Doctor Who: 7 Reasons Series 7 Part 1 Happened In Reverse For The Doctor
An alternative perspective.
Ah, the 2012-2013 mid-series split. What a wonderful thing that was. Steven Moffat's timely use of it furthered our belief that he was, indeed, the best thing to ever happen to Doctor Who and cemented his legacy as the greatest showrunner in the history of the BBC. The statement above is, of course, facetious. If you're a fan of Doctor Who, chances are you were actually spitting with rage. People were calling it the beginning of the end which was, of course, a tad reactionary as Series 8 has returned to form, even if one episode has been knocked off the end of the production schedule. But upon rewatching the first half of Series 7, one thing in particular seems to strike the most eagle-eyed of fans as odd. In A Town Called Mercy, the Doctor and Rory mention an unseen adventure in which Rory left his phone charger in Henry VIII's en suite. This is fine. Clearly, adventures have taken place between Dinosaurs on a Spaceship and Mercy, but in the next episode, The Power of Three, fans are actually shown the adventure in question and it turns out that Amy actually married Henry by mistake. The issue with this is that the adventure fans see in Power happens after Mercy. At least, it happens within the context of the episode, and it's the episode after Mercy in the production block. However, perhaps Steven Moffat in all his evil, maniacal brilliance devised a secret to these final adventures that he's never admitted to. What if Series 7 Part 1 and The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe took place in reverse relative to the Doctor? Let's look at the clues and you can decide for yourself.