If there is one thing Steven Moffat is the best at (besides, of course, delivering incredible Doctor Who stories) it’s answering questions with even more questions. We learn River Song is actually Melody Pond, but did that really tell us anything about who the hell River Song is? No. She’s Amy and Rory’s daughter but who is she to the Doctor? And still, what did she whisper in the 10th Doctor’s ear all the way back in “Forest of the Dead”? Ugh! Moffat, you misleading little bugger of a genius!
But guess what, Whovians? Moffat has promised all our nagging, annoying questions will be answered in this week’s final episode, “The Wedding of River Song.” Awesome, right? It’s all we ever wanted, Steven. Except, he then immediately ammends his statement with, “except for one, because that’s the way I am.” You bastard!
Here’s the full snippet from Moffat’s Total TV interview,
[It] is probably the maddest Doctor Who story ever. But it answers pretty much all the questions about what we saw in ‘The Impossible Astronaut.’
We kind-of know who River Song is, but we don’t, because no one has been asking who her parents were. And the big question is, who is she to the Doctor? She seems to behave like a wife or lover. How is that possible?
This is where we reveal what it’s all about. So you do get answers to all the questions — except for one, because that’s the way I am
Again, I reiterate, you bastard. And what does he mean, “no one has been asking who her parents were?” Amy and Rory, right? Or did I miss something?
This whole season has seemed to hinge on asking the right questions. We know the oldest question in the universe will be asked, and then Silence will fall, and many (like myself) have surmised this too mean simply, Doctor Who? I mean, it’s staring us in the face all the time, seems likely this would be the question. Especially when you really think about, through all of his regenerations and adventures, do we actually know the Doctor?
So, what is the one questions Moffat won’t answer?
Doctor Who‘s season six finale airs this Saturday on BBC One and BBC America. Nine pm, eastern, for those of us in the States.