Rate & Discuss: The Wedding of River Song

October 1st, 2011
Warning! This article and its comments may contain spoilers...

As the Doctor makes his final journey to the shores of Lake Silencio in Utah, he knows only one thing can keep the universe safe – his own death.

All good things must come to an end, but did the Series 6 finale live up to expectations?

If you’re reading these words, it means that the anticipated finale has at long last aired (well, either that or the Daleks have hijacked our system mainframes again!), and all of our questions have finally been answered. In The Wedding of River Song, there was something wrong with time, as the Doctor faced an epic showdown on his final journey.

There were plenty of mysteries to be resolved, and, in true Moffat style, tonight’s final raced before our eyes at a mind-bogglingly rocket speed, bringing together old friends, old enemies and, of course, an impossible astronaut. The Doctor’s date with destiny was full of last minute shocks, twists and revelations, but was it the pay off you hoped for?

Whether you loved it, loated it or didn’t really get it, you can rate, discuss and get your head around the explosive Series 6 finale in the comments below. Next stop, Christmas!

Tick, tock, goes the clock, he won’t be gone for long. Tick, tock, rate and discuss, The Wedding of River Song…

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231 comments on this article
  1. amelia
    October 21st, 2011 at 10.56pm | #1

    no, no, he’s not. He can’t be!!!
    I think it’s that he’s staying until 2013 (at least) because Moffat has something AWESOME planned for the 50th anniversary. If he’s doing just one more series (which I hope not; I love him)then it will probably be split between 2012/2013. But anyway he’s my favourite and I hope he does stay for a while :D

  2. The 13th Doctor
    October 22nd, 2011 at 12.20am | #2

    Ive just read the exact same thing…. If its true then it sounds to me that he would bow out at christmas next year…..

  3. The 13th Doctor
    October 22nd, 2011 at 12.27am | #3

    Although would be a fitting end to the 11th if he regenerated on the big day…. November 23rd 2013!!!

  4. TWWL
    October 24th, 2011 at 1.56pm | #4

    He says he currently has one year left; which would mean one more series, rather than just next year, as we already know that next series is going to be split between 2012 and 2013 he won’t be leaving until until the fiftieth anniversary, if indeed he does end up leaving.

  5. TSG
    October 24th, 2011 at 6.15pm | #5

    Ooh, fiftieth anniversary regeneration story? That could be fun…

  6. marcus
    October 31st, 2011 at 8.00pm | #6

    do u know what the christmas episode is going to be.

  7. sarah xx
    November 5th, 2011 at 1.48am | #7

    Hmmm I had a theory 4 the X-mass special but oh well it’s pretty screwed now but if river isn’t in it then I’ll jump from up here lol :)

  8. Amelia
    November 6th, 2011 at 1.12pm | #8

    christmas special .. that should be good! i can’t wait because i’m getting the DVD boxset of series six for christmas as well :D

  9. Patrick
    November 7th, 2011 at 11.47am | #9

    No-one knows the title yet if that is what you meant. There has been a synopsis for the christmas episode and i think it has finished filming i’m not sure of that though but so far no-one knows what the title is called at this moment in time.

  10. amelia
    November 10th, 2011 at 9.31pm | #10

    well we’ll know on November 18! The title will be revealed on the children in need telemarathon

  11. Steve
    November 11th, 2011 at 6.53pm | #11

    @Patrick It’ll be something like “Out of the Closet”!!!

  12. misty
    November 12th, 2011 at 1.36pm | #12

    hello just came to say sorry to annie i left my computer on and my brother went on he said all those nasty things!!! i hope no ones feelings were badly hurt. and i hope no one left this sight because of his behaviour, sorry again, oh and i ennjoyed the episode

  13. Ellen
    November 19th, 2011 at 11.39am | #13


    The Doctor, The widow and the wardrobe ;)

  14. amelia
    November 19th, 2011 at 12.00pm | #14

    i know, i love it :D
    I’m going to need a diversion! Run the trailer! RUN THE TRAILER!!!!

  15. Prisoner 0 / Right hand side of the Tardis
    November 22nd, 2011 at 12.34pm | #15

    This is kinda random but, my dad is building me a Tardis!!!!! Hopfully it won’t be like his other projects that takes him 5 years to finishes.
    Coolies :D
    Anyway ‘The Doctor, The widow and the wardrobe’ honestly weird name, but still the Trailer looks good.
    Did anyone here that the Doctor is selling his costume for charity? last time I looked it was 50 thousand ausie dollers, I think it finished today. But I do want his BOW TIE ( only the sad thing is a bow tie wouldn’t go with a dress).

  16. royb4ever
    November 22nd, 2011 at 6.58pm | #16

    RTD is more realistic than steven moffat.
    Steven Moffat neet to plan realistic episodes ! in 2014 for the next doctor maybe ?

  17. Patrick
    November 23rd, 2011 at 10.40am | #17

    matt has said he wants to be the doctor for a long time further than 2014.

  18. TWWL
    November 23rd, 2011 at 2.47pm | #18

    More realistic? You mean like that time the Tardis towed the Earth back to it’s correct position? (I like RTD a lot, but I wouldn’t say he was all about the realism!)

  19. Emerald
    November 23rd, 2011 at 6.40pm | #19

    We’re discussing realism…in a sci-fi show? :P

    As much as I loved RTD’s series, I find that, compared to Moffat, they were more like a sitcom in space. You couldn’t make it to the 45-minute mark without a dash of the old kitchen sink. Moffat, on the other hand, has actually embraced and pushed the limitations of the show – the Doctor has a time machine, which means he can a) visit places other than present day London/Cardiff and b) meet people in the wrong order (does noone else think it an odd coincedence that, up til now, he has a surprisingly uncharacteristic run of good luck when it comes to his own chronology? Anybody else that spends 1100 years knocking around time and space is bound to get a bit muddled with when he meets people…). That, and personally, I find the lack of Doctor/Companion romantic subplot very refreshing…(I’m deliberately ignoring River Song for that comment because I just bloody love her).

  20. Moncler Coats
    November 28th, 2011 at 8.19am | #20

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