Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Richard Senior
River (to the Doctor): "I knew you'd come back here, you nostalgic idiot. Hold me."
Now I can't be alone in saying that out of all the Night And The Doctor scenes on the Series 6 DVD set, the ones involving River would be the ones I was most looking forward to. I mean, they were going to have to be important, right?
And they are - River's serving her sentence at Stormcage and the Doctor busts her out for a little night out on the tiles. Cue much discussion about a dress, River having to write everything they do in her diary from now on and another River fainting in the Doctor's arms.
Yes, it's a good hook for ending the first of the two River related scenes and I certainly can't wait to see what predicament both the Doctor and his missus have gotten themselves into.
- This is a rather shot scene compared to the others we've had on the DVD set and that dress - wasn't it the same one River did wear in Day Of The Moon?
- Love the Doctor in his white tuxedo, akin to A Christmas Carol here but seriously, there's a planet of chip shops? Doesn't sound particularly exciting.
- River is serving twelve thousand consecutive life sentences at Stormcage for 'killing' the Doctor.
- Chronology, hard to tell but after The Wedding Of River Song, perhaps?
A great hook and while you don't have to be a fan of the Doctor/River pairing to actually enjoy this, it probably does help a bit.
Rating: 9 out of 10