Maybe the answer is more mundane...he just do sent want to spend that much time with his mother and father-in-law. LOL
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Fitness Minutes: (116,808) Posts: 725 9/11/12 12:14 P
I think the disconnection is intentional - it's the Doctor slowly removing himself from their lives to a degree... but we'll see. We know they're leaving one way or another, and I can't imagine it's coincidental.
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We discussed this at my house after this week's episode. We're thinking it may be a way of showing the Doctor trying to distance himself from Amy and Rory knowing that they will eventually want a "normal" life together, free of time travel and all it entails. (If that's the case, there is clearly something wrong with both of them. But that is neither here or there.) It kind of fits their personality as companions since they came as a matched set and always had a private life beyond what they shared with the Doctor. Something previous companions lacked. And it also sets up an in for the new companion; when they leave him, he will be in the market, so to speak.
I've noticed the companion dynamic has changed as well. I'm not sure what it means. It's almost like there is a bit of a disconnect between him and Amy/Rory. It's certainly different from others in the "new" generation. Rose and even Donna were attached to him at the hip... almost obsessively. I'm not entirely sure I like what we've seen with Amy/Rory this season tho. I thought the breakup at the very beginning of this season was very forced. In the "old" Who, there was almost always a companion, but they came and went with far more frequency. They weren't always female, and they weren't always human.
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Fitness Minutes: (116,808) Posts: 725 9/7/12 11:30 A
Something that I have noticed with the current Doctor and his companions...there seems to be a lot of "away" time...From the very first episode where he goes for five minutes and returns 12 years later, and at the end of that one he left for a few minutes and returned 2 years later.
I think I read somewhere that the next episode is set 10 months from first one...does it mean anything? Moffat doesn't do random. Or is it a throw back to the classic Who, which I have not watched?
It seems like all the other Doctors had the companions with him consistently.
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