IF you watched The Eleventh Hour, you will know by now that one of the major plot strands will be the cracks that have mysteriously appeared in the skin of the Universe.
Starting in Amy’s bedroom wall and then on the TARDIS’s new monitor, the cracks look like they will be popping up everywhere and in every episode.
Do you remember the scene where the Doctor confronts Prisoner Zero in the hospital ward and asks it to open another crack in space and time to leave Earth, so the Atraxi won’t incinerate the planet?
Its reply is that it didn’t create the cracks, before it adds:
“The cracks in the skin of the Universe, don’t you know where they came from? You don’t, do you?!”
“The Doctor in the TARDIS. Doesn’t know! Doesn’t know!”
Taunting, yes? But why? Because it knows something and the Doctor doesn’t, a last victory before the Atraxi shaped hammer comes down.
But if you read it another way, the meaning changes. It may have been saying the cracks came from The Doctor in the Tardis, not just revelling in the fact that he doesn’t know.
‘… don’t you know where they came from? You don’t do you? The Doctor in the TARDIS …’
After all, he had just fired out huge amounts of time energy when he regenerated, enough to batter the TARDIS with unprecedented levels of force.
If some of that energy was vented as the TARDIS tried to repair itself, what damage could it have done? Did it open the crack in Amy’s wall (he did say wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey)?
And what may have fixed on the Doctor and come through the cracks, just like Prisoner Zero and the Atraxi, when the Pandorica opens and silence will fall?
I guess we will find out in the weeks ahead, but it made me ponder anyway and I wouldn’t put it past the Moff to throw something like that in. What do you think?
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