On the edge

We just watched this.

Himself was not amused.

“Oh, why was it a CLIFFHANGER?”
“Because it’s more exciting that way.”
“But I want to know what happens next!”
“And you’ll have to wait.”
“Oh, but why do they have to stop there?”
“Do you want to know the best part?”
“What’s that?”
“There’s no next time bit.”
“WHAT?!?”
“I’m sorry, but you’re going to have to wait.”
[Joshua immediately bursts into tears]
“Come on, now. It’s not as bad as all that.”
“But I WANT TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS!”
“Listen, when your mother and I watched this the first time we had to wait a whole week before it got resolved. I jumped out of my chair and said ‘YOU CAN’T LEAVE IT THERE!’. But they did.”
“I don’t want to have to wait a week!”
“You may have to. It depends when we get round to the next episode.”
“Oh, but [sniff] don’t you want to [sob] make me much happier?”
“No, because it’s past your bedtime.”
“Oh, but PLEASE!”
“Listen. I can tell you that there’s a new Doctor in next week’s episode.”

Well, it’s basically true…

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2 thoughts on “On the edge

  1. I didn’t realise your kids were watching for the first time. I liked this ending, partly for the multi-strand cliff-hanger, but it whipped up media speculation as to what was about to happen… And who was next. Must see TV.

  2. reverend61

    It’s a really silly story, but if you’re a kid it’s fantastic. The episode has guest stars coming out of its ears, the noble death and redemption of one supporting character, and Daleks. And a faux-regeneration. I’d argue, in a way, that the utter secrecy surrounding that cliffhanger almost undermined it, because we had no idea it was coming, and given the leaky nature of the show’s press releases it would thus almost certainly turn out to be a red herring. When you’re seven, of course, you don’t know about such things, so Josh is convinced that Matt Smith is turning up in the next edition…

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