Mega-spoilers for Doctor Who. I mean it. Don’t read this post if you don’t want season 3/29 spoiled!
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OK. Anyone else notice how this season of Doctor Who with the last episode of Torchwood follows the Revelation of St. John almost perfectly? There’s still one episode left to go, but the similarities are uncanny. All biblical quotes are taken from the New Jerusalem Bible because that’s what I’ve got lying around. Just some scattered thoughts I have:
The fifth trumpet and Abbadon has been pointed out about the last episode of Torchwood. That’s when Jack and the Doctor meet back up.
Woman clothed with the sun/Martha: 12:1-6, she escapes to the desert and is the key to the dragon’s downfall. (Think we’ll see more of this tomorrow.)
Jack: “…people will long for death and not find it anywhere; they will want to die and death will evade them.” (5:6)
Chapter 6: kind of describes the decimation (literal) at the end of “Sound of Drums”: “the sky disappeared like a scroll rolling up and all the mountains and islands were shaken from their places.” Paradox machine and when the sky split and the toclafane came? On the decimation of humanity: “Immediately I saw another horse appear, deathly pale, and its rider was called Death, and Hades followed at its heels. They were given authority over a quarter of the earth, to kill by the sword, by famine, by plague and through wild beasts.”
I’m really seeing the Doctor as St. Michael lately. He’s been described as a lonely angel, and it’s kind of his job to protect people, the universe. It sort of fits that the dragon would be the Master–he’s a fallen angel, he and his armies fight against St. Michael and company. “Sound of Drums” really set up the Master as a perversion of everything the Doctor stands for, including his relationship with others.
We’ll see how tomorrow’s episode changes everything.