Once, long ago, in a land of monsters and corridors, a fair maiden was captured, and placed in a deep sleep.
She was used to being captured, and she had a hero who rescued her on just such occasions. But this time the hero never came.
And the fair maiden slept on.
Eventually, a King rescued the maiden, and made her his bride, which many wise old women might that tell you is just another way of capturing fair maidens.
And still the fair maiden slept on.
Then, the hero had another stab at rescuing the maiden from her prison, but he was too late. And, more importantly, he had forgotten the rules of fairy tales.
He didn’t slay the dragon.
(x)poor peri this is going to be heartbreaking isn't it the widow's assassin big finish sixth doctor peri brown doctor who
Imagine if it hadn’t got renewed and that was it forever.
(Although, I suspect the decision to cut out some scenes which were clearly included in the promotional photos for the episode - Dorian looking at his painting, for example - was motivated by the S2 renewal.)
Let’s just check up on which plotlines are currently dangling as of that finale.notawhopost penny dreadful grand guignol spoilers
I’m gonna be honest, I get a bit mad when people shit on Amy for this episode.
She was kidnapped, had her baby stolen(!!!) and her body violated(!!!) by aliens, and has - presumably recently - learned that, on top of everything else, it also left her permanently infertile. I haven’t gone through this myself but if you asked me to guess how someone might feel after such a trauma, I might go for “abused”, “wounded”, “extremely complicated feelings of grief and shame”, maybe even “a damaged perception of self-worth”, “a lack of faith or hope”…I could guess and guess all day, and I wouldn’t even be able to approximate the truth.
So I don’t see “how could she insult poor Rory by thinking he’d give up on her!!” or “lol does Moffat think all women are obsessed with having children??” as appropriate responses in this situation. Rather - try to stop, think, and have a bit of sympathy.doctor who asylum of the daleks amy pond sorry serious posts aren't my thing
Assorted wild guesses about the Penny Dreadful finale: