Due to its experimental nature, The Girl in the Fireplace was shifted in the running order from second to fourth episode in the series. That episode has the Doctor facing off against a viral infection called The Flood. The Doctor uses his telepathy to look into Reinette's mind, hoping to find something linking her to the droids; he tells her to keep anything private from his view by imagining a door, resulting in quite a few. Doctor Who - Series 2: 4. She also says that it is "more than just a secret", but does not elaborate further. When the Doctor is spying on Reinette, he ducks behind the pillar, though he is still clutching the pillar. [9] The final rating for the episode was 7.90 million, making it the thirteenth most watched programme on British television that week. As amazing as the ending to Doctor Sleep’s movie sounds, the ending for Stephen King’s book was way different. This episode is the only one of the season to have no mention of Torchwood. Thus, the elements of the Doctor riding through the mirror, the horse, the mirror breaking and the reactions of the extras in the ballroom had to be filmed separately and then composited together with chroma key. The Shyamalanaissance is real. The Doctor notes she sounds like her mother, before going about how he accidentally invented the Banana daiquiri a few centuries early. Script to Screen If static electricity was passed through the mirrors, more than images could be reflected and whole objects could be sent back in time. Reinette senses the Doctor's presence, but he hides. Release details It identifies as Repair Droid 7 and the ship encountered an ion storm which caused 82% systems failure. They teleport away, deadlocking the system to prevent the Doctor from stopping them. 49 mins Available for over a year. A few quotes from the film are directly taken from Marie Antoinette's actual life and from the biography by Lady Antonia Fraser that the film is loosely based upon. He deactivates the tables. With no way of returning to their ship, the androids give up and shut down. Mickey suggests just breaking through, but they would require a truck to smash through the combined hyperplex and plate-glass layers and in any case, if the mirror is broken, it will destroy the time windows. The Tenth Doctor, Rose, and Mickey explore a derelict spaceship in the 51st century. Despite the king's query about the contents of the letter, the Doctor silently slips it into his pocket to read when he is alone. The king simply says "quite right" and the Doctor leaves without another word. There was a deleted scene where the Doctor met the cruel owner of the horse (, While the episode appears to follow immediately from the previous episode. He warns Rose and Mickey not to go looking for it and returns to Reinette's bedroom. ", a reference both to the series' title and to the long-running mystery about the Doctor's actual name. It consisted of twelve stories and fourteen episodes. The Doctor states the portals to 18th century France are. Reinette is puzzled that he is scared of a broken clock, but the Doctor points out that if the only clock in the room is broken, what's ticking? The Doctor learns that Reinette's surname is Poisson and realises that she is destined to be titled Madame De Pompadour, mistress to King Louis XV and the uncrowned queen of France. The Girl in the Fireplace was the fourth episode of series 2 of Doctor Who. Taken from the episode "The Girl in the Fireplace." In the letter, Reinette tells of her love for the Doctor and how she fears that she may never see him again as her body weakens. Shannon Sullivan's A Brief History of Time (Travel), https://tardis.fandom.com/wiki/The_Girl_in_the_Fireplace_(TV_story)?oldid=3051000, Pages with inline Wikipedia links that correspond to pages at Tardis. Carey, takes place in a grim post-apocalyptic future. The Girl in the Fireplace Doctor Who. 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