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Doctor Who thing of the day: were Amy and Rory’s final stories out of chronological order?

Natalie Sharp of tumblr Booooom! Strawberries points out something interesting:
Doctor Who Arthur Darvill Matt Smith Karen Gillan

Doctor Who Arthur Darvill Matt Smith Karen Gillan

That first image is from “A Town Called Mercy.” The second image is from “The Power of Three”… which comes after “A Town Called Mercy,” at least how we saw things.

Which means that the Doctor refers to Rory leaving his phone charger in Henry VIII’s en suite before we see them in Henry VIII’s bedroom.

The Doctor is talking about something that won’t happen till later. But it cannot be that the Doctor is meeting up with Amy and Rory out of chronological order, because Rory obviously knows what the Doctor is referring to. So that event has happened to him already, too.

So it’s just that we’re seeing their adventures out of order. But that means “A Town Called Mercy” has to happen within the Year of the Slow Invasion. Within that seven weeks that Amy and Rory went missing from their anniversary party.

What the hell?

This cannot be a production accident, because why bother having a phone charger in the Henry VIII scene otherwise? It doesn’t figure in the action.

Unless Steven Moffat is just fucking with us now. I could believe that.

(If you stumble across a cool Doctor Who thing, feel free to email me with a link.)



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