Doctor Who

Amy's Choice

Season 5, Ep 7, Aired 5/15/10
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  • Episode Description
  • It's been five years since Amy Pond last traveled with the Doctor, and when he lands in her garden again, on the eve of the birth of her first child, she finds herself facing a heartbreaking choice – one that will change her life for ever.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Simon Nye

  • Matt Smith (VI)

    The Eleventh Doctor

  • Karen Gillan

    Amy Pond

  • Catherine Morshead

  • Tracie Simpson

  • Fan Reviews (15)
  • Amy's Choice

    By TrueTvWatcher, Dec 02, 2012

  • "Tall, dark hero?"

    By BevinChu, Nov 01, 2012

  • Amy's Love

    By sh811a, Sep 15, 2012

  • Out of power, out of control, and hurtling toward a cold star the Tardis is invaded by the Dream Lord; a menace that frightens even the Doctor. Facing two deadly realities ultimately Amy must decide the fate of them all.

    By AdrianCremona, May 17, 2010

  • Oh, great, so it wasn't just luck.

    By noelveiga, May 15, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (16)

    • Amy: Put these on. Both of you. Rory: Oh. A poncho. The biggest crime against fashion since lederhosen. Amy: Ah. Here we go. Ah, my boys, my poncho boys. If we're going to die, let's die looking like a Peruvian folk band.

    • The Doctor: Amy, why don't you take a guess at what... that is. Amy: Umm, Dream Lord. He creates dreams. The Doctor: Dreams, delusions, cheap tricks. Dream Lord: And what about the gooseberry here? Does he get a guess? Rory: Uhh, listen, mate. If anyone's the gooseberry around here, it's the Doctor. Dream Lord: Well, there's a delusion I'm not responsible for.

    • Dream Lord: Let's all jump under a bus and wake up in the TARDIS. You first. The Doctor: Leave her alone. Dream Lord: Do that again. I love it when he does that. Tall, dark hero. "Leave her alone!" Rory: Just leave her. Dream Lord: Yes, you're not quite so impressive.

    • Dream Lord: Love's a red-head, our naughty Doctor. Has he told you about Elizabeth the First? Well, she thought she was the first.

    • Amy: And you had a nightmare about... us. What happened to us in the nightmare? The Doctor: It was a bit similar in some aspects. Rory: Which aspects? The Doctor: Well... all of it. Amy: You had the same dream. The Doctor: Basically. Rory: You said it was a nightmare. The Doctor: Did I say nightmare? No, more of a really good... mare.

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    Notes (1)

    • International Airdates:
      US: June 5, 2010 on BBC America

    Trivia (4)

    • The Dream Lord says to the Doctor "I bet you're the sort of flop-haired wuss who's a vegetarian!" The Doctor adopted a vegetarian diet after the events of the Sixth Doctor storyline The Two Doctors, but, circa Boom Town, seemed to have abandoned it.

    • The old folks home is called "Sarn Residential Care Home". Sarn was the name of the planet in the Fifth Doctor serial Planet of Fire.

    • The box under the TARDIS console the Doctor opens has the following inscription: "TARDIS. Time And Relative Dimension In Space. Build Site: Gallifrey Blackhole Shipyard. Type 40. Build date: 1963. Authorised for use by qualified Time Lords only by the Shadow Proclamation. Misuse or theft of any TARDIS will result in extreme penalties and permanent exile."

    • The Doctor initially believes that the shared dream is due to the TARDIS jumping a time track. The First Doctor and his companions jumped a time track in The Space Museum, and encountered their future selves frozen and on display.

    Allusions (1)

    • Amy: That's why I got pregnant, so I don't have to be seen in Oklahoma!. Referencing the musical written by Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II. It was initially a stage show which was adapted for film in 1955. The movie starred Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones as the lead characters, Curly and Laurey. It contained a dream sequence in which Laurey dreams of what marriage to Curly would be like. When Curley is killed in her dream, it makes her realise that he is the man for her. Amy reaches the same conclusion when Rory is killed in the dream world.

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