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Why is River Song surprised when the Doctor doesn't recognize her?

She's not sure that Darillium is their last night together. From The Husbands of River Song: RIVER: There are stories about us, you know. DOCTOR: Oh, I dread to think. RIVER: I look them up sometimes....
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Why is River Song surprised when the Doctor doesn't recognize her?

The implications of meeting a younger Doctor didn't immediately set in. When she sent the message to the Doctor's psychic paper, she was expecting it to go to a different incarnation of the Doctor. ...
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How does River Song know The Doctor's name?

It seems it is still unknown, but... ALMOST CERTAINLY: The Doctor did not tell River his name during their wedding. At the end of The Wedding of River Song, River comes to Amy, at her Garden: ...
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How did River Song’s neural relay stay online that long?

"You always knew how I was going to die" - River Song, Forest of the Dead "The thing is, future me had all that time to think about. To think of a way to save her" - The Doctor, ...
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Don't the events of "Forest of the Dead" contradict the fixed point in "The Wedding of River Song"?

Time can be rewritten. At least sometimes. The whole idea of a "fixed point in time" is that it's one specific event which cannot be changed or rewritten. No matter how much time travel happens ...
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Why does this person not try to kill the Doctor at the field?

She answers this rather flippantly in the episode itself: Doctor: If you were in a hurry, you could've killed me in the cornfield. River: We'd only just met. I'm a psychopath. I'm not rude. Doctor ...
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In "Angels Take Manhattan", why couldn't The Doctor just shatter/laser-cut the angel's stone arm and release River?

An Angel survived crashing into a planet during the events of the Byzantium. There's one survivor. There's a thing in the belly of that ship that can't ever die. The Time of Angels What makes you ...
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Are Time Lords vulnerable or invulnerable during regeneration?

As usual, Doctor Who always plays fast and loose with the rules, but there is a bit of consistency here over how this regeneration works. The general idea appears to be, if you can kill a Time Lord ...
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How did River Song know about the meta-crisis Doctor?

There's at least a couple of different ways she could have known about this. The Doctor told her. Why wouldn't he tell her? They must have spent a lot of time together prior to "The Husbands of ...
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When has River met with the 8th Doctor, in her timeline?

River's line in "Silence in the Library" cannot be literally true. During "The Husbands of River Song," which is chronologically very shortly before "Silence in the Library" in River's timeline, she ...
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Is Lorna Bucket actually Melody Pond AKA River Song?

I am wondering if you have seen the whole of the rest of the season. If not, stop reading and carry on watching as below are spoilers that show exactly why this cannot be the case. In a word, no, she ...
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Why didn't the Judas tree poison kill River too?

I think I finally worked it out. The poison itself couldn't trigger the regeneration, that's why the Doctor was dying. But Melody/River was already regenerating. That enabled her to use the Judas ...
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How does River Song know The Doctor's name?

He whispers it in her ear during The Wedding of River Song. DOCTOR: Amy, uncuff me now. Okay, I need a strip of cloth about a foot long. Anything will do. Never mind. (The Doctor takes off his ...
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Is River Song based on Mara Jade?

No. In Love with the Mark (warning: TvTrope) is a common trope and there is no reason for River Song to have been specifically based off of any previous iteration of that trope.
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How does the Silence train / raise this person?

She has been brainwashed From "Let's Kill Hitler" (S06E08): MELODY: Well, now, enough of all that! (pulls a gun and aims It at the DOCTOR) Down to business. DOCTOR: Oh, hello. I thought we ...
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How does the Silence train / raise this person?

Well, we aren't shown a lot of the time that the character in question is held by the Silence. However, in Let's Kill Hitler, we see that the character has a very clear compulsion - which was ...
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Who was girl that regenerated at "Day of the moon" from doctor who

It's River Song, as explained later in the season during the episode "Let's Kill Hitler", as Mels starts to regenerate after being shot: (Emphasis mine) DOCTOR: Back! Back! Back! Get back! ...
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Don't the events of "Forest of the Dead" contradict the fixed point in "The Wedding of River Song"?

I think you missed that River and The Doctor are experiencing time reversed from each other. River meets Doctor #10 at the end of her life, but at that point he's only meeting her for the first time. ...
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How did River Song know about the meta-crisis Doctor?

I believe that River knew because of the constant diary comparisons with the Doctor. I believe he let something slip, like how River mentioned the crash of the Byzantium in "Silence in the Library".
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How did River Song’s neural relay stay online that long?

I have to say I disagree with DisturbedNeo's answer. When you watch the episode, after she zaps herself, The Doctor is handcuffed to a pipe, with no one else there. With Mr. Lux distracted by all ...
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In "Angels Take Manhattan", why couldn't The Doctor just shatter/laser-cut the angel's stone arm and release River?

The doctor only has a sonic screwdriver, not a laser beam. They would state that bringing and setting the equipment would take time. Agreed on the fact that this episode tries do manage Angel related ...
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How did River Song’s neural relay stay online that long?

I don't think the relay in the screwdriver is the same relay as in the suit. I suspect that they are different relays. The one in the suit gets fried (or otherwise expires normally) after River dies. ...
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Why does River Song say how young the tenth doctor is?

River: "You know when you see a photograph of someone you know, but it's from years before you knew them. and it's like they're not quite finished. They're not done yet. Well, yes, the Doctor's ...
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