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Sunday, 29 May 2011

The Name of Amy's Child Revealed before the Doctor Who Mid-Series Finale

For months filming reports and wild speculation have together suggested that Amy Pond's newborn child will be the little girl in the astronaut suit, River Song, or both. But the Sunday Times preview of "A Good Man Goes to War" works against the River theory.
Amy now has a baby, but she and Melody are held captive in the season finale by panto-style villainess Madame Kovarian (Frances Barber).
Amy's baby is named "Melody" now? Melody Pond? Actually, it kind of works. But doesn't "Melody Pond" sound like an awkward inversion of "River Song"? As in, Melody and Song, and River and Pond? Or are we reading too much into this?
So the Doctor recruits a posse for a battle River Song calls his "darkest hour". There are bewildering moments, but plenty of fun, too and an arresting denouement.
Source credit goes to Doctor Who TV.

21 comments :

whopix said...

Maybe Melody is River`s mother, so instead of River being Amy`s daughter, Amy is River`s gran?

But more importantly, is Rory the dad?

Sean said...

So the River = Amy's child thing is true? That Melody thing just slots every part of the mysteries in a way I really didn't want them too. :/ I really hope it's just a red herring or something.

Liquidizer said...

I thought River didn't want Amy to know that Amy was her mother? So how could you get around that? Well, a disguise name of course! And what's a better disguise name from Melody Pond to River Song?

Combom said...

i have said b4 all this trying to make the doctor/amy/river/rory related is weird and soapy and incestuous even, how about its amys baby, and is NOT related to the other 3 (other then rory as father)?

etalia said...

I have to agree Combom.
It's a bit too days of our lives (or the UK soap equivalent).

I think there is something else a foot. Don't know what, though.

I am impressed that the show managed to keep that last enormous twist a secret. Given their rather good track record, I'm dubious about the RIver is Amy's daughter theory.

Still, remember the hint from long ago . . .the mid-season cliffhanger will change the Doctor's and Amy's relationship.

Sean said...

I would *love* the baby to be unrelated to River. It's easy to say the baby, girl and River are all unrelated, but now Melody Pond and River Song just sound like it's saying "Yes, those 3 are definitely one and the same." Like I said above, I hope it's a red herring.

The_Myth said...

LOL

Anyone familiar with Crooded Dice's line of DW knock-offs ?

I direct you to ....Melody Lake!

YoungLink said...

My guess is that they're trying to get us to believe that River and Amy are related in some way when they're really not. The name Melody Pond is probably another one of their attempts to have us think that. Of course, we have all the reasons to think there is a connection, but it would be a let-down if that was the case.

10thPlanet said...

It would definitely change the Doctor and Amy's relationship if it turns out that Amy and Rory are the Doctor's in-laws.

Odessa said...

Whether it's a clue to her connection with River or not, it probably will end up having some significance. Moffat likes playing with names and symbolism.

Not only do I wonder if Rory really is the father, I wonder why he's back in his Roman costume for this upcoming episode?

barnert said...

And this means their others kids have to be Jackson Lake, Adelaide Brooke, and Victoria Waterfield in disguise, right?

10thPlanet said...

^ None of whom were named by Moffat.

I always thought the River-Pond theories were stupid, but "Melody Pond"? Plus the filming reports that specifically say that River is Amy's daughter? I suspect something more will happen, but this can't be a coincidence, even if it's just Moffat playing with our minds.

Lucille7777 said...

I wonder how the regenerating little girl in the alley, at the beginning of the series plays into this at all. I'm going to take a guess that the little girl regenerating is Amy's baby that's why it's so important to the eye patch lady and why the Doctor is going to war. I don't think he's the father but River has something to do with the Timelords from Gallifrey. Perhaps River is a Gallifrien that wasn't on Gallifrey when the planet was either destroyed and/or time locked (however that works). Or perhaps River is one of the Doctor’s wives (he had two), that did not die on Gallifrey. I don’t recall the Doctor saying whether either of his wives were Timeladies or not.

An said...

The entire situation comes down to this.

Who is the little girl in the spacesuit and the girl in the alley who regenerates. Are they the same? And how can the child regenerate if she is not a time lord's child? Who is the father? Who is the mother?

And why did River Song feel "sick" in the tunnel when she was searching them, and then someone made a remark about how one "feels sick" for a while after seeing them, but not one other character other than River and Amy are shown feeling sick, and River's "sickness" feeling is never mentioned again. There was absolutely no reason that has been shown for that momentary feeling of "sickness" of River's that has come to light. It could not have been written into that script for no reason.

mujie said...

@10thplanet I thought someone completely randomly relipread River's words to that.

Walt said...

Amy gives birth to a baby girl with curly curly ginger hair who ends up traveling with the Doctor...and her name is Mel? This fills a gap in the 6th Doctor's timeline. Now, where does River Song fit in?

10thPlanet said...

If that baby IS Mel, then she's gonna be quite the screamer when she's born.

Raindeer Fusion said...

Wouldn't the baby actually be Melody Williams and not a Pond?

David Burns Smith said...

hee, hee, hee, Mel Bush.

Ribs said...

Moffat (or some high-up) specifically said River is NOT a time lord.

10thPlanet said...

That doesn't mean that she couldn't have been slightly altered by Amy's time in the TARDIS. Gallifreyan ovaries can be a pretty serious pre-natal complication, you know.