Doctor Who

The Angels Take Manhattan

Season 7, Ep 5, Aired 9/29/12
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  • Episode Description
  • In New York, the Doctor, Amy, and Rory meet River, but the Weeping Angels threaten the city as time periods overlap and time runs out for two of the travelers.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael McShane

    Julius Grayle

  • Rob David (II)

    Sam Garner

  • Bentley Kalu


  • Ozzie Yue


  • Burnell Tucker

    Old Garner

  • Fan Reviews (9)
  • I love Doctor Whople walk up inside of it.

    By WalterThomas, Jan 11, 2013

  • Tear-jerker

    By TOMH1109, Dec 20, 2012

  • Not the best send-off for the Ponds

    By noelveiga, Oct 14, 2012

  • Angels Statues

    By JDML23, Oct 14, 2012

  • The Angels apparently can keep Manhattan

    By JT_Kirk, Oct 01, 2012

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  • Quotes (11)

    • Sam Garner: New York. The city of a million stories. Half of them are true. The other half... just haven't happened yet. Statues, the man said. Living statues that moved in the dark.

    • River: The Angels are predators. They're deadly. What do you want with them?
      Grayle: I'm a collector. What collector could resist these? I'm only human.
      River: That's exactly what they're thinking.

    • River: Turns out the person I killed never existed in the first place. Apparently there's no record. It's almost as if someone's gone around deleting himself from every database in the universe.
      The Doctor: Umm, you said I got too big.
      River: And now no one's ever heard of you. Didn't you used to be someone?
      The Doctor: You might be the woman who killed the Doctor.
      River: Doctor who?

    • The Doctor: But how did you get your wrist out without breaking it?
      River: You asked, I did. Problem?
      The Doctor: You just changed the future.
      River: It's called marriage, honey. Now hush, I'm working.

    • The Doctor: Why did you lie to me?
      River: When one's in love with an ageless god who insists on the face of a 12-year-old, one does one's best to hide the damage.

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    Notes (3)

    • The logo reflects the theme of the episode: this one consists of a greened-bronze pattern such as found on the Statue of Liberty.

    • Music: Englishman in New York (Sting)

    • International Airdates:
      US: September 29, 2012 on BBCAmerica
      Australia: October 6, 2012 on ABC1

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    • jwgrlrrajn Oct 01, 2012

      Great episode, not quite as scary as Blink was, but that may have had something to do with me having to babysit my 1 year old sister while I was watching it. Distractions don't help with the scariness. =[ That said, I did like how character driven the episode was, and I'm so glad Amy and Rory are finally gone. They just kind of wore out their welcome, in my opinion.

    • jwgrlrrajn Oct 01, 2012

      (SPOILERS) I also have to say, I thought it was a very touching gesture for the Doctor to give up some of his regeneration energy to heal River's wrist. Also touching was that River was upset at him for wasting precious regeneration energy on something as easily fixed as a broken wrist. Thinking about each other more than themselves, the way any good marriage should be. =] (of course, I imagine the energy wasn't really wasted since the events of the Angels' Manhattan were negated).

    • stunamaze Oct 01, 2012

      yes, i knew it was coming , but exactly at what point in time is someone NOT looking at the statue of liberty

    • jwgrlrrajn Oct 01, 2012

      If the image of an angel becomes an angel, would that mean that someone looking at the image of the statue of liberty would keep the statue frozen, or just the image?

    • ucavalier Sep 30, 2012

      Are you seriously thinking of the Statue of Liberty Angel after the episode? That is the classic silliness we come to love in Doctor Who, nothing more. Not a plot device, not a twist. Just a silly moment to give a few chuckles. The episode is more than that, please...

    • timshen Sep 30, 2012

      There is a possible way around the Statue of Libery lack of logic. The statue is not stone like all the other angels, but metal (copper I think). Maybe the metal is a casing that the real stone weeping angel lives under and when no one is looking it can fly out and still leave the casing there. Of course this begs the question how does it fly out - maybe the weeping angels can travel through metal!!!!

    • Gislef Sep 30, 2012

      Or how do people walk up inside of it...

    • Synetech Sep 30, 2012

      “The Angels Take Manhattan”? Maybe they will meet Jason Voorhees.

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