Touching, poetic and magical, The Girl in the Fireplace continues the fairy tale motif present in Moffat's previous scripts, explicitly borrowing from C.S. The voice of a small girl rings out from the room behind the fireplace, and the Doctor speaks to her, discovering she is a young human named Reinette who is living in Paris in the year 1727. Rose realises they are standing behind a mirror, and watches with Mickey as a man enters the room accompanied by his aides. He notes that the ship’s engines are working on full power, generating enough energy to punch a hole in the universe. Now alone Rose and Mickey decide to waver the Doctor’s orders. The Girl in the Fireplace (2006) Full Cast & Crew. The Doctor asks what this means but gets no reply. Doctor Who’s new Girl in the Fireplace sequel reveals surprise fate of key character. When he steps through one of these portals, shaped like a fireplace, the Doctor discovers the even greater mystery of actual, romantic love. The Doctor reels back, severing the link between them, and Reinette ponders his name further, wondering why he would keep it hidden. The Doctor calls her name and after a few moments a young woman arrives. He threatens the creature with his Sonic Screwdriver but does not go unchallenged. As the droids lead Reinette into the hall Rose asks the Doctor why they cannot go to Versailles in the TARDIS. for a secret, future Doctor hidden in plain sight in an series four episode. In early 2005, Steven Moffat—who had written "The Empty Child" and "The Doctor Dances" for the series—was assigned to write the story… She bids farewell to her ‘lonely angel’ and thus the two are parted forever. He realises he is not the first to enter her mind; the droids have entered there many times before. She marvels at his telepathic abilities as he tries to uncover why the droids want her, but then finds herself able to read his thoughts as well. He claims he did know what would happen if he came to rescue her, but he went through with it anyway. They discover the creature is a Repair Droid from the ship, which was subject to a massive systems failure that the robots were unable to repair because they did not have the necessary components. ‘I have some homework to do…’, We do love a timey-wimey prequel, it has to be said. This episode takes place in the 51st Century, 1721, the 1730s, the 1740s, 1753, 1758 and 1764. Acclaimed at the time, the story is now recognised as one of the best episodes of the show’s re-booted run, with special focus on the blossoming relationship between the Doctor and Pompadour who meet each out of order – an idea Moffat would go on to revisit with the character of River Song (Alex Kingston). She asks what the Doctor is doing in her fireplace and he tells her is conducting a routine inspection and then bids her farewell. Jonathan Hart, Emily Joyce (Alien Voices). Back in Versailles Reinette is alone in one of the stately palace rooms when Rose enters, having found a portal to a time frame before the droids have arrived. It's abandoned, all grimy future-tech... except for an 18 th-century French fireplace, complete with an actual 18 th-century French fire.That's because 18 th-century France is on the other side of it.Specifically, a little girl's room in Paris, 1727. Now, it’s been revealed that the Sherlock scribe has composed a companion piece to his original story – tantalisingly titled Pompadour. He explains the ship is covered in portals to different time periods in Reinette’s life. There is no Torchwood reference in this episode, which is understandable since the part of the story taking part in the past predates the creation of Torchwood during the reign of Queen Victoria. Back in Versailles the Doctor tells Reinette to block any thoughts or memories she doesn’t want him to access. If that’s not enough, we’ve also recently learned that at least two other actors could have played the role of the Ninth Doctor. He disables the droids using a switch on a nearby computer then sets about releasing his two companions. Ellen Thomas (Clockwork Woman); He turns back to Rose and Mickey and tells them that the fireplace contains the hole in the universe the ship is generating. Mickey arrives to tell Rose that they have found the time portal the droids have entered. With David Tennant, Billie Piper, Noel Clarke, Sophia Myles. Rose then hears a rhythmic beating emanating from within one of the control panels. Having greeted Reinette he tries to interrogate the monster, but discovers it will only answer to Reinette. Smelling the air the three travellers claim there is the scent of cooking nearby, but before they can investigate further they discover a genuine 18th Century fireplace mounted on the wall nearby. He marvels at the intricate craftsmanship then prepares to deactivate it with the Sonic Screwdriver, but before he can act the creature breaks free of its frozen bonds and activates an inbuilt teleport, which beams it away. He asks her to get ready for the journey and the two friends part. Lewis to concoct a truly timeless and tragic love story between the dark future and the brightly lit, stunningly executed past. Noel Clarke (Mickey Smith), Seconds later the Doctor appears alongside his companions and tells them that the man in the room is Louis XV, King of France. The Doctor turns on them and by convincing them they have no purpose any more, causes them to deactivate. In Reinette’s bedroom it is now daytime. Doctor Who S02E04 The Girl in the Fireplace. After a while he discovers an ornate door mounted on the wall of the ship, and realises it is the portal through which the creature boarded the ship. Three thousand years later, the TARDIS arrives on a giant spaceship. Report. Upon returning he realises that Rose and Mickey have wandered off and, concerned that they might be in danger, runs to find them. The other droids reactivate and teleport away to join their counterpart. The Doctor, Rose and Mickey step outside and examine the decaying computer banks around them After Rose concludes that the ship must have been abandoned the Doctor assures his companions that there is no danger onboard, but decides he will check the ship nonetheless. Romance on the Set: David Tennant and Sophia Myles began dating soon after filming this episode. The masked attacker swipes at him but misses and lodges his arm in the mantle. She tries to warn the rest of the crew but it is too late, soon all but one of them is dead. Browse more videos. He leads her back to the ship but Reinette follows. He identifies their current position in space and tells Mickey he is two and a half galaxies away from home. The Doctor is astounded that so much time has passed, and she congratulates him on his persistence – claiming imaginary friends are only supposed to exist during childhood. Billie Piper (Rose Tyler), 「暖炉の少女」(だんろのしょうじょ、原題: The Girl in the Fireplace )は、イギリスのSFテレビドラマ『ドクター・フー』シリーズ2第4話。2006年5月6日にBBC Oneで初めて放送された。 She remains calm and tells them that they are simply a nightmare from her childhood, and if she can be found by her nightmare then the droid’s nightmare can find them as well. Dracula writer Moffat seems to be on a particular role on re-visiting his time on the iconic long-running sci-fi show, lately. 12+ Former Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat has revealed he’s penned a prequel to the iconic, fan-favourite episode The Girl In The Fireplace. ... out a simple picture of the front of the new script – … For their first trip with Mickey, the Tenth Doctor and Rose end up on a spaceship in the future that contains several portals to pre-Revolutionary France. The young Parisian asks who her visitor is and why he is in her bedroom, but he is more concerned by the broken clock on the mantle, noting that although it is no longer functioning there is still a ticking sound in the room. When they are gone he turns to Reinette and places his hands on her temples, hoping to scan her mind himself and discover what the link is between her and the droids. "The Girl in the Fireplace" won the 2007 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form. He turns to one of the droids and fires insults at it, before explaining to his friends that the robots are awaiting a time when Reinette’s brain is ‘complete’ so that they can remove it and wire it into the main computer. She turns to the fireplace and calls out to the man she claims promised to return and save her – the Doctor. The masked figure from Reinette’s room is close behind but he manages to disable it by engulfing it with the fumes from a nearby fire extinguisher, which is modelled like a gun. Married At First Sight Australia star almost misses reunion special after flight gets cancelled last minute, Piers Morgan admits he ‘plays up’ Good Morning Britain persona: ‘I prefer to be divisive and polarising’, ITV viewers fume at government’s handling of coronavirus as Outbreak documentary airs. 45:01. She points out the broken clock on the mantle before her and claims that soon a man will be visiting Versailles, a man who has watched over her entire life, the only other man she has ever loved. Back on the ship Rose and Mickey are left to simply stare at the space where the portal once stood. 37:50. Five years later, in the time portal the droids have invaded, the dignitary of France are running for their lives, chased by the masked droids. She asks what the Doctor is doing in her fireplace and he tells her is conducting a … Sure enough the Doctor is on his way. Ben Turner (King Louis), On a spaceship hovering amongst the stars, a member of the observation crew is taken by surprise when an ion storm erupts nearby. Directed by Euros Lyn. Post-Episode: s02e04 The Girl in the Fireplace; Angst; Dating Time Lords ain't Easy; Summary. After the events of "The Girl in the Fireplace", Rose and the Doctor must wrestle with their relationship and their future. Five fears in Doctor Who Wednesday 12 February 2020. With the help of Arthur he smashes through the giant mirror and arrives in the great hall. He manages to active it and as he returns to the ship he asks Reinette to wish him luck. What Could Have Been: In the original script, it was that the "mind meld" with the Doctor is what actually attracts the clockwork robots to Reinette. Rose - Eccleston's first episode - aired in March 2005, while The Girl in the Fireplace was filmed in October 2005. The new story, penned by Steven Moffatt and narrated … A few moments later he returns to the fireplace and goes back to Versailles, where he finds Louis standing alone. Jessica Atkins (Young Reinette), The Girl In The Fireplace S2 E4 6 May 2006. Although initially sceptical about the situation, Rose and Mickey seem impressed by the prospect of visiting 18th Century France, and discuss the fact that the TARDIS translation circuits allow them to understand and speak French. In a conversation with fellow former showrunner Russell T Davies, he revealed tantalising details for a secret, future Doctor hidden in plain sight in an series four episode. The Doctor notices the clock in the room is broken, but a ticking can still be heard. The Doctor Who Transcripts - The Girl in the Fireplace. In the hall, Reinette refuses to go with the droids so they decide to kill her and take her brain with them instead of her whole body. He leans forward and clutches Reinette’s head, only to discover the creature has been scanning her brain. As Reinette rushes away to look at the stars through her window the Doctor runs back to the TARDIS and greets Rose and Mickey. Back on the ship, Rose and Mickey discover a large window displaying another room in the Versailles court. Rose asks why the droids were determined to use Reinette’s brain for the computer and the Doctor concludes that they may never know the truth. This is the beginning scene from a beloved Doctor Who episode, Girl in the Fireplace. He inspects the mantle and determines the accelerated time space to be the fault of a loose connection. Star World. He asks her if the room still belongs to Reinette and the young lady claims it does, for she is Reinette. Suddenly a bell begins ringing and the Doctor realises one of the robots is still in one of the time portals, and has found Reinette when she is thirty-seven. Being a 19 year old girl in love with the last of the Time Lords is a complicated business. Doctor Who - S 2 E 4 - The Girl İn The Fireplace. (TV: The Girl in the Fireplace) The Girl in the Fireplace. However, as she is still not ‘complete’ they cannot take her yet. He walks over to a dresser and takes out a letter Reinette has written for him, and at last the Doctor understands – Madame de Pompadour has died. On the ship, Mickey taunts Rose about the Doctor’s blossoming relationship with Reinette, which she strongly dismisses. Playing next. Rose awakens and calls out to the Doctor, and soon Mickey also regains consciousness. Gareth Wyn Griffiths (Manservant), They then produce two needles, which they inject into their prisoner’s necks. Close to tears Reinette takes him to her room in the palace and shows him the fireplace that once sat in her room in Paris – she had it moved when she came to live as the King’s mistress. Reinette asks what the ticking stalker wants and it replies simply – claiming it needs her but not yet, for she is ‘incomplete’. Davies revealed that both Doc Martin star Martin Clunes and Hugh Grant were considered, Paul Hollywood Eats Japan viewers fall in love with laughing chef who survived Hiroshima nuclear attack in World War II, Nicolas Cage loves playing wild characters so he’s more than ready to take on Tiger King Joe Exotic. Having anticipated the Doctor’s intervention the droids have sealed the portal shut. ... "The Girl in the Fireplace" certainly would not stand up well against the scrutiny of Trekkies and midi-chlorian haters around the … It stands up and the Doctor follows. It advances on the Doctor and he retreats to the fireplace. Rose tells her that when the droids appear she must keep them talking until the Doctor arrives to save her. The French king recalls how Reinette always said her friend never aged – now he is disposed to agree with her. The ship contained smoking pods where the crew could smoke. The Doctor is smitten by Madame de Pompadour, but the court at Versailles is under attack. In one of the court’s rooms King Louis XV watches as his mistress Madame de Pompadour examines a broken clock on the mantel. Doctor Who has revisited one of its most beloved stories ever with a sequel to 'The Girl in the Fireplace'.. They have been opening up various time portals and checking her age – for when she is thirty-seven they believe her brain will be ready – because the ship is thirty-seven years old. Doctor Who 's former boss Steven Moffat is resurrecting Madame de Pompadour for a new prequel to 'The Girl in the Fireplace'.. She is doomed, Clockwork robots were also seen in the BBC Ninth Doctor novel, The Doctor talks about bananas being ‘good’ a hark back to the series one episode. When the TARDIS dematerialises from the ship it reveals a picture of Reinette hung on the wall behind it. During his research, Davies became fascinated by Madame de Pompadour and wanted to include her in a story which also involved The Turk—a clockwork man who played chess around the same period and which was later revealed to be a hoax. Analysing the sound, he determines it is too big to be another clock. MORE : Paul Hollywood Eats Japan viewers fall in love with laughing chef who survived Hiroshima nuclear attack in World War II, MORE : Nicolas Cage loves playing wild characters so he’s more than ready to take on Tiger King Joe Exotic. This set also features a clockwork droid which hides in Reinette's room. He looks up to the mirror and finds there is a blank wall staring back at him. He mounts the fireplace and returns to Reinette’s room. Rose enquires as to what the Doctor has been doing and he recounts how he has become the imaginary friend of a future French aristocrat, fought a clockwork man and met a horse, which soon appears by his side. 54:36. Doctor Who (2005+) Transcripts >> 2x04 "The Girl in the Fireplace" EXT. Original star Myles tweeted out a simple picture of the front of the new script – and seemed excited to be getting back to work. Ended: 22 Dec, 2020 18:42:49 AEDST. The episode's script was nominated for the 2006 Nebula Award. The voice summoning her rings out again, naming her Mademoiselle Poisson. She retains some hope she will see him once more and asks him to hurry back to her. The arm belongs to a tall masked figure in authentic period dress. Doctor Who Series 2, The Girl in the Fireplace The Girl in the Fireplace: Behind the Scenes. Doctor Who: "The Girl in the Fireplace" Review. The creature extends its metallic arm, on which is mounted a blade. Suddenly they are ambushed by two of the droids, which grab them and threaten them with the weapons mounted on their arms. Mickey grabs his own fire extinguisher and they run off to investigate the rest of the ship. He leaves his two friends to star gaze and turns his attention to the computer banks, which have been subject to many botched repairs. Paul Casey (Clockwork Man), Will Joe Exotic be pardoned by Donald Trump? He confronts one of droids and tells it the mission to take Reinette is over, he has sealed them off from the ship forever. The SS Madame de Pompadour had a crew of fifty people and a similar number of clockwork repair droids ready to repair the ship at any cost to the crew or themselves. In particular, the room with the fireplace was adapted from the observation deck set. It includes Tenth Doctor going through the time window that is a fireplace. hovewer that the author, Steve Moffatt, has not been informed he should include one. She explains what the droids are doing and reveals that the ship from which they originate is filled with portals into Reinette’s life, which she reacts to with some distress – she asks why the Doctor may walk through her life as and when he wishes whilst she must travel along the slow path of existence. In Reinette’s room the Doctor inspects the landscape outside the window as the young girl stirs from her sleep. It does not explain why, so Reinette orders it to leave, which it promptly does. … because The Girl in the Fireplace is all about the Doctor falling in love. They are interrupted when a distant voice calls for her. She resolves to return to her proper time and take the slow path for the next five years – when she knows she will see the Doctor again. She notes that the Doctor hasn’t aged at all in the intervening years, which she considers to be very rude. Rose asks where the crew have gone and he scans the ship for signs of life – he finds no other traces apart from he and his companions. In one of the court’s rooms King Louis XV warns his mistress Madame de Pompadour that they are under attack by inhuman creatures and must flee. She opens it up and, to her horror, discovers a human heart linked to the computer. The ship is stalking her. Meanwhile, the Doctor continues searching for his friends, the horse following close behind. I have some homework to do… #Clockdown ⁦@StevenWMoffat⁩ ⁦@Emily_Rosina⁩ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ pic.twitter.com/EULpcC9bTi. The Doctor’s current incarnation is that of Jodie Whittaker – the first woman to take the part. Davies revealed that both Doc Martin star Martin Clunes and Hugh Grant were considered, although the role eventually went to Christopher Eccleston. The droids have been opening time portals throughout Reinette’s life and going in to scan her brain. She reaches forward and touches his face. 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