Recap : Doctor Who -The Power of Three
Matt Smith, Karen Gillian, Arthur Darvill
By this time we are all familiar, at least all those who stumbled on this article, with the story of the Doctor and his companion. Doctor Who is the last of his race, the Time-Lords. He and his companion get into tons of adventures, an average of thirteen per season (plus the Christmas special), which usually pit him against a hostile alien race which is harming a passive race. All the while his companion Amy Pond and her companion/husband Rory Williams get into trouble and nearly bring all of creation with in seconds of doom. In the end everything thing turns out fine and there is a very important lesson or human insight to be learned. Most stories are self contained, which I can appreciate, Doctor Who has been on the air on and off since 1963. The self contained format means you don’t have to play catch up, it is very easy to pick up and watch from any point in the Doctors history.
In ‘The Power of Three’, we see a very different side of the story that we don’t usually get to witness. The Doctor usually pop in and out of Amy and Rory’s life and takes them on whimsical travels, in this episode we see the down time between Doctor visits(ha). It seems the Earth is being very quietly invaded by small, back cubes popping up all over. At first the cubes seem to be just there, growing impatient Doctor Who decides to leave humanity while the invasion kicks up and something cool happens. Amy Pond decides that the whole time travel thing is not suiting her and she decides to sit a few adventures out while she thinks things through. Life happens, and the Pond’s find the change of pace very welcoming but a definite whole in their life is very evident. The Doctor comes back, fights of the unassuming invasion that was being ran by an enemy from the Doctor’s past. Business as usual…yeah yeah yeah. Where the episode shines for me is the character insight that Brian(Rory’s Dad) and the Doctor, they get into his whole relationship with his companions. How in the end he will only hurt the people around him. The Doctor seems to be noticing his own selfish ways in the recent episodes, to me it feels like a looming danger on the horizon, but again this is just speculation. By the time the credits role, Amy and Rory realize that they feel more at home in the TARDIS saving all plains of existence. So, they join the Doctor in the end.