Club awarded the episode an "A" grade, calling it "the best episode in years" and saying that "[they] might run out of superlatives for this one". Danny: Wide! I’m gonna leave you something just so you’ll always remember. Clara: So why did you bring me out here? {the TV cuts out} Who turned your telly off? Sorry, what do you mean, “runs in the family”? When there was only one man left standing in the universe? What would it do? When ghosts of past and future crowd into their lives, The Doctor and Clara are thrown into an adventure that takes them to the very end of the universe. Rupert: What? The Doctor: You said you had a date. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Clara: Someone must have come in. What theory? Shut up. Of course it isn’t. But everybody dreams about something under the bed. Clara: Okay, so— (COMIC: Outrun), When the Doctor used the Moment at the end of Last Great Time War, the entire war was time locked. Actual towns, full of people. (AUDIO: The Forbidden Time), All individuals had personal time streams that they could not travel into, much like a time lock; however, this only applied to the time stream of a particular individual, and it was more easy to cross. (AUDIO: The Shoreditch Intervention) The war itself would be time locked following its conclusion. The Doctor: Scrambled his memory. {the TARDIS doors rattle} Danny gives a little wave when he sees Clara in the restaurant. However weird this thing may be, just tell me the truth. [13] Adjusted for non-live viewings, the episode was watched by a total of 7.01 million viewers,[14] which led Doctor Who Magazine to tweet, nine days after broadcast, that in the UK, "Doctor Who: Listen was the seventh most watched TV show of the week, behind only Bake Off, Χ Factor (×2) & Corrie (×3).". Man: Why does he have to cry all the time? It did so when Clara Oswald took Rupert underneath his bed to assure him that there was nothing there. Danny: Whole villages saved. The Doctor: Do you always work here nights? Both are true, and significant, in this case. Close. What if you’re not? Conjecture: because we know we're not. ...that sounded dirty until I remembered the episode. Clara: Anyway, Clara Pink. Do you feel it? Or anyone who wouldn’t be believed. The Doctor: Look at him now. The last man standing in the universe. Perverting the course of human history!" Clara: To what? So you sit up, and turn on the light. Nobody watching, nobody listening. In the episode, alien time traveller the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) attempts to track down a creature with the perfected ability to hide, while his companion Clara (Jenna Coleman) struggles with a date with former soldier Danny Pink (Samuel Anderson). It’s all eyes. And I’ve got a mouth on me. He later acknowledged to Clara that it was "entirely possible" that Danny was saved from what Clara referred to as "another kid in a bedspread". [7][8] Filming also took place in Bute Park and Whitchurch, Cardiff. And the space under your bed is what’s behind you at night. Rupert: It’s not a Where’s Wally one. Clara, on a dinner date with Danny, gets into an argument on Danny's army career. [15] In the United States, the original broadcast earned a total of 1.13 million viewers. A page for describing Recap: Doctor Who S34 E4 "Listen". Danny: Yeah they were good actually. Clara: What? The Doctor drops Orson and Clara off to their respective times. Yet another moment of Clara being involved in the Doctor's history by way of the Doctor involving her in his adventures in the first place. {yelling into the empty TARDIS} Well? Fear makes companions of us all. Danny: Sorry? Clara: Because they’re not real. If you have seen this episode already, please avoid giving any spoilers (or just avoid the first thread entirely). If all you want to do is stay hidden, it’s okay. But that’s okay. What’s out there? Mr. Moffat gave us a ‘Blink’-like tale in that this episode worked outside the usual Doctor Who format and explored how very normal things can be terrifying. Orson Pink: We are safe. The Doctor: Neither do I! Get them under control! Just do that for me. Do you think he’s scared? The Doctor: What kind of explanation would you like? Man: Why does he have to sleep out here? Reg: All the time. It was written by Steven Moffat and directed by Douglas Mackinnon. In the episode, alien time traveller the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) attempts to track down a creature with the perfected ability to hide, while his companion Clara (Jenna Coleman) struggles with a date with former soldier Danny Pink (Samuel Anderson). Reg: Everybody does that. The Doctor: Question: why do we talk out loud when we know we’re alone? Once they perfected their time lock technology, they planned to use it to put temporal bubbles around other planets, making them unstoppable. [7] Filming continued at the Mimosa restaurant in Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay, on 24–25 February 2014. The Doctor: I know it’s not a competition. The Doctor: Why? log in sign up. Listen. Everything that ever was is dead and gone. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org. The Doctor: The end of the road. Clara: Have you met you? Now. Please remember that future spoilers must be tagged. Finally, at the end, when Clara tells the Doctor as a child to "listen". Clara: I bet you have. There was a knock at the door." 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The Doctor noticing the word written on the chalkboard before the opening titles. [3] There are similar nods to previous stories within the dialogue. September 15, 2014 September 15, 2014 Emily Doctor Who, Fear, Listen, op-ed (Spoilers for Listen) After a lighthearted romp in Sherwood Forest, Doctor Who returned Saturday with a dark, psychological and all together different tale. TVTropes is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Possibility one: it’s just one of your friends standing there, and he’s playing a joke on you. And I think that’s quite interesting, isn't it? View planetclaireTV’s profile on Facebook, View PlanetclaireOrg’s profile on Google+. Tell me the truth. Just go. While using the telepathic circuits, the Doctor had found Orson, one of humanity's first time travel pilots, stranded in his ship at the end of the universe. Doctor. See it. (GAME: The Eternity Clock), Skaro's history was protected from potential Time Lord incursions, such as the Fourth Doctor's original mission to prevent the creation of the Daleks, (TV: Genesis of the Daleks, AUDIO: Ascension) by a time lock during the Last Great Time War. It’s this place. Just lie back on the bed. Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form), "Doctor Who Listen review: "A classy, creepy study of fear and loneliness, "I found this photo of William Hartnell as a child and got our hair team to match the hair of this little boy. At her flat, she finds the Twelfth Doctor, who wants her help to explore the idea of an entity with the perfect ability to hide, and how it may be tied to a childhood fear everyone has of a hand grabbing them from under one's bed. Clara: I’m not doubting the quality of your wells. Clara: Not what? Also that story's most famous variation, "there was a lock on the door". Aside from the above lampshade, the other variation is also invoked: The last man in the world has locked his door. A figure once appeared on top of Rupert Pink's bed at the West Country Children's Home in the mid-1990s. Danny: Then do something for me. "[5] In a Doctor Who Magazine interview, Moffat revealed that the episode originated with the decision, "I'm going to do a chamber piece, with no money, in the middle [of the eighth series], because I haven't done one in ages and I'd like to prove that I can actually write. Do you know what it is? There’s still time though. They used a piece of the Eternity Clock to put a time lock around a large part of London in 2106. The Doctor: Entirely possible, yes. Reddit's Doctor Who Fan Community - News, Discussion, Artwork and Fan Creations! Clara: That’s you turning it, right? The Doctor: It is potentially catastrophic. This is it. Clara: Wally? What did you see? The reason for the War Doctor choosing an abandoned barn for his activation of 'The Moment' in 2013's "The Day of the Doctor" is revealed, as the barn is shown to be the Doctor's childhood home on Gallifrey. Clara: Don’t say anything.

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