episodes 1+3 are great iin their own way, despite not being MONSTER OF THE WEEK epsiodes,

      sure they aren’t what you wanted to see, but they were marvellous achievments in terms of production and writing, 😛

  • K-9 mark 2

    September 13th, 2011 - 7:36pm


    • McGann is the Doctor

      September 14th, 2011 - 3:34pm

      No they won’t :p

  • THE DR

    September 13th, 2011 - 6:00pm

    Rorybot rorybot rorybot we hail u and u look nice 😀

  • shaun

    September 12th, 2011 - 10:08pm

    I must have watching a different episode than everyone else because i thought this was the worst ever dr who i have seen…utterly pointless and rubbish….sorry but that’s my view……and i love dr who

    • karen

      September 14th, 2011 - 12:28pm

      Wow, the point of the story passed you by. Some people like deeper more emotion based eps than a moster of the week

    • tj

      September 17th, 2011 - 6:53pm

      Hi Karen,

      I agree that depth is good, but maybe Shaun is tired of it always being essentially the same emotions. There are others than heartbreak and its near relatives. Personally, what with cancer, heart disease, and other horrors, my life is so filled to overflowing with death, tragedy, disappointment, heartache, loss, and so many other difficult things, that I’m growing tired of reliving it on television.

  • Gareth Stafford

    September 12th, 2011 - 10:05pm

    Best episode this year – ’nuff said!

  • The Ultimate Doctor Who Fan

    September 12th, 2011 - 4:45pm

    Has anyone noticed there have been 3 Doctors and 3 Amys such as:

    Normal Doctor
    Future Doctor
    Ganger Doctor

    Normal Amy
    Old Amy
    Ganger Amy



      September 17th, 2011 - 8:30pm

      i only noticed to of each, but there have been 2 rorys!!! (in a kinda wierd…way)

  • jedi jim

    September 11th, 2011 - 11:56pm

    Rule # 1 : The Doctor lies!

    Oh sure, we can get get both old and young Amy on the Tardis!! Just another example of Time Lord integrity!!( goes back to when Hartnell lies about Susan’s whereabouts to her teachers!).
    I’m beginning to think Rory should belt him one more often!
    Has anyone ever compiled a list of The Doctors’ crimes? (From the other point of view, of course)

    1) Theft of type 40 TT capsule from rightful owners.
    all the way to :

    (?) Betrayal of Amy & Rory & AMY (Elderly)+ her subsequent demise??

    • Anonymous

      September 12th, 2011 - 8:06pm

      Apparently he also has failed to return two million library books (which has angered a few people).


      September 17th, 2011 - 8:31pm

      even my mum knew about getting 2 amys into the tardis!! and she didn’t understand day of the moon!

  • koolh

    September 11th, 2011 - 10:32pm

    really great episode, very emotional ending, and pretty jarring when the doctor shut the door on older amy, i also like the slight darkening of the doctors character. But how long can the doctor amy and rory’s relationship continue if they keep bieng put through emotional wringer episodes like this?

  • FanOfDrWho11

    September 11th, 2011 - 5:11pm

    The Girl Who Waited is my favourite of all the episodes Karen has been in! Her performance was truly amazing and so emotional. Same goes for Arthur – one of his best episodes this series. The breif time that Matt is on screen is rather good, but I wouldn’t say it was the best we’ve seen from him.
    A brilliant emotional story with brilliant performances from brilliant actors. Well done to the Who Crew!

  • tardistik

    September 11th, 2011 - 2:54pm

    it was a good story but not as good as i thought it would be but acting was brilliant -well done karen 😀

  • Niall

    September 11th, 2011 - 1:25pm

    The Doctor’s changed ever since he’s met River Song. He’s become darker and he makes the worst choices and he changes most of his companions some for the better and most for the worst but I would like someone to show the doctor that and I think it’s great how River Song is the person to do that and she should be the one to show him what he has become and to show that thatis how his life is going to end. That armies are rising up against him to stop him from being even more distrructive.

    Also people are saying that this wasn’t a good episode because there asn’t a lot of fighting, much talk, there wasn’t a lot of the doctor, it is boring etc. bt doctor who isn’t all about fighting and monsters, it’s about the doctor’s and his companions and their heartache and their downfall and the emotional and moving scenes are the best scenes ever in doctor who and all these bboring and weird and different episodes are relly leading to a bigger plot, to the 50th anniversary, to the end of the doctor.

  • AlphaOmega

    September 11th, 2011 - 11:16am

    Anyone else notice there are some more secret messages on the Doctor Who website?

  • Finlay

    September 11th, 2011 - 10:35am

    What was the line that returned from let’s Kill Hitler?

  • Justininferno

    September 11th, 2011 - 10:06am

    A good episode, nicely done. Again it shows that the standalone stories are far better than the rather over compensated arc ones which are now just dull and done to death. Certainly one of the better ones to date of this Moffat era.


    September 11th, 2011 - 10:05am

    have you noticed there have been to doctors and two amys in this series!!

    • doctordoctor

      September 11th, 2011 - 11:03am

      one old amy and one real amy


    September 11th, 2011 - 10:04am

    there are some comments about the doctors death below, and do you remember whe the ganger doctor and the normal doctor swapped shoes?? amy thought she was talking to the genger, but she was talking to the real doctor, she said she had seen him die, is tht how the doctor found out??


    September 11th, 2011 - 9:55am

    i thought the ep was good, but they dragged it out a bit too much, it took half an hour for old amy to decide she was going to save herself, i wanted there to be more fighting and action rather than the last 5 mins, and how did amy get so clever to create a sonic?? but the saddest bit is when the doctor locked old amy out and she died.

  • gary

    September 11th, 2011 - 9:33am

    I really liked this one because it was different. It was a good story in a good setting and the title could have been Rory’s Choice, to connect with Amy’s last year. lol

    • jon

      September 15th, 2011 - 5:45pm

      LOL. Rory’s Choice. Rory didn’t choose anything. Amy did.

  • DALEK2626

    September 11th, 2011 - 9:13am

    Enough about the episode!! Wasn’t Karen absolutley amazing in it!

    • sheepinafez

      September 11th, 2011 - 9:35am


    • Tom Ford

      September 12th, 2011 - 3:06pm

      Yeah, she was a boss.

  • sheepinafez

    September 11th, 2011 - 9:13am

    it was sooooo awsome i loved robot rory aswell i think they should have taken him with them 🙁


    September 11th, 2011 - 9:02am

    I thought Rory suited those glasses

    • tardistik

      September 11th, 2011 - 2:52pm

      Arthur Darvill does actually wear glasses (not sure if there just for reading or something like that) so that might be why

  • the flaw games

    September 11th, 2011 - 7:31am


    • Thetasigma

      September 11th, 2011 - 12:41pm

      Because ?

  • King of the weevils

    September 11th, 2011 - 4:23am

    Good episode overall. Glad it didn’t do a love and monsters and screw itself up(apart from the clom reference which was good to be honest) if anybody had to be the monster in this one it had to be the doctor


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